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Friday, January 25, 2013

Alt Summit from Afar


Last year at this time, I traveled to Salt Lake City with my friend Jill to attend Alt Design Summit, a conference dedicated to beautiful and brilliant blogging. When it comes to interpreting the "design" part of Alt, there are truly no perimeters. There are writers, photographers, fashionistas, foodies, crafters, stylists, marketers, illustrators, and everything in between (like myself) who all come together at the beautiful Grand America Hotel in SLC for a weekend of inspiration and fun. Most attendees have a blog and whether they are just getting started or have been blogging for years, there's something for everyone to learn. In addition to the workshops, last year's keynote speakers were Ben Silbermann (founder of Pinterest), Gretchen Rubin, and Deborah Needleman. Also, there's the most colorful eye candy you'll ever see under one roof and inspiration at every turn.

I did not attend Alt this year because I felt that my experience last year could not be topped. Do you ever feel that way about things? I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Regardless, I've still kept up with Alt from afar by taking Alt Channel classes, reading tips on their blog, and connecting with other bloggers through #altsummit. If you're interested in blogging, I would definitely recommend keeping tabs on what's going on with Alt Design Summit. It's a great conference for newbie bloggers for sure. There's truly some awesome stuff abrewin' in Sal Tlay Ka Siti.

It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Alt because I'm still implementing takeaways from last year. I recently reflected on the post I wrote last year, Lessons from Alt Summit — Link With Love, and I'm happy that I reached my goal in posting more original content. This was definitely due to some of the transformational blogging concepts that I learned at Alt.

I hope that everyone who is at Alt had an amazing time this weekend. I'm looking reading all of the recaps. If you're interested in knowing more about the conference I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

4 comments:

Lotoya Vongrechin said...

This is a nice post. I didn't snag a ticket this year. I am planning to be there in 2014. Will you ever attend again?

Allison said...

Hi Lotoya! I'm definitely interested in attending again. Maybe 2014! There are a few other workshops and conferences that I'm interested in attending this year so we will see. I'd love to see Alt expand to other cities!

Hannah said...

I have loved seeing your original photos and you have a great eye! Your pictures are looking great :)

Also, might be better you weren't in Salt Lake City this past week: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50593512/

Allison said...

Thank you! That means so much to hear that. Yes, I should be thankful I was't there breathing in all of that nastiness. Blech.