The monthly Affiliate Summit Meetups are taking place this week in cities throughout the US and Canada. These events are FREE to attend and a great place to network and learn about internet and affiliate marketing. Each meetup has organized a different session for their groups. Here is some information that will be shared at the start of the meetup. If we do not have a meetup in your city and you would like to start one please contact Mary Poiley. 1. Submit Your Affiliate Summit East 2013 Speaking Proposal Speaking proposals for Affiliate Summit East 2013, taking place August 18-20, 2013 in Philadelphia, are now being accepted. The submission deadline is March 1, 2013. Any submissions after this date will not be considered. Accepted speakers will be notified no later than March 22, 2013. If you have not been contacted by March 22, 2013, your proposal was not accepted. Submit your speaking proposal for Affiliate Summit East 2013. 2. Affiliate Summit East 2013 Pay it Forward Scholarship Affiliate Summit will be sponsoring up to fifty Affiliate Summit Pay it Forward Scholarships for affiliates to attend the conference for the first time. Each recipient of the Affiliate Summit Pay It Forward Scholarships will be awarded one VIP Pass (a $1,249 value) to Affiliate Summit East 2013, taking place in Philadelphia on August 18-20, 2013. VIP Passes include breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday; admission to the Meet Market, Exhibit Hall, Keynotes, all educational sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; participation in the Newcomer program; access to all recorded session videos; and PowerPoint presentations. 3. Take the 2013 AffStat Survey The 11th annual AffStat survey of affiliate marketing statistics is now open through April 3, 2013. AffStat Affiliate Marketing BenchmarksThis AffStat survey is focused on affiliates, so please do not complete the survey unless you are an affiliate. Data from the AffStat survey will be published in future editions of FeedFront Magazine (get a free subscription), and the full report will be available for free. Take the survey now. Affiliate managers and networks – please encourage your affiliates to take the AffStat survey. If you’re interested in the 2012 edition of the AffStat report, it is available to download or read online. 4. Affiliate Summit East 2013 Passes Starting at $99 Affiliate Summit West 2013 is now in the books, and registration is open for Affiliate Summit East 2013. Affiliate Summit East 2013, the premier affiliate marketing conference, is taking place August 18-20, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Get your passes now for the lowest prices – starting at just $99. Early bird registration is open through May 17, 2013. Then the prices go up from May 18, 2013 until the conference.