altitude design summit recap …

January 26, 2011

{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

the alt summit conference really was a blast!  i am so glad i went!

it really was like heading off to summer camp with all your favorite friends.  i couldn’t believe how nice everyone was and i was able to meet so many fun people and catch up with old friends as well!

i started off the first day by getting a fun lunch box full of goodies from sponsors.

{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

then, i headed over to a calligraphy class taught by melissa.  i’m the nerd taking notes …

{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

let’s just say, i really need to practice.  let’s hope i improve, because calligraphy is so cool!

next, i headed over to a panel called, taking a leap into full-time creative work.  mainly, i just wanted to meet sweet chelsea from frolic.  we’ve corresponded a lot over the years and finally got a chance to meet in person!

their panel was great!  and, i love that they all took a leap and are making a living by doing what they love.

they brought up a great point and asked the question, “what do you obsess about in your spare time?”  because usually that is what you are passionate about, and what you are truly interested in.

{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

after, we broke out for lunch with seth and mondo from project runway.  to be honest, i don’t have cable, so i didn’t really know who they are, but mondo really seemed like a genuine nice guy.

{my friend jane and i at lunch, pics stolen from jane}
{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

after lunch, i was able to help my friend susan with her sewing and design camp class.  everyone got to make some darling striped pillows, and ipod leather cover, a freezer stencil, or learn to crochet.
then in the afternoon i went to a panel called, events and social media.  there were some great bloggers/events planners on the panel. {ashley meadersbrittany egbert, jordan ferney, victoria hudgins}
{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

jordan from oh happy day talked about her six tips to take your party to the next level.  they all had some really great input and their events are really inspirational.

that evening was a dinner at lambs grill.

{images via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}
at dinner i was able to meet a super talented trio of mom, daughter, and daughter-in-law, bevemily, and christine.  
day two started off with the round table discussions.  
my table was to help answer questions on setting up an etsy shop and selling at handmade markets.
{images via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

after the round tables i went to a panel with heather from dooce about the art of the pitch.
it was very interesting to see the whole advertising on blogs world from the perspective of a blogger, and of an advertiser.

{images via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

after lunch i headed to the up and coming blogs panel with amy turn sharp, danni hongjoslyn taylor, liz stanleymelanie blodgett.  it was fun to see what blogs people are looking at.  liz from say yes to hoboken listed all the up and coming blogs on her blog, here.

then it was off to the closing keynote speaker, tina eisenburg from swiss miss.  she did an amazing job, and was full of a lot of helpful information for bloggers.

the mini parties friday night were a hit.  especially the kate spade party, hosted by the girls with glasses, brooke white and summer bellessa.

{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}
{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}
{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}
{image via alt design summit 2011’s photostream on flickr}

they really knew what we bloggers like!  a lot of color, fun, free gifts, cupcakes, and photobooths!

speaking of the photo booth.  they were a blast…  see for yourself..  {all photobooth pictures by, angela and ithyle}

{ top row: melanie, me, danni, bottom row: viv, marta, and jane}

see more pictures from the photo booth here.

and, a few more pictures from the party… because really i haven’t posted enought yet, right?

{melanie, me + 30 week baby bump, marta, jane, danni}
{brooke white, me}
{jane and moi}

such great times!

i met also met a lot of other great bloggers that i’ve been wanting to meet for a long time.  it is so nice to see some faces with their names!

i feel like i got a lot out of the conference, and hope to continue on with my blog with some great information!

can’t wait until next year!  …

8 thoughts on “altitude design summit recap …

  1. Senja

    that looks so lovely! me living in sweden misses so many fun events! 🙂

    now i will check out the blogs you mentioned and the flickr photo stream for some outfit tips! 😉

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  2. {jane}

    fun times! this week has been fun too, getting emails & comments post-alt. summit – such great contacts!

    also love the airplane inspiration, your new jewelry, and how you changed-up your "you might also like' links. very clean.

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  3. The Willows

    caroline,
    loved meeting you, too! i just got lost in your blog for hours. will definitely be adding it to my daily reads! your jewelry is so beautiful. and those kids?! don't get me started on the cuteness.
    stay in touch and hopefully we will get a chance to visit some more next year! already looking forward to it!
    love, bev

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