Alt Summit is a super fun conference for creative entrepreneurs. In this blog post, I’m sharing what I learned at Alt Summit and how to get visibility, connect and network at a creative conference.
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I had the opportunity to attend and speak about Pinterest at Alt Summit. Alt Summit is made comprised of a community of creative entrepreneurs who are artists, e-commerce brands and all-around amazing female entrepreneurs rocking their business.
Who attends Alt Summit?
Honestly, I was so surprised at the variety of attendees and speakers. There were fashion and lifestyle bloggers, home decor and DIY brands, crafting specialists and then there was me, a Pinterest marketing strategist. I don’t see myself as a creative, per say, but someone who supports creative small businesses. I was so inspired by all of the creative pursuits of these amazing female entrepreneurs.
Fan girl moment: one of the speakers, Stacey London from TLC’s, “What Not to Wear.”
Another highlight of the Alt Summit, besides being based in Palm Springs in February while snow coated the ground back home, was the amazing educational resources on social media, email marketing, and visual branding. I really honed in on the topics of social media and email marketing.
My Roundtable at Alt Summit
I was also able to host a roundtable on “Pinterest for Creative Small Businesses.” It was so fun to meet so many businesses who weren’t utilizing the exponential power of Pinterest. I had so much fun sharing my Pinterest Start-Up Guide (which you can grab here!)
Lastly, I attended a seminar between ShopStyle Collective and Pinterest. I was able to get a few clarifications about Pinterest and got an invitation to head back to Pinterest headquarters in March! This will be my second visit.
Ultimately, going to a conference is about people–connecting, being vulnerable, and always being willing to learn something new! One of my favorite business pursuits is hearing about a business’s ‘zero to hero’ story and how they made something out of a dream that started at the kitchen table. With consistent work and an idea, a business is born.
What about you—have you attended any great conferences?
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