What is (Social) Distance Learning?
We know small businesses and freelancers are hurting right now. And we know the Alt Summit Community is largely made up of small businesses and freelances. So we’ve been thinking and thinking about how we can offer support. (Social) Distance Learning is a way to support our community while offering two of Alt Summit biggest strengths: Community and Content. We’re paying some of our fabulous Alt Summit 2020 presenters to record their presentations so we can upload them on our video channel. As a participant, you have access to these videos (and accompanying materials) whenever is convenient for you.
Where does Alt Summit take place?
The vibrant, colorful and endlessly instagrammable City of Palm Springs.
What are the dates for Alt Summit 2021?
Sunday, February 28th through Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021.
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 four days of content including keynotes, screenings, performances, panels, classes, roundtables, workshops, and craft demos. That’s over 300 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.
When can I book my hotel room?
The hotel room blocks will open in mid-July. 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, February 28th, and check out on Thursday, March 3rd. Programming starts at 2:00pm on Sunday. Wednesday programming will continue until the evening.
How can I connect with fellow attendees?
The best way to connect with fellow attendees is the official Alt Summit 2021 app, which will be available for download in January 2021. 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?
You can receive a 50% refund until January 29th, 2021. After January 29th, no refunds will be given. Ticket holders can transfer their ticket to another participant until February 5th, 2021.
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 2021 Alt Summit will open in September 2021. We encourage speakers, experts, artists, fashion designers, and filmmakers to apply.
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.