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** Last update, January 5th**

There are a lot of evening networking opportunities taking place during Affiliate Summit West 2011. Below is a listing of the parties during the conference.

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Please note: As some of the parties are “by invitation only”, we suggest you contact the company directly for more information.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Canadian Affiliate Marketing Meetup

  • Sponsor(s): AdCanadian.com
  • Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Location: First Food and Bar at the Palazzo
  • How to RSVP: Go to http://network.affiliatesummit.com/events/canadian-affiliate-marketing
  • Who is invited?: affiliates from Canada; Canuck advertisers; any US and international entrepreneurs (affiliates, advertisers, other) connected or interested in Canadian business opportunities, networking

buy.at's Mixology Party

  • Sponsor(s): buy.at
  • Time: 8:00pm –
  • Location: Mix Lounge
  • How to RSVP: The event is invite only, but if you’d like to attend, please send an email to Amy at USEvents@buy.at
  • Who is invited?: buy.at affiliates, clients, partners, and industry contacts

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Affiliate Summit Happy Hour hosted by Viglink


ShareASale “Under the Stars” Party

  • Sponsor(s): ShareASale
  • Time: 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Tryst Nightclub
  • How to RSVP: Pick up an invitation at the Meet Market on Sunday @ the ShareASale Table.
  • Who is invited?: Everybody who picks up an invite.

The Mailer Meetup

  • Sponsor(s): RoboMail
  • Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Location: Caesars Palace (The event will take place inside a suite at Caesars Palace. Free drinks and food will be provided.)
  • How to RSVP: Send an email to mailermeetup@gmail.com, subject :mailer meetup.
  • Who is invited?: This is a for mailers by mailers event. Anyone who has experience in the email marketing industry.

PMG Private Reception

  • Sponsor(s): Paulson Management Group, Inc USA, PMG Affiliate Management LTD UK
  • Time: 9:00pm –
  • Location: The WYNN Salon Suite
  • How to RSVP: Email McKenna@PaulsonManagementGroup.com
  • Who is invited?: Anyone interested in speaking with PMG.

Moss Networks Presents: Ultimate Affiliate Event

  • Sponsor(s): DankCash, Empyre Media, Webair
  • Time: 10:00pm – close
  • Location: Blush Boutique Nightclub inside the Wynn Hotel
  • How to RSVP: Guests must be invited by each sponsor. Contact one of the companies listed above, or find them during the Meet Market for your invite!
  • Who is invited?: Guests of sponsors only

Monday, January 10, 2011

Strike Out Breast Cancer at Affiliate Summit

  • Sponsor(s): GTO Management, BowlingShirt.com
  • Time: 12:00am – 3:00am (Sunday Night Midnight Bowling!)
  • Location: Goldcoast Lanes, 4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
  • How to RSVP: 1. Register at http://asw11bowling.eventbrite.com; 2. Make a donation of $25 or more to any of the walkers on this year's Affiliate Marketer's Give Back Team on the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer site; 3. Forward your email confirmation of your donation to bowlASW11@gtomanagement.com
  • Who is invited?: Anyone!

cleverbridge Happy Hour & Dinner

  • Sponsor(s): cleverbridge
  • Time: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: The Wynn Salon Suite
  • How to RSVP: Please contact your cleverbridge Affiliate or Account Manager
  • Who is invited?: Invite-only

2011 PMA Member Meeting

  • Sponsor(s): N/A
  • Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Location: Maggiano's Little Italy (across LV Blvd. from the Wynn)
  • How to RSVP: Complete RSVP form
  • Who is invited?: Everyone

Network Solutions Affiliate Cocktail Party

  • Sponsor(s): Network Solutions
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: La Cave at the Wynn
  • How to RSVP: The event is invite only, but if you’d like to attend, please send an email to Mia Vallo at mia.vallo@networksolutions.com
  • Who is invited?: Network Solutions affiliates, vendors, partners and industry contacts

EuroSphere Networking Reception

  • Sponsor(s): affiliates4u, a4uexpo
  • Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: Mouton 2, Wynn
  • How to RSVP: Please RSVP @ http://eurosphere.eventbrite.com/
  • Who is invited?: Anyone working or interested in Performance Marketing in the UK, Germany, France and other key European territories.

AffiliateWire Elite VIP Party

  • Sponsor(s): RevenueWire
  • Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Location: TAO
  • How to RSVP: Contact your Affiliate Manager.
  • Who is invited?: Invite Only

Affiliate Summit Trivia Tweetup

  • Sponsor(s): Affiliate Summit
  • Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Wynn Las Vegas Mouton 2
  • How to RSVP: Confirm at http://tweetvite.com/event/asw11.
  • Who is invited?: Everybody

Epic Direct's Exclusive Party at Blush

  • Sponsor(s): Epic Direct
  • Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas
  • How to RSVP: Confirm at http://www.epic-rsvp.com/asw2011.
  • Who is invited?: Invite-only

Affiliate Avalanche Party

  • Sponsor(s): Health Converter, Vantage Payments, CCBill
  • Time: 9:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Lucky 7 Suite Hard Rock Hotel
  • How to RSVP: Visit http://www.healthconverter.com/avalancheparty to RSVP for a chance to attend.
  • Who is invited?: Invite Only

Profit Kings Media presents the Affiliate Ball w/ Three Six Mafia, YTCracker

  • Sponsor(s): Blu Cigs, ClickBank, Market Health, Neverblue, OJQ, PeerFly, Profit Kings Media, Underground Elephant
  • Time: 9:30pm –
  • Location: Rio's Crown Theater
  • How to RSVP: Please sign up at http://www.affiliateball.com/registration or contact a wonderful sponsor for a VIP code – VIP entrance is at 9:30 PM, general admission is at 10:30 PM.
  • Who is invited?: Everyone.

Affiliate Summit Tip Off Party

  • Sponsor(s): DM Confidential, Experience Advertising, John Chow Dot Com, Offervault, Purpose, Inc.
  • Time: 10:00pm –
  • Location: The Palms – Hardwood Suite
  • How to RSVP: Head on over to www.AffiliateSummitTipOffParty.com and RSVP!!
  • Who is invited?: Everyone.

Clickbooth's Black Card Party

  • Sponsor(s): Clickbooth
  • Time: 10:00pm – 1:00am
  • Location: Location will be revealed on Monday, January 10th at Clickbooth's Booth #405
  • How to RSVP: Visit http://www.blackcardparty.com/.
  • Who is invited?: Invite only.

PareshConnect.com

  • Sponsor(s): Upromise.com & OPMpros.com
  • Time: 11:00pm –
  • Location: XS Nightclub @ Encore
  • How to RSVP: Please go to www.PareshConnect.com and RSVP. We will send you more details on the event and details on where to pick up your VIP wristband.
  • Who is invited?: Anyone that's there for the Affiliate Summit

If you're running a party, dinner, etc. during Affiliate Summit, submit your details to us and we'll add you here.

This post will be updated as we get more details.

Party people in the house...As all the parties and special events are firmed up that will be taking place during Affiliate Summit West 2010, I'll add them to this list. There are some really fun activities planned, many of which raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which is the cause that Affiliate Summit is supporting during Affiliate Summit West 2010.


Saturday, January 16th

Purpose Inc's Fight Club

Beginner Brazillian Jiu Jitsu training with 6X World Champion Robert Drysdale
Location: Robert Drysdale's Gym
Time: 3:00pm
Cost: $75.00

More information or to RSVP.

Purpose Inc's Dinner and/or Drinks Get Together
Location: Daniel Boulud at Wynn
Time: 6:00pm

More information or to RSVP.

Purpose Inc's Affiliate Summit Charity Poker Tournament
Proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Location: Rio Hotel
Time: 9:00pm

Buy-in: $150 Payable at the Event Only ($110 goes directly to NBCF / $40 goes to Rio for Expenses to host the tournament. $100 Rebuys during the first hour also goes directly to NBCF).

Winners: Prizes, Trophies and Bragging Rights!

Click here for more details and to register to play.

buy.at Party at Rain Nightclub
Location: Inside the Palms Hotel
Time: 10:00pm – ?
Last year buy.at gave you a view of the stars at Moon. This year, party-goers will be mingling among fire and water at Rain. To request an invite to this event, contact Amy at USEvents@buy.at.

The Carolyn Tang Bachelorette Party!
Location: It's a secret
Time: 10:00pm – ?
Sorry guys, it’s official … Ms. Tang for ShareASale is off the market and heading down that aisle this summer! What better way than to give her the proper send off then in Las Vegas, Baby!

This C-Tang thrill ride is for everyone, boys & girls, so make sure you email or Tweet Kristin to get an invite.


Sunday, January 17th

ShareASale Under the Stars Party featuring Affiliate Karaoke
Location: Rio Hotel, Miranda
Time: 8:00pm-12:00am

Get ready for:

  • Karaoke
  • Wii, darts, and a bunch of other games
  • Outdoor areas
  • Open Bar
  • Pizza, various appetizers, served early.
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Pick up an invitation at the Meet Market on Sunday @ the ShareASale Table.

    The Social Advertising Social
    Location: Suite 22001, the Rio Hotel
    Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join Offerpal Media and start the conference off right! Meet the Offerpal team, visit with industry peers and enjoy an open bar and plenty of great finger food.

    Come by and get social.

    Adknowledge Cocktail Mixer
    Location: Fireside Lounge VIP Room at the Playboy Club and Moon Nightclub inside the Palms Hotel
    Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Join Adknowledge at this VIP event and network with industry peers while enjoying open-bar cocktails, gambling, photo opps with Playboy Bunnies and dancing at Moon nightclub, one of the hottest spots in Vegas!

    Invite Only Event. Contact your Adknowledge rep for more details.

    Double Play Media's Affiliate Summit Tip Off Party
    Location: Hardwood Suite @ The Palms Resort
    Time: 9pm – ???

    Double Play will be providing plenty of entertainment and loads of delectable drinks, in the 10,000 sq ft Hardwood Suite at the Palms. The fun starts early and will continue into the early morning hours!

    More event info OR to RSVP please email: RSVP@Doubleplaymedia.com. Please include: Name of attendee, Company, Contact Info, Number of people in your party.

    Strike Out Breast Cancer Midnight Bowling Fundraiser
    Location: Goldcoast Lanes, 4000 W Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas
    Time: Midnight – 2:00am

    Join BowlingShirt.com, GTO Management, Things From Another World and Affiliate Marketers Give Back as we bowl to raise money for Breast Cancer research at Affiliate Summit.

    Registration is $25 per person or $125 for a team of 5 people and all bowlers will receive a custom bowling shirt to commemorate the event as well as some fun swag from BowlingShirt.com and TFAW. Here's the best part – 100% of your registration donation will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

    Register to attend the Strike Out Breast Cancer Midnight Bowling Fundraiser.

    Party Like a Rockstar with COPEAC!
    Location: Tryst Night Club at the Wynn
    Time: 8pm-12am

    After party to follow at XS Night Club. Join the COPEAC team for the hottest party of the year! This party is invite only. Please contact your affiliate manager for more details.


    Monday, January 18th

    FanDuel Party
    Location: ESPNZone at New York New York Hotel
    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Sports affiliates are invited to join FanDuel.com for free beer and wine, some great pub grubs + Free FanDuel Tournament. Play for some great prizes, door prize giveaways and free interactive sports game play.

    Space is limited to 50 affiliates – find out more or register at
    http://fanduellv-MissyBlog.eventbrite.com


    Meetup202 at Affiliate Summit West

    Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM
    Location: Palms Casino Resort, Fantasy Tower, 2nd Floor, Palms Ball Room

    Join Wes Mahler, Founder of Tracking202, for a candid discussion on the Tracking202/Bloosky deal, the future of affiliate marketing, and what to expect in the coming months. Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your seat today!

    Affiliate Summit Trivia Tweetup
    Location: Miranda 1&3 and Miranda Patio
    Time: 9:30pm – midnight

    Sure, you can impress your friends with your knowledge of all of the dog’s names that have lived in the White House, but will they buy you drinks? Give you prizes? We don't think so.

    So, here's your opportunity to get what you deserve. Join the Affiliate Summit team and your Trivia Host, Lisa Picarille for the Affiliate Summit Trivia Tweetup where you can show off your random-fact prowess, get unexpected high-fives and make some new friends. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even win drink tickets or passes to Affiliate Summit East 2010 in New York City.

    Register to attend the Affiliate Summit Trivia Tweetup.

    Have a Beer with MakeBeer.net and GTO Management
    Location: McFadden's Irish Pub at the Rio
    Time: 11:00pm – 12:30am

    We've had a great year in the MakeBeer.net affiliate program and to thank our affiliates and to meet some new ones, we'd like to invite you to join us for a beer or two at McFadden's. You'll get to sample some great Cooper's beers, have some appetizers and see some Cooper's Home Brewing products from MakeBeer.net. Someone will win a Cooper's Micro Brewery kit that will allow you to make 6 Gallons of home brewed beer for less than 60 cents per bottle.

    We'll have several styles of Cooper's Beer available for tasting including Cooper's Vintage Ale, Cooper's Pale Ale, Cooper's Sparkling Ale, Cooper's Stout and Cooper's Lager.

    Space is limited (by room size and beer count) to 100 affiliates so please
    save your spot by registering for free at
    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/523485760/MissyBlog

    Clickbooth's “The Hangover-Unrated” VIP Private Party”
    Location: Hangover Suite at Caesar's Palace
    Time: 10:00pm – ?
    Invite Only. Contact your Clickbooth Affiliate Strategist for more details.

    Vegas Internet Party

    Location: The Rock House Bar on the Las Vegas Strip
    Time: 6pm to 10pm

    Usher in the New Year with an Internet Marketing Event — Las Vegas Style!
    For more information or to RSVP, visit http://www.vegasinternetparty.com/


    So how do you get your party or special event listed here? Easy. Send me an email containing the event details and how attendees can register to attend. I'll happily add it for you.

    Jerry “Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.” – Jerry Garcia

    Say what you will about the Grateful Dead, but they understood Audience.

    From the folks that bought their records to the Dead Heads that followed the band around for 30+ years, The Grateful Dead mastered the art of appealing to their fans and monetizing them, while simultaneously staying true to their music.

    In my opinion, Jerry Garcia would have loved Loren Feldman's Audience Conference.

    I know I did, along with the rest of the attendees who sat in the audience.

    Upon entering the Hudson Theater, you could tell that this conference was going to be different. The glamorous history of the theater itself coupled with the fact that we were not forced to wear our pedigree dangling from a lanyard created a feeling swankiness; a feeling one does not typically experience during a conference.

    Loren kicked off the event laying the ground rules in the matter in which we've grown to love him:  No Wi-Fi, no Twitter, no open laptops, no cell phones, no flash photography — or else.

    It was the first time in a long while that I was about to consume conventional, one-way, top-down media and quite frankly, I was concerned that I wouldn't know how to do that any longer.

    After listening to the first two speakers, which included Dan Farber and Andrew Keen, I realized what a pleasure it was to just listen and digest.  The rest of the speakers that graced the stage of the Hudson Theater were Rachel Marsden, David Binkowski, Joe Jaffe, David Dunne, Jeremy Pepper, Jason Calacanis, Brian Clark, Jeremy Schoemaker, Rae Hoffman, Frank Roche, Melanie Notkin and Ethan Kaplan.

    I have seen many of these folks speak before, but somehow they were all different this time. More candid, more raw. It was as if they now had the opportunity to share their story in a way that they couldn't have done before with an audience that somehow mattered more — or at least they all made us feel that way.

    Lunch was the gastronomical equivalent to the fare at a high society wedding (or at least a Bar Mitzvah) and the late afternoon was spent enjoying the divine music of Robert Bruce, Jason Liebman, Rachel Platten and Adam & Mia. (Seriously, when was the last time you saw a Harp at a Conference?).

    After the conference, many of us shared our thoughts over cocktails at the Millenium Hotel followed by a wonderful dinner at the Roger Smith Hotel.

    To those that didn't attend, I understand that there will be some videos released, but not everything. The true essence of what was shared during the Audience Conference shall remain with the folks that attended — as it should.

    Until next year, Loren.