Affiliate Summit East NY Parties & Events

This guest post was written by Dina Riccobono of MarketLeverage. Like most of the affiliate marketing industry, Dina and MarketLeverage will be at Affiliate Summit East next Weekend. Dina took the time to write up a nice post on some of the networking events parties and events taking place at this year’s ASE. Feel free to follow up with any events we may have missed and they will be added to the post.

If you’re headed to New York for Affiliate Summit East, you’ve probably already heard some of the buzz about the great networking opportunities. There are so many events taking place, and it can be difficult to choose which ones to attend. I’ve listed my personal picks for first time attendees, and for ASE veterans looking to shake up their show experience.

– Affiliate Summit’s Ning Network (

Amy from the Affiliate Summit team put together a great community on Ning for ASE (and ASW) attendees to do some pre-networking online. With over 2,300 show attendees from the East and West coasts registered to the group, Ning’s a great place to develop solid business connections with Affiliate Summit speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. Keynote Chris Brogan and presenter Jay Berkowitz are two of the event headliners who can currently be found on Affiliate Summit’s Ning network.

–,, the Affiliate Thing podcast, and The Spew

Shawn Collins and Missy Ward, Affiliate Summit’s co-founders, have a list of invitations a mile long. For the most up-to-date information about the show, affiliate happenings, and key networking opportunities, visit their blogs and podcasts.

– The Meet Market

If you plan on sleeping in during exhibit hours, then the Meet Market is your best option to meet affiliate networks and online merchants. This popular event takes place on Sunday, August 9th, from Noon to 6pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the NY lifestyle Saturday, sleep in, grab some coffee, and hit the hall after. There’s also a silent auction with valuable items up for grabs, including travel and retailer gift cards, with proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. The Meet Market is usually packed, so you’re likely to run into some familiar faces.

– The MarketLeverage A-List Yacht Party

I wouldn’t be a good marketer if I didn’t plug our own Affiliate Summit event! Tickets for the MarketLeverage Yacht Party are given by invitation only.  If you’ve already received an invite, be prepared to mingle with the best and the brightest in the industry. If you would like to join us on the yacht, you can register to win one of three pairs of tickets here: ( The party begins at 5:45pm with VIP limousine transportation from the Hilton NYC to the 97-foot yacht, Valiant, and returns you to the Hilton just in time for the Affiliate Summit TweetUp.

– Affiliate Summit TweetUp

If you’re a social networking fan, user, expert, or newbie, this is a great place to meet your fellow tweeps in person. Besides being the hosted event of the day, the TweetUp is a low-key alternative to the typical nightclub networking events.

– Ask the Experts

The largest gathering of industry experts who will answer your questions for free assembles towards the end of the first day of Affiliate Summit. This may very well be the only time you can ask for free feedback and advice about your landing pages, marketing strategies, and Google rules to name a few, so use your time wisely!

– Dot Com Pizza Party

Join John Chow and MLDina (that’s me!) for an official ‘Dot Com Pho’ Pizza edition from 6-8pm at Famous Original Ray’s on Broadway, just a few blocks from the show site. The pizza is free, the beer’s on you, and don’t be surprised if you end up in a pizza eating competition against John Chow. Hey – it’s great linkbait!

– Affiliate Summit Karaoke

Brett Petersel and Michael Gruen from TechKaraoke are setting up shop at the Sutton Complex to give you your 15 minutes of fame, and your friends some great blackmail footage. If you can sing well, or even if you can’t, stop by for a memorable social networking experience.

– The Blogger Room

Another limited access area is the Blogger Room. If you want to play Wii with Zac Johnson, pose for pictures with ShoeMoney, or steal swag with John Chow, a press pass is a great start. The Blogger Room is the perfect spot to catch up on some emails, grab exclusive interviews, and organize your agenda and session notes.

– Live and the Affiliate Triathlon

If you have a late flight or are sticking around for a long weekend, you don’t want to miss the live broadcast and the Affiliate Triathlon. Several GeekCast regulars, including Shawn Collins, Lisa Picarille, and Jim Kukral host an open discussion about the industry, and this is one of the few opportunities to sit in on a live broadcast.

The Affiliate Triathlon is a fun competition of unusual skills tests (last year’s event included a tricycle course) for talented athletes and less-active affiliates alike. Proceeds from this event go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, and the grand prize winner takes home a 10×10 exhibit booth at ASW 2010 in Las Vegas. If you don’t plan on exhibiting, you can sell the booth space to the highest bidder.

This is just a sample of the dozens of great events where you can meet others in the industry and develop some solid business connections. Affiliate Summit is sold out, so you know the event is going to be huge! If you’re unable to attend this year’s show, then stay in the loop by reading the various blogs and joining the social networks mentioned above to get an idea of the topics discussed and the opportunities that are available to you and to your online business by attending Affiliate Summit conferences. Hope to see you at ASE, and as always, feel free to reach out with any questions!

**If you’d like to meet the MarketLeverage team in person, stop by Meet Market table #79 or booth #1306 at the exhibit hall. We’ll be giving away a VIP trip for 2 to Orlando!

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  1. Thanks for posting this Zac! There were too many great events to list, so I picked my favorites. Maybe I'll do a follow up after the show and let you know if this list still stands!

  2. Can't wait! It's hard to believe it's just a little over a week away. I'll be there, in the blogger room, the Tweetup, and just out and about. Hope to catch up with you guys at some point.

  3. Has anyone been to Affiliate Summit (affiliate marketing)? Is it worth going if you are a newbie?

  4. Affiliate Summit East looks like a great time. I won't be there, but I look forward to hearing from those who have and checking out reports on affiliate blogs.

  5. sounds like a cool event…maybe next year i will drop by and host an event…i have something in mind.

  6. If you’re headed to New York for link Summit East, you’ve probably already heard some of the ring about the great networking opportunities. There are so many events taking place, and it can be difficult to choose which ones to be there. I’ve listed my personal picks for first time attendees, and for A SCREAM very well looking to tremble up their show incident.

  7. Good post. Affiliate Summit sounds to be an interesting event. All the best to participants and organizers.

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