The inaugural Performance Marketing Summit took place March 12, 2013 in New York City.
The one day conference was held at the Baruch College Vertical Campus (site of Affiliate Summit Social Media in 2008 and the first Affiliate Summit in 2003).
The Performance Marketing Summit was limited to 200 people in one room, and we focused on networking and education. All sessions were just 18 minutes long.
Scott Allan, SVP Global Marketing at Rakuten LinkShare, did a great job as emcee for the day, and also wrapped up the show with a presentation.
After lunch, we all had some birthday cake to celebrate Affiliate Summit turning ten years old.
During the afternoon, we had a period of time when anybody in the crowd could jump in front of the microphone and give their elevator pitch.
Dozens of folks took us up on it, and it was great to see the people going over to them later on to network.
The conference finished up with a networking party that was scheduled for an hour and a half, but had to be extended, because nobody wanted to leave.
Affiliate Summit was founded by Missy Ward and Shawn Collins in 2003 for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for performance marketers.