Canada/BC is headed to Casual Connect 2013  in San Francisco, ground zero for the casual and social gaming industry. Casual Connect is the premier professionals-only conference for casual game developers, publishers, distributors, and retailers. Learn all about iPhone, Social, Android, Flash, Browser MMO and Download Games. Connect with more than 3,000 professionals from over 40 countries. The conference features a cutting edge lecture series and highly popular nightly networking events. Join the more than 50 Canadian companies that are expected to attend this year’s conference and take advantage of the following:
Hotel: A block of rooms have been reserved under “Consulate General of Canada – Seattle” at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The rate of $219 + tax/night is available from July 29 through August 1 (check out August 2). Please fill out the attached docx form to reserve a room  if interested – including credit card number – and return the document to Jane Toulson .
Booking meetings: Book meetings  directly with exhibitors and premium attendees. Download  the most up-to-date list of companies and attendee names. Please contact Rick Stolle  for access information, as I am not releasing the username and password in this article. Canada has 3 private, on-site meeting spaces available for you to book and use during the conference. Please book meeting space via CanadaCasualConnect-at-gmail-dot-com . You can find a meeting rooms map here . As a Gold Partner, the Province of BC  has 1 of these 3 rooms specifically reserved for their companies. Rick Stolle, BC’s US-based trade and investment representative in Palo Alto, CA will be at Casual Connect and would be pleased to assist BC companies in meeting particular publishers, platforms and partners.
Canada @ Casual Connect Directory: Once again, there’ll be a profile book for Canadian companies at the event. It will be available via flash drive at the conference and also as an interactive PDF online. Companies should email the attached docx profile template  to CanadaCasualConnect-at-gmail-dot-com .
Canada Networking Events: The official Canada Mingle will take place on Wednesday, July 31st from 4:30 – 6:00pm in the Continental Ballroom of the Hilton. This event is being supported by the Province of BC. Please invite your contacts to attend.
A very informal “debrief” has also been arranged for the Canadian delegation on Thursday August 1st at 8:00pm at The Thirsty Bear . It should be a nice way to wind down the week and connect with other Canadian companies that you may not have run into at the show.
Don’t delay your registration  – early bird discount ends July 22nd.