Sunday, January 8, 2012 was the first day of Affiliate Summit West 2012 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
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 West 2012 session at 10:00 AM.
This was followed by twelve breakout sessions throughout the day that covered tracking, SEO, recruiting affiliates, social media, daily deals, 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.
Platinum and Diamond pass holders were treated to a snack break from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM that featured sliders, crab cakes, and hot pretzels.
During the day, exhibitors built out their booths in the exhibit hall for Monday and Tuesday.
The day wrapped up with a Bingo Networking session, where affiliates and merchants had a chance to quickly meet a bunch of people in a short time.
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 Chateau Nightclub in the Paris Hotel, which was a great mix of networking and views.
On to day two of Affiliate Summit West 2012.