So what is the Alt Summit? In their own words: "The Altitude Summit is the premier business conference for pioneering and rookie bloggers and creatives in this space. It's a community of exciting, experimental and expressive thinkers, makers and entrepreneurs."
I would say that anyone who is interested in blogging, any other kind of creative career, or owns a small business would really enjoy this conference. It was great being with women who are trying new things in the creative world. I met illustrators, store owners, baby clothing producers, and bloggers of all kinds.
The conference was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Grand America Hotel.
I got to meet some of my favorite bloggers and it's nice to know they are as nice in person as they are in real life. Here's a list of some of the seminars offered (I was only able to go to a third of them since they had three in each time slot):
-Tuesday: How to Write a Brand Deck; Blogging with Bracery; Finding your Special Sparkle; Pick Yourself
-Wednesday: Community Building; How to Successfully Pitch Content to Magazines and Television Shows; Launching a Product; Instagram: Grow your following; 5 Surefire Strategies to Exponentially Monetize Traffic; The Book Panel; How to Create an Online Course; Photoshop & Branding for Bloggers; Photography for Non Photographers
-Thursday: Taming the To-Do List; Adobe Illustrator 101; Photoshoot: from Concept to Styling to Shooting to Editing to Posting; Going from Blog to Brand; Everything you need to know to become a YouTube Star; Diversity in the Design & Lifestyle Blogging/Social Media World; Driving Traffic to your site: Pinterest & Facebook; Know your Google Analytics & Social Media Stats; Self-Management: Productivity, Energy & Work-Life Balance; Developing & Positioning your brand; Set Goals for your Business; Creative Collaboration
The closing keynote speaker was Guy Kawasaki, who I ever heard of before but apparently wrote this book:
For the whole speech and even afterwards I thought it was Robert Kiyosaki of Rich Dad, Poor Dad book fame. Nope, they're completely different people, just in case you were thinking the same thing.
So my final thought about this conference is this: It was awesome and I'm going again in the winter!