Spending Time Around Magical People is a Game Changer


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. 



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.


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

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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. 


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.


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!


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.


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.