I thought some people in this group might be interested in this free 1-day MySQL conference my company is offering in Toronto:
This one-day event is designed to educate & inform developers and system architects on the latest and greatest MySQL products, services and technologies.
The practical knowledge you'll receive will help you be more successful in tackling your own MySQL challenges.
Percona MySQL University is an opportunity to learn from, and connect with, some of the world's top experts in MySQL performance and scaling -- including Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev. It's also a fantastic networking opportunity among your MySQL peers.
New! We've added another valuable option to the day's events: 45 minutes of complimentary one-on-one technical consulting with a Percona MySQL expert! This is available to all registered guests on a first-come, first-served basis. There are only 16 slots available. To request yours, please send an email to Percona's Lisa Fotenakes with the subject line "consulting slot"and claim your spot. If you have a specific time you'd like to reserve, please include that and we'll try our best to accommodate your request. If not we'll schedule you for the next available opening.
Getting there: Public transportation recommended. No visitor parking is available, however, parking lots in the area can be found here.
More information can be found here: http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2013/02/18/percona-mysql-university-comes-to-toronto-on-march-22nd/
And registration (free, while there is still space) is here: http://percona-mysql-university-toronto-2013.eventbrite.com/