Disclosure: If I'm not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on my part and will be corrected soon.

I get a lot of requests asking me what conferences I recommend to folks that are into affiliate marketing, search marketing and social media.

There's certainly a lot to choose from and since every dollar counts these days, I decided to put a list together of conference and tradeshows that I personally recommend and plan on attending this year.

If I run out of steam based on this schedule, my wonderful business partner Shawn will be there in my place.

PubCon South – March 11-13 – Austin
SXSW Interactive Show – March 13-18 – Austin, TX
Search Engine Strategies – March 23-27 – New York
BarCamp Orlando – April 18 – Orlando
Ad:Tech – April 21-23 – San Francisco
SOBCon – May 1-3 – Chicago
Inbound Marketing Summit – May 27-28 – Dallas
Internet Retailer – June 15-18 Boston
Linkshare Symposium East – June 22-23 – New York
BlogHer – July 24-25 – Chicago.
Affiliate Summit East 2009 – August 9-11 – NYC*
Gnomedex – August 20-22 – Seattle
Avon Breast Cancer 40-mile Walk – September 12-13 – Los Angeles
IzeaFest – October 1-4 Orlando
SMX East – October 5-7 – New York
a4Uexpo – October 13-14 – London
BlogWorldExpo – October 15-17 – Las Vegas
Ad:Tech NY – November 4-6 – New York
Social Fresh Cruise – November 12-16

If you're going to be at any of these events, let's make plans to meet up. I just love seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

If you're not going to make any of these, look for coverage of the events in upcoming issues of FeedFront Magazine.

Lastly, if you know of an established conference not listed here, that you think I should be attending, let me know. I'm always looking for new opportunities.

*Shameless plug. But hey, it's my blog, I can do whatever I want.

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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

Comment & Add Your Voice

1 Shawn Collins February 4, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Looks like I'll see you more than usual this year, since we only see each other at conferences, and there are many to attend in 2009.


2 Missyward February 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Yep. Luckily for us we get along so well 🙂

3 MikeAllen February 4, 2009 at 3:10 am

Wow, I thought I was busy on the travel circuit. It will be hard to hit a4Uexpo in London and then BlogWorld Expo the next day in Vegas. I'd like to make both of those but will probably have to pick just one of them at most. I look forward to seeing you at a few of the other ones too. Happy travels.


4 Missyward February 4, 2009 at 3:27 am

Yeah Mike — A4UExpo and BWE are going to be tough. I'm missing a little bit of each of the in order to get to both events. I'm sure I'll see you at a bunch of these 🙂

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