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    May 1 - May 4, 2013  

   Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs, California


Check out the 2013 Exhibitors registered so far for the BOOST Conference Exhibit Hall:



BOOST Collaborative
Child Care Careers
Cityspan Technologies

Discount School Supply
ETA hand2mind

EZ-CARE2/SofterWare, Inc.


 Kids Included Together *


MindWorks Resources



 School-Age NOTES  *  


Simply Fun


STEMfinity *


Your Self Series


( * indicates new as of December 1, 2012)  


Is there an organization you would like to see at BOOST to network with?  Share your ideas with Alex at


Click here to learn more about becoming an exhibitor. 




Did you know that you can earn 9 transferable upper division units through the University of

California, Irvine (UCI) by attending 6 BOOST Conference workshop sessions and completing follow-up course work?   


If you are interested in participating in this program, you will need to register and attend

the mandatory orientation on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 7:45am - 8:15am, Mesquite H room, Palm Springs Convention Center.




All of this for only $395  


For more information, click  here!



Looking to host a breakfast or business meeting with your colleagues at the upcoming BOOST Conference? We offer complimentary meeting space for up to 15 people in the Palm Springs Convention Center Boardroom. If your group is larger than 15, we also have larger rooms available to accommodate your group.  


Please Note: The space does not include Audio Visual or food and beverage.  Please let us know if you would like to order food or A/V.





Please contact Alex Cameron to reserve your space 


For more information, click  here!


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Dear Friends,  


Can you believe the 2013 BOOST Conference is less than 5 months away? This year has flown by fast! As we say goodbye to 2012, we wish you a safe and relaxing holiday season. Thank you for the amazing work you have provided to children, families, and communities this year. We look forward to seeing everybody in Palm Springs in May!



The BOOST Conference Leadership Team



Give yourself and your staff the gift of professional development this holiday season. Now is the time to register for the 2013 BOOST Conference. Secure your space today!


Phase III: Standard Registration 

November 1, 2012-April 12, 2013 


Only $440 per person!



Conference Registration Includes: 
  • Access to Workshop Sessions & Inspiration Stations
  • Admission to Film Festival
  • BOOST Nation: Town Hall Participation 
  • Meals (breakfast & lunch provided Thursday and Friday, breakfast provided on Saturday)
  • Access to All Conference Sponsored Events
  • Exhibit Hall Pass
  • Networking Reception
  • Post Conference Trip Report
  • Certificate of Attendance
For more information on registering for the 2013 BOOST Conference, click here
Already registered? Click here to view the conference schedule at-a-glance.

The Largest Global Convening of Out-of-School Time Professionals 




Paul Tough,

Bestselling Author of How Children Succeed


Paul Tough challenges our culture's belief that intelligence, endlessly measured by test scores, is the sole indicator of value in our education system. It's not. In How Children Succeed, he ushers in a tidal change in thinking and argues that non-cognitive skills-or, character-are better indicators of success: curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, self-control, and grit.


A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, Paul Tough is also the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, which focuses on the steps necessary to improve the lives and education of underserved children. Through the case study of the Harlem Children's Zone, Tough describes the inspiring struggle to establish a way to combat poverty that could be replicated nationwide. Tough has also contributed to This American Life and The New Yorker, where he has honed his focus upon education, poverty, parenting, and politics.


For more information on Paul Tough, click here






Hotel accommodations are available for the 2013 BOOST Conference. Be sure to take advantage of this special rate being offered 3 days pre and post conference!


Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: 1-760-322-6000


BOOST 2013 Conference Rate- $136



Click  here to book your room today.


For more information on the Palm Springs area, click here.


*All housing accommodations must be made through this website using the link provided. If you are being contacted by a third party, this is not related to the BOOST Conference and you should not provide any financial information.



The BOOST Student Hall of Fame features student artwork from all over the country for our global attendees to view while at the BOOST Conference. We would love to highlight the amazing work of your students this May at the 2013 BOOST Conference.


There is no theme this year; we want the students to be able to use their full creativity. We are excited to see what they create!


Submission Guidelines:

- Artwork should be mounted on poster board (22 inches x 28 inches).

- All artwork must have the name and grade of each student worked in the creation of the piece as well as the name of the program, city, and state in the lower right hand corner.


   Student Artwork


For more detailed information or to complete a submission form,  

click  here.


Questions about submitting Student Artwork?

Please contact Mary Jo Ginty:  


Sponsored by:
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