Unmatched Networking & Business Building Opportunities
Meet and network with the industry's top affiliates, merchants and agencies and grow your ROI.
Registration for the intensely anticipated AvantExpo 2018 is now open! The sixth annual AvantLink user conference will return once more to Park City, Utah, at the beautiful and one-of-a-kind Silver Baron hotel & resort June 27-29. Attendees will meet face-to-face with AvantLink's most high-impact and prolific merchants, agencies and affiliates, rising stars and network employees. Networking opportunities are second-to-none paired with network and channel specific education sessions from a variety of industry thought leaders.
"Go to AvantExpo. I was skeptical while on the way down to the event, not sure of what to expect or if it would be like other business conferences… I can assure you it is not. I learned SO MUCH and in the affiliate channel, building relationships is so important. At Expo, they let you do that in a fun, structured, meaningful way." - Erica Johnson, Corporate Accounts Program Manager, Diamondback
AvantExpo's signature feature combines structured networking opportunities with once in a lifetime activities native to the Park City area. This enables business discussions to happen more naturally and efficiently, all in environments that are nothing short of highly memorable.
New for 2018, attendance is opened up to more merchants and affiliates than ever before. Register to attend AvantExpo 2018 as either an affiliate or a merchant and meet with the very best minds in the affiliate industry.
Each attendance package includes the costs for the event registration, event-sponsored meals, drinks, activities and more.
Affiliates, merchants and agencies can register with a standard attendance package. See Sponsorship opportunities for higher impact attendance opportunities.
*AvantLink reserves the right to approve or deny any registrant for any reason
Sponsorships maximize your company's presence at AvantExpo. Each sponsorship offers unique brand-awareness opportunities, including ample brand exposure before, during and after the event. Full registration costs for company representatives are included with each package and covers the cost of registration, event-sponsored meals, drinks, activities and more.
Affiliates, agencies, merchants and solution providers can sponsor the AvantExpo user conference.
The Silver Baron Lodge, Park City, Utah
AvantExpo will return to the Silver Baron Lodge in Park City, Utah. Home to AvantExpo 2015, this pristine venue is nestled at the base of the Deer Valley Ski Resort and just minutes away from historic and lively Park City Main Street. The venue, themed after a Park City silver mine, offers breathtaking views, unbelievable rooms, and access to all of the area's attractions and activities.
Instructions for reserving hotel rooms are included in registration confirmation emails. Silver Baron hotel room types and their special conference rates are below:
AvantExpo 2018 Schedule
Wednesday, June 27
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Opening Remarks and Education Sessions
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Opening Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Opening Dinner
Thursday, June 28
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Breakfast
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: AvantLink 'Best Of' Awards
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Dedicated Networking Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Conference Networking Activities
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Free Time To Explore & Dine In Park City
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM: After Party On Park City Main Street
Friday, June 29
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Closing Breakfast
Session Details (Wednesday, June 27)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Title: The Present and Future Of AvantLink:
Presenter: Scott Kalbach (AvantLink), Scott Chaplin (AvantLink)
Description: A discussion with AvantLink's executive leadership about the state of the network and what the next year holds for platform updates, new client verticals and other important roadmap information attendees will want to hear.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Title: How Can Content and Coupon Affiliates Coexist Within The Same Program?
Presenters: Jen Hudak (AvantLink), Sean McDevitt (ZiffDavis), Ryan Jordan (Backpacking Light), Lori Haddan (KEEN)
Description: An in-depth dive into the major categories of affiliates in the channel and how they interact with one another while each pushing for the same goal of driving sales. Representatives from content, coupon and deal/shopping affiliates will all comment on how they've adpated to the current environment and the technology solutions that help keep each affiliate involved and compensated.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Title: The AvantLink Development Roadmap
Presenter: Andy Benton (AvantLink)
Description: A recap of the past year's developments and updates to the network followed by a look at what is to come in the next year. Be the first to learn about major changes to the network and first-hand looks at new technology on the AvantLink network.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Title: Frenemies For Life: Why Influencer & Affiliate Should Coexist But Not Overlap
Presenter: Chad Waite (AvantLink/Fervora)
Description: A practical, data-driven look from both an influencer network and an affiliate network that shows how the affiliate channel and influencer marketing cannot operate in the same space. Learn clear-cut definitions of just what an influencer is, the biggest bottlenecks they face in the affiliate channel and how to properly leverage their impact.
Interested in sponsoring or attending AvantExpo? Let us know! Use the form below to contact the AvantExpo team and we'll get back to you ASAP.