Affiliate Summit Here I Come!

By Ian Fernando

"There's a Letter in Your Inbox!" The sound of my Samsung BlackJack when I received an email. I opened it up and I will be attending Affiliate Summit West 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The dates are February 24th to the 26th.

This will not be a short post as there is a story behind this as well.

What is Affiliate Summit West?

Affiliate Summit, Inc. was founded by affiliate marketing industry veterans Shawn Collins and Missy Ward and serves the affiliate marketing professional community. The mission of Affiliate Summit is to be the leading global source of learning and networking opportunities surrounding the affiliate marketing industry.

Source: Affiliate Summit

This is a great opportunity for me since I am an affiliate marketer and a learner. I am very excited to have been chosen to cover Affiliate Summit on my Blog and will I cover it, to the fullest! Video Cameras everywhere!

But this will be one of the biggest seminars I will be going to! usually the seminars I go to are local, driving distance and its usually one eight hour day. Affiliate Summit is 3 days!

Mark from will be the Blog Room Captain at Affiliate Summit 2008 West, where he will act as a liaison between Affiliate Summit and the attending bloggers in the official Affiliate Summit Blogging Room. I will be personally meeting him and joining him in his Blog Room.

Source: Affiliate Summit Blog

Jim Kukral is going to be the MC for Affiliate Summit 2008 West. Since 2000, Jim Kukral has actively participated in the affiliate marketing industry in multiple roles. Because of his wide range of work experience, Jim is able to bring a well-rounded perspective to the industry.

Source: Affiliate Summit Blog

Jason Calacanis is the founder and CEO of and will be deliver the keynote address at Affiliate Summit. Jason co-founded and was the CEO of Weblogs, Inc., a network of popular weblogs that was sold to AOL in November 2005. Upon joining AOL, he was appointed senior vice president. In addition, he was named general manager of AOL’s Netscape and was responsible for the July 2006 relaunch of the iconic browser as a social bookmarking news site.

Source: Affiliate Summit Blog


Watch More Affilaite Summit Videos

If you would like to meet me, Mark, and others at Affiliate Summit there are several ways to do so.

  1. Create a Video - A Contest on Affiliate Summit
  2. Receive a Press Pass - This is the Reason I am going, but Affiliate Summit will be selective on who is going.
  3. Enter Ian's Contest - Ian Lee that is.

Things I am and will be doing to Prepare for and at Affiliate Summit

I will be there to cover Affiliate Summit, so videos and pictures is a must for this blog. Here are somethings that I will be doing as well, I will have to read the regulations to make sure I can do these:

  • Book my Flight!
  • Decide type of clothing I will be wearing in Vegas
  • Make a Shirt with my Brand/Logo on there
  • Maybe even hand out my Shirts?
  • Get ready for my Business Cards
  • Bring 2 Cameras
  • Bring a Video Camcorder
  • Have Multiple Batteries and Storage Cards
  • Meet with Affiliate Marketers and Learn
  • Meet with Bloggers and Network (in the Blog Room) and other places
  • Gamble...

The Gamble part I do not know yet since I am not a gambler myself. Las Vegas is Sin City, what you do in Vegas Stays in Vegas as they say. I wonder if I will be able to see the members of CSI in Vegas. Meet me at Affiliate Summit everyone! I hope to network and meet new people and especially learn!

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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