What is Alt Summit?
Alt Summit is the premiere conference for creative women entrepreneurs, content creators, 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?
Alt Summit 2024 is a three-day conference taking place at the vibrant and colorful Saguaro Palm Springs in Palm Springs, CA.
In the past, Alt Summit has been held in Palm Springs, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and New York. We’re excited to return to Palm Springs, always a source of sunshine and color!
What are the dates of Alt Summit 2024?
March 17-20, 2024
Who comes to Alt?
Female entrepreneurs in creative fields, and the people (and brands!) who want to connect with them. Some attendees have been writing, creating content, designing, running a business, or building their social media following for years. Others just opened a TikTok 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 admission and full access to the full conference schedule — world-class keynotes, brilliant speakers, inspiring panels, amazing sponsor areas (and sponsored gifts). Coffee and snacks throughout the day, plus breakfast and lunch is also included. You’ll also get to participate in the parties (including the gifting party) and meetups.
Where should I stay?
The event will take place at the vibrant, colorful and endlessly instagrammable Saguaro Palm Springs in Palm Springs, CA. We’ve secured great rates for attendees. The room block will open in August.
What airport should I fly into?
The Palm Springs airport is super convenient and just a short drive from downtown Palm Springs.
When should I arrive/depart?
Plan to check in to your hotel room on Sunday, March 17th, and check out on Wednesday, March 20th. Programming starts on Sunday evening. Wednesday programming will conclude mid-day.
How can I connect with fellow attendees?
You can connect with the entire Alt Summit community by joining our Facebook group.
What is Alt Summit doing about COVID-19?
Alt Summit follows the suggested protocol of the Riverside county health department. We will continue to monitor recommendations as the conference gets closer.
Please note: Covid-19 conditions can change swiftly. This Q&A reflects the most current guidelines (edited January 9, 2023). If there are any changes to the Covid-19 protocols for the conference, we will update this answer and e-mail all registered attendees.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate hosting an in-person conference, and enact protocols to protect the health and safety of all attendees.
-If you are experiencing symptoms or were exposed, get tested.
-If you test positive, stay home and talk to your healthcare provider about treatment.
-All travelers, domestic and international, should continue to follow all CDC travel requirements.
What’s your refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable. You can transfer your ticket until February 17, 2024 for a transfer fee of $50 payable to Alt Summit. No transfers will be given after February 17. If you are unable to attend for any reason, we are unable to transfer your ticket to a future event. If this event is rescheduled for reasons beyond our control, your ticket will be transferred to the rescheduled event.
I can no longer attend. How do I transfer my ticket?
To transfer a ticket, follow these steps:
- Create an account on the registration site using the link found at the bottom of your confirmation or receipt email.
- Choose “claim my account” the first time you login.
- Find your registration, and click on “transfer.” Enter the name and email of the person buying your ticket.
- That person will receive an email with a link to claim the ticket. Once they login and pay, your ticket will be refunded minus the $50 transfer fee.
- If you run into any issues, email hello[at]altitudesummit.com
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.
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, schedule descriptions, party themes, participating sponsors and more. If you’re not already subscribed, you can do that here. If you miss a newsletter, you can catch up on our blog.
Can I be a volunteer?
Every year we depend on our wonderful, upbeat, and trusty volunteers to help us make Alt Summit run smoothly. And with our return to Palm Springs, we need you more than ever!
We’re looking for a select few volunteers to help with event, speaker, social media, and registration coordination.
If you’re interested, and you can be in Palm Springs March 17-20, watch for a call for volunteers with instructions on how to apply. Volunteers are given a free ticket to the event in exchange for their help.
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 for announcements about contests or scholarships.
Can I apply to be a speaker for Alt Summit 2024?
Yes! Our Call For Speakers will open on September 6, 2023.
You can apply for the following types of speaking and presenting positions:
Expert Desk Leader
Arts & Crafts Teacher
You can learn more about each of these options on our Session Overview page.
Our Call For Speakers will also include a Call for Artists to create murals, installations, photo backdrops, and stage backdrops.
Our Opening Keynote and Closing Keynote Speakers are invitation-only.
Do speakers receive a conference pass?
Yes, speakers receive a full conference pass, currently valued at $745.
Please be aware, Alt Summit receives 1000+ applications for a limited number of speaking and presenting spots, and the conference is predicted to sell out before all the speakers are announced. So if you would like to attend, be sure to secure your ticket as soon as possible.
Can I apply to be a Keynote Speaker at Alt Summit 2024?
Our Opening Keynote and Closing Keynote speakers are invitation-only.
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 Summit?
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.