After you fill your brain with valuable technical information and insights during the day, prepare to get your game on after hours—with a full roster of chances to play smart, win big, and enjoy hours of non-stop fun in the process.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN AT THE MONDAY NIGHT KICK-OFF
Marquee Ballroom, Monday, April 15, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The fun starts Monday evening—as we officially kick off the conference and welcome you to Vision. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, check out the games in our Internet Lounge, and chat with Vision sponsors, industry experts, and your fellow attendees. We’ll also have people standing by to tell you more about all of the other games, events, and activities taking place throughout the week, including the Cyber Readiness Challenge hacker game and our Ultimate Fan Mobile App game. And since it’s Vegas, you may even learn how you can improve your odds of winning all kinds of fabulous cash and prizes—including our Ultimate Fan grand prize drawing.
2ND ANNUAL SYMANTEC WOMEN OF TECHNOLOGY RECEPTION
Patio of the Talent Pool, Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Women Technologists, join us for the second annual Symantec Women of Technology Reception during Vision! This is a great opportunity to interact with Symantec executives, meet with your peers in the industry, and get to know some of the outstanding technologists you’ll be interacting with throughout the week. Join us on the patio of the Talent Pool Monday, April 15th, from 6:30-7:30 PM for cocktails, light refreshments, and a relaxing evening of networking.
GET YOUR GAME ON AT THE “MEET YOUR MATCH” PARTY & USER GROUP CHALLENGE
Marquee Ballroom, Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Games are afoot at the Vision Partner Expo party on Tuesday evening. First, find the sponsor partner delegate with your matching badge number and bring them to the Expo Hall information counter. If you’re one of the first three pairs to check in, you’ll split a $500 prize.If not, you’ll still qualify for other great prizes and earn extra Ultimate Fan contest points. Next, revisit your misspent youth by playing your favorite vintage arcade games and driving an award-winning robot. Finally, stick around to cheer your Symantec User Group friends as they compete in a no-holds-barred, Minute-to-Win-It style competition for the coveted Symantec User Group Challenge trophy.
LIVE LARGE AT THE PRE-PARTY RECEPTION
Marquee Ballroom, Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mingle with the stars, experience a little “comic relief”, and test your movie trivia knowledge at a fabulous pre-party with plenty of gourmet food, drinks, and fun atmosphere. Make sure you take time to tweet or text photos with your favorite slapstick celebrity look-a-likes, sample the selection of fine beer and wine, try a “comedy cocktail,” and prepare for the non-stop laughter and music to come in the feature presentation.
Vision Conference Party
Get ready to tickle your funny bone and bang your drum at this year’s bigger-than-ever Vision conference party, which is co-sponsored by HP.
- The party starts early at a glamorous Hollywood style pre-party in the Expo Hall, where can mingle with the stars, sample some fabulous gourmet food and drink, snap photos with celebrity look alikes, and win fabulous prizes with your movie trivia knowledge.
- After the pre-party, walk over to the Grand Garden Arena for an exclusive live performance by Grammy nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan, star of platinum selling TV and recorded specials, Beyond The Pale, King Baby, Mr. Universe and author of the book, “Dad is Fat,” which will be released on May 7.
- Finish the evening off with a bang by grabbing a pair of drumsticks and playing along with Recycled Percussion, an innovative percussion group that was discovered on NBC's America's Got Talent and is now one of hottest shows in Las Vegas.
With all this world-class food, fun, and entertainment, it’s an evening you won’t forget. So get in the game and join us on Wednesday evening for a hilarious, high-energy evening of comedy and music.
Meet Mr. Universe
With his clever, quiet style, Jim Gaffigan has become one of the top five, most successful touring comedians in the country today. His CDs and DVDs have achieved platinum sales, he has made an unprecedented number of appearances on “Letterman,” “Conan,” and other popular late night TV shows. His latest special, Mr. Universe, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Comedy Album category. Jim's first book “Dad is Fat” will be released by Crown Publishing on May 7.
Put more Junk into Your Rock
Since 1995, Recycled Percussion has been perfecting and refining its own brand of “junk rock,” which combines recycled objects and rock instruments into a uniquely high-energy blend of rock, funk, and pop. Recycled Percussion performs more than 250 shows a year around the world, they recently became the highest placed non-singing act to ever compete on America’s Got Talent, and they currently star in one of the hottest shows on the Las Vegas strip.