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On November 6, 2009 a select group of speakers and an audience came together at the Hudson theater in NYC. It was the inaugural event of Audience Conference, produced by 1938MediaAffiliate Summit was a Diamond Sponsor of the event.

Not only did the show exceed my expectations from both an attendee and sponsor standpoint, but it was also the start of a wonderful friendship with both Loren and Michelle Feldman of 1938Media.

Missy Ward and Loren Feldman
Photo by Shawn Collins

Over the course of the last few weeks, Shawn Collins and I have had many conversations with Loren to talk about what he had in mind for Audience Conference moving forward. The more we heard, the more we liked.

So, while in Las Vegas last week for Affiliate Summit West 2010, we decided that we'd all work together to produce Audience Conference moving forward.

With that in mind, I'm delighted to announce that The Audience Conference will be in NYC again on Saturday, August 14th, the day before Affiliate Summit East 2010.

The theme for this limited-capacity event will be “comedy”.

While I can't announce all the details just yet, I can tell you that the venue is perfect for a conference such as this one.

And really, what could be more appropriate to tie in with an affiliate marketing event other than an event with a comedic edge?

After all, both affiliate marketers and comics are very similar in nature. Both share a passion for a field that isn't easy to master, both rely heavily on instincts and both know that if they don't produce, they don't eat.

Stay tuned for more information on Audience Conference 2010 on

Affiliate Summit West 2010 was held January 17-19 at the Rio Hotel Las Vegas.

This was our largest sold-out show, tipping the scales at 4,125 pre-registered attendees.  The graph below indicates the breakdown of attendees by their chosen designations.

Affiliate Summit West 2010 Attendee Graph

The following are links to other sites with coverage of the event.  This list will be updated as more recounts are posted:

Affiliate Summit Blog Coverage:
Top Tips from the SEO Site Clinic at Affiliate Summit West
Girl Power at Affiliate Summit West 2010

5StarAffiliatePrograms Blog
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Pinnacle Award Winners #ASW10
Affiliate Summit 2010 Las Vegas Reviewed
Share a Sale and Bowling for Boobies
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – Day 3 & Wrapup
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – Day 2
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – Day 1
You Really Should Learn About Affiliate Marketing
Principles of Ethical Influence by Robert Cialdini
Biggest Affiliate Conference, ShoeMoney System, and a Book for Affiliate Marketers
Pinnacle Awards 2010 Announced at Affiliate Summit
Broadcasting Versus Two-Way Communication
Should You Block Affiliates from Certain Countries?
Meet Me at Affiliate Summit West 2010
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – The Show with As Seen On PC
Another Successful Conference Adventure

Influence, Beer and Buffets
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – Day 2
Affiliate Summit Day 3 Roundup
Affiliate Summit Day 2 Roundup

Affiliate Summit Day 1 Roundup
ASW10 is Done.
ASW 2010 Is Over And I’m Ready To Rock
Affilliate Summit West 2010 Review
Affiliate Summit Day One
Update from Affiliate Summit West 2010
(An entire site dedicated to live-blogging of Affiliate Summit West 2010)
#ASW10 — Day One of Three (Part 1)

eBay Partner Network
eBay Partner Network Wins Pinnacle Award for Exceptional Merchant at ASW10!
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Las Vegas Wrap Up
Jim Kukral Kicked My A** For 40 Minutes
Write Mo’ Articles, Get Mo’ Traffic
ASW10 Day 3

Wil Reynolds’ “How to Fix Failing SEO Efforts” from ASW10

ASW10 Day 2

ASW10 Day 1

ASW10 Keynote – Dr. Robert Cialdini
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Observations

Geek Dads Weekly Podcast
Geek Dads Weekly #3 – Affiliate Summit West 2010 Recap
Strike Out Breast Cancer Event Photos at Affiliate Summit West 2010
Missy Ward Fashion Doll for National Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser Cocktail Party at Rain
Blogger Lounge Recap & John Chow Nearly Goes to Jail
ShareASale Party
Hangover Relief in the Blogger Lounge
ClickBooth Hangover Party
Brian Clark CopyBlogger Has Entered the Blogger Lounge
Foot Fetish & Boobies at Affiliate Summit at Affiliate Summit West
BlogUp at Affiliate Summit West
XShot Camera Extender at Affiliate Summit West
Affiliate Summit Wrap Up – Number 1
Parties at Affiliate Summit West 2010
Affiliate Summit West Twenty Ten: Day Three
Affiliate Summit Twenty Ten: Day Two
Affiliate Summit Twenty Ten: Day One

Inboxed Radio
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Recap
10 Reasons That #ASW10 Was The Best One Yet
Why Attend Affiliate Summit?
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Brings Affiliates and Merchants Together for a Successful Year Online
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – Killer Facebook Advertising Tactics
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – Monetizing Blogs for Affiliate Marketing and SEO
My Domain Investors TV Interview at #ASW10
Affiliate Summit West 2010 – The Show Floor
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Review
Implementing Affiliate Summit & Poken for Blissdom

Legacy Affiliate Blog
Pinnacle Awards Affiliate Manager of the Year Video
Affiliate Summit West Review
Affiliate Summit West 2010 From my Blurry Point of View
Product Datafeeds: The Next Level
Live From Affiliate Summit West 2010
Scaling Article Marketing for Affiliates
The Google Slap: Affiliate Marketers must stay in compliance with Google and the FTC
Geeking Out At Affiliate Summit
Relevantly Speaking-Todd Crawfords Launches Impact Radius
Affiliate Summit West – Day Two Episode #29: Interview with John Chow
Affiliate Summit West: Day One
Interview with Lyndon Reid – The Blogger Who Put $2500 On Hand Of Blackjack!
Affiliate Summit 2010 Las Vegas Edition
Affiliate Summit West 2010: Video Presentation Summary

Neverblue Blog
Feeling the Love at Affiliate Summit
Nickycakes Wins Affiliate of the Year 2010
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Recap Part 1: The Show

Offervault Blog
Now for a brief re-cap of Affiliate Summit West
Why we are going to Affiliate Summit
Affiliate Summit Meet Market Photos
ShareASale Party Affiliate Summit Photos
Affiliate Summit West Photos

Pepperjam Blog
Affiliate Summit Session

Phantom Affiliate
Update from Affiliate Summit 2010 in Las Vegas
Plimus Affiliates Cashflow Club Party — Las Vegas
Official Affiliate Summit West Wrap Up
Affiliate Summit West 2010
Affiliate Summit West and Bevo Media Launch was a Huge Success
Be My Valentine
Affiliate Summit West 2010 Recap
Affiliate Summit West What Really Happened Part One

Monetizing Your Blog with Affiliate Marketing and SEO, Affiliate Summit West
Meet Me at Affiliate Summit West
I SURVIVED The Meet Market! Checking In From The Desert…
Videos From Affiliate Summit West 2010 In Las Vegas
From the Road: Leveraging Affiliate Relationships to Drive Prospects to Profits
Pants on the ground… 20/365
Blog Monetization for Affiliate Marketing and SEO
Taking Shots with John Chow
Learning to Take Chances at Affiliate Summit
Presentation Fun at Affiliate Summit
New Blogger Attending Affiliate Summit?
Back from Affiliate Summit West 2010
6 Universal Principles of Influence | Affiliate Summit Day 2
Affiliate Summit Meet Market was Amazing!
Affiliate Summit – What A Blast!
Post-Affiliate Summit West 2010 Business Building Tips
Cialdini Teaches Affiliates The Power of Persuasion Psychology

*Affiliate Summit Photos by Shawn Collins*
Adrants Photos: ASW10Monday, StrikeOut Breast Cancer Event,
ShareASale Party

John Chow
Dave Dugdale
Paulson Management Group

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. Party at Rain Nightclub
Location: Inside the Palms Hotel
Time: 10:00pm – ?
Last year 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

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: 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, 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 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 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

    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 and GTO Management
    Location: McFadden's Irish Pub at the Rio
    Time: 11:00pm – 12:30am

    We've had a great year in the 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 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

    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

    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.