Woo hoo!! We are over the moon excited to announce world famous designer, Todd Oldham as the Closing Keynote of next week's Alt Summit conference!
Throughout his illustrious career, Todd Oldham has infused his love of patterns, textiles, form, and personality into each of his projects. Todd is known for putting on elaborate fashion shows, being named Old Navy's top designer, creating his own versatile floor coverings, starring as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design, and reinvigorating the DIY scene at Target with his fantastic Hand Made Modern collection. It will be such a treat to hear him speak!
LIVE PITCH SESSION - WIN PLANE TIX!
Have you ever wondered how bloggers and content creators land awesome contracts with amazing brands? Pitching is an art! And we thought it would be both fun and educational to have a LIVE pitch session at this year's conference. So we invited one of our sponsors, the amazing Alaska Airlines, to help us out.
On Wednesday afternoon, on the Keynote Stage, we're inviting Alt Summit attendees to pitch ideas to Alaska Airlines. They'll be sitting on the front row, ready to hear your best concepts. How would you want to collaborate with them? Do you have a series of travel posts you're working on? Maybe packing tips? Or family travel ideas? Is there a party you want to throw and they would be the perfect sponsor? Or do you just have an AWESOME random idea that they could underwrite?
Send your pitch ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alt Team will choose the most exciting, compelling ones and invite you to pitch LIVE on stage with a strict time limit and a strict slide limit.
To make it extra fun, participants could receive a pair of airline ticket vouchers on the spot if the Alaska folks are impressed with your pitch!
To help you as you think of pitch ideas, here are a few things you might not know about Alaska Airlines: 1) They offer FREE texting on flights. 2) They serve sparkling wine onboard! 3) They just merged with Virgin America, and have a super fun ad campaign out right now that showcases how different combinations work well together (think salt & caramel, bacon on a donut, and Alaska Airlines + Virgin America).
Be creative! Have fun! We can't wait to see your pitches and we hope YOU win the plane tickets!
BIG BOSS CAR RALLY
Another new addition to this year's event? The Big Boss Car Rally! On Wednesday, in the parking lot of the Saguaro Hotel, join us for a picnic lunch and shop talk with your favorite entrepreneurs. We've got a handful of the coolest small business owners around, each one hanging out at a vintage car, ready to take your questions. And yes, you can take as many photos with the rad cars as you'd like
The awesome Big Boss Entrepreneurs include:
Denai Jones of Petunia Pickle Bottom
Sarah Jones of Miss Jones Baking Co.
Jesse Engle of Link In Profile
Liz Forkin Bohannon of Sseko Designs
Samantha Ettus of The Pie Life
Oh my goodness. So much good stuff! One more note: If you are flying into Palm Springs Airport (PSP) on Tuesday, January 31st, between 8:00am and 6:00pm, be sure to stop at the Alaska Airlines Pop-up display at the airport to get a small welcome gift. Use the password “Prosecco" to claim your surprise!
Have a great weekend. We'll see so many of you soon! Can't wait.