Affiliate Summit West 2007 was very interesting. I had only been to SES and Pubcons before and never to an Affiliate Summit. The volume of people was pretty amazing. I have never seen so many people at any conference. The Expo hall was just a sea of people. All the exhibitors that I talked to were thrilled with the amount of people present. Normally for SES or Pubcon I may have a quick lunch meeting with a company here or there but at Affiliate Summit I had business meetings pretty much booked solid throughout the 2 days I was there. I did not attend the sessions but a lot of people told me there was some serious self promotion going on. That usually turns me off. I know they were doing feedback forms on the conferences so I hope people do fill them out and let the organizers know if they felt that way. The panel I spoke at was pretty disorganized. The moderator never showed up and it was not until the session was half over that someone actually brought a microphone for the audience (it was only a q&a session).
Lastly probably one of the most interesting things was the Intermark Company Copeac T-Shirts that were handed out at a table there at the expo hall. Now I have been called controversial but I think these guys are taking it to a whole new level. I know it was in partnership with Wickedfire forums on this but I think its pretty ballsy to call out all the other major affiliate forums at the biggest affiliate conference with your T-Shirt 😉