Q: What is the best affiliate marketing convention that I could attend to learn the most about the business?
A: I am not sure how objective I can be, since I am a Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit. I’d suggest having a look at the agenda for the latest Affiliate Summit, as well as past conferences, to see the topics covered and speakers featured.
Also, you can watch years of past Affiliate Summit sessions on YouTube.
Additionally, there are affiliate conventions run by the various networks. There are events from Commission Junction, Google Affiliate Network, LinkShare, ShareASale and others.
Check out whether the affiliate networks you promote are having any sort of convention, seminar, etc.
Then there are a number of other events that are not specifically focused on affiliate marketing, but they often have one or more sessions dedicated to the topic, such as ad:tech, Blog World Expo, PubCon, SES and SMX.
And if you are in Europe, there is the a4uexpo.