Symposium New York 2015

Symposium New York was held on June 29 - 30 at the New York Hilton Midtown and was the largest event to date with over 650 attendees! We hope to see you at the next Symposium!

Event Details

When & Where


Monday, June 29, 2015
  • There is designated meeting space available in the Huddle Room. Tables can be purchased for $1,000, contact to book your table today. Tables will be available to begin booking meetings through Pathable beginning in May. 

  • For both new and experienced Rakuten Affiliate Network Advertisers: Learn what it takes to manage a successful affiliate marketing program. This full-day session includes updated lectures, Publisher panel discussion, hands-on training, break-out sessions, templates and action plans to take with you. Meet and learn from top Rakuten Marketing affiliate program managers and Publishers.

    Network with other Advertisers and fine-tune your affiliate strategy to enhance your Publisher meetings at Symposium. Continental breakfast and executive lunch are provided.

    Save $100 now with registration online. Contact your Rakuten Marketing representative or get more information here.
    ($499 online/$599 at the door)


  • Join us at the annual Golden Link Awards as we celebrate the golden partnerships that drive performance-based marketing. Your ticket includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and our special awards ceremony! Tickets are $175 a piece and can be purchased during the registration process. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Mixed intensity intervals - using only body weight! Fun for all levels.

    SIX:02 is devoted to your fit, your performance and your style. It's where you can set new goals and take the first step toward reaching them. It's where you know you can go farther, faster. It's THE destination for your fitness life. It's your time, and it starts at SIX:02.

    All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a SIX:02 gift card!

  • 8:00 AM—9:00 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM—9:30 AM
    Executive Remarks
  • Keynote Sessions will begin at 9:30am following Executive Remarks.

    Opening Keynote: Rainn Wilson

    In 2008, Rainn and two of his friends, Joshua Homnick and Devon Gundry, created the program SoulPancake to create a space where people from all walks of life could discuss and question what it means to be human—a place to wrestle with the spiritual, philosophical, and creative journey that is life. Today, SoulPancake spans multiple distribution channels, from web to print to video to live events. In 2010, the SoulPancake book, SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions, was released with thought-provoking essays, bold questions and mind bending art.

  • 10:30 AM—11:00 AM
    Networking Break and Meet & Greet with Rainn Wilson
  • Thrive in the Expectation Economy: Key Consumer Trends for 2016 and beyond…  

    Maxwell Luthy, Director of Trends & Insights at TrendWatching will share a selection of urgent, exciting and actionable trends that will empower you to keep up with and surpass consumers’ accelerating expectations. Trends such as POST-DEMOGRAPHIC CONSUMERISM, BRAND MOVEMENTS and CURRENCIES OF CHANGE will be supported with killer insights and inspiring innovations, from Boston to Beijing. 

  • Join us for lunch in the East Ballroom at the New York Hilton Midtown!

  • Choose between one of four exciting and relevant educational sessions to attend. View topics and descriptions here

  • Rakuten Marketing's famous DealMaker! This block of time allows attendees to meet with current and future business partners in the DealMaker room. There will be 50+ DealMaker tables representing both Advertisers and Publishers. Rakuten Marketing clients are all eligible to purchase a Rakuten Marketing DealMaker sponsorship to highlight your participation during this popular networking segment at Symposium New York.

  • Join friends and partners for the Symposium New York After Party at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park!  Capacity is limited - so get your tickets early for this special evening event. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased during the registration process. 

Golden Link Awards

The Golden Link Awards was held on Monday, June 29 at the famous Edison Ballroom in New York City and brought together more than 350 people representing leading Advertisers, Publishers and Agencies to celebrate excellence and innovation in the performance marketing industry. 

We were excited to bring celebrity comedian Al Madrigal as this year's GLA host! Click here to few the video recap of the event.

Click here to see all of our 2015 Golden Link Award Finalists!

View the 2015 Award Winners


Thank you to our 2015 Symposium New York Sponsors!

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Events Contacts

Sara Gorlick
Senior Director, Global Events

Pam O’Neill
Senior Manager, Events

Kayla Maley
Event Coordinator