Visual Studio Live! Chicago Events & Activities

Your attendance at Visual Studio Live! Chicago is about learning from your peers as well as the experts; make the most of your time with us and add these events to your itinerary!

Dine-A-Round Dinner
Monday, September 17

Join other conference attendees and speakers for a casual, no-host dinner and make a few new friends while enjoying the fun and delicious restaurants in the Chicago area. This is your opportunity to meet fellow attendees and start friendships that can last for the week or even longer. Groups can break into smaller groups based on where everyone wants to dine and head off to dinner. Everyone is responsible for their own dinner.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, September 18

All conference attendees are invited to celebrate the start of Visual Studio Live! Chicago at the Welcome Reception. Join us to network with fellow conference attendees and speakers, talk with the event sponsors, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and participate in the conference raffle.

Birds of a Feather Lunch
Wednesday, September 19

Plumb the knowledge and experience of your colleagues, conference speakers and exhibitors by participating in one of the BoF Tables discussions. Tables will have a designated topic to help start discussions and interact with your fellow attendees. You may even learn a new trick or two or some great tips to take back to the office.

We will also have designated speaker tables - noted with the speakers’ name. Join your favorite speaker for a lunchtime discussion or just to ask questions or clarify anything from their sessions.

VSLive!’s Windy City Sunset Cruise
Wednesday, September 19
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Pre-registration & $20 Confirmation Fee Required

Experience Chicago by water! The VSLive! Windy City Sunset Cruise takes you down the Chicago River, through the Harbor Lock, and onto Lake Michigan. This unique excursion includes periodic narration with stories of more than 200 years of fascinating social, cultural, and political Chicago history; and expansive views of Chicago’s extraordinary 26-mile skyline.

Attendees will meet in the Renaissance Chicago Lobby at 6:30pm and walk to the Trump Tower Dock as a group. The tour will depart from the Dock at 7:15pm and return at 9:00pm.