Recap: Alt Summer 15

I went to Alt again!

Love Alt. Alt changed my life. Going to Alt is like going to sleepover camp with all my favorites. Love love love Alt.

Stevie came with me this time, which was fun because she had never been, and I caught up with a lot of people who had come to Alt for the first time the summer before and were there this year speaking and designing parties and leading tours. It’s amazing how everyone shows up all new and jittery and not sure if they fit in and then within just 12 months they’re the experts that other people are lining up to take classes from.

Processed with VSCOcam with s1 preset

I didn’t teach this summer but I led another shopping tour on Friday and had a great time showing off my city. I also got to help out with registration, which was a fun treat because it meant I hung out with Eden and said hello to absolutely every person at the conference.

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset

My only regret for this Alt (like all the others) is that there were just too many good sessions and it was hard to choose between them. I enjoyed Alexandra Evjen talking about Pinterest like I always do (she was teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick this time) but the surprise sneak show stealer for me was Alison Faulkner who gave me tons of brain food and I left her session with pages and pages of ideas.

I have takeaways and lessons and outfits to share, but for today I just wanted to post the video above and tell you that I had a wonderful time. This was the least amount of pressure I’ve ever put on myself to learn/grow/sell at this conference and the result was that I left feeling energized and refreshed instead of overwhelmed. We could all use a little bit of that this summer, don’t you think? I feel like we spend a lot of time running around trying to figure out how we can maximize benefits and use our time efficiently and get the biggest bang for our buck, but sometimes you just have to float around for a few days and be happy. Good for the soul.


Pin this post for later:

Recap Alt Summer 15

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share on
Previous Post Next Post

You may also like


  • Reply Hope at Disneyland

    All these conferences look like fun. Do people get annoyed with you for video-ing them without consent? Just curious. I wasn’t sure if you’re wearing a sign saying that you’re taping them or if people are just generally chill about this kind of stuff at conferences?

    June 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm
    • Reply Carly Morgan

      I don’t think most people care, but then again I’m always at blog conferences so it’s not like they don’t know what it’s for. I haven’t tried to just film people at a more general expo like D23…I don’t know if people would be bugged? I think if someone was filming me I wouldn’t care, but that’s the skewed perspective of someone whose entire life is online.

      June 24, 2015 at 7:25 pm
      • Reply Hope at Disneyland

        lol plus you’re doing general pan shots and not spending a bunch of time on one random stranger and then putting that online. Then it goes into creeper territory. lol I think at D23 they have signs like, ” be aware that your likeness is being recorded and you being here allows consent to use your image for whatever we feel like without compensation to you, etc.”

        June 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Leave a Reply