The Date Debate: Why is NamesCon at the Same Time as Affiliate Summit West?

vegasaerial Vegas is a workhorse for conferences, and one of the easiest destinations in the world to get to, making it an efficient choice for us and our attendees. We wrote about why we chose Vegas as the NamesCon host city a while back, shortly after we announced that we had locked down our conference dates through to 2019.

Many of our registered attendees have noted that Affiliate Summit West dates for 2016 overlap with NamesCon. We announced our show dates on February 22, 2015, and ASW followed up a week later with their own date announcements. While this makes for an incredibly busy week for attendees who may want to experience both conferences (our hats are off to HasTraffic, who will have a booth at both ASW and NamesCon this year!), we see it as a great opportunity for those ASW attendees who have not yet had the chance to experience NamesCon to find out what we're all about.

With an increasing number of affiliate marketers attending both ASW and NamesCon, we are welcoming the date overlap for 2016 with open arms as we hope people are able to attend both conferences. We expect to see many ASW faces at NamesCon on Wednesday, January 13th as ASW's last day is the Tuesday prior.

If you are attending ASW and don't know about NamesCon - it's the largest commercial domain name conference with over 1,000 attendees including the registries, registrars and almost all of the major domain portfolio owners in the industry. Want to meet someone who can connect you with the owner of a category killer domain name? You'll find them at NamesCon. Want to discuss matching affiliate offers with highly visited targeted domains? You'll find them at NamesCon.

As of 2017, NamesCon has secured dates for later in January. But for this year, those coming to Vegas in early January have a unique opportunity to hit two shows with one stone.

To help you plan for following years, here are the NamesCon dates through to 2019:

Sunday, January 22 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Sunday, January 28 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Sunday, January 27 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

See you all in Las Vegas in January!