2018 BOOST Conference Accolades
"Always so happy to be at BOOST. Enjoyed the friendly openness where we all share about what works and what doesn't work in our programs. Hope that I can attend and lend a hand in the fun."
"Great year! Excellent energy! So much to choose from. Something for every kind of educator. Thank you!"
"I really appreciated all the work BOOST did to bring quality presenters to the conference. Hope to attend next year!"
"I loved the keynote speakers. I also loved the vibe in the conference--it was lively and full of joy, and the participants seemed happy to be there. The small touches like the badge, the Therapy Wall, Front Porches, did not go unnoticed. Also, I really appreciated the focus on relationship building and SEL throughout the conference."
"BOOST Collaborative staff is both friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
"Having the conference brochure available early online as well as on the Guidebook app was INCREDIBLE! I was able to give the information to our staff ahead of time so that they could pre-plan their conference experience."
"Great job to the entire BOOST Conference Team! Your work, time, and energy that you exert to the success of this conference each year does not go unnoticed. I am very grateful. Looking forward to next year."
"Always a great conference with extra activities that are fun and engaging and the location is amazing!"
"Best conference ever!"
"I had a great experience! I was very impressed with the organization and the excellent customer service BOOST provided us. This conference also provided me with opportunities to network with people from different states and exchange ideas. Thank you BOOST!"
"Information was very progressive- as we see changes in our programs- you are providing us resources!"
"There was a great mix of activities. I was very happy with social opportunities too. The featured speakers were amazing!"
"I really enjoyed myself. Thank you for everything."
"This was my 3rd BOOST Conference and it was the best ever. The speakers were phenomenal!!!"
"High fives to everyone for all that you do!"
"The conference was enjoyable and relaxing. No stress...I loved everything about it."
"BOOST was a great experience and I am grateful I was given the opportunity to attend, hope to be back again!"
"It was another amazing conference."
"Every general session I attended was strong and worthwhile!"
"Great job everyone! The Tour de BOOST was so much fun!"
"I really enjoyed all the speakers at the conference and the exhibitors being there to give information for me to take back to discuss with my colleagues at our site."
"It was truly an exceptional conference!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed Jodie Knowles and Bryan Stevenson! Jodie allowed me to have a view from another perspective and Bryan allowed me think deeper! Both gave me affirmations! Great job with those two!"
"Thank you for all you do- I look forward to this every year!"
"Over the years I have attended many conferences and I have to say I was very impressed with BOOST. The variety of workshops covered important and topical aspects for direct care workers to upper level management working with youth. I left the conference excited to share my experiences with my coworkers and staff. The Film Festival had a huge impact! Thank you for a great experience and I hope to return next year."
"This is one of the best conferences I have ever attended and I am hoping to come back next year. More teachers should attend!! (Wish we had something like this for teachers ...tons of workshops offered... not the same old stuff & fun mixed in)."
"This is an amazing conference, always inspirational and relevant."
"I had a wonderful time! Thank you to all the leadership team members for making this happen!"
"Thank you for another successful conference, we plan to fundraise to send more participants next year."
"Great conference, great convention center, great hotel, and fantastic all around!"
"The BOOST Conference was GREAT! The BOOST Team did a wonderful job with this year's event! It was very informative but fun at the same time! It was great to see so many people from so many different places from across the country come together for such a great cause! KIDS!!! I definitely plan on returning next year!! GREAT JOB EVERYBODY!! Thank You so much for what you do to Make A Difference in the lives of young people!!"
"It is an amazing conference, well organized with a lot of heart."
"This is a wonderful experience! I am going to try and bring colleagues next year. The information is enriching for all aspects of a person's life. THANK YOU!!!!!"
"BOOST is really a relevant conference that seeks opportunities to educate, prepare and support OST Educators. It's a fantastic conference!"
"Another wonderful BOOST Conference in the books! Keep up the great work!!"
"It is truly an honor to be with people that are loyal, prudent and caring to the mission of expanded learning."
"Love, love, love coming to the best professional development conference every year!"
"I just truly enjoy attending BOOST. Each time I have gained important information that I have been able to immediately implement within the program. Thank you."
"It was a great conference! I was so encouraged to see such a large number of youth-serving professionals working for organizations that truly see the value in investing in the professional development of their staff. It was so energizing being in a room so full of people dedicated to kids and passionate about their missions."
"This is the best conference that I've ever been to! Great job BOOST!"
"Always an amazing conference. Top of my list."
"LOVE THE HIGH ENERGY & KNOWLEDGE & NETWORKING."
"Amazing opportunities to network and informed on new strategies to enhance the whole child and family."