40 Days Until Alt Summer 2015

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

Now’s the perfect time to start thinking about your goals for attending Alt Summit. Are you traveling to Salt Lake City for the connections with other social media influencers and creatives? Are you looking to learn new things? Are you hoping to be inspired and return home invigorated?

At Alt Summit all that can happen and more. But not at the same time. So, how do you avoid becoming overwhelmed with all the sessions, networking opportunities, and more?  The answer is by limiting yourself to a couple of goals. What those goals will be are different for each us. Also, recognize there isn’t a one size fits all checklist of what you should be doing between now and the conference.

If it’s your first time attending Alt, start getting to know the sponsors, the speakers, and your fellow attendees. Connecting online ahead of time can help calm your nerves. I’m a huge introvert so following and engaging on social platforms really helps me come with topics to chat about when we meet face to face.

How do you prepare for conferences?

Go Deeper: More Resources

 If doing calms your nerves, here are some resources to help you fine tune goals and get ready.


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.