Spending Time Around Magical People is a Game Changer

SPENDING TIME WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE

One thing we know for sure, if you make the effort to come to Alt Summit, you'll walk away motivated, inspired and encouraged. A lot of that inspiration and encouragement comes from meeting outstanding, like-minded attendees. 

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AT ALT OASIS YOU MIGHT FIND YOUR NEXT BUSINESS PARTNER, YOUR NEXT MENTOR, YOUR NEXT BEST FRIEND

When so many creative minds come together, connections are made and ideas come to life. If you're feeling like you have something to contribute to the world, and you're not sure how to go about it, Alt Oasis will help you figure it out. Seriously. Meeting real people, who have built influential organizations, invented beautiful products, and launched brave, problem-solving ideas, will make a huge impact on you. 

It's much easier to think big, or to make a big idea feel doable, when you're surrounded by amazing people who have taken on challenges, fought through the failures, and kept going.

Want an idea of the remarkable people Alt Summit brings together? Here are some examples of Alt Alumni who are in the middle of creating magic right this minute.

Erin Jang designed a Color Factory art installation at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in Manhattan. It's called the Manhattan Color Walk and each color represents one of 265 streets — from the buckets of lavender mums at the corner bodega, to the forest green scaffolding covering a building under construction. The installation is free for all to enjoy.

No doubt you remember Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love — she was the creator and host of JoAnn’s booth during February’s conference in Palm Springs. And now you'll see her on TV! Amber stars in a the new NBC show, Making It, which launches next month. We saw the trailer and we're already super fans.

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Amanda felt empowered after her first Alt Summit and decided to take her hobby and turn it into a full time business. After launching a successful Kickstarter, she's creating her hand screen-printed tees for a plethora of happy customers. 

Awhile back we heard Olivia Omega, the brand strategist and beloved host of Alt Together, was named one of 20 Female Founders to Watch in Colorado.

Did you see Alt Alum's Brad and Heather Fox have a new show on HGTV? It's a home renovation series called Stay or Sell, and it premiered July 9th. Definitely check it out — it's so much fun to see them in action! 

Elizabeth Rees of Chasing Paper has teamed up with one of our favorite Keynote Speakers, Lisa Congdon, to create a stunning collection of wallpapers.

Bri Emery of Design Love Fest designed and launched a new statement furniture collaboration with Target. It's all about adding style to a room by mixing and layering prints and patterns.

Friends, Alt Oasis is where you'll find your own magic-making inspiration.

ALT OASIS IS WHERE YOU'LL FIND YOUR PEOPLE. YOUR TRIBE. YOUR SQUAD. 

Mark your calendars, tickets go on sale next week — Wednesday, July 18th!

Have questions? We have answers.

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PHOTOS!

On my. We're still on an Altitude Summit 2018 high. Being with you was exhilarating! And the vibe. There was an almost palpable buzz that came from so many creative, talented, friendly, and bad-A women coming together and sharing. 

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ABLE
Calling all designers – and would be designers! Have you started your leather bag design for the ABLE contest yet? You have until next Thursday, March 15 (that's less than one week away!) to submit. If you missed the first announcement with all the details, you can catch up here.

Keep in mind that you don't have to be an established designer to participate. Your entry could be as simple as a drawing on a napkin. And ABLE has made entering super easy. Start by entering your email address here, then the ABLE team will walk you through the entire process. [UPDATE: Contest is now closed.]

We love ABLE. Along with offering the most gorgeous products, they are focused on being a part of something bigger; creating jobs with dignity for women around the world, and celebrating that women everywhere, no matter what our story, are all ABLE to find purpose in our work. It's a philosophy we totally agree with and love to support.

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PHOTOS
We've got so many photos for you. There are 4 albums on Facebook Day OneDay TwoDay Three, and PROM. (Tag all those pretty faces, please!).

And we've got a whole lot more photos here. We've split them up into handy groupings – like portraits, prom pictures, and lifestyle shots.

Check them out, and feel free to use in your recaps or on social (you can credit our photographers, Justin HackworthNicole Breanne Hudson, and Kristen Loken

Motivation Inspiration

Are you in a mid-January mood? (You know what we're talking about). Time for some motivation inspiration! Luckily the Altitude Summit community always has the best advice to propel you forward:

  • Alison delivers monthly encouragement with her awesome bundle geared to keep you on track with your goals so you can be especially awesome.
  • Kachet shares her 2018 priorities and it has us thinking about our own list.
  • Want to start a bullet journal? Pull out your ruler, rainbow gel pens, and blank notebook and let Nikki walk you through.
  • Do you have a list of projects you want to accomplish this year? How does it compare with Janssen's?

Let's give a big Altitude Summit welcome to new conference sponsors Grove Collaborative and Day Owl Rosé!

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GROVE COLLABORATIVE
In the mood for some deep cleaning? Grove Collaborative is a fast-growing online retailer that has curated the best in natural and organic products for the home and body and they deliver them* right to your doorstep, on your preferred schedule. They sell all the popular natural brands like Method, Mrs. Meyer's, Seventh Generation, Caldrea, Tom's of Maine, Schmidt's, Burt's Bees as well as their own brand of products. Customers love their personalized friendly service, range of products and the ability to schedule their deliveries to suit their household. They are also a certified B Corp - one of just 1,700 companies that meet the world’s most rigorous standard for businesses supporting social, environmental and community well-being.

*Fun fact: with every shipment Grove sends out, they buy a piece of the rainforest to offset your carbon emissions! Every product sold on Grove meets their high standards so you can shop with confidence for your family and home.

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DAY OWL
A play on the familiar "Night Owl" persona, Day Owl is dedicated to living life to the fullest, seizing each day, and savoring the moment with a refreshing rosé. Their wine is a light and bright Barbera Rosé, featuring juicy fruit flavor thanks to cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Bright, citrusy, and effortlessly cool, this versatile Rosé pairs perfectly with whatever the day throws at it. #livefortheday

Day Owl Rosé is excited to be the official wine sponsor of Altitude Summit. They're taking over the Saguaro Pool Bar to serve you "Rosé All Day", so get ready for some sips in the sun! And be on the lookout for their Instagram contest for a chance the win some fun "sun-spiration" prizes.

Resolutions

RESOLUTIONS
How do you feel about setting goals? Do you like to carefully contemplate a year's worth of goals at a time? Or perhaps you prefer setting new intentions every month to keep you moving towards a larger purpose? With Alt Summit just 60 days away, we're thinking about how we can help you achieve whatever it is that you want to accomplish this year. Whether you are attending in person, or joining us through Alt Together, expect content that will help you be better and do more in business and life. Cheers to 2018!

This week's sponsor highlights include two brands that not only want to inspire you, but to help you with practical how-to information. We're thrilled they are going to be a part of this year's Alt Summit!

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JOANN
For nearly 75 years, JOANN has inspired creativity in the hearts, hands and minds of its customers. From a single storefront in Cleveland, Ohio, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer has grown to include more than 865 stores across 49 states and an industry-leading e-commerce business. With the goal of helping every customer find their creative Happy Place, JOANN serves as a convenient single stop for all of the supplies, guidance and inspiration needed to achieve any project or passion.

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WORDPRESS
Every website starts with an idea. WordPress.com provides the design, features, and support to bring it to life. Choose your theme, pick a domain, select a plan, and start building your future. Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, they know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. They're grateful for their current users and love having you around. And if you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give them a try. They'd love to become your home on the web.

SPEAKERS!
We've updated the speaker page with more amazing names and faces. Some are well loved repeat speakers, and others are first timers – all have something practical, important, inspirational or useful to share. 

Announcing First Round of Speakers!

SPONSORS!

Hip-Hip-Hooray for fantastic brands that allow us to do what we do! Like Santa, we definitely have a naughty and nice list of our own where we categorize brands that get-it and those that just don't. Here are two more to add to your "good to influencers" list. One of them has been and continues to be an amazing partner to the Alt Summit community for many years, and the second is a new to our community and can't wait to meet you!

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Munchkin is on a mission to be the most loved baby lifestyle brand in the world. For over 25 years they have been creating smart, innovative products ranging from award-winning sippy cups to diaper pails, and now consumables with their popular Milkmakers lactation cookies and teas. Forget about the stress and chaos and enjoy the simplicity and smiles of parenting, because at Munchkin they know that it's the little things that make the biggest difference.

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Since 2000, ShareASale helps Affiliates like you find relevant retail partners to connect with and promote. In addition to giving you access to over 4,500 partners, ShareASale takes care of tracking commissions, provides easy-to-interpret reporting, and most importantly – pays your commissions on time each month. They can't wait to teach you all about affiliates and monetizing, finding the right brands and products and merchant programs.

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We're thrilled to announce our first round of speakers! From a former lawyer turned influencer coach, to a Guinness World Record holder, to a CEO of a wildly successful children's brand (and more!), this incredible group is gearing up to challenge, engage, and inspire our Alt Summit and Alt Together attendees! See them here, and stay tuned for more speaker and schedule announcements – the first round is about 25% of the total list, so lots more fun to come.

The More the Merrier!

LOWE'S

Our favorite Saturday errand is coming to Alt Summit, and we couldn't be more thrilled! A go-to destination for home improvement supplies since 1946, Lowe's is continually investing in helping people learn about home improvement. 

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By offering homeowners everything from simple how-to projects to renovation ideas, Lowe's is inspiring a new generation of DIYers and helping people love where they live. They are delighted to come to Alt Summit to meet some of the best and brightest creators around.

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ALT TOGETHER IS OFFICIALLY HAPPENING!!

We have happy news to share: Alt Together is a GO. This is going to be an amazing opportunity to deep-dive learn and virtually meet like-minded folks. And more good news: because we don't have the same attendee limitations as we do with an in-person conference, there's still room for you and all your friends to register. The more the merrier! We can't wait to introduce you to your host and to each other. 

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25 DAYS
Can you believe tomorrow is December 1st? Time to start your advent calendar. Stumped for ideas? The Alt Summit community has got you covered. We love these creative, unifying, playful, merrymaking calendars created by our tribe: 

The catalogue collection of advent calendars created by Oh Happy Day! over the years is impressive, and you're sure to find one that fits your decor style.

We love the simplicity of this printable puzzle calendar by Make and Takes. Easy to put together, but brilliant! 

Is the paper chain more your scene? Grab this upscale Caravan Shoppe version.

Instill the joy of giving in your family with these ideas from Green Child.

Not in the DIY mood? Check out this adorable Petit Collage pop-out.

Any activity that involves cozy reading is our favorite. Cloudy Day Gray shows you how to decorate your Christmas tree and make time for snuggles.

This sophisticated kindness calendar by Lovely Indeed is a great way to put a thoughtful and compassionate focus on the holidays.