Join the Awin US Group for two days of education, program guidance and quality networking with top partners.

Our signature thought leadership, education and networking event brings together clients on Awin and ShareASale to support their business goals and drive more revenue through the affiliate channel. Across the two days, attendees will enjoy educational sessions from industry experts, workshops and network tools trainings, one-on-one private meetings, numerous networking opportunities and more.

What to expect:

1:1 Partner Meetings

Once registered, you gain access to our scheduling tool to connect with other attendees and arrange one-on-one meetings.

Expert Insights

Exclusive access to strategic insights and working examples shared by leading experts across the industry's most relevant topics.

ThinkTank Network Awards

For the second year, we will be hosting the ThinkTank Network Awards, which honor the esteemed Awin US Group collective for innovation, performance and growth.

Welcome Reception

Help us kick off another successful ThinkTank on Monday, June 3. With an open bar and lots of networking, this is one night you don’t want to miss.



June 4 - 5, 2019


Renaissance Chicago
Downtown Hotel

1 West Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 372-7200


Any affiliate website with  2 or fewer employees
Any affiliate website with  3 or more employees

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Registration open
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Welcome Reception Sponsored by Groupon
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome remarks
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote: The Future of Retail
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 1: Awin Report 2019 - Celebrating Digital Diversity
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Session 2: Awin Talks - Live
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Session 3: Innovations Panel
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

1:1 partner meetings
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Network Awards dinner
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome remarks
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Session 4: Industry Insights Panel
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:1 partner meetings
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


ThinkTank sponsors benefit from targeted exposure to highly-qualified executives and decision makers across Awin and ShareASale, allowing for competitive positioning of their brand.

Premium sponsors


Advertisers + agencies


Bloggers + publishers

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Event details

When is Awin + ShareASale ThinkTank 2019?

ThinkTank 2019 will take place on June 4-5, 2019.

Where is ThinkTank 2019 being held?

The Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

How many people will attend ThinkTank 2019?

We are expecting over 300 total attendees, with the perfect mix of bloggers, publishers, brands and industry experts.

+ Registration details

When can I register for ThinkTank 2019?

Now! Applications are now open and will stay open until ThinkTank sells out. Be sure to apply before March 1, 2019, to secure the early bird pricing.

Is there a group discount?

All ThinkTank ticket prices do not include a group discount. All individuals must register separately.

What is included in my ThinkTank all access pass?

Each pass includes 100% access to our private meeting scheduling and attending messaging platform, all sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. Additionally, each pass includes one hotel room for one night (6/4), and all meals that are part of the ThinkTank agenda.

When is the last day I can apply?

Applications will stay open until ThinkTank sells out. Apply before March 1, 2019, to secure the early bird pricing.

What is the ThinkTank 2019 cancellation/refund policy?

All cancellations and transfers must take place prior to Friday, March 1, 2019, to receive a full refund.

+ Travel and hotel information

Do I need to book a hotel room?

Hotel rooms are provided for attendees based on the requests provided during registration. Hotel rooms for the night between day 1 and day 2 of ThinkTank (Tuesday, June 4) are included as part of your all access pass!

Do I need to pay for my hotel room?

No, the price of your one-night stay (check in Tuesday, June 4, and check out Wednesday, June 5) at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is included in the price of your all access pass. You are only responsible for covering the cost of any additional nights, and will be required to provide a credit card upon check in to cover any incidentals.

Will parking be available at the hotel?

Yes, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel provides valet parking.
Overnight, fee: $69.00 USD daily*
8-12 hours, fee: $59.00 USD daily
2-8 hours, fee: $49.00 USD daily
Under 2 hours, fee: $39.00 USD

*Please note that Overnight fee is valid until 1:00 P.M., any time past 1:00 P.M. will be billed an additional $5.00 per hour.

Additionally, there are two self-park lots in close proximity to the Renaissance guests can use.

Theater District Self Park
181 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60601, US
24 hours, fee: $48

Government Center Self Park
181 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60601, US
24 hours, fee: $47

What airport should I fly into?

Our guests can use either Midway International Airport or O'hare International Airport. Please see the hotel website for further direction on getting to or from either airport.

What should I wear to the event?

ThinkTank attendees have worn a variety of attire in the past, everything from suit jackets to t-shirts and jeans. There is no official dress code, but we do encourage business casual.

Can I bring a guest to the social events?

Due to the capacity restraints at our venues, we are not able to extend invitations to attendee guests.

I am local and do not need a hotel room, is there a discount available?

Please email us at for more information about local attendee discounts.

+ Sponsorships and speaking opportunities

Are there additional sponsorship opportunities?

Yes! Want to host the Welcome Happy Hour? Prefer to provide coffee and snacks for attendees? Looking to do a combination of everything? Let us know and we'd be happy to create a custom sponsorship for your brand.

Can I apply to speak at the event?

Please complete the full questionnaire during registration to let us know if you are interested in speaking. If you forgot to indicate, feel free to email us at

+ Agenda information

Are there pre-event networking opportunities?

Yes, be sure to join our Welcome Happy Hour the Monday night before ThinkTank (June 3) as we kick off the conference!

We will also be offering a private site for our attendees to network and schedule meetings together. More information to come.

How do I pre-schedule 1:1 partner meetings?

We will have a private site for guests to request appointments with one another during our 1:1 partner meetings.

+ Other

I have a question that wasn't answered here, can you help?

No problem! It is likely that others might have the same question. Send it our way and we will answer it the best we can. And, who knows, it might even end up on our FAQ's.

I have special requests or food allergies, can you accommodate me at the event?

We do our very best to accommodate all types of food allergies. Please let us know what they are and we will get you all set up with the hotel.

Questions or recommendations?

We are constantly working to raise the bar for our network events. If you have any questions or concerns based on prior experience, please let us know.


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