Over the past few years I have been lucky enough to serve on the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board and see submissions for Affiliate Summit sessions in advance. I always considered it a preview of sorts for the upcoming conference and would jump in and start reading them as soon as they were posted.
This year everyone is being given the opportunity to give their feedback on the sessions for New York. Over 100 speaker proposals were submitted. These will be narrowed down through visitor voting, the Advisory Board feedback, and the conference itself.
Although I have seen a number of posts and Tweets about the voting (including great posts by TrishaLyn Fawver and Adam Reimer), there are not all that many people voting. It’s incredibly easy to vote. You create an account on Slinkset (if you do not already have one) and then simply click on the arrow to the left of the session to turn it blue if you want to vote for it. You can also leave comments.
I won’t say what I voted for, but I do find it interesting that there are quite a few in the top 10 that I did NOT vote for (for various reasons). Maybe I don’t find the same things interesting as other people do? Or maybe my personal preferences for speakers (or against) can sometimes get in the way? At any rate, that is why we need more people in there voting–we need the feedback from as many people as possible to truly represent the variety of people who will attend the conference. I’ve seen people complaining after Affiliate Summit before that there were not any sessions that interested them or they didn’t understand why X, Y, or Z topic were left out. Now is the time to give your feedback.
Click here to visit the voting site. If you are so inclined, here are my two sessions: