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    Linkshare Symposium East 2009
    Hey,

    Does anybody think it's reasonable to pay ~$500 to go to a one day conference for LinkShare merchants? Any past experiences?

    Rusty

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    It depends. (Rhetorical questions follow...no need to answer publicly.) Are you a merchant or an affiliate? How much business do you do through LinkShare? What kind of budget do you have for affiliate conferences?

    If you're a LinkShare merchant, you won't find a better opportunity to meet LinkShare affiliates. (Affiliate Summit perhaps, but the network-specific conferences are much more concentrated.) If your budget won't allow you to go to both (at least one Affiliate Summit and at least one LinkShare Symposium), it's a tough call to choose one of the two.

    If you're an affiliate, you'll almost definitely get more out of one of the Affiliate Summits. If you do a lot with LinkShare or have the budget to go to multiple conference, this is a good one. There are lots of LinkShare merchants there.
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    In a word - Yes

    BUT, only if your willing to maximize the potential - there will be some good merchants and really knowledgeable affiliates there. Don't go sitting waiting for people to come to you or hand you all the answers/secrets of the industry (not saying you would but many do).
    Continued Success,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    If you're a LinkShare merchant, you won't find a better opportunity to meet LinkShare affiliates.
    Can't agree more with Michael. Met lots of cool affiliates there and also established lots of relationships that extended beyond my experience with Linkshare. It's full of events / sessions that one will benefit from and at the same time, it was not too packed.

    As Haiko said, be proactive...

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    the event is all about networking. So you'll connect with a ton of folks to make the most out of the event.
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