An Alt Summit SLC Recap

I just returned from Salt Lake City where I attended my very first Alt Summit SLC. Over the summer I was fortunate enough to attend Alt NYC at Martha Stewart’s Office. Although it was just one day it gave me a good idea of what to expect. Alt Summit was an eye opening experience! I met so many great people and learned so much, it’s going to take a me a bit to process it all!

An Alt Summit SLC recap

Unfortunately due to snow and the polar vortex (ugh) our flights were cancelled, delayed and then cancelled again, so Sarah and I missed the Wednesday night dinners. Bobby of HomeGoods was super sweet and understanding, and allowed us to play the guess the price game in the HomeGoods lounge the next day. As usual, I lost. But it was a very cool game – I had no idea that HomeGoods had so many designer items at such low costs! I also learned about two locations here in NYC we can shop at – Upper West Side and Brooklyn.

An Alt Summit SLC recap

Thursday and Friday were split up into keynotes and several seminars including round tables and design camps. Along the way I met so many inspiring women, which is actually what Alt is all about. Of course these women had insane business cards. I mean, glitter, washi tape, candies and cookies, cut outs, insane!

An Alt Summit SLC recap

We kicked off Alt with a keynote from Garance Dore, whom I first heard speak at Alt NYC. Over the summer Garance shared 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business and on Thursday she shared tips on Dealing With Negativity. Alt Summit concluded with a Q&A with Gaby of DesignMom and Ben Silbermann of Pinterest. It was interesting to hear Ben’s take on starting his own business, how things have changed as the business has grown, and his goals for Pinterest.

An Alt Summit SLC recap

In my two days at Alt Summit SLC I learned about breaking into video, growing my community, the business of blogging, photo styling and much more. We also had some gorgeous parties with some generous sponsors. Here’s a photo recap:

An Alt Summit SLC recap

An Alt Summit SLC recap

An Alt Summit SLC recap

An Alt Summit SLC recap

An Alt Summit SLC recap

An Alt Summit SLC recap

{images by me and Justin Hackworth}

 

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