Affiliate Convention - Denver
The first of a series of conventions targeting working affiliate marketers is set to open in Denver Colorado in mid June. Affiliate Convention's inaugural conference takes place June 17 - 20 in Denver. Preliminary attendance figures indicate that over 70% of registered attendees are working affiliates, the folks whose personal efforts comprise the bulk of the work performed in the affiliate marketing industry.
One of the goals of the Affiliate Convention organizers is to create a conference series where admittance is free for the grassroots workers of the industry. It's an approach that makes sense in a counter-intuitive way. While a free conference costs organizers tens of thousands of dollars in potential revenue, the show will attract thousands of affiliate marketers, bringing far more attention to sponsors and trade-show exhibitors. That has helped organizers attract a diverse range of sponsors which, in turn, makes organizing speakers and evening events far easier. As with a well tuned affiliate marketing campaign the smart initial promotion has added to the success of everyone involved in the network.
Another goal of Affiliate Convention organizers has been to create a speaker list designed to bring affiliate marketers the information they need to build their own independent (or in most cases, interdependent) small businesses. Keynote presentations by Kris Jones and Peter Bordes on June 18th and 19th will set the tone for two days of in-depth panels and sessions. Panels at Affiliate Convention include participation from industry luminaries such as Dan Boberg, Jeremy Schoemaker, Heather Paulson, Wade Sisson, David Szetela, and Rosalind Gardner, along with dozens of other well known and highly respected affiliate and Internet marketers.