May 31, 2016

Attendance-Worthy Affiliate Conferences in June

June is just about here, which brings a fresh selection of affiliate conferences happening in both the United States and Canada. As mentioned in our previous post about May conferences, we can’t guarantee that there will be any more available openings to attend the following conferences by the time that this is published,  so it will be up to you to look into it.

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition | Chicago, IL | June 7-10


The IRCE is a rather large-scale E-commerce-focused production taking place at McCormick Place West in Chicago next week. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the event. Exhibitors and speakers will focus on the latest in E-commerce practices and solutions.

According to the main IRCE website, attendees will have the chance to connect with more than 7,000 online retailers. 15% of participating companies are sized above the $1B mark.

Some notable speakers include:

  • Greg Bowen, Vice President of Dell Commerce Services
  • Adam Audette, SVP of Organic Search at Merkle
  • Karl Bracken, SVP of Supply Chain Transformation at Target

This is just a taste of who is scheduled to speak at IRCE. To say that there are a lot more speakers would be an understatement. Take a look for yourself. 


Performance Marketing Summit |  Toronto, ON | June 16


Even when Affiliate Marketing Summit isn’t hosting an event strictly under their name, they are leaving their mark under another one. We mentioned Performance Marketing Summit in Chicago last month, and this month they’re moving further up north to Toronto.

Performance Marketing Summit is limited to just 100 attendees, and will last only one day. According to the website, the event is currently sold out, but there is a waiting list if you want to take a shot at getting in.

Affiliate Marketing Summit co-founders Shawn Collins and Missy Ward will be in attendance among others within the Canadian marketing space.


Rakuten Marketing Symposium NY | Brooklyn, NY |  6/22-6/23


Having moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn this year, the 2016 edition of the Rakuten Symposium will provide a well-mixed offering of networking and speaking opportunities to those within the affiliate space.

Events of note include “Advertiser University”, which is a six-hour session that focuses on running an efficient and successful affiliate program in 2016. With lectures and publisher panel discussions, this will certainly be worth checking out.

Also at the Symposium will be a keynote from Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit, an eight-hour “Jumpstart Networking” session, and a “Lessons in Social Advertising” session that will help publishers zero-in on their ROI through social platforms.

With everything that goes into Symposium, it’s unfortunately not a cheap ticket. General registration will set you back $675, and an agency registration is going for $399. However, if you’re looking to meet some heavy players in the space, Symposium is definitely worth the money and the time. Remember that what you get out of conferences is the time and planning that you put into it.


Where will you go this month? Did we miss any good conferences that you know about? Let us know! We love hearing from new publishers. 


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