2010 BOOST Conference Accolades
"Absolutely the best conference I have attended in my 20+ years of attending similar (educational) conferences."
"As always, I was re-energized for the work that I do. The speakers reassured me that the creative path we are on right now is both innovative and creating best practices. The diversity of speakers and exhibitors really shows the depth of the field."
"THE best conference I have ever attended. Thank you!"
"Best conference in the country. You remember that in addition to learning, people also want to meet and have fun. You take yourselves seriously without being overly serious."
"BOOST is by far the best conference out there! You did it again!"
"BOOST is by far the BEST option for Out-Of-School-Time Professionals. I have attended several conferences, but none compare to BOOST. I really appreciate the intentionality of networking and the community that's built among conferees. UBUNTU is a concept that I have already birthed with my staff. UBUNTU describes my heart and outlook on life, my staff, and youth. Every session I attended was relevant t the field. The accommodations were impeccable! The hotel staff was courteous and very supportive. I can't stop talking about this conference! I have been on such a high...I can't wait until next year!"
"For it being my first time, I truly enjoyed the conference experience. I look forward to attending next year, even if it's my own expenses."
"I enjoyed the time I got to spend at the conference. Wonderful workshops. Thank you for all your hard work to make our learning an enjoyable time."
"Great job- keep up the good work! Your dedication and passion for the field are apparent."
"I have attended BOOST for 3 years and it is the best conference for out-of-school-time professionals. The material is much more hands-on and pertinent than the material at other conferences. Great networking events, too. Last year, I brought only 2 staff. This year, I brought 5 staff. Next year, I hope to bring more. The conference was awesome! I will always come back."
"I have built this training into my staff development plan for the year!"
"I really enjoyed the conference; I gained so much knowledge that is going to be extremely beneficial to my students, my staff, and myself! Thank you for working so hard for such an event to exist!"
"I really like it a lot. I learned a lot about how to become a better Coordinator and a better person. I will recommend BOOST to everybody in my program. I appreciate everything I learned from you and your workshops."
"I thought the whole experience was helpful and inspirational. I walked out of each workshop feeling that I would be the best person to help these children."
"I was very pleased with the conference. It gave me some time to reflect on my job and the work I do every day. Additionally, it made me engage in meaningful conversations and activities that will benefit my students in the long run."
"Inspiring conference with practical knowledge all about kids. I loved it!"
"It gets better and better every year!"
"Palm Springs is BEAUTIFUL!! The people are also friendly. Thanks for coordinating such a wonderful conference."
"The BOOST Conference was an amazing experience; it has motivated me to take on a leadership program with my students."
"The conference was amazing! It was my first time attending and it was enriched with information...loved every bit!"
"The vibe at the conference was welcoming, easy-spirited, and fun! I greatly enjoyed my time at BOOST! Thank you!"
"This was my 3rd year at BOOST and I brought back a lot more knowledge and tools this year. Thanks!"
"This was one of the best conferences I have been to in a long time. Those involved really did some serious behind the scenes work, which was greatly appreciated."
"This year was even better than last year. This conference gives me the "BOOST" necessary to keep the passion in my commitment to educating and inspiring youth."
"You do an amazing job! The conference is outstanding! It only gets better every year."
"We had a great time and learned a lot of exciting things to bring back and incorporate in our program. We look forward to coming again next year!"
"What an incredible conference! Keep doing what you're doing! I plan to return next year! This was a fantastic conference and a great group of people! Thank You... for a really good time! You all did an amazing job! Thank you!"