Along with access to networking parties and educational lectures, Casual Connect attendees get access to our Pitch & Match meeting system. This system will allow you to make your own connections with people and companies you are particularly interested in collaborating with – and others looking for people with your particular skills and experience will be able to reach out to you!
Pitch & Match is a meeting system that helps connect you to other Casual Connect attendees based on your needs. With a calendar you can personalize, it's easy to set up and keep track of meetings and arrange your schedule. Additionally, Casual Connect will have set meeting places throughout the venue so you can find the ideal place to meet the person you're connecting with.
The Pitch & Match meeting system is FREE to all registered Casual Connect attendees. You can make and attend as many meetings as you want within the calendar restrictions.
If you've purchased a Casual Connect pass, you're already signed up! We automatically add all attendees and send them login details via email. This can take up to 48 hours, so if you've just purchased your Casual Connect pass, please wait to recieve your email. If, after 48 hours, you still haven't received your login details, contact email@example.com.
Pitch & Match is initiated for all registered participants 3 weeks before a show. You should receive login details once it's ready!
We ask that people wait 48 hours for us to process their details and send them their login information. If you are not seeing your details after that amount of time, please check your spam folder to make sure it didn't get sorted there. If you still see no email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
There are no direct consequences to not completing your profile – you will still be able to use the meeting system – but it may hinder your ability to meet with or be contacted by others (especially if meeting plans hit a snag at the last minute). Completing your profile will also make you more attractive to not only those you are seeking to connect with, but those who are searching for people like you using the meeting system and will allow people to more easily find you based on their needs and your abilities.
Simply log into the system, using the link above, and find potential meeting candidates under the Attendees tab. You can search for people or companies using keywords as well as take advantage of more advanced search options. Once you find someone you want to meet, you can check their availability and suggest a mutual meeting time. A meeting table can be automatically assigned to you or you can suggest your own meeting location.
Once a meeting is confirmed you will be able to see the other person's email address. If they have provided additional contact information, such as a phone number, you will be able to see this as well.
Should meeting tables fill up for the time you are seeking to meet at, there are other meeting points that will be available for selection when requesting to meet with someone.
You are welcome to meet anywhere inside or outside of the venue and there is an option within the meeting system to let you propose your own meeting location. Keep in mind, however, that if you take your meeting away from the venue it could impact the time you have to get to lectures, panels, and other meetings.