50 Days Until Alt Summer 2015

By: Eden Hensley Photos by Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

Getting excited about Alt Summer? We are! Wondering what to do before heading to Salt Lake City? Here’s a round up of some of our favorite tips from Alt veterans.

Lisa of LISLI: The Journal shares advice given to her about conquering her Alt anxiety.

Chelsea of Lovely Indeed discusses how she gets her blog shined up and spiffed out for the conference.

Alexis of Jac o’lyn Murphy Designs provides a menu for feeding your family while you’re at Alt.

Kristin of Modish and Main shares a packing list that will ensure you won’t forget any of your essentials.

DeNai of Petunia Pickle Bottom walks you through the must-haves you need in your tote.

Want to learn more about Salt Lake City? Check out this series of posts about what to do and see written by Carly Morgan of Ever Clever Mom. She has tips for out-of-town travelers and covers where to go for breakfast, shopping, staying up late, and amazing only-in-Utah photos!

If you don't yet have your ticket, we still have a few available. Grab your ticket to Alt Summer 2015 before we sell out.

What Alt Summit is Like

Unsure whether Alt Summer is for you? Here’s what a few first time attendees had to say about their experience:

“This was my very first ALT (after 5 years of blogging -- what took me so long?!) and I can tell you it is worth every penny. I could go on and on about the value.” Susan, fleurishing

“I am so happy I decided to go. The whole time I was at the conference I kept noticing how right it felt in terms of both my personal and public life. I … went into Alt hoping for some guidance, reassurance, and inspiration … . I came out with that much and more!” Jen, Organized Jen

“I was nervous leading up to Alt Summit; there’s a lot of chatter about looking fashionable and having stand-out creative business cards, but as soon as I got to Alt, my nervousness diminished. It wasn’t the fashion show I feared. Rather, it was a mess of women (and a handful of men!) who were mainly rooted in two goals: learning and meeting other creatives. .. [T] whole experience was really enjoyable and most of all, motivating.” Melyssa, The Nectar Collective

“I was worried that this intense focus on how people look and what they wore and how beautiful their business cards are would discourage people from forging quality friendships that grow deep beneath the surface. But behind the cute outfits and beyond the beautiful business cards …, I met people who were willing to share their insecurities and struggles, accomplishments and joys. These were people whose beauty and spark emanated from the inside.” Lisa, LISLI: The Journal

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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.