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REGISTER TO ATTEND
 BOOST CONFERENCE

    May 1 - May 4, 2013  

   Palm Springs Convention Center

Palm Springs, California

FEATURING:

Paul Tough 


Christopher Emdin

 
2013 BOOST EXHIBITORS  

 

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

   

 Afterschool Alliance

 

     

 

 EZ-CARE2/SofterWare, Inc. 

 

EZ Reports   

   

 


GeoMotion Group 

 

Grand Canyon University   

 

Healthy Kids Out of School

High 5 Adventure Learning Center   

 

 Kids Included Together 

     
Natural High

Nature-Watch
 
Newshound Journalism Club

PCS Edventures  

 

Playworks 


Roadtrip Nation

Scholastic 

 

Simply Fun
 
Skillastics

    

STAR Education 

 

STEMfinity

 
Teacher Created Materials

 

TOUT ABOUT TOYS    
    

 

 

 

(*List current as of 2/1/2013)    

 

  

Do you know of an organization or vendor that would be a great addition to the 2013 BOOST Conference Exhibit Hall?

 

Receive $30.00 for each vendor you refer who purchases a booth at the 2013 BOOST Conference!

  

Tell them to add your name as a referral in the How Did You Hear About BOOST box upon registering as an Exhibitor online (this is mandatory in order to be paid for each referral; no payments will be made if you are not listed as a referral).  

 

CHECK OUT THE  2012 BOOST CONFERENCE PHOTO GALLERY!
 

First time attending the BOOST Conference? Get a sneak peek at what happens by clicking here to checkout last year's photos! 

   

 

 2012 Attendees, feel free to tag yourself in these photos! 


 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES  AT BOOST 
 

BOOST recognizes that people have their own preference of learning styles and techniques. We are pleased to offer our conference attendees hundreds of comprehensive instructional opportunities throughout the BOOST Conference to meet their personal mix of learning styles.   


 

Click here to check out the learning opportunities at the BOOST Conference! 

    

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 
   

Hilton Palm Springs Resort

98% SOLD OUT!!!!

 

 

Conference Rate: $136 per night

   

   

 Hurry and take advantage of this great deal before they sell out! 

 

 

Click here to book your room today!

 

*We will be announcing additional room blocks soon.  Click here to view our most up-to-date accommodations 

 


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 
 

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel     

90% SOLD OUT!!!!! 


Pool Please click here to reserve your room today!

 


GET YOUR BOOST CALENDAR!  

Add some color to your office desk or computer desktop with the BOOST Calendar!  Make sure to Save-The-Date on your calendars for the BOOST Conference May 1st-4th.  See you in Palm Springs!  


 

   

    

 

Download your free calendar here.

 

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Dear BOOSTers,
Can you believe it is less than four months until the BOOST Conference?  We look forward to seeing all of you in Palm Springs in May.  We have included many exciting updates about our upcoming conference as well as a new section dedicated to furthering your professional development.  Enjoy!

The BOOST Conference Leadership Team

 

NEW KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED  

Christopher Emdin
Professor of Science Education
Columbia University



Christopher Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual, and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality, and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, and Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Dr. Emdin is an expert on improving urban education, the intersection of hip-hop and education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment. He is also an advisor to numerous international organizations, school districts, and schools where he delivers speeches and holds workshops/professional development sessions for students, teachers, policy makers, and other education stakeholders within the public and private sector. 
 

 

For more information, please visit www.boostconference.org.

 

PHASE II WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED 

 
Phase II of the 2013 BOOST Conference workshop sessions has been announced! Do not miss exceptional presentations from the following organizations joining us from across the nation:
 
  • Afterschool Alliance  
  • ASAPConnected  
  • A World Fit For Kids!
  • Burr Community Afterschool Program, Inc. 
  • Butte County Office of Education
  • CalSERVES
  • Claremont Graduate University 
  • Darrell Andrews Enterprises
  • Edvance Research, Inc.
  • FowlerHoffman, LLC 
  • Good Life Organization
  • HERO, College Success Foundation
  • High 5 Adventure Learning Center
  • KidTribe 
  • Orange County Sheriff's Department 
  • Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School 
  • PLUS Program/CyberBullying Alert
  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) 
  • Roadtrip Nation 
  • Stand Tall Leadership 
  • WNET

    And More!  
 

 

Please click here to see the complete list of BOOST Conference presenters joining us in Palm Springs this year.

 
 
PRE-CONFERENCE ACADEMY:
ADDITIONAL SESSION ANNOUNCED

 

The Common Core State Standards:
Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in the Content Areas


Presenter: Dr. Maria Grant,Associate Professor in Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

 

   

 This session will look at the Common Core State Standards and the connection to content literacy with a focus on science literacy. Participants will learn about and engage in activities that demonstrate how to interrogate texts through intentional instruction that
reinforces understanding in key areas.  

 

 

Session Schedule:  11:00am-5:00pm (Lunch and materials included) 

Registration Fee:  $100.00

 

Click here to learn more about our Pre-conference Academy and to register for one of our sessions!

 
CONFERENCE OPENING RECEPTION: NATURAL HIGH

BOOST Conference  

Poolside Opening Reception

Wednesday May 1st

5:30pm-6:30pm  

 

Each year at our opening reception, BOOST recognizes a non-profit organization who is is doing outstanding work in the out-of-school time field.  This year, we are highlighting:

 

NATURAL HIGH  

 

WHO WE ARE: Natural High is a drug abuse prevention organization that helps youth discover, amplify and pursue their natural high so that they have a reason to say no to an artificial high.

 

HOW IT WORKS

  • IN SCHOOLS: Through teachers in the Education Network and through the Natural High DVD Curriculum Series made available free-of-charge to all schools in the U.S.
  • ONLINE: Through NaturalHigh.TV, the I Chose a Natural High Blog, the Natural High Pledge Campaign, and Social Media platforms.
  • IN THE COMMUNITY: Through merchandise and outreach events like Vans Warped Tour, Assemblies, and the Natural High Contest.

 

  

For more information on Natural High, please visit: http://www.naturalhigh.org/

 

Click here to see more exciting events happening at our conference! 
BOOST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The BOOST Conference Leadership Team Needs YOU!

Looking to experience some exclusive behind-the-scenes action at the BOOST Conference
?  Want to get a group of co-workers together and help out a good cause? Then, we have just the job for you!


Click here to find out more information about being a volunteer or room host at the BOOST Conference!

*PLUS those who volunteer will have the opportunity to promote their company/program in the beginning of the session, and we will acknowledge your agency through printed material!

 

NEW: WHAT'S THE BUZZ!
STEM!  Common Core! And More!

We want our attendees to continue to be provided with the professional development you deserve.  Therefore, we are now dedicating a portion of our conference emails to furthering your professional development by providing you with the latest trends and resources in the out-of-school time field as well as a Professional Development Tip of the Month.  Enjoy!

COMMON CORE: 
As the common core is brought to life in classrooms this year, some English/language arts teachers are finding themselves caught in a swirl of debate about whether the new standards require them to cut back on prized pieces of the literary canon to make room for nonfiction... Read more

 
 PD TIP OF THE MONTH:
This month's professional development tip features an article from The Council for Exceptional (CEC) blog for new teachers...  
 
 

For more resources on STEM, Common Core, and other cutting-edge topics in the out-of-school time field click on the picture below to access our free BOOST Resource Center!  
 

 

STANDARD REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

 

There is still time to reserve your spot for the largest out-of-school time conference in the nation.  Do not miss an opportunity to connect with out-of-school time professionals from all throughout the nation.  Secure your space today!

 

Phase III: Standard Registration 


November 1, 2012-April 12, 2013 
 

   

Only $440 per person!
  REGISTER NOW

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  

 

COMPLIMENTARY MEETING SPACE

 

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 alex@boostcollaborative.org 

 

For more information, click  here!

 

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDITS AT BOOST

 

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.

 

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For more information, click here.

 

 


 


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