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News and Events: List: Conferences / Meetup in 2014.

I’m researching conferences to attend the rest of the year and thought you guys would enjoy what I found. There’s not really an official list anywhere so I think I’ll write a post every half year. Please comment or message me if you know of any conferences / meetups I didn’t write about. 

Here’s an article I did on how to network like a pro at conferences.

Want to save money at conferences?

If you’re not making any money then I don’t think it’s a good idea to spend $2k on full access passes and another $1k on expensive hotels.

My advice is to save your money and invest it in other parts of your businesses.

a) Get the cheapest pass. Another tip is to buy the passes a few months EARLY because some conferences have early bird discounts.  

b) Some of the hotels in places like London or NYC can be expensive so I recommend seeing what Airbnb has to offer. You can save significant money if you stay in a private room of an apartment. If you’re a nobody newbie, no one cares where you’re staying at a conference. 

Also see if there’s anyone you can room with. I posted on WickedFire in 2008 for someone to split the hotel cost with and ended up rooming with Mr. Ian Fernando. 

Boom!

You can do most conferences for under $1k USD

June

What: Ads4Dough Meetup
City: San Diego, USA
Date: Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Every year Jason Akatiff hosts a meet up for affiliates in San Diego. I attended and spoke at once a few years ago and it’s awesome. He brings in relevant speakers and there’s always an awesome after-party at night. 

It’s free and open to anyone (even if you don’t work with A4D). I won’t be attending since I’ll still be in Asia, but I highly encourage you to go. 

July

What: World Domination Summit
City: Portland, Oregon
Date: July 11th, 2014 – July 14th 2014

It’s not as relevant to affiliate marketers, but it looks like an awesome event. It’s hard to explain what it is so you should go to the website for more information. 

I’m heading there for a few days to hang out with AsianEfficiency crew and I want to network with more non – affiliate people. (I still love you guys, just wanna diversify myself)

Anyone coming? If there’s enough interest I can put together a mini-meetup for my readers. 

August

What: Affiliate Summit East 2014
City: New York City, USA @ Marquis Marriott
Date: August 10 – 12, 2014

What: Leadscon New York 2014
City: New York City @ Marquis Marriott
Date: August 14 – 15, 2014

This is interesting. ASE Happens and Leadscon follows immediately after. I predict there will be tons of affiliate zombies at Leadscon.

I’ll be at ASE 100%. Thank you Shawn for bringing it back to New York City.

September

What: Adsimilis Meetup in Dubai 2014
City: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date: Thursday, September 25h, 2014

Adsimilis had their meetup last year in Ibiza and now they’re going to Dubai. They keep raising the bar for exotic places so my predictions for future Adsimilis meetups: Cuba, North Korea, & Antartica

October

What: Ad:tech London
City: London, United Kingdom at National Hall, Olympia
Date: October 21-22, 2014

November

What: Ad:tech New York City
City: New York City, USA @ Javits Center
Date: November 5-6, 2014

I’m a maybe on this. Ad:tech’s definitely great to find newer traffic sources. There are more “suits” at ad:techs than affiliate summits so you should definitely step your dress code up a notch. 

December

None. Enjoy the Holidays.