For all you affiliate nuts, Linkshare just had their Linkshare Symposium June 2005. The awards up for winning included; Innovative Affiliate of the Year, Innovative Merchant of the Year, Best New Affiliate, Best New Merchant, Merchant's Choice Award, Affiliate's Choice Award, International Merchant of the Year, Best Performance-Based Search Strategy, Best Online Merchandising Campaign, Best Integrated Online-Offline Marketing, Best Overall Online Distribution Strategy, and Performance Marketing's Most Vocal Advocate.
The winner list can be viewed here.
Forum thread at Search Engine Watch Forums
Updated: Here is a great write up named Reflections on the LinkShare Symposium.