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April 29- May 2, 2014

Palm Springs Convention Center  

Palm Springs, California


Book your hotel early and take advantage of the BOOST Conference specials! 

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Phone: 760-322-6000
Fax: 760-416-2900


BOOST Conference Rate: $134.00

Hurry, these hotels sell out fast

For the most up-to-date hotel accommodation information and to reserve your room,
click here.



Click on the image below to view the
2014 BOOST Conference Schedule At-A-Glance:

2013-2014 BOOST Leadership Team 

We are excited to announce this year's BOOST Conference Leadership Team members:

Alex Cameron

Event Coordinator
BOOST Collaborative, San Diego, CA

Karen Cantrell 
Independent Consultant 
Duarte, CA

Mary Jo Ginty 
Region 11 Lead 
LACOE, Downey, CA 

Christina Hale-Nardi  
Director of Afterschool Programs   
San Bernardino City Unified School District,  
San Bernardino, CA

Sunny Im   

Associate Program Director
YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Rochelle Lether
After School Program Director
Barack Obama Charter School, Los Angeles, CA

Marisol Moreno-Villegas 
Education Coordinator
Options, Covina, CA

Dr. Michelle Morse
Director of Child Development Programs
Saugus Union School District (SUSD),
Santa Clarita, CA

 Michelle Perrenoud
Project Coordinator
LACOE, Downey, CA

Tia Quinn
Executive Director
BOOST Collaborative, San Diego, CA

Rachel Ruiz
Program Coordinator
BOOST Collaborative, San Diego, CA

Becky Shultz
Director of Afterschool Programs 
Whittier City School District, Whittier, CA

Jim Stephens
Director of Child Development Services
Orange Unified School District, Orange, CA 

For more information about the 2013-2014 BOOST Leadership Team members,
click here.


Dear BOOSTers,

Join the nation's largest, most recognized and comprehensive conference for after school and out-of-school time professionals.  

This newsletter announces the dates & important information for the 2014 BOOST Conference.  Have a great rest of the summer and we look forward to seeing you next year!


The 2014 BOOST Leadership Team


Drum Roll Please...

Our 1st keynote speaker for

the 2014 BOOST Conference is:

John Hunter

Founder "World Peace Games,"
Teacher & Educational Consultant

A native Virginian and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, John Hunter is an award-winning gifted teacher and educational consultant who has dedicated his life to helping children realize their full potential. Employing his background as a musician composer and filmmaker during a three-decade career as a teacher, Hunter has combined his gifted teaching and artistic talents to develop unique teaching programs using multimedia software programs...  Read more about John Hunter.



Early Bird Registration*

July 1, 2013-October 31, 2013  


Only $415 per person!


Conference Registration Includes: 
  • Access to Workshop Sessions & Inspiration Stations
  • Admission to Film Festival
  • BOOST Nation: Town Hall Participation 
  • Meals (breakfast & lunch provided Wednesday and Thursday, breakfast provided on Friday)
  • 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 2014 BOOST Conference,
click here. 


*Please note that registration must be in paid in full by October 31,
2013 to secure the Early Bird registration rate.  After October 31st, you will be responsible for paying the Standard Registration rate. 

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


Be a part of our mission to  

Inspire Youth, Inspire Learning, and Inspire Change! 




Why present at the BOOST Conference?


Read what past presenters love about the BOOST Conference.



Global Exposure - The BOOST Conference is the largest and most comprehensive convening of out-of-school time professionals with over 2000 attendees of diverse backgrounds, ages, and organizations who provide services to youth globally.


Audience Engagement - Since 2008, on average 97% of our attendees report overall satisfaction with the BOOST Conference. You will have a unique opportunity to share your expertise with a highly motivated and energized audience creating real change in the lives of youth.


Networking - Connect with presenters, exhibitors, and attendees who work in youth advocacy, camps and recreation, healthcare, higher education, prevention programs, policy, and much more!  

Organizations in attendance have numerous training and consulting needs. Attendees look to the BOOST Conference for the most up-to-date and effective practices in the out-of-school time field.


Have a Blast - The BOOST Conference hosts a welcome reception, networking events, and closing ceremony at the beautiful Palm Springs Renaissance Hotel for attendees to relax, connect, and have fun! Experience the BOOST magic for yourself.  



Deadline to submit a proposal is October 1st, 2013. Phase I of workshops will be announced late October.



 Tips to help schools launch successful STEM programs
"STEM education isn't complex. It's not a doctrine, a program or a product. Yet, defining and implementing STEM education continues to challenge the education community..."Read more 

"Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development..." 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!  



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