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  • eBrochure Available

    Check out every session, abstract, speaker bio, networking event, and more in the 2016 Las Vegas eBrochure. Download it today!

  • Conference Chairmen

    Brian Randell joins Andrew Brust and Rockford Lhotka to bring you meaningful content, leading speakers and a winning Visual Studio Live! agenda.

  • Talking Points

    Get better at what's available, and get ready for what's coming. We delve deep into the topics that matter most in your world today, covering practical knowledge, fundamentals, new technologies, and futures.

  • Better Code for All

    At Visual Studio Live!, we have a 23 year (and counting!) history of being THE trusted source for premier developer training. Focused content on what you care about the most is what we do best.

  • Our Host Hotel

    The historic and iconic Bally's Hotel & Casino will play host to Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas. Code on the Strip by day, and Play on the Strip at night!

  • Shake Some Hands

    Visual Studio Live! gives you countless opportunities to network with your fellow attendees at meals, evening events, and special networking sessions.


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March 7, 2016

Pre-Conference Workshops

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch @ Le Village Buffet, Paris Las Vegas

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops Continue

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dine-A-Round Dinner

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

March 8, 2016

Opening Keynote

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakout Sessions

9:15 am – 10:30 am

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dessert Break - Visit Exhibitors

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Welcome Reception

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

March 9, 2016

Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am

General Session

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Birds of a Feather lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dessert Break - Exhibitor Raffle @ 1:15pm

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Evening Event

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

March 10, 2016

Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:30 am – 10:45 am

11:00 am – 12:15 pm


12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

March 11, 2016

Post-Conference Workshops

8:00 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Post-Conference Workshops Continue

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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    We will meet regularly to explore the use of .NET for building mobile to web applications or just for fun of coding. Our goal is to create a great social group in the London and surrounding area where everyone can share and learn from each other. We will be learning and coding with a focus on web and multi-platform mobile development, including MonoTouch, Mono for Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and ASP.NET.