OK. If you weren't there at ALT, you really need to go next year. Like, really.
It was that much fun. Packed full of info, meeting my favorite bloggers, networking and sharing experiences. I learned so much at this conference and it really helped to solidify in my mind the importance of this new wave of information sharing we have created: Blogging for design. Is my blog a "design" blog? No... well kinda, maybe. But all in attendance had a common bond: We love blogging. We love writing. We love sharing. We love visuals. And we can't stay away from design elements to communicate daily to others over the web.
It was a party. Everyone was so generous, open, warm and really....it was like we had a big family reunion for all these people who only communicate over a keyboard and monitor. I made a lot of great new friends, and even had the chance to say "Thank You" to some of my hero bloggers. We were in a super fancy-shmancy hotel, and the whole event was so put together. I just loved the fact that I got to leave home and have a day away to spend with people who were hungry for the same information. And I must say, having the chance to speak was incredible. It was a great opportunity to collect, in a small pocket of time, so many of the things I have learned over the past 2 years!
Here is an inconclusive list of Bloggers who came to speak, to give you an idea for what to expect for next year.