Video Highlights from Affiliate Summit West 2015

Affiliate Summit West 2015, the premier affiliate marketing conference, took place January 18-20, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas with over 6,000 affiliate marketers.

Affiliate Summit West 2014This three day conference included an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

The keynotes for Affiliate Summit West 2015 were Chad Hymas, President of Chad Hymas Communications, Inc. and Noah Kagan, Founder of AppSumo – watch videos of their keynotes on the Affiliate Summit channel on YouTube.

See highlights from the conference, as well as some of what you missed if you didn’t make it to Affiliate Summit West 2015.

Video: Affiliate Summit West 2015 Highlights

Video of Noah Kagan Keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2015

Noah Kagan, Founder of AppSumo, gave a keynote address at Affiliate Summit West 2015, which took place January 18-20, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

Noah Kagan keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2015

Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint and has since created two multi-million dollar businesses, most recently AppSumo.com.

His latest product is SumoMe.com, free tools to help you grow your website traffic. He also is a top-rated taco connoisseur and writes about kick-ass marketing at Okdork.com.

More details on Affiliate Summit at AffiliateSummit.com.

Video: Noah Kagan Keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2015

Video of Chad Hymas Keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2015

Chad Hymas, President of Chad Hymas Communications, Inc., gave a keynote address at Affiliate Summit West 2015, which took place January 18-20, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

Chad Hymas keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2015

The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!”

Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council Of Peers Award For Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall Of Fame.

In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day – he became an example of what is possible.

Chad is a best selling author, president of his own Communications Company, Chad Hymas Communications, Inc., and is a recognized world-class wheelchair athlete. In 2003, Chad set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas (513 miles).

Chad’s speaking career in the areas of leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change has brought him multiple honors. He is the past president of the National Speakers Association Utah chapter and a member of the exclusive elite Speakers Roundtable (one of twenty of the world’s top speakers).

As a member of the National Speakers Association, Chad travels as many as 300,000 miles a year captivating and entertaining audiences around the world. He has graced the stage of hundreds of professional and civic organizations including Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, and Merrill Lynch.

More details on Affiliate Summit at AffiliateSummit.com.

Video: Chad Hymas Keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2015

Submit Your Affiliate Summit East 2015 Speaking Proposal

Speaking proposals for Affiliate Summit East 2015, taking place August 2-4, 2015 in New York City, are now being accepted.

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The submission deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015. Any submissions after this date will not be considered.

One complimentary VIP pass is provided to speakers. Travel and hotel are not included.

Accepted speakers will be notified no later than Friday, April 10, 2015. If you have not been contacted by Friday, April 10, 2015, your proposal was not accepted.

Get more details and submit your speaking proposal for Affiliate Summit East 2015.

Help Affiliate Summit East 2015 Fight Breast Cancer by Exercising

We just donated nearly $15,000 to fight breast cancer from the Race to Affiliate Summit West 2015 and now it’s time for affiliate marketers to start over again with battling breast cancer through exercise.

Affiliate Summit East in NYCAffiliate Summit has created a dailymile Challenge where we will donate $1 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in support of the Affiliate Marketers Give Back team for each mile cycled, run, swam, or walked.

The challenge runs January 26, 2015 through July 24, 2015.

We always get a complaint get from some non-cyclists… but it’s not fair that cyclists pile on miles faster. Remember that this is a charity challenge to fight breast cancer, and it’s also a nice reason to get more active. If you are only here to try and get a free pass, there are plenty of other promotions for freebies.

dailymile syncs with a number of iPhone and Android apps, and they now have their own iPhone app.

I will be using the dailymile app for my walks and runs, and then I’ll have to manually enter my OrangeTheory Fitness data. Speaking of which, if you are going to OrangeTheory, Crossfit, a bootcamp, etc., where you measure calories, but not miles, the conversion is 100 calories = 1 mile for this competition.

This should go without saying, but please don’t fudge your numbers.

In order to participate in dailymile activities, you will need to friend me on dailymile and I will invite you to the challenge.

Do you accept the Race to Affiliate Summit East 2015 Challenge?

Affiliate Summit East 2015 is taking place August 2-4, 2015 in NYC.

The participant with the most total miles at the end of the challenge will receive a VIP Pass to Affiliate Summit West 2016.

2nd to 5th place finishers will each receive a Networking Plus Pass to Affiliate Summit West 2016, and 6th to 10th place finishers will each receive a Networking Pass to Affiliate Summit West 2016.

I came in tenth place in the last challenge, and I was not pleased with that ranking, so I plan to finish up higher in this one.

Please note that all information you provide as part of the contest is public and may be used by Affiliate Summit in our marketing efforts for this event.

Affiliate Summit West 2015 Day 3 Recap

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 was the third and final day of Affiliate Summit West 2015 at Paris Las Vegas. The day started with a series of educational sessions. This was followed by the 9th annual Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards, which recognize exemplary affiliate marketers.

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The following were the winners and runners-up for the 2015 Pinnacle Awards:

  • Affiliate of the Year: Tricia Meyer (runners-up: Rae Hoffman, VigLink)
  • Affiliate Manager of the Year: Joe Sousa (runners-up: Luke Kling, Adam Riemer)
  • Exceptional Merchant: Wayfair.com (runners-up: Abe’s Market, Fanatics)
  • Affiliate Marketing Advocate: Brian Littleton (runners-up: Bob Glazer, Tricia Meyer)
  • OPM/Agency of the Year: Acceleration Partners (runners-up: ebove & beyond, Schaaf-PartnerCentric)
  • Tool/Service of the Year: FMTC (runners-up: BrandVerity, Shareist)

After the awards, we got to hear a powerful keynote from Noah Kagan, Founder of AppSumo.

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During the keynote, Noah Kagan gave out over $3,000 of his speaking fee to the crowd, so they could chat with their new relationships and buy small gifts, based on the interests of their conference friends.

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The final day of Affiliate Summit West 2015 also featured a series of breakout sessions and lots of networking in the exhibit hall.

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The exhibit hall closed out with a pub crawl, which was a fun way for the crowd to get in one last networking party.

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Thank you to everybody who came out to network, learn and have fun with us – there were approximately 6,000 attendees at Affiliate Summit West 2015.

Register now for the early bird prices for Affiliate Summit East 2015, taking place August 2-4, 2015 in NYC.

Affiliate Summit West 2015 Day 2 Recap

Monday, January 19, 2015 was the second day of Affiliate Summit West 2015 at Paris Las Vegas. The day started with a tasty breakfast for VIP and All Access pass holders.

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Then there were fun opening remarks from Emcee Jon Levine and an inspiring keynote from Chad Hymas.

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The exhibit hall opened on day 2 and thousands of affiliate marketers came together for a full day of networking.

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In addition to all of the business talk in the exhibit hall, there were also educational sessions throughout the day at Affiliate Summit West 2015.

And we had a nice spread for lunch that included marinated artichoke salad; Penne pasta with Roma tomato basil sauce; grilled chicken breast with pesto roasted garlic sauce; Sicilian meatballs with Lyonnaise tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper; and a selection of desserts: Biscotti, tiramisu, lemon tart, ricotta tart and espresso tart.

The Refuel, Rendezvous & Refresh Room was very popular throughout Monday. Attendees were able to grab some coffee or tea and take advantage of the tables and WiFi to have meetings, catch up on work, or simply take a break.

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Day two of Affiliate Summit West 2015 wound up with the Affiliate Ball, which featured Sean Paul.

Just one more day to go – Affiliate Summit always flies by too fast.

Affiliate Summit West 2015 Day 1 Recap

Sunday, January 18, 2015 was the first day of Affiliate Summit West 2015 at Paris Las Vegas. Registration check-in and set-up for the Meet Market kicked off the day at 8:00 AM.

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I gave my First Timers Orientation for Affiliate Summit West 2015 session at 10:00 AM, and I was glad to see a packed crowd of folks eager to learn how to optimize their time at the conference.

There was a selection of breath fresheners set up at the orientation, so the first time attendees could make big things happen with the best breath at the conference.

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This was followed by twenty breakout sessions throughout the day that covered conversion marketing, email marketing, inbox zero, pay-per-call, social media, WordPress, and more topics.

The Meet Market opened at noon and ran through 6:00 PM with a steady stream of attendees meeting with the table exhibitors.

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During the day, exhibitors built out their booths in the exhibit hall for Monday and Tuesday.

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The day wrapped up with a series of Ask the Experts Roundtables, where experts on various topics held interactive discussions.

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The agenda finished up with a Blogger meetup, as well as a get together of participants in the Newcomer Program.

There were lots of networking options in the evening for Affiliate Summit West 2015 attendees.

I checked out the ShareASale Under The Stars Party at Hyde @ The Bellagio Hotel. It was a great event that was up close to the Bellagio fountains where folks in the industry celebrated the 15th anniversary of ShareASale.

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On to day two of Affiliate Summit West 2015.

Affiliate Summit West 2015 Exhibitor Guide

Want to take a sneak peek at the companies exhibiting at Affiliate Summit West 2015 and read descriptions of each?

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We’ll be giving you a copy of the Affiliate Summit West 2015 Exhibitor Guide when you check in, but you can read it online now to help you determine who you want to meet at the show and map out your route.

The Affiliate Summit West 2015 Exhibitor Guide is a listing of all of the companies that are exhibiting at the show, their booth and table numbers, as well as their company descriptions.

You can also see the exhibiting companies, their booth/table numbers, and company descriptions on the Meet Market and Exhibit Hall maps, as well as the Affiliate Summit West 2015 app.

You’ll also be getting a copy of FeedFront Magazine when you check-in. If you can’t wait until then, check out the online version of issue 29 of FeedFront Magazine.

See you in Las Vegas.

Who’s Exhibiting at Affiliate Summit 2015 West?

If you’d like to see who is going to have a table at the Meet Market or a booth in the exhibit hall at Affiliate Summit West 2015, we’ve got an interactive map and list of exhibitors.

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The exhibitor map is also in the Affiliate Summit West 2015 app – be sure to install it on your smartphone.

The Meet Market is taking place in the Paris Ballroom – Concorde ABC in Paris Las Vegas from 12:00pm – 6:00pm on Sunday, January 18.

The Exhibit Hall will be in the Paris Ballroom – Rivoli ABC at Paris Las Vegas from 10:00am – 5:00pm on Monday, January 19 and 10:00am – 4:00pm on Tuesday, January 20.

See the complete Affiliate Summit West 2015 agenda to start working on your schedule.

Also, there are a limited number of Affiliate Summit West 2015 sponsorships still available (for now).