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.NET 5.0 Launches at .NET Conf, November 10-12

Save the date for .NET Conf, live streaming to a device near you November 10-12 on

.NET Conf is a free, three-day, virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. This year .NET 5.0 will launch at .NET Conf 2020. Come celebrate and learn about the new release.

.NET Conf has been a virtual event since the beginning, and this year we are celebrating our 10th online conference. With everything that has happened this year, we know online conferences have become more important than ever. We have always strived to create a world class, engaging, virtual experience for all our attendees no matter where they are.

Over the course of these three days, there is a variety of live sessions that feature speakers from the community and .NET teams. We have sessions streaming all day and night between day two and day three of the conference, so everyone can get involved regardless of your time zone. Ask questions live on Twitter, join the fun on Twitch, attend the virtual attendee party, play trivia games, and win prizes. Best of all, you can take what you learn here and become a better .NET developer.

Join the conversation and ask questions using the hashtag: #dotNETConf on Twitter. You can also subscribe to notifications about .NET Conf and future events.


We will be broadcasting 80+ live sessions with the last 24 hours featuring speakers in their local time zones. We will be syndicating on, Microsoft Learn TV, .NET YouTube channel and the Visual Studio Twitch channel.

The Keynote will kick off at 8AM Pacific Time on November 10th and we have a surprise guest that you will not want to miss!

Day 1 – November 10 Day one is all about the big news, .NET 5 release. Join the .NET team on all the new things you can do with the latest release.

8:00 – 9:00 Keynote

9:00 – 16:30 Sessions from the .NET Team at Microsoft

16:30 – 18:00 Virtual Attendee Party! Engage with the sponsors and win prizes.

Day 2 – November 11 Day two is where we dive deeper into all the things you can do with .NET and our 24 hour broadcast begins.

9:00 – 17:00 Sessions from teams at Microsoft

17:00 – 23:59 Community Sessions in local time zones around the world

Day 3 – November 12 Day three continues our all day and night broadcast with speakers around the world in their own time zones.

0:00 – 17:00 Community Sessions in local time zones around the world

All the times listed are in Pacific Time.

.NET Conf Community Virtual Events

The .NET Foundation is helping organizers around the globe pull together virtual community events between November 13, 2020 and January 31, 2021. There are already over 40 events happening with new events added every day. We encourage you to virtually attend an event in your local time zone and language.

If you are interested in hosting a virtual event, browse through the “Event-in-a-box” on GitHub to find all the resources you need. Technical content will be available once the sessions are completed and workshop content will be supplied for you to use. The .NET Foundation can also help with streaming and speakers if needed. Add your event to the calendar by filling out the Virtual Community Event Request Form.

Prizes, Swag, and Fun

20+ sponsors are hosting a virtual attendee party and a technical treasure hunt where you can win prizes by answering .NET trivia questions and solving technical challenges. Tune into the broadcast at the end of day one to have some fun.

For now, check out some of the free digital swag and virtual swag bags from the generous sponsors. Enter to win one of twenty epic swag bags with incredible prizes. Download free digital swag like wallpapers, themes, 3D printable items, and more. You can also create your own coding companion by building your own custom dotnet-bot at




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