It hit me today when I signed an e-mail, “See you Saturday!” that Affiliate Summit is really here! Well, here’s my pregame blog post…
I get in on Saturday and once again registration is open on Saturday. If you’re in Vegas then, you should definitely register before the show starts on Sunday. This is such a time-saver!
Shortly afterward, I’ll be heading to Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, home of the Pawn Stars! If you’re interested in coming, check out this page on the Affiliate Summit Ning page.
Saturday night I’ll briefly be in the Charity Poker Tournament (I say briefly, because I doubt I’ll be around long). I’m sure I’ll head back to my room after the tournament, as my body will not yet be adjusted to the timezone change.
Sunday morning plans are net yet announced… but that afternoon, there are some sessions open which you’ll find me attending, including “Monetizing Blogs for Affiliate Marketing and SEO” and “Video: Biggest Affiliate Marketing Opportunity Since Google”. Inbetween sessions, I’ll be pushing my way around the Meet Market or hanging out in the Blogger’s Lounge. In the evening there’s the Mentor Meetup, followed by the ShareASale party, which I swore I’d attend this time! Aftwards, much later at night, I’ll be attending the Strike Out Cancer Bowling event.
I have no intention of waking early on Monday, but I won’t miss breakfast. I feel meals are some of the best networking opportunities you can find at Affiliate Summit. Monday is the first day of the Exhibit Hall, but I’ll break away from that to attend Wil Reynolds’ “How to Fix Failing SEO Efforts” (honestly, his session could be titled “What my dog had for dinner last night” and I’d attend – Wil is an amazing speaker), “Killer Facebook Advertising Tactics”, “Self-Promotion Will Save The World” (aka – the mystery session), and “SEO Site Review/Clinic”. Later that night is the Affiliate Summit Trivia Tweetup.
Tuesday I hope to fit in a run before getting the day started. After breakfast, I’ll be at the “Opening Remarks, Pinnacle Awards & Keynote” where I’m a finalist for the Affiliate of the Year award 🙂 There’s a couple sessions I’ll be attending on Tuesday, including “Coupon Problem Solving Clinic” and “How To Get Motivated For Success!” and finally “GeekCast.fm Live!” (Side note: I just started podcasting with Jason Rubacky: both sides of the tracks)
What’s different for me this time around is I have no set dinner plans! I don’t plan on dining alone, so I’ll be watching (and broadcasting) to the #asw10 tag on Twitter to find people to have dinner with. I’ve invited myself to dinner before (sorry!), and I’ll be looking to do the same this time around.
So bring your business cards, bring your poken, bring your iPhone to bump, and let’s meet at Affiliate Summit!