Alt Summit SF 2014

Alt Summit loved San Francisco! And we hope we can do it again! We are working furiously to secure a great 2014 location. We can't wait to share dates and locations with you as those details firm up! Watch the newsletter for our most current information. 

See our amazing 2103 schedule below, our fabulous sponsors and to see FAQs about the SF event. Get ready, get set and open up that golden gate, because California, here we come!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

6 PM - Dinners with sponsors

8:30 PM - Dessert Party sponsored by Acura


Thursday, July 18, 2013

8 AM - 10 AM  Check-in sponsored by Vivint

Coffee and danishes sponsored by Joss & Main 

Morning Roundtables:

Creating Unique Content & Sponsored Posts led by Victoria Smith & Jordan Ferney

Herringbone Bead Necklaces taught by Courtney Cerruti, sponsored by Creative Bug

Printing Your Own Letterpress Cards taught by Ali Lewis, sponsored by Atly

Ad Networks 101 led by Helen Jane

Selling Your Own Ads 101 led by Liz Stanley

Bing Boards: Driving More Searches to Your Site led by Kristen Kennedy

Work Life Balance led by Lisa Congdon

Open Call for Book Pitches led by Lisa Tauber of Chronicle Books

10 AM – 11 PM - Opening Keynote

Sustaining Yourself While Managing a Creative Business

Mariam Naficy, founder and CEO of Minted 

11 AM – 12 PM - Business of Blogging

This panel will be straightforward, practical discussion about blogs as businesses. Alix Tyler will be ready to discuss building a new community from scratch and blogs as side-gigs. Meg Keene will answer questions about blogging full-time and working with employees and contributors. And Lane Becker, a Venture Capitalist and Investor will talk about when and why a blog might look for investment. 

Meg Keen of A Practical Wedding
Alix Tyler of Modern Kiddo
Lane Becker of Be Origin

12 PM – 1:30 PM - Lunch break and networking 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Do I Need Another Icon/Button

The balance between blogging and the social channels that support it. Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr. Another button? Another username? Do you have to be everywhere? How much time should you spend on those hubs instead of your own site? If you are selective in the social media hubs you use, how should you best let readers/customers/community members find you and connect with you? 

Moderated by Emily Olson of The Startup Couple
Kasey Fleisher Hickey of Turntable Kitchen
Wendy Macnaughton, Illustrator
Maia McDonald of Rue Magazine

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - 15 Minutes of Glory 

Hear four experts give the most interesting presentation they can, on four very different topics.

Rena Tom of Makeshift Society on Roadblocks, Detours & Potholes
Grant Gibson  on How to Design a Space
Cathie Toshach of Bing on UX Design: How To Craft Experiences That Create Desire
Aaron de Simone of I heart Luxe on Fear + Happiness

3:30 PM – 4 PM  Afternoon break sponsored by Joss & Main

4 PM – 5:30 PM  - Closing Keynote

Mike McCue, founder and CEO of Flipboard

6 PM  Alice in Pinterland Party sponsored by Pinterest

Fall down the rabbit hole at the Pinterest headquarters! Join your fellow attendees at 580 7th Street from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for a lot of fun, and maybe a bit of tea partying. 


Where is Alt SF being held?
The 2014 SF location has not been finalized. As soon as it is and dates have been set we will share that information with you!

When will the ALT SF schedule be announced? 
Check back about a month before the event when we will have lots of schedule details to share. Of course, we like to keep a few surprises up our sleeves, which means the final schedule won't be announced until the week of the event. But we guarantee it will knock your socks off! 

How will it be like the Alt SLC event?
We are working hard to keep the intimacy, the networking, the generosity, the eye-popping design and blow-your-mind information that we are known for at our SLC event.

Alt SF is built to give your blog and business a kickstart! Be ready to leave with new friends, new ideas and give a new vision of where you want to go.

The main difference is that instead of attendees choosing between different classes offered at the same time, at Alt SF, attendees will stick together during one track of panels and keynotes. Of course, there will be plenty of time for conversations and networking during breaks and meals. 

Do you need volunteers?
There have been so many generous offers to help at Alt SF. Currently, we are all staffed up.

Will you be holding an event in SF in 2014?
We have plans to hold an event in Summer 2014. However, things are always changing. Watch for a formal announcement in early 2014.  

When will tickets go on sale for Alt SF 2014?
Tickets for summer events generally go on sale in March 2014. Watch the newsletter for further details.

How much is registration for ALT SF 2014? The ticket price has not been set. The ticket price for Alt SF 2013 was $250 for bloggers and $1000 for businesses. 


We've partnered with the best!

For the 2013 Alt Summit in SF, we brought together amazing brands to connect with the movers and shakers of the blogosphere. 

Because it is a one day event, limited sponsorship opportunites are available. Interested in joining the companies below in sponsoring an amazing event? Please contact Sara Urquhart.