Speaking at Alt SLC

alt slc summer // a thousand threads
About two weeks ago, while devouring a concrete and some new, less-crinkly, fries at Shake Shack after a somewhat disappointing (but totally saved by Shake Shack and also the guy with the comb-over and the awesome pick-up lines) night out, I glanced at my phone, squealed a little, emailed my mom, and then promptly lost my purse… but just for a minute.

Let me back up…

On my phone, in my email, was an invitation to speak at the Altitude Summit this summer in Salt Lake City, and I won’t even pretend I played it cool, as evidenced by the squeal and the email to mom. I also won’t pretend that I talked or thought about anything else the rest of the night… including my sad, lonely little purse that I left on the floor of Shake Shack, just asking to be acquired by someone new while we walked the seven blocks back to our car, traveling exactly six and three quarters before Mark looked at my hands and face-palmed the hell out of us both.

Of course, night in shining armor (and respectable man shoes without all of the heel) that he is, he ran back as fast as he could and, this being the Dupont Circle Shake Shack at 10 o’clock on a Thursday night, found my purse exactly where I’d left it, undisturbed.

Minor panic and entirely pointless almost-lost-my-purse stories aside, what I mean to say is… I was really, really excited. And I still am. The recognition is huge, and such an honor, and such a welcome surprise after a few weeks of feeling sort of discouraged (also a good reminder that those welcome surprises almost always come when you least expect them.)

I’ll share all of the details as I know more, but if any of you are planning to attend this summer (there’s still time to register!) I hope you’ll grab me and say hi! I can’t wait to catch up with everyone in person this June!


  1. Posted May 6, 2014 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    HOORAY!!! Congrats!!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

      Eee thanks lady!!!

  2. Posted May 6, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    That’s such a cool opportunity!
    (also, breathtaking photo)

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

      Thank you!! And THANK YOU!

  3. Posted May 6, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    What exciting news! So happy for you and excited to hear more about your talk! πŸ™‚

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to share more!

  4. Posted May 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Whoa!! What?? Congrats!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      Right?! Thanks lady!!

  5. Posted May 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Laicie! What a wonderful opportunity! πŸ™‚

  6. Posted May 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Laicie! This is such amazing news! I know you’ll be great, and I wish i could attend!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it πŸ™‚ When one door closes, another opens!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

      Aww lady, I wish you could too!! Thank you so much!!

  7. Posted May 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Wow, congrats lady!!!! What I would do to go see you if I can!!! You are such a rock star, girl!! Can’t wait to hear more on this. Keep us all posted!!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

      Ahhh you should come!! I would love it so much. I promise I’ll share more as soon as I know. πŸ™‚

  8. Posted May 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    That’s awesome! I love your blog… so happy for you.

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much!! I’m so excited. πŸ™‚

  9. Posted May 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    What a well deserved honor – congrats, girl!!! And I’m glad your purse is safe and sound πŸ™‚

    • Laicie
      Posted May 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, lady!!! I couldn’t be more excited — unless I was going to see you there! What happened to our Alt NYC?

  10. Posted May 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    HOLY AMAZING!!! Congratulations, lady!

  11. Posted May 8, 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I’ll also be speaking at Alt in June, and when I got the email, I might have screamed a little, too πŸ˜‰ Your blog is lovely, and I’m looking forward to meeting you in SLC!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 9, 2014 at 9:07 am | Permalink

      Thank you PJ!! I can’t wait to meet you there! And congratulations! πŸ˜‰

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