Conferences 101: Getting Your Site Ready for Visitors

By: Eden Hensley; Photos by Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

Attending conferences can be a great way to reignite your passion for your dreams and to connect with others doing the same thing. There’s something about looking forward to an event and counting down that adds excitement and can drive forward progress.

Here at Alt, we’re counting down the days until we gather in Salt Lake City for Alt Summer, 68 days to go! Joining us for Alt Summer? What are you doing to get ready?

Here are five things you can do today.

Tell people who you are. Do you have an elevator pitch? Try practicing it a few times and see if it still fits.

Now that you’re comfortable, take a look at your About page. Is it current? Does it say who you are? Make sure your About page is top notch.

If you’re no longer feeling your site, consider whether a new look makes sense. Is a re-brand in your future?

Once you’ve told people who you are, take a look at your content and your social media. Does it represent who you are? If not, it may be a good time to put a style guide together.

Finally think about your online set up. Can people find content easily? Are your social media links current? 

How do you get your site ready for conferences?


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.