Are you planning on going to the Affiliate Summit West for the first time? If so, be sure and sign up for the First Timers Guide to get the most out of the conference. With so many things to see and do, you want to plan ahead to avoid the, “I should have done that” mode.

Shawn Collins, the co-founder of Affiliate Summit takes you through the conference. He’s a super friendly guy that’s welcoming to everybody. You’re going to have a great time at the conference.

The conference has a mentoring program, and if you get signed up soon enough, they will pair you with someone to show you around that has experience from earlier shows.

Your Affiliate Summit mentor guide will help you decide what sessions that you will want to take part in, where the great networking events (parties) are happening and even make sure that you get into the best events.

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas for Affiliate Summit West, then you might want to go to Austin, TX for the first Affiliate Summit Central that happens in June. Austin is great at hosting events.

If you do sign up to go, drop me a note, let’s connect at the show. I’d like to meet as many people as I can at the 2012 event. I'll be glad to give you my opinion on what you should see and do.

Get ready to have a great time, meet great people and come away fired up to get back to work.

I’ll see you at Affiliate Summit West 2012!