Sunday, August 12, 2012 was the first day of Affiliate Summit East 2012 at the Hilton New York.
Registration check-in and set-up for the Meet Market kicked off the day at 8:00 AM.
I gave my First Timers Guide to Affiliate Summit East 2012 session at 10:00 AM.
This was followed by sixteen breakout sessions throughout the day that covered local lead generation, crowdsourcing, analytics, persuasion, email, 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.
VIP and All Access pass holders were treated to a snack break from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM that featured hot pretzels, fruit, veggies, and hot dogs.
During the day, exhibitors built out their booths in the exhibit hall for Monday and Tuesday.
The day wrapped up with a keynote panel on women in affiliate marketing.
This was followed by the Newcomer Program meetup, and then everybody heading out for their Affiliate Summit evening plans. I checked out the ShareASale Under the Stars Party at the Hilton New York, which was a great mix of networking and disco.
Lots of folks dressed up – I was doing my thing as Wooderson from Dazed and Confused, but my mustache kept falling off.
My favorite picture of the day was Ad Hustler sporting a tribute accessory given to him by an adoring fan.
On to day two of Affiliate Summit West 2012.