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.
Where does Alt Summit take place?
Short answer: The vibrant, colorful and endlessly instagrammable City of Palm Springs.
Long answer: Alt Summit is happening at three amazing hotels in Palm Springs — Ace Hotel & Swim Club, the Saguaro, and the Riviera Palm Springs.
Classes and sponsor areas will be found at all four locations, and attendees will hop from hotel to hotel throughout the day, depending on their chosen class schedule and activities.
What are the dates for Alt Summit 2020?
Sunday, March 1st through Friday, March 6th, 2020.
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.
How much does it cost?
Good news! we’ve dropped the General Ticket Sale launch price by $150!
Ticket prices increase the closer we get to the event. There are a limited number of tickets available at each price point, and once they are gone, additional tickets will not be available until the next block of tickets open. Prices below:
Early Bird Ticket Sales
5-Day Limited Sale March 27th – April 1st –
$450 SOLD OUT
General Ticket Sales
Available July 23rd until they’re gone
Individual Ticket – $699
Business Ticket – $1800
Available October 1st until they’re gone
Individual Ticket – $799
Business Ticket – $2000
Available December 1st until they’re gone
Individual Ticket – $899
Business Ticket – $2200
Available January 1st until they’re gone
Individual Ticket – $999
Business Ticket – $2300
Available February 1st until they’re gone
Individual Ticket – $1099
Business Ticket – $2500
Not sure whether you should register as a business or an individual? If you’re employed by a company (with 10 or more employees) who is sending you to Alt Summit to represent their business and make connections on their behalf, then register for a business ticket. If you’re still not sure, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your situation and we can help you clarify which ticket is best for you.
Will there be a Black Friday Sale or other discounts?
Based on feedback, instead of offering sales and discounts (beyond Early Bird tix), we’ve dropped the General Ticket Sale launch price by $150, and are offering a graduated ticket price.
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.
Where should I stay?
We’ve negotiated discounted hotel blocks at three fantastic Palm Springs properties: The Riviera, The Saguaro, and Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Based on vibe and budget, go ahead and choose whichever hotel works best for you.
Each location will have classes and content you won’t want to miss. Though you’ll only be sleeping at one of the hotels, we’re intentionally designing the schedule so that by the end of the week, you’ll get the chance to enjoy the special perks and features of each property.
When can I book my hotel room?
The hotel room blocks will open in the next few weeks. Please watch the newsletter for the announcement.
What airport should I fly into?
The Palm Springs airport is conveniently located just minutes from all three hotels and downtown Palm Springs.
If that doesn’t work for you, we’ve also found affordable flights into Ontario and LAX. From both of those locations, it’s about a 2 hour drive to Palm Springs. You can rent a car, catch an Uber, or carpool with a buddy.
When should I arrive/depart?
Plan to check in to your hotel room on Sunday, March 1st, and check out on Friday, March 6th. Programming starts at 2:00pm on Sunday. Friday programming is limited and will conclude mid-day.
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.
What’s your refund policy?
If you’ve purchased a ticket and can no longer attend, you can request a 50% refund until January 31st, 2020. After January 31st, no refunds will be given. Alt Summit tickets are non-transferrable and cannot be sold or moved to a future year. Business tickets cannot be refunded. If you need to request a refund, you can do that here.
Do I need to have my I.D. with me?
Yes, we will need a government issued form of ID to check you into the conference.
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 email@example.com to be considered.