June 2010

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The interactive schedule tool for attendees of Affiliate Summit East 2010 is now available at http://ase10.sched.org/.

Attendees will now be able view detailed agenda information by the type of pass they have registered for and create a customized schedule based on the events they would like to attend. The schedules can be accessed via a mobile-formatted version for iPhones, Blackberry, Nokia, and Android phones, downloaded to iCal, and added to Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook.

Additionally, users can coordinate schedules with friends and view popular sessions.

To use the basic functionality of the scheduling tool, simply:

  1. Visit the Affiliate Summit Schedule tool at http://ase10.sched.org/.
  2. Sign in with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or create an account.
  3. In the “Audience” drop down tool, select the pass type that you have registered for (See below). The events that you can attend will be displayed based on your pass type.
  4. Select the events that you would like to attend.
  5. Once finished, you may display your customized schedule and print.

Affiliate Summit East 2010 Schedule

There are additional features that you may wish to explore including connecting your account to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; viewing schedules of attendees who have opted to share them; viewing popular sessions, etc.

There was a fundraising contest going on during the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago in which for every $250 that a walker raised between May 1 – May 10, they received a chance to win a 20-minute “Ask Suze” phone conversation with financial expert, Suze Orman. Additionally, the Top 5 fundraisers of that walk would appear in a short video with Suze that would be filmed during the Closing Ceremonies.

Patrick Dempsey and Missy WardAfter winning last year’s fundraising contest and having a blast meeting Patrick Dempsey, I knew there was no way I was going to pass up the exciting opportunity to meet Suze.

So, being the extremely competitive, and thick-headed gal that I am, I hustled my butt off and won both contests, coming in just 2-spots away from Suze and our Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back coming in 5th overall.

During Day One of the walk, my fellow teammates were subjected to my excitement of meeting her for 26 miles. I’m fairly certain they wanted me to meet her as much as I wanted to so that I’d finally shut up. 😉

Unfortunately, around mile 7 of Day Two’s walk, I got a phone call alerting me to the fact that Suze was in the hospital and was undergoing an emergency appendectomy. 

I have to admit, I was kind of disheartened that I wasn’t going to get to meet her, even though it was a pretty damn good excuse.

But being the class-act that she is, Suze Orman recorded a special message for me which immediately brought a smile to my face.

I’m glad to see that she’s feeling better from her surgery and I’m truly looking forward to my phone call with her.

http://www.savevid.com/video/a-special-message-from-suze-orman-to-missy-ward.html

Affiliate Summit hosted nearly 200 affiliate marketers in New York City on Monday, June 21 at the Antarctica Bar for a night of networking, complimented by free beer and Lombardi’s Pizza


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There was lots of good conversation, complimented by an entertaining convergence of cost per action and cost per sale affiliates. And as @adhustler Tweeted, “CPS affiliates are weird.”

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I think that’s only half true – we’re all weird.

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Thanks to everybody that came out for the night to do business and have fun.



Take a look at the pictures from the Affiliate Summit Networking Party in NYC.