Wednesday Night Dinners 2016

By: Kelly Smith; Photos by Brooke Dennis and Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

Alt wouldn't be Alt without delicious meals! On Wednesday Night attendees will gather in intimate groups at sponsor-hosted dinners all over the Salt Lake Valley. We will be opening dinner sign-ups on December 21st (that's today!). Once you receive a newsletter with the appropriate link to sign up, you will have the opportunity to see the options that are available to choose from. You then have three days to think about what option is right for you and your business plan, coordinate with friends, and make a selection.

Important things to know:

  • Once a dinner is full, you cannot be added. The reservations have already been made with a set number of people and asking a sponsor or restaurant to accommodate for one more person isn't the best lead in for a first impression. 
  • It is a good idea to focus on this event as a business meeting. Be polite, respectful, and assume that all eyes are on you. 
  • Once your choice has been made, you will not be able to switch dinners. 
  • No matter what dinner you attend, it is best to have an open mind. If you decide that a certain sponsor is better for you, then make the effort to find them at the conference and introduce yourself that way. By asking to switch dinners it may burn a bridge instead of opening up another. Besides, you NEVER know who is going to be sitting right next to you, who you will connect with, or what fun opportunities will be available. 
  • Sponsors work very hard to make these evenings special. Please only attend the dinner you have signed up for and, as with any dinner party, if your plane lands late, or you are unable to make your dinner appointment, please try to connect with your host and share your alternate plans. However, if you sign up for a spot, do everything you can to make your dinner date. Again, you would hate to leave a bad first impression. 
  • Have fun and practice your elevator pitch! This is the such a great way to share with people what you do, what your goals are, and what sets you apart. Make a goal of introducing yourself to everyone at the dinner and by the next day, you will feel like a pro! These are unique events that allow you to connect with a sponsor and with other attendees before the main event begins. Mix, mingle, and enjoy your meal.
  • If for any reason you are having a hard time with sign-ups, don't hesitate to email 

We have some really fun and exciting sponsors who are hosting each of the dinners, and we can't wait to hear about what opportunities you leave the night with!