Sunday, August 10-12, 2014 was the first day of Affiliate Summit East 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Registration check-in and set-up for the Meet Market kicked off the day at 8:00 AM. I gave my First Timers Orientation for Affiliate Summit East 2014 session at 10:00 AM, and I was glad to see a packed crowd of folks eager to learn how to optimize their time at the conference. This was followed by sixteen breakout sessions throughout the day that covered blogging, content, Facebook, gamification, links, monetization, SEO, WordPress, YouTube, and more topics. The Meet Market opened at noon and ran through 6:00 PM with a steady stream of attendees meeting with the table exhibitors. During the day, exhibitors built out their booths in the exhibit hall for Monday and Tuesday. The day wrapped up with a welcome talk from Emcee Rachel Honoway, followed by a series of elevator pitches where attendees were able to step up on stage to let the crowd know what they’re looking for at the conference. There were lots of networking options in the evening for Affiliate Summit East 2014 attendees. I checked out the ShareASale Under The Stars Party at the Broadway Lounge in the New York Marriott Marquis. Missy Ward and I were humbled and honored by a philanthropy award during the party. On to day two of Affiliate Summit East 2014.