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REGISTER TO ATTEND
 BOOST CONFERENCE

    May 1 - May 4, 2013  

   Palm Springs Convention Center

Palm Springs, California

FEATURING:

Paul Tough 
Bestselling Author of How Children Succeed



Christopher Emdin   

Professor of Science Education Columbia University


 

Jonathan Mooney 
Author.Public Speaker. Different




2013 BOOST EXHIBITORS  

 

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

 

   A+ Educational Tours 

 Afterschool Alliance

 

     

 

 EZ-CARE2/SofterWare, Inc. 

 

EZ Reports   

   

 FACEing MATH  
 


GeoMotion Group 


The Good Life Organization     

 

 

Grand Canyon University   

 

Healthy Kids Out of School

High 5 Adventure Learning Center 

JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program 


Kids 4 Broadway  

 

 Kids Included Together      

                      

 

Natural High

Nature-Watch
 
Newshounds Journalism Club

Palos Sports Inc.

Partners in Special Education

PCS Edventures 

 
Playbooks Reader's Theater

 

Playworks 


Revolution Foods

Rhythms of Life

Roadtrip Nation

Scholastic 

Scout from University of California

Skillastics

     

 

STAR Education 

 

STEMfinity

 
Teacher Created Materials  

              
      

 

 

(*List current as of 4/15/2013)    

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS  

 

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Hotel Zoso, Courtyard Marriott, & The Ace Hotel: 

        

    

 

 

Click here to view up-to-date hotel accommodations.

 

PRESENTER PROFILES ON WEBSITE
 

 

MEET THE 2013 BOOST CONFERENCE SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS!

 

Click here to view their profiles!
 

 

 

 

PEACE LOVE BOOST CONTEST 
  
Celebrate BOOST all month long!

Make "Peace Love BOOST"
 your Facebook profile photo until April 30.

Post on our Facebook wall so

we can see the change.

 

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One lucky winner will be announced at the 2013 BOOST Conference
 and receive a prize!

Click here to visit us on Facebook.

 

 

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 check out last year's photos! 

   

 

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


 

GET YOUR BOOST CALENDAR   

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Download your free calendar here.

 

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Dear BOOSTers,

The excitement is building! The 2013 BOOST Conference is now only two weeks away, and the BOOST office is hard at work to ensure your BOOST experience is a success before, during and after the conference!  This newsletter has details about conference events and workshop schedules so you can begin planning your conference itinerary!

Looking forward to seeing everybody May 1st-4th in Palm Springs!

The BOOST Conference Leadership Team

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED 

Online registration for the conference is now closed.  

 

You will have the opportunity to register on-site during the conference, but you will responsible for paying the on-site registration rate of $550.  Click here for more information. 


NOTE:  If you already registered to attend the conference, you can still log-on to your Online Account to make a payment.

To log-in to your account to make a payment, click here.
  

 

UPDATED CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
 

Check out all the exclusive events and opportunities being offered at the 2013 BOOST Conference!
 

Click on the picture below to see our updated conference schedule at-a-glance. 

 



 

 

NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
 
Jonathan Mooney
Author.  Public Speaker.  Different.


Jonathan Mooney is a dyslexic writer and activist who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Brown University's class of 2000 and holds an honors degree in English Literature. Jonathan is founder and President of Project Eye-To-Eye, a mentoring and advocacy non-profit organization for students with learning differences. Project Eye-To-Eye currently has 20 chapters, in 13 states working with over 3,000 students, parents and educators nation wide. 

Click here to find out more about Jonathan.

BOOST WORKSHOPS
 
The 2013 BOOST workshops are now posted on our website according to date and time.



Click here to start planning which workshops you want to attend.

BOOST FILM FESTIVAL
 
Lights... Camera... Action!


Now Showing at the 2013 BOOST Film Festival:




...With Special Guest Father Greg Boyle

Friday May 3rd
10:00am-12:00pm



Click here to view the dates and times of each showing.

 
BOOST TOWN HALL

BOOST NATION Town Hall
meetings are informal public meetings scheduled throughout the conference.  Everybody in the out-of-school time community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, share issues and challenges, share promising practices and hear the responses from public figures and elected officials about shared subjects of interest in your community.


 

Bring your voices and expertise as we engage in intellectual conversations with national leaders in the out-of-school time field including the California Department of Education, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Afterschool Alliance, Partnership for Children and Youth, and more!

 

 Click here to view our Town Hall schedule. 
 
MEET THE AUTHORS

Get your books signed by our keynote speakers during the following days and times:


Thursday, May 2  
9:45 am - 10:15 am 
 

Paul Tough
Bestselling Author of
How Children Succeed 


  

 

                                      

 

 

                       


 


Friday, May 3 

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

Christopher Emdin
Professor of Science Education

Columbia University

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL HAT CONTEST

ANNUAL OPENING RECEPTION & HAT CONTEST  

Wednesday May 1st
5:30PM-6:30PM 

 Poolside at the Renaissance Hotel 

 


 

Get ready to show off your creative style
 in ornate, glamorous headpieces, outrageous-themed head wear, fancy floral arrangements, sports-theme, program orientated or boast your company or agency flair!  

                        Click here for more information!                   

         

FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY

Let Off Some STEAM!   
Friday May 3rd
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Rocks Lounge @ The Renaissance Hotel  

 

Join STEMfinity for beer, music, networking, & prizes as well as drink and food specials.  

 

Stop by the STEMfinity Booth #2C early to get your VIP entry pass and a chance to enter into several raffles for exciting STEMfinity kits!  

   

 

 

 

Hosted by STEMfinity

 

                 

         

SPECIAL EVENT AT BOOST CONFERENCE


Thursday, May 2,

6:00pm-6:30pm in
Agua Caliente Room
Palm Springs Convention Center
 
Attention  District & Agency Administrators:
 

Address Bullying Issues with Customized books by Abutech!!
Please join Andre Lewis, Founder of Abutech, for wine &  appetizers during an informative overview on Customized Books with Abutech Publishing!  
 
 
Learn how your agency or district can obtain anti-bullying books written specifically for your district or program and how to receive an iPAD or Kindle for your programs.  
 
 
Please RSVP to Ginger Crutchfield by April 19th to attend this free event at cyclinging01@gmail.com.

To learn more about Abutech Publishing, please visit  http://www.abutech.com

WHAT'S THE BUZZ

STEM:
Bipartisan Coalition Bolsters U.S. STEM

"The sequester's arrival on March 1 left Americans with more questions than answers about our country's economic future. Most of all, it epitomized the challenge of finding consensus in the current political climate.  That failure makes the bipartisan movement on immigration reform this year all the more impressive - and one that could soon take us from a national discussion to legislative reality.. ".Read more 

 
 Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers
"Biologist Kaleigh LaRiche spent most of her first two years after college working in wildlife education at the Akron, Ohio, zoo. Today, she's a first-year science teacher in a Cleveland middle school..."  Read more


"Attending a conference with other participants from around the world opens up a world of opportunities for growth, learning, and fellowship. Why not take a little time to plan ahead so that you can maximize the results from attending..." Read more



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!  
 

 

BOOST FRIDAY EVENT
 

BOOST Friday

Friday, May 3rd 2013

2:30pm-3:30pm

Exhibit Hall 

 

 

 

 

 


Enjoy one hour of exclusive promotions and discounts from selected vendors in our Exhibit Hall.
 
Check out the vendors with the above logo next to their company name in the final conference brochure to see which booths to visit
 for exclusive promotions and discounts.  Shop 'Til You BOOST! 
   

 

Click here to see a detailed description of all the exciting events happening at this year's conference! 

 

 

TOUR DE BOOST 5 MILE BIKE RIDE


 

Friday May 3rd 

7:00am-8:30am (during Morning Recess)

 

Get up! Wake up! Rejuvenate! Bring your friends (and meet new friends) at the Morning Recess session. Maximize your morning and set the tone for the day

 

*Please pre-register for this event on-site at the Information Booth outside of the Exhibit Hall.  

 

For more information  about this event, click here.  

 


 


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