Day 1 of Affiliate Summit West 2011

I started off Affiliate Summit West 2011 with my partner, Missy Ward, at a tattoo parlor to get inked up with the Affiliate Summit logo.

You could say we have some passion for this conference, as we kick off our 8th year with 4,627 affiliate marketers at the Wynn Las Vegas for Affiliate Summit West 2011.

That makes it the biggest Affiliate Summit to date

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Then, I led a 10 AM session geared towards folks attending Affiliate Summit for the first time.

It was great to have a large, packed room of conference attendees looking for advice on how to make the most of Affiliate Summit.

My session was followed by the opening of the Meet Market and a series of breakout sessions that covered all sorts of topics, including blog monetization, web redesign, email marketing, and local lead gen.

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I really liked the way our new method of Q&A via SMS, Web and Twitter worked out.

While the action was taking place in the Meet Market and sessions, the exhibit hall was being built out for days 2 and 3 of Affiliate Summit West 2011.

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In the evening, I headed to the ShareASale “Under the Stars” Party at Tryst Nightclub to continue the networking and good times.

It was a nice celebration to mark the ten year anniversary of ShareASale, and there was a moving speech from Brian Littleton, founder and CEO of ShareASale.

ShareASale “Under the Stars” Party at Tryst Nightclub

Too little sleep and way too much Diet Dr. Pepper now to power me on to day 2.

Check out my Affiliate Summit West 2011 photos.

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