My Affiliate Summit West 2008 Weightloss Trek: Day 1
I got in to Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon and was extremely tired. I checked into my hotel and just ate some dinner before getting ready for Sunday’s Affiliate Summit. I went to bed early, had jet lag, on Saturday night.
Sunday morning was an adventure. I had to find a way to get to the Affiliate Summit at the Rio All-Suite Resort and Casino, which is about 2 miles from the hotel I am staying at. Being the warrior that I am, I wanted to walk the 2 miles, but it proved to be too much: I had a 15 lbs back pack on. What I did was take a shuttle halfway there, then trekked the rest of the way. It turned out to be a pretty good workout.
It wasn’t that bad a walk, I got there in about 15 minutes. Here are some shots of Vegas as I walked to the Rio:
Bally’s Las Vegas
Ceasar’s Palace: This place was huge, it looks like it spanned 5 square blocks.
A Poster of Toni Braxton on the side of the Flamingo Hotel
The Rio All-Suite Resort and Casino: home of he Affiliate Summit West 2008
After registration, I walked around until the Meet Market opened up. The Meet Market was a cool place to meet some affiliate managers for many of the programs that are available online. It was a cool place to meet new people. I met Zac Johnson for the first time, he was pretty cool. I also got a shoot with one of the Beauty and the Geek girls from a couple of seasons go.
Beauty and Geek model and I
Later that night I attended the Share A Sale Under the Stars Party at the Palms. It was an awesome venue and proved to be an awesome networking party. I didn’t have any drinks, I just had a few bottles of water. Here I finally got to meet of the folks that I read and see online. Some of them were:
Ian Fernando, Joe Tech, Roger, John Chow, and Mark of 45n5.
Here are some of the pictures from the party:
Finally met Zac Johnson, Super Affiliate
Ian Fernando, cool guy
John Chow, a normal geeky, cool dude
The infamous John Chow, trying to force feed me ice cream
Joe from Joe Tech, that goatee is super long
Joe, Mark and I
Monday morning has been great so far, I met Jim Kukral and Tristram Hussey. I am in the Press Bloghaus and then am heading over to the Un-Keynote. I am looking forward to the rest of the day. I plan on walking around and networking some more. What’s better than a workout and meeting new people?
Jim Kukral, cool guy