Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 09, 2013- The Affiliate Summit Pay It Forward Scholarship program was started by conference founders Missy Ward and Shawn Collins to make the education and networking experience of Affiliate Summit available to affiliates who might not otherwise be able to attend.

The most recent event, Affiliate Summit West 2013, had over 5,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibiting companies.

Each recipient of the Affiliate Summit Pay It Forward Scholarship 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 presentations.

Some comments from recent Affiliate Summit Pay It Forward Scholarship recipients:

“I had a great experience at the show, there was an enormous amount of great information to absorb, and it really made me very excited about doing more with affiliate marketing.” – Sarah Davidson, Palm Valley Marketing

“This was my first Affiliate Summit, and thought it was great. I learned quite a bit. I was able to meet face-to-face with my affiliate managers and discuss positives and negatives about the program, and resolve my issues in person. Invaluable!” – Ken Weiss, Lowell Trading, LLC

“I had a great time at the conference and learned a lot. The food was delicious and I met some inspiring people. Thank you for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to tool myself to make some changes and better my finances. I’m excited to put into practice everything I learned.” – Trina Boice

“The Pay It Forward Scholarship was simply the best thing that has happened to me for my Affiliate Marketing career. I was able to network, learn and have fun all within the realm of the industry. I will not miss another Affiliate Summit West after my experience.” – Julio Medina, meDevelopment Mobile

“Affiliate Summit West 2013 was a really memorable experience! I was impressed with the quality of the speakers, the information that was presented and the community of affiliate marketing.” – Carol Charron, A Michigan Thing, LLC

“I enjoyed and learned a lot in the seminars. You guys picked some really great speakers. The meals were great! I especially appreciated the long lunch hours. It made it easier to enjoy the meals and not feel like I had to shove my food down. I am very excited about keeping in touch with my new contacts and about how they might influence and help me be a better affiliate marketer. Thanks soooo much for the opportunity!” – Marcia Brown, Poovey Marketing

Applications will be voted on by the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board. All applicants must also have valid US addresses to qualify.

In order to be considered for an Affiliate Summit Pay It Forward Scholarship, interested parties must complete the online application.

This three-day conference will include an exhibit hall with affiliates, merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

The keynotes for Affiliate Summit East 2013 will be Rae Hoffman, CEO of PushFire; Dr. Randal Pinkett, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, as well as a philanthropist, author, and Season 4 Winner of NBC’s The Apprentice; and Wil Reynolds, Founder of SEER Interactive.

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