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    Question If I had To Choose Just One
    Hi,
    While I'm not new to affiliate marketing, I've never attended a conference. The reason is lack of marketing funds to support going to a convention.

    I've decided I need to refocus and at least attend a conference in the next year. How else can I meet face to face with the very people that make our industry tick.

    So if I had to choose just one conference to attend in the next year, which one should I attend?

    Your help and feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Bibby

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    AffiliateSummit - if you can make it in Aug I'll give you a Full platinum pass, if not then Summit west in Vegas - Feb 2010.
    Continued Success,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    AffiliateSummit - if you can make it in Aug I'll give you a Full platinum pass, if not then Summit west in Vegas - Feb 2010.
    Hi,
    That's an extremely generous offer. i will talk to my planning committee (My wife) and egt back to you. LOL.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibby
    Hi,

    While I'm not new to affiliate marketing, I've never attended a conference. The reason is lack of marketing funds to support going to a convention.
    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    AffiliateSummit - if you can make it in Aug I'll give you a Full platinum pass, if not then Summit west in Vegas - Feb 2010.
    Hey Bibby,

    That sounds like a free offer you can't refuse!

    So be there, or be square!
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibby
    Hi,
    That's an extremely generous offer. i will talk to my planning committee (My wife) and egt back to you. LOL.

    Thanks for the info.
    Even though I have no current wife at the moment, I have to agree with you on that one...

    TG-IM, Single!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    Even though I have no current wife at the moment, I have to agree with you on that one...

    TG-IM, Single!
    It sure makes for a better marriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    AffiliateSummit - if you can make it in Aug I'll give you a Full platinum pass, if not then Summit west in Vegas - Feb 2010.
    Hi Haiko,
    I checked with my wife this morning and she told me that we have a wedding in Canada on the weekend of the conference. I was also told that I have to be there.

    I tried to sell the conference and that I received a generous offer from you but she said we had to be at the wedding. Oh well. Now I'll hate the wedding even more...LOL.

    I will try to plan for the February conference.

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    Hey, bippy. I definitely have to agree with Haiko. If you can only make one conference it has to be Affiliate Summit. My first one was in Miami two years ago. I have now been to four of them and each one has helped me improve my business. I am missing the one in New York in August - but I will be at the Affiliate Summit Crab Feast in July and am involved with the ShareASale RoadShow - so I am still involved this summer. AND we are already planning for the next Affiliate Summit West.
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    Definitely Affiliate Summit, and if you can only make one of those, I would recommend the one in Vegas. The Vegas ones are typically a little bigger.
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    Sal,

    I'll give you the pass for August if you want it/can make it?

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    Bibby,

    Vegas then. Block out Feb!
    Continued Success,

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    Thank you very much, Haiko!

    But, I still can't make it, this year...

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    OK, maybe Vegas then.

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    First come first served ... next one to request it gets it ...

    Full Platinum pass to any ABW member who is an affiliate.
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    East!

    West!

    Where's our Southern meet up?

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    Definitely Affiliate Summit, Bippy. Two ABWers made it possible for me to attend the Vegas summit a few years ago and I learned so much. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get to another one since, but I'm hoping to get to another one soon. It is so worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    First come first served ... next one to request it gets it ...

    Full Platinum pass to any ABW member who is an affiliate.
    Is this still available? If so, I'll take it!
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    It's yours Michael.

    MeadowMuffin, if you can make NY, I'll be happy to give you a platinum pass as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RemodelingGuy
    East!

    West!

    Where's our Southern meet up?
    How southern is Nashville for you? I would love to have AS East here!

    Haiko, you are simply the best. Giving away platinum passes like that. WOW! Just awesome

    I agree with everyone on here. The only conference I have not been to is PubCon but Affiliate Summit is the best of them all by far. I cannot make NYC due to a prior engagement, but I will be missing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    It's yours Michael.

    MeadowMuffin, if you can make NY, I'll be happy to give you a platinum pass as well.
    Thanks for the offer, Haiko. We may be in NY state soon (upstate), but I don't think we'll be able to make it to Summit. We'll be visiting some ailing relatives and want to devote our full attention to them. I'm hoping to make it to AS West 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Sal,

    I'll give you the pass for August if you want it/can make it?

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    Bibby,

    Vegas then. Block out Feb!
    Thanks Haiko.
    I'll Block-out February.

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    Thanks for everyone's feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    if not then Summit west in Vegas - Feb 2010.
    Quote Originally Posted by bibby
    I will try to plan for the February conference.
    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Vegas then. Block out Feb!
    Quote Originally Posted by bibby
    I'll Block-out February.
    FYI, ASW10 in Vegas will be January 17-19, not in February.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    FYI, ASW10 in Vegas will be January 17-19, not in February.
    thanks for the update.

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    Affiliate Summit is a FANTASTIC show, but if your plans don't allow this year, here's a list of a few others (definitely go to ASE or ASW ASAP though):

    -AdTech
    -Affiliate Convention (just had it's inaugural show)
    -BlogWorld
    -eComXpo (online but a great one to attend and free)
    -PubCon

    There are several locations for all of the shows but BlogWorld. Let us know if you have any other questions.
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    Remember that the shows all have a specific specialty, so if you are into retail affiliate marketing, you want to go to Affiliate Summit. The inaugural Affiliate Convention has definitely a different slant and tone, but if you are working with their types of programs then that is a good choice. But for most affiliates that frequent ABW that focus on retail marketing and not so much on lead gen etc, Affiliate Summit is the choice.

    AdTech, PubCon, BlogWorld are all good, but for their specialties as well. Most general affiliates won't get much out of an AdTech unless it is in their area and they are going to network with folks that probably aren't exhibiting. I like AdTech best when I am part of a booth BlogWorld isn't focused on Affiliate as much as the others are, and it is interesting to meet and talk to people with a different perspective.

    If you are tossing out general conventions there are all the SES and SMX conventions as well.

    For affiliates, stick with Affiliate Summit, in my opinion. Like the OP said, if I had to pick *just one* that's the one.
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    Oh I completely agree with ASW/E being first choice, but if you can't make those there are tons of others to choose from. AdTech had a ton of network and program exhibitors, as well as a huge number of affiliates attending, so that might be a good choice too.
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