How to Be Ridiculously Interesting (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

By: Carolyn Glanville of Flipboard Photos from Flipboard It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, running a social media account, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if the goal is to attract an audience,  there’s one thing you must do: You have to be interesting. Sure it’s obvious, but if it were easy, everyone […]

Alt on Topic: Design Curated by Laurie Smithwick of LEAP Design

By: Eden Hensley Photos by: Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit Design plays a huge role in determining whether brands, sites, and publications succeed or fail. Examples of good and bad design surround us. Yet we may not understand what makes a design attract us (or alternately repel us). In our July Alt on Topic workshop curated […]

Alt Summit Summer Recaps Part Two

By: Eden Hensley Photos by: Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit Last week at Alt Summit Summer we made connections, we scribbled down or typed notes furiously. Here is another batch of recaps from attendees and speakers along with a request for ideas on how to foster a welcoming community. Showcasing Your Business Cards Let us start […]

Alt Chat Wednesday: Taking Risks

By: Eden Hensley Photo By: Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit Suffering from the post-Alt Summit blues? Ease yourself back into your day-to-day realities with an online Twitter chat. Never participated in a Twitter chat before? No worries! Today’s chat is all about taking risks, stepping outside your comfort zone, and trying something new. Join the […]

Alt Summit Summer Recaps Part One

By: Eden Hensley Photos by: Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit Alt Summit exists as a place to bring together exciting, experimental and expressive thinkers, makers, and entrepreneurs. We hope by creating a space ripe for connections and inspiration that Alt Summit will be a memorable experience–both for those who make the investment to attend in […]

Follow Up 101: Five Steps for Increasing the ROI on Your Conference Investment

Alt Summit Summer conference has ended. You have pages of notes and handfuls of business cards. Now what? Now is the time to review what worked, what did not work, and what you want and need to do next. The actions you take in the next week and the next month will determine how valuable […]

Attending Conferences 101: Maximizing Your Experience

Conferences are not just all glitz and glamour. They are opportunities for business growth, career advancement, and continued learning. As we are halfway through our first ever Alt Summit Summer conference, here are three tips for how you can maximize your experience here in Salt Lake City or at any multiple day conference.  Revisit Your […]

Alt Chat Wednesday: Hosting One-of-a-Kind Events

By: Eden Hensley Photos by Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit A well thought out and planned event can leave guests talking about if for years to come. For some hosts, this magic seems to happen at all of their events. For other hosts, the magic proves elusive. Join the Alt community Wednesday morning at 9 […]

Tips for Enjoying Your Conference

By: Eden Hensley Photos by: Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit In just one day, registration will open for our first Alt Summit Summer. Some attendees are furiously crafting final touches for their business cards. Others are trying to get all of their outfits into their suitcase. Speakers are checking their notes, practicing, and running through […]