What is Alt Summit?
Alt Summit is the premiere conference for creative women entrepreneurs and the people who want to connect with them. Expect the best classes, friendly networking, and inspiration around every corner.
Will there be an Alt Summit 2021?
There will not be an Alt Summit 2021. We have concluded we can not confidently and safely schedule a 2021 in-person conference. If that changes, we will make announcements via our newsletter and social media.
Our last conference was in late February/early March 2020. Our current plans:
Alt Summit 2020 – It was a great success!
Alt Summit 2021 – No thanks, there’s a pandemic.
Alt Summit 2022 – It’s Going To Be the Best Alt Summit Ever!
When will you announce Alt Summit 2022?
As soon as it’s safe to start hosting conferences, we’ll make plans and announce them via our newsletter and social media.
Can I pitch to speak at Alt Summit 2022?
We are not accepting speaker pitches at this time.
Where does Alt Summit take place?
Alt Summit’s flagship event has been held in Salt Lake City since its inception, with smaller events taking place in New York City, San Francisco, and online.
In 2016, Alt Summit moved to the vibrant, colorful and endlessly instagrammable City of Palm Springs.
Who comes to Alt?
Female entrepreneurs in creative fields, and the people (and brands!) who want to connect with them. Some attendees have been blogging, designing, running a business, or building their social media following for years. Others just opened an Instagram account yesterday. And still others are thinking about launching a website next month. There are no pre-reqs for attendees.
Attendees are kind, open-minded, smart, and design-conscious. They are looking for opportunities to follow their passion, find meaningful work, and contribute positively to the world. They are intentional about their life and their purchases. They freely share what they’ve learned, and love to connect with others in real ways.
Alt Summit is where you’ll find your people.
What does my ticket include?
Full access to all six days of content including keynotes, screenings, performances, panels, classes, roundtables, workshops, and craft demos. That’s over 400 sessions to choose from!
Full access to parties, cocktail hours, lunches, and networking meetups.
Full access to pop-up shops, book signings, sponsor areas, art experiences, lounges, and beauty bars.
Full access to our Gifting Party where you’ll get to choose complimentary goodies from dozens of specialty brands.
Plus access to optional bonus content like field trips, attendee-organized meetups, deep dive long-format workshops, complimentary headshots, and sponsored dinners.
How can I connect with fellow attendees?
The best way to connect with fellow attendees is the official Alt Summit 2020 app, which will be available for download in January 2020. On the app you can find a ton of information about the conference and speakers and schedule — as well as connect directly with attendees and sponsors.
In the meantime, you can connect with the entire Alt Summit community by joining our Facebook group.
Do I need to sign-up for classes before the conference?
You do not need to sign-up for panels, workshops, or keynotes before the conference.
There will be opportunities to sign-up ahead of the conference for included bonus content like sponsored dinners and field trips. Registered attendees will be notified of these sign-ups via our newsletter.
Should I bring my kids?
The schedule, content, and activities are designed for grown-up attendees. Babes-in-arms are welcome; any other accompanying family members will require a full paid ticket.
How can I find out more details about the conference?
Every year we make announcements leading up to the conference via our newsletter — announcements like keynote speakers, party themes, field trip sign-ups and more. If you’re not already subscribed, you can do that here.
As Alt Summit gets closer, we will also post conference updates and announcements on our app. The Alt Summit app will be available for download in January.
Will you be giving away tickets through contests or scholarship programs?
Yes, we will. But keep in mind that these types of tickets are extremely limited. Watch our newsletter in the late fall for announcements about contests or scholarships.
How can I apply to be a speaker?
The official Call for Presenters for the 2020 Alt Summit has now closed. We encourage speakers, experts, artists, fashion designers, and filmmakers to watch for the 2021 Call for Presenters in September 2020.
How many business cards should I bring?
Business cards are not required, but if you want to connect with others at Alt, they are a great way to do so. Plan on bringing about 150 cards. When you get to the conference, you can find the business card wall and add yours.
How do I join the Facebook group?
You can request to join the Altitude Summit Community Facebook Group here where you can meet other attendees and creatives, find a roommate, ask for advice, and share what you’re working on. Be aware that Facebook only permits individuals to join groups; we are unable to add your Facebook page.
How do I become a sponsor?
Alt Summit has the best sponsors. They come to connect with the amazing content creators in attendance and they’re ready to collaborate and make business deals. If you think your company would be a great fit, please email:
I’m not a sponsor, but my company wants to throw a party or dinner for attendees during the conference. Is that okay?
Actually, that’s a big no. That would be considered Outboarding. Alt Summit doesn’t allow Suitcasing, Outboarding or Partial Outboarding. And participating in any of those activities could mean your conference registration is revoked, and that you may not be able to participate in future events.
In more official terms: No Brand, Marketer, or Agency may host any event, function, training, seminar, focus group or other activity that, in the sole discretion of Alt Summit, competes with Alt Summit.
Not sure what “suitcasing” or “outboarding” means? Want more details? You can see our full brand policy here.
Can I get a media/press pass for Alt Oasis?
Due to high demand, media passes are limited in number and are pre-reserved for commercial news outlets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.