Curious about why we’ve changed up the format of the conference?
The fact is, you need more time at Alt Summit. There’s just SO MUCH GOOD CONTENT. Everything on the schedule has been carefully chosen to be there, because the information shared is important, helpful and valuable. Everything outing, party and meet up is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. You just need more time — to take advantage of all that Alt Summit makes available.
So we’ve doubled the time frame from three days to six. The new extended schedule will allow us to repeat in-demand classes, build more field trips into the schedule (doesn’t a visit to the desert sound good?), to accommodate more small group activities, and to include more breaks. It means you won’t feel pressure as you pick your classes. It means you’ll have more time to sit and talk and make real connections with your fellow attendees.
Something else we’ve learned: You want to explore more of Palm Springs. There are mid-century doors to spot, Joshua trees to take selfies with, night clubs where the Rat Pack use to hang out. As we pondered how to make sure you see as much of Palm Springs as possible, we asked: What if we held classes and hosted activities at all the coolest places in town?
And that’s what we’re doing. The conference will take place at the luxe Parker Palm Springs, AND at the rainbow-joy-filled Saguaro where we’ve hung out for the last two years, AND at the sleek/retro desert-themed Ace Hotel, AND at the classic, iconic Riviera — with it’s amazing old school ballroom.
All week long, you’ll find classes, workshops, and sponsors at all four locations. There will be shuttles circling among all four, a fleet of bikes available, or you can access ample parking at each location if you’re bringing (or renting) a car.
This new format enables you to enjoy four top Palm Springs landmarks, while also getting to know the city better as you hop from one hotel to the next.
We want room to fit in every cool thing we’re digging right now. Yes, you can rely on Alt Summit to provide serious classes with practical takeaways on every topic you need to build your business. But Alt Summit is also about inspiration. And there’s a whole lot we find inspiring.
With quadruple the space, our goal is to bring in even more unforgettable, practical, and inspiring content. Plan on panel-led movie screenings, runway shows from indie designers, gasp-worthy art installations, and world-class music performances. All focused on women-led projects.
One of Alt Summit's primary goals is to amplify women’s voices, and we can’t wait to bring even more of the most interesting women in the world to our conference.
One more thing we know for sure: We need more space for more people. Our waitlist last year was ridiculously long, and left us with a problem to solve. How do we offer more tickets, while keeping the feel of the conference as close-knit and friendly as possible?
We think we’ve landed on the perfect fix. We’re holding classes at more locations, but we’re keeping panels, sessions, and workshops the same size as last year. Which means we’ve got room for more people, without relocating to a cavernous warehouse. Lots more people will be able to attend, but we won’t lose that intimate we’re-all-peers feeling where you get to meet the speakers and eat late night s’mores with your favorite influencers.
In the same vein, we’re also working in lots of small group activities on the schedule, because we know that’s where many of the key friendships and collaborations are made.
We’re pleased as punch with the new format and we think you will be too. Tickets go on sale July 18th. Watch the newsletter for the registration details. In the meantime, check out the about page and the FAQs.