Talking to Sara Urquhart, an Alt Design Summit founder about passions and knowing what you do best!

Meet Sara Urquhart, she is one of the brains behind the successful lifestyle and design blogging conference Alt Design Summit. The conference site says “If you’re obsessed with lifestyle, food and fashion blogs, fantastic images, smart ideas and great design inside and outside — all wrapped up with a social media bow — Altitude Design Summit is the place to be. Because we feed those obsessions.” I  think it is even more, in this interview you can see Sara’s passion for helping others and innovative thinking shine as bright as she does. If you haven’t heard me mention the Alt Channel classes, you need to check out these informative web classes. They are economical and packed with info. Her commitment to the user experience for conference attendees and class attendees is impressive! I found Sara to be a very inspiring woman!

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  • sheri says:

    This was so great! I enjoyed every minute! I actually have taken 4 Alt classes and just signed up for my 5th. Thanks for putting this together!

  • Sandra says:

    I went to Alt for the first time this year knowing no one. I was a bit nervous – okay, a LOT nervous but everyone was so kind and welcoming. I felt like I had found my people, for want of a better phrase. Sara does an amazing job with Alt Summit and the classes too. I have learned so much from them!

  • sarina says:

    I was so happy when you both said these classes were online! (I just have to figure out the time zones) I was also really interested to hear Sara about your latest study. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand where we’ve experienced 10 000 EQs in the last 18 months, 3x 6+, and 1 that was particularly deadly and destructive, twitter played a signicant role in the minutes/hours/days after (#eqnz) however the networks and people’s ability to get emergency messages out was severely compromised because of the data overload, which made it a rather double edged sword. I believe what your doing will be so significant to the well-being of the world around you, and after living through the terrifying confusion that comes with a natural (or man made) disaster I can only wish we had more people with your skills and training on the ground on the day. Go well Sara x

  • Sara Urquhart says:

    Sheri: I’m so glad you have found the Alt Summit Online classes! Good luck with what you are doing.

    Sandra: I’m thrilled you found your people at Alt. We work hard to make sure everyone can connect with others.

    Sarina: I hope you can join us in the Alt Summit Online classes. I watched closely the role Twitter played in the NZ earthquakes. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • LOVED this interview, ladies. Thanks, are a DELIGHT and I love your mission. And thank, Sara – it was fantastic to hear from you – you are amazing.

    • Monica Lee says:

      Thank you so so much! I do feel like it is a mission;)!

    • Sara Urquhart says:

      Thanks Mara! I don’t feel amazing, but I’m glad it looks that way.

  • So excited to attend Alt Summit next year! It will be my first time 🙂

    • Sara Urquhart says:

      Make sure to sign up fast (starting Aug 1). We expect to sell out quickly this year.

  • I’m planning on attending Alt Summit this year. Super excited to watch this video as a sneak peek!

  • Laura says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this interview! Thank you so much Monica, and Sara! I am blown away by your skill at making connections!

    ~on a side note… where do you take your classes on Emergency Management? It is exactly what my son is looking for and I don’t want him to waste money on the wrong program! This is EXACTLY him! He graduated with a degree in English, but was volunteering at a coach for a group of middle school inner city kids. Not only did he follow these kids all the way to college, but when they were in high school, he used to leave his waitering job and drive them home from school if they had a problem, their parents started calling him to help them, and he took off days from work to take them to colleges and negotiated their tuition! These boys are the first in their families to go to college! I am over the top proud of his service. That said, he is still a bartending-waitering English major. He is considering joining the national guard- specifically because of the Emergency management experience! He wants to work in the federal government in disaster relief! If you could email me any information I would be so grateful!! (LLHamor at mac dot com)

    Again, thank you so much for doing this interview… I am so excited about your classes and the conference sounds like a dream come true!! All the very Best! ~ Laura

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