This is the most affordable way to have a sponsor booth (that doubles as a pop-up shop) at Alt Summit! It’s an opportunity to show off your wares (and sell your wares!) to 700 stylish Alt Summit attendees — including top influencers on Pinterest and Instagram.
What you get:
– A 2-Day Marketplace Shop; Monday, March 13th and Tuesday, March 14th
– The shops will be in a high-traffic area at the conference venue, the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.
What you’ll do:
– Before the event, Marketplace vendors will book a poolside patio room at the Saguaro (via instructions from Alt Summit).
– Marketplace vendors can ship items directly to the hotel and Alt Summit will pay the hotel storage fee.
– Decide how to design and deck out your patio.
– Prepare to keep your shop staffed during Marketplace hours. Shops will be open from approximately 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
– That’s it. You decide how to receive money from customers. Alt Summit will not take a cut of your sales.
Price to Participate:
$2500 For the March 2023 event, Alt Summit is waiving the fee to participate. Vendors are required to buy a ticket for themselves (and any team members participating) and to book a specific poolside patio room at the Saguaro from Sunday-Wednesday.
NOTE: The Marketplace is available only for small businesses who have been vetted by Alt Summit and determined to be a good fit for the conference. Larger brands will not be considered for the Marketplace.
Q. What is the size of my booth area?
A. Each stall is a rectangle approximately 7’11” x 11’9″. Each patio is framed by a colorful wall. Once assignments are made, you’ll receive photos of your exact patio.
Q. Where will the booths be located?
A. The booths will outdoors, along the path between the pool and the hotel and will have tons of foot traffic.
Q. How early can I set up my shop?
A. You can start setting up as soon as you check-in on Sunday afternoon. Check-in is at 4:00pm.
Q. How much inventory should I plan to bring?
A. We recommend basing this decision on your previous experience with events and conferences. The Alt Summit conference will have approximately 700 people.
Q. How do I handle customer payment?
A. You decide how you’d like to handle payment. Alt Summit will not take a cut of your sales.
Q. Do I need to be present to sell?
A. Yes, someone needs to be at your booth during open hours. Alt Summit can not provide booth staff.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Plan to make your space inviting to attendees and customers. That may mean small shelving, or temporary vertical surfaces, or freestanding hanging racks, or a simple table set up with a pretty tablecloth.
Q. Is electricity provided?
A. You will have access to power in your hotel room, and are welcome to run an extension cord to the patio.
Q. How will the Marketplace be promoted/advertised?
A. The Marketplace will be listed on the Alt Summit website, promoted in the newsletter to attendees, and on social media.
Q. Will Alt Summit provide a sign for my booth?
A. You will be responsible for providing any signage that you would like as part of your booth.
Q. What if I only want one day?
A. The Marketplace is a two-day commitment.
Q. Can I serve Coke floats? Or other refreshments?
A. You can have wrapped candy, but for drinks or other food you will need to order through the Saguaro’s catering menu. You can find the menu here. The hotel has strict rules about food and drink.
Q. Can I have activities at my stall for attendees?
A. Yes, and we think it’s a great idea. Feel free to have demos or Q&A or whatever you would like — as long as the activity fits within your assigned space. You may want to post a little schedule at your booth of what you have planned.
Q. Can I invite guest influencers?
A. Yes. Influencers are a great way to draw more attendees to your space.
Q. Can I offer swag to attendees or customers?
A. Yes, you are welcome to offer swag or freebies.