Affiliate Summit 2008 West is all done now, and I’ll probably catch my breath on the plane today.
This was the biggest and most exciting Affiliate Summit we’ve had to date, and I am still marveling at stuff I learned and the people I met.
The day started with the “Ask the Experts” session, where attendees had a choice of a dozen topics and experts presided over round tables to answer questions and provide insight.
The folks at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino were kind enough to loan me a Segway on the final day, and that led to a whole lot of folks taking test drives (I’ll put up a video of affiliate marketers speeding around on this thing later in the week).
After a bunch of packed sessions, the day and conference wound down with an “un-keynote”, where anybody had the chance to get on a soap box and share their thoughts about the industry.
Then, we had the Great Affiliate Road Rally, where a dozen or so cars raced. Well, a few of them raced. The others were in a big pileup shortly after the starting line.
But it was all in good fun, as the entry fees for each racer went to the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation.
The winners of a booth at Affiliate Summit 2008 East, taking place August 10-12 in Boston, were Affspy. Share Results came in second, which gets them a full conference pass for the next Affiliate Summit, and Affilisites captured third place for an exhibit hall pass at the Boston show.
Thanks too everybody who came out to Affiliate Summit, as well as Emcee Jim Kukral, Amy Rodriguez all of the hardworking staff, speakers, sponsors, bloggers, and of course, my co-founder of this whole thing, Missy Ward.
It’s always great to meet up and learn from each other, and I look forward to seeing everybody later this year.