Affiliate Summit West 2012 (January 8-10, 2012), is going to be the biggest Affiliate Summit ever, with more than 5000 registered visitors expected to pack Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel & casino. Talking of which, perhaps it is time for us to move from Hilton New York, where we are meeting every August, like we do it in Vegas: every summit a different hotel. Even better, why not going back to Miami…
Affiliate Summit was founded by Missy Ward and Shawn Collins in 2003. Affiliate Summit West 2012 will be the nineteenth Affiliate Summit conference. While in the first Affiliate Summit, back in November 2003, there were only 200 of us attending NYC conference, it grew over time and exactly a years ago, 4627 arrived to Affiliate Summit East (Vegas) 2011.
Affiliate Summit East Attendees by Year
Affiliate Summit West Attendees by Year
Attendees at Affiliate Summit events break out into five main categories: agencies, affiliates, merchants, networks, and vendors. As you can see below, more than a quarter of attendees at Affiliate Summit are Affiliates. The Networks share the same number, while Merchants, Agencies and Vendors comes in smaller numbers.
Affiliate Summit East 2001 Attendees by Type
Among the main speakers in the summit are Sarah Beeskow (Emcee), Shawn Collins (Co-founder), Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker (Keynote), Heather Smith (Blog Mistress), Jon Spoelstra (Keynote), Eric Thomas (Keynote) and Missy Ward (Co-founder).
Affiliates.info full cover this event closely, bringing you highlights straight from Vegas.
Affiliate Summit West 2012 by the numbers,