My trip to Salt Lake City to attend ALT Summit was amazing and overwhelming. There were lots of wonderful people, lots of fantastic information and I'll be posting over the next few weeks about what I learned, what I saw and most importantly what I experienced as a first time attendee. If you are a creative person, you HAVE to come with me next year. I am certainly going back. The conference is not just for bloggers, although that is the primary focus, anyone who is involved in a creative field can find something to learn.
Very briefly, one of my top moments was being photographed by Karen of Chookooloonks. I have more to say about it, but it really was a magical moment for me. I also loved the photo walk that I took with Tracey Clark from Shutter Sisters, I met some wonderful people and really enjoyed hearing about Tracey's approach to shooting and teaching photography. More about that too, including the pictures that I shot on the walk. It's no surprise that the photography moments resonated with me the most and I had my eye on the event photographers the entire time. I enjoyed meeting William and Susan Brinson and I scored a beta test invitation for Squarespace 6. Sweet! I also collected 80 business cards and I can't wait to show you the trends that I saw. Almost every card at ALT is amazing.
My top priority over the last few days has been my family, who missed me very much, especially my three year old. It's been three days of emotional turmoil from him and I hope tomorrow will bring calmer seas and more time for me to write and process photographs. In the meantime, these are the event photographs that I appeared in and down at the bottom of the post you will find links to a few recaps that have already been posted. Stayed tuned for more!
Sarah Bryden Brown at BlogStar: 38 Things I learnt at ALT Summit 2012
Amy Ferguson at Old Sweet Song: Eight (More) Steps to Get Over Post-Alt Summit Depression
The Secret Society of Enterprise: Top Tips from Alt Summit
A Blog About Love: Highlights of Alt Summit
Growing a Readership panel, Storified by Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely.
From Blog to Book, Storified by Kate Woodrow of Chronicle Books
Illustrator Tammie Bennett: Alt Summit and Me
Laurie Smithwick at Kirtsy: The Business Cards of ALT
Chrysula Winegar: Finding Work Life Balance When the Muse Calls
Victoria at SF Girl by Bay: So... What's ALT Summit Really Like?
Danielle from The Jealous Curator: Alt Summit 2012
Anne Sage at The City Sage: The Rundown: Alt Summit 2012
Bri at Design Love Fest: Alt Summit Highlights
Alix and Dottie at Modern Kiddo: Alt Summit // You Should Read These Blogs
Rena Tom: Weeknotes 2012/4
Susan at The Working Closet: It Must Be the Altitude
And ALL the photos can be found on the ALT Summit Flickr stream.
(I'll be adding to list as I find more posts!)