About CJU

Year after year, CJU provides the definitive affiliate networking and education experience to our invited guests. Whether you are looking to create new business opportunities, refresh strategies with long-term partners, or receive hands-on training from our experts, CJU is the can't miss event of the year.

This exclusive event returns to the charming beachside town of Santa Barbara, California, where the event was founded over 18 years ago. The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, formally known as The Fess Parker – A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, will again host CJU, providing an intimate and productive setting for networking, while also allowing attendees to enjoy downtown Santa Barbara.

The affiliate space is larger than ever, and at CJU18 you will connect with even more partners, learn how to expand your consumer reach, find new ways to grow your affiliate program, and discover all of the latest innovative solutions that CJ Affiliate has to offer.

Why Attend

While networking is the number one reason people come to CJU, attendees also enjoy CJ Affiliate's latest innovations, thought-provoking session content, engaging keynote speakers, and access to CJ Affiliate experts for hands-on support and trainings in the Discovery Lab.

Networking Events

Year after year, networking remains the number one reason people make CJU their must attend event of the year. CJU18 offers substantial opportunities to connect with established and new partners through a variety of networking events.

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CJU17 was a Huge Success

For a sneak peek at what you can expect at CJU18, take a look at the photo gallery from our event in 2017.

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Justify Your Trip

We know you understand the value of CJU, so to help you convince your boss, we've created a print-ready letter for you to download and use to get approval to attend. If you would like to request a list of companies that have registered for CJU18, and are an active client with CJ Affiliate, please email us at cju@cj.com.

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Your registration is an All Access Pass that provides admittance to Keynotes, Social and Business Networking, Educational Sessions, the Discovery Lab, and includes most meals. See the Agenda for a full list of activities you can attend with your registration pass.

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  • * Advanced Rate Until 04/27/18

Group Rate

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  • 10% Discount applies to groups of 5+
Exclusive Event

CJU is a by-invitation event, and exclusively for active clients of CJ Affiliate. We recommend that you hold off on securing travel until you receive your invitation code and your registration is confirmed.

Frequently Asked Questions

CJU will be held September 12-14, 2018. (Note that CJU is Wednesday-Friday this year.)
Same location but with a new, updated look and name: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (Formerly known as The Fess Parker – A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort) in Santa Barbara, CA.
Early bird registration opens on April 11 at 11:00 AM PDT. Early bird registration will continue through April 27 at the rate of $1,045 ($100 off). Regular registration will open on April 28 at the rate of $1,145.
Registration is open through September 11, 2018 or until we sell out. We will open a waitlist if the event sells out.
You will need your unique invitation code to register. You will receive your invitation code in your CJU18 early bird registration emails starting on April 4, a week prior to registration opening.
The price for single registrations are as follows:

  • Early Bird Price: US$1,045 (April 11 – April 27, 2018)
  • Full Price: US$1,145 (April 28 – September 11, 2018 or until we sell out)
We will open a waitlist if the event sells out.
We offer a 10% discount for groups of five or more when they register at the same time under a primary registrant. The person registering the group will need the invitation code for each registrant. Promotional codes cannot be applied to group pass purchases.
Your CJU18 registration includes admission to all keynote and breakout sessions, Discovery Lab, CJU Connect, and Global Expo. It also includes all general receptions, evening entertainment, and conference meals (breakfast and lunch) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Appetizers at the Welcome Party on Wednesday and cocktail reception, dinner at the CJ You Awards, and a bite at the Late Night Food Court on Thursday are also included.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Advertisers may pay with their CJ Account Number (CID).
Cancellations may be made prior to August 15 without penalty. After August 15, cancellations will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be issued after September 7, 2018. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to cju@cj.com.
Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time at no charge but must be made in writing to cju@cj.com.

Substitution requests for individuals from another company will not be granted.

Substitution requests should be sent to the CJU Registration Team at cju@cj.com Please include the following information:
  • Full names of both the original registrant and substitute registrant
  • Email, title and invitation code of the substitute registrant
Hotel reservations made through CJU18 registration can be transferred to the new registrant. If hotel reservations were made directly through an alternate hotel, the registrant must contact the hotel directly.
The Networking Pass includes six extra beverage tickets for $75.00. Beverage tickets can be shared with colleagues and partners at the After Party event. The Networking Pass can be purchased when you register.
Room reservations for Hilton Santa Barbara will open on April 25, 2018 at 11am PDT. The link to reserve a room will be included in your email on April 25, or visit the Travel & Lodging page to book. Clients will need their unique invitation code to register for a room at the Hilton Santa Barbara. Hilton Santa Barbara will not be taking reservations directly.

Please note: The Hilton Santa Barbara room policy will be the same as last year. If a client books a room at the Hilton Santa Barbara they must register for CJU18 no later than July 13th. If they have not registered by July 13th, we will cancel their room reservation so someone who is registered for the event can get a room onsite. We will send an email reminder to anyone who has not registered for CJU two weeks before the July 13th cut-off to remind them to take action in order to keep their room at the Hilton Santa Barbara.
Once rooms at the Hilton Santa Barbara are sold out, attendees attempting to reserve a room will be given the option to add their name to a waitlist.

We cannot guarantee Hilton Santa Barbara rooms on the waitlist will be fulfilled. We recommend making hotel accommodations at one of the alternate hotels listed on our Travel & Lodging page.

If rooms become available, clients on the waitlist will be contacted in late August.
Mountain and resort view rooms will be $314/night including all taxes, fees, in-room Wi-Fi, and parking. Ocean view rooms are $363/night including all taxes, fees, in-room Wi-Fi, and parking.
One person can reserve up to four rooms at the Hilton Santa Barbara, as long as they pay for all the rooms with one payment method. The person who makes the reservation must provide the names of all the occupants. If those names are not yet determined, they can be added later. If each person pays with their own credit card they must book their own room and can book just the one room.
Reserving a room at the Hilton Santa Barbara requires a three-night minimum stay.
A deposit is not required to reserve a room at the Hilton Santa Barbara. You will need to provide your method of payment, credit card, or CID (Advertisers only). The total charges for your room fees including taxes will be charged automatically on August 20, 2018.

You will need to provide a credit card upon check-in at the Hilton Santa Barbara for incidentals.
Hilton Santa Barbara confirmation numbers will be included in the final details communication the week of September 3, 2018. Hilton Santa Barbara will not have a record of your reservation until after that date. Any changes to your reservation need to be requested through cju@cj.com until you arrive and check-in at the Hilton Santa Barbara.
Room cancellations at the Hilton Santa Barbara may be made prior to August 20, 2018 without penalty. After August 20, refunds will not be issued unless we can find another attendee to take your room reservation.
If you include your Hilton Honors member number when booking your room at the Hilton Santa Barbara, you will receive room night credit towards elite status with Hilton Honors, however you will not receive points resulting from the cost of your room. Incidental charges (those charged to a Member's room) paid for directly by the Member at check-out are eligible for points credit.

Hilton Honors Terms
The Hyatt Centric and Harbor View Inn have some rooms at a preferred rate. All other rates are based on the dates of CJU. You can view alternate hotels and starting rates under the alternate hotel section on the Travel & Lodging page.
Open sponsorships will be available starting April 11. Clients can review sponsorships within the registration interface or download the Sponsorship Prospectus on the Sponsorship page. Advertisers may charge sponsorships to their CID.
Registration opens on Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00AM - 5:30PM in the Hilton – Santa Barbara Foyer. It re-opens on Thursday, September 13 from 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

We will also have an early-bird registration desk open the evening before CJU, Tuesday, September 11, from 5:00PM – 8:00PM in the lobby of the Hilton Santa Barbara. CJU18 passes will not be mailed.
You will automatically receive an invitation to join CJ Universe after you have registered for CJU18. To learn more about CJ Universe, please visit the CJ Universe page.
To schedule sessions, you will need to log into CJ Universe with the username and password you created when you joined CJ Universe (Pathable). An invitation to CJ Universe will be sent once you have registered to attend CJU18. To learn more about CJ Universe, please visit the CJ Universe page.
Yes. Join CJ Universe and set up your entire schedule before you arrive at the event, including private meetings, keynote, sessions, and all the networking events. To learn more about CJ Universe, please visit the CJ Universe page.
Our breakout session schedule can change all the way up to the conference. We aim to make our final changes a couple of weeks before the conference. However, unforeseen circumstances can necessitate a last minute time change or cancellation.
In Santa Barbara, September is typically sunny with an average of 75 degrees.
Due to capacity issues at evening events, we cannot extend attendance to attendee guests.