Affiliate Summit East 2013 Day 1 Recap

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Sunday, August 18, 2013 was the first day of Affiliate Summit East 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Registration check-in and set-up for the Meet Market kicked off the day at 8:00 AM.

Affiliate Summit East 2013 Sunday registration

I gave my First Timers Orientation for Affiliate Summit East 2013 session at 10:00 AM, and I was glad to see a packed crowd of folks eager to learn how to optimize their time at the conference.

Affiliate Summit East 2013 first timers orientation

This was followed by sixteen breakout sessions throughout the day that covered affiliate programs, blogging, affiliate management, mobile, legal, video, SEO, social media, and more topics.

The Meet Market opened at noon and ran through 6:00 PM with a steady stream of attendees meeting with the table exhibitors.

Affiliate Summit East 2013 Meet Market

During the day, exhibitors built out their booths in the exhibit hall for Monday and Tuesday.

The day wrapped up with Emcee Wade Tonkin leading a series of Elevator Pitches, where attendees could get behind the microphone and share what sorts of people they were trying to meet at the conference.

Emcee Wade Tonkin

This was followed by the Newcomer Program meetup, and then everybody heading out for their Affiliate Summit evening plans.

I checked out the ShareASale Under The Stars Party at the Hard Rock Cafe. Slash and Curt Cobain made an appearance at the party.

Slash and Kurt Cobain - credit: Jessica Commins

It’s been fun to see so many of the attendees sharing pictures on social media of their cheesesteaks and visits to the Rocky stairs.

Here are my gratuitous contributions.

Cheesesteak at Pat's Rocky Stairs

On to day two of Affiliate Summit East 2013.