Alt Summit is THE premiere conference for creative entrepreneurs and stylish social media influencers. At our conferences, you’ll find classes and information for a broad range of skill levels. If you’ve already designed a successful line of products, if you opened your first Instagram account last month, if you’re a social media pro, or if you’re just thinking about starting a future blog, then Alt Summit is for you.
The next event is happening Tuesday, January 31st to Friday, February 3rd, 2017, in Palm Springs, California, at the Saguaro Hotel.
Attendees should plan to arrive by Tuesday around noon. Classes and programming will begin Tuesday afternoon, with full days of programming on Wednesday and Thursday. Optional programming will happen on Friday morning. Attendees are welcome to extend their stay for the weekend and enjoy Palm Springs and Southern California as long as they can.
Feel free to check out the FAQs for more about January's event.
It’s been said that tickets to Alt Summit are life-changing. Long before Alison Faulkner of The Alison Show was hosting sold out dance parties and writing best-selling cookie books, she came to Alt Summit to learn about social media and to connect with new friends.
Long before Pinterest had a multi-billion dollar valuation, Ben Silbermann, the founder, attended Alt Summit in the hopes of meeting beta testers for his new little website.
And did you know that 85% of Alt Summit attendees have come back more than once? Maybe even more compelling is the fact that many of the most successful people in our industry don’t like to miss a single Alt Summit.
At Alt Summit, attendees love to talk shop in a forthcoming and honest way. Our goal is to create a cooperative environment where knowledge is candid, plentiful and easily accessible, so we’re thrilled when we get feedback like this:
“It's such a unique experience being surrounded by smart creative supportive business-minded woman who get all the things I do!”
– Gilit Cooper of The Bannerie
Where else can you both get decked out for a Starry Night party, and have a serious conversation about analytics? If you’re ready to talk shop with passionate creatives, we’ll see you at Alt Summit.
Do you ever feel like you are a little too isolated in your work? You’d like someone who knows when to tell you “that’s a great idea!” or maybe even more helpful, “that’s a terrible idea!” Stylish business partners Melanie and Alma first met in the hall at Alt Summit. They realized pretty quickly that it was meant to be: life is short, and they shouldn’t waste any more time not collaborating. Since then they’ve launched and run both a successful online print shop and an adorably whimsical sock company (which you may remember from last summer’s Alt, when they invited us to jump on the bed in our stocking feet!)
Alt Summit is the perfect place to find a business bestie (or two) because of the completely collaborative tone of the conference. It’s not a competition or a chance to boast, it’s all about learning from each other, helping each other and cheering each other on. As Alma says, “Melanie and I have always believed in collaboration over competition. We were able to improve on another’s ideas, boost one another’s confidence, and help one another to grow.”
And if you already have a business bestie? Celebrate your relationship by partying with us at Alt!
Alt Summit was founded in 2009. Since then, there have been 12 major events — seven flagship conferences in Salt Lake City, two summer conferences in New York, one summer conference in San Francisco, and two more summer events in Salt Lake City. And there have been numerous online conferences as well.
Alt’s original name was Altitude Design Summit, but it didn’t take long for the nicknames Alt Summit and Alt, to take over. The conference started as a gathering for design bloggers, and as the new media landscape has changed, our content and attendees have changed too. We now draw creative, design-appreciative entrepreneurs across all sorts of platforms — pinners, instagrammers, vloggers, shop owners, content creators, designers, and yes, still bloggers.
If you’d like to get a feel for what an Alt Summit conference is like, please check out the photos on our Flickr page — they’re organized by conference, and you can browse all 12 events.