Revenue Magazine, the Performance Marketing Standard Magazine, has recapped the Affiliate Summit 2006 conference.
Lisa Picarille, Editor of Revenue Magazine, touched on the education, networking, and fraternization that took place at Affiliate Summit 2006.
The Affiliate Summit 2006 in Las Vegas earlier this week was great. I met tons of interesting people doing innovative things. I think the final tally for the conference was something like 1,200 attendees with 400 more on a waiting list. Wow. That’s a far cry from the humble beginnings just three years ago when about 300 affiliates took a cruise to Nova Scotia.
While some of the “old timers” recalled those cruising days with fondness, most others claimed that being trapped on a ship with no escape, having a roommate in a cramped cabin and feeling seasick for three days wasn’t their idea of a good time. No one, however, seemed to mind being land locked in the desert with strippers, an abundance of booze and an infinite number of ways to lose their hard earned commissions. Go figure.
The whole shebang kicked off Sunday evening with a speed dating-like networking event. I was dreading this part of the conference. I opted not to meet with anyone but made myself available if people wanted to meet with me. Turns out that each participant had a total of eight “dates”. Four of mine were no shows. To the 50 percent that blew me off (you know who you are) I will be marking this down on your permanent record. You’re now officially on my list.