Events and Keynotes


 TUESDAY, APRIL 18

PRE-CONFERENCE ACADEMIES 
11:00am 
 5:00pm

Every Monday Matters (EMM) You Matter™ Youth Programs Trainer Certification
11:00am  5:00pm 

Program Design and Delivery Beyond the Bell- American Institutes for Research (AIR)
11:00am  5:00pm 

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California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Programs Grantee Orientation
1:00pm  5:00pm

Click here for more information about our Pre-Conference Academies http://www.boostconference.org/preconference 

BOOST SWIM CLUB
1:00pm  5:00pm

Not attending a Pre-conference Academy? No problem. Catch some rays, good vibes, and gear up for the conference. Dance to the grooves of our resident DJ and play water games during this pre-conference networking mixer! Sunscreen not included.  

Spikeball®- some like to say that if volleyball and foursquare had a baby it would be called Spikeball. Poolside Tournament starts at 3:00pm. Get your team ready to win prizes and have so much fun!

Sign up your team here 

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WELCOME RECEPTION
5:30pm 
 6:30pm

Join us for our early evening opening reception poolside. Connect with colleagues and make new friends while the sun sets against the San Jacinto mountains. A perfect way to start the conference!

hatcontest-tuesdayANNUAL HAT CONTEST

BOOST is continuing our creative and fun tradition at our Annual Opening Reception so get ready to celebrate in style. Show up at the opening poolside reception on Tuesday evening and show off. Don’t forget to bring a hat! Glamorous headpieces, outrageous-themed head wear, fancy floral arrangements, sports-themed caps or boost your company/agency flair! 

Be entered into one of 3 different Hat Contest categories: Most Glamorous, Best Theme, and Most Creative.

The Opening Reception is truly a day to celebrate in Palm Springs with colleagues from all over the globe.

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6:30pm-9:00pm 

Looking for dinner plans while at the BOOST conference? Want to meet and network with new, awesome and like-minded BOOSTers?  Join our Pop-up Mystery Dinners for just that purpose! Space is limited. Please sign up using the links below.
*Please note that you must be registered to attend the 2017 BOOST Conference and your account paid in full in order to register for Pop Up Dinners. 

BOOST Empowering Women Pop-Up Dinner
Hosted by Gabriela Delgado, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA
Sign up here 

BOOST LGBTQIA Pop-Up Dinner 
Hosted by Eddie Garcia, Director of After School Programs, Lennox School District, Lennox, CA
Sign up here 

BOOST Middle and High School Youth Pop-Up Dinner
Hosted by Michelle Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA
Sign up here 

BOOST Networking Pop-Up Dinner
Hosted by Lissa Tsu, BOOST Leadership Team, San Diego, CA
Sign up here 


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
7:30am

Mingle with our exhibitors and enjoy a healthy breakfast in the Exhibit Hall. It's a great way to start your day!

CONFERENCE OPENING & GENERAL SESSION
8:45am – 9:45am

Welcome
Tia Quinn, Founder & CEO, BOOST Collaborative

BOOST Speakeasy- Celebrating Youth Voice

Kids are not a single mold and this morning we give youth a voice and platform to celebrate and express who they are and what they believe in. Step inside the BOOST Speakeasy and be inspired by personal stories, poetry, struggle and resilience by some of the most dynamic youth voices today. 


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Click here to read more about our youth speakers

BOOST BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS & MEET THE AUTHORS
9:45am – 10:15am

Join your colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for networking and lots of awesome raffle prizes! Mingle with Exhibitors and have the opportunity to learn about the latest resources, curriculum, and services to enhance your program. See your conference program for the Meet the Authors schedule. 

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LUNCH & GENERAL SESSION
OSTI AWARDS
12:30pm 1:30pm

2017 OSTI (Out-of-School Time Innovations) Awards

Senator Barbara Boxer, OSTI Champion Award 

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KEYNOTE: Senator Barbara Boxer

A champion of quality public education, Senator Boxer wrote landmark legislation establishing the first-ever federal funding for afterschool programs. Her law now covers 1.6 million children. She continues to work to expand afterschool programs nationwide as chair of the Senate Afterschool Caucus.
Read more here

 


BOOST BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS & MEET THE AUTHORS

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Join your colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for snacks, networking, and lots of awesome raffle prizes! Mingle with Exhibitors and have the opportunity to learn about the latest resources, curriculum, and services to enhance your program.  See your conference program for the Meet the Authors schedule. 

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BOOST LIVE NETWORKING RECEPTION
4:45pm  6:00pm

Whether you are relaxing after a long day or ready for a night out, take the time to connect with your team and meet new colleagues at our poolside networking reception. Light snacks and cash bar available.     

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You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll call your therapist. Lindsay White is an award-winning songwriter based in San Diego, CA. With influences ranging from Dylan to Difranco, her songwriting has earned recognition from San Diego Songwriters Guild, Kerrville Folk Festival, Guitar World, and American Songwriter Magazine. Known for her work with former nationally touring folk/pop duo The Lovebirds, Lindsay is now pursuing her solo project and currently recording a follow up to her 2010 solo debut Tracks.
   

         

DUCK, DUCK, BOOST RELAY RACE 

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Oh yes, it’s a new twist on the classic Duck Race! Get your ducks in a row during the BOOST Live Reception on Wednesday evening. Cheer on our duck racers in our annual Duck, Duck, BOOST Relay Race in the pool! Who will be the lucky duck?! 
Duck, Duck, BOOST is a fundraiser for the BOOST Conference Scholarship Fund. This fund was developed in order to provide financial assistance for a lucky duck to attend next year's conference! Duck, Duck BOOST for is a 50/50 fundraiser. 50% of the collected funds go towards the scholarship fund and 50% goes to the winning ticket holder.

$5 BUCKS PER DUCK! Race starts at 6:00pm in the pool. 

Meet the Duck Racers!

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TEAM 1
Bruno Marchesi, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA
Amira Resnick, Healthy Out-of-School Time Manager, California, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Vaughan-Cherubin, Senior Programs Manager, US Soccer Foundation, Washington, DC 

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TEAM 2 
Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC
Michelle Perrenoud, Program Manager, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA 
Ray Trinidad, Dean of Students, High Tech High, Chula Vista, CA 

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TEAM 3
Fausto Lopez, TA Consultant, Afterschool & Expanded Learning, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL 
Bob McNeil, Change Agent, Coaching Leaders, Spokane, WA
Nikki Hale, Change Agent, Shifting Norms, Forest Park, IL 

HOMECOMING PARTY 
7:00pm  10:30pm

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Straight Outta BOOST! Don’t miss the annual Homecoming party with this year’s theme: 80s vs. 90s Hip Hop.  We are going old school, mid-school, and on to the Golden Age. Rhymes and beats will be flowing poolside with DJ, drink and appetizer specials, and prizes for the best costumes- no diggity!

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THURSDAY, APRIL 20

MORNING RECESS
6:45am  8:30am 

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.

TOUR de BOOST WALK/SCAVENGER HUNT

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Join fellow BOOSTers on a #TourdeBOOST fun walk scavenger hunt around Palm Springs. This 3-mile scavenger hunt through scenic Palm Springs will lead you to some of Hollywood’s most famous stars’ Palm Spring getaways. Come enjoy a beautiful Palm Springs morning, get some exercise, and best of all, connect with other BOOSTers as you figure out which Hollywood stars’ homes you are going to visit! Meet in front of the Palm Springs Convention Center, East Lawn, at 6:45am to get your clues. The Tour de BOOST fun walk scavenger hunt will begin at 7:00am. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Complimentary bottled water and snacks will be provided.

To participate, you must pre-register for this event. To do so, please access your online registration account and update your cart. To register on-site at the conference, please visit the BOOST Booth (#0101 & #0105) in the Exhibit hall. Registration will be $20 and all proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit. 

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BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
8:00am

Mingle with our exhibitors and enjoy a healthy breakfast in the Exhibit Hall. It’s a great way to start your day!

OPENING & GENERAL SESSION
8:45am  9:45am

Keynote: Jesse Williams, Activist & Actor 
 

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A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams began his professional career teaching high school in low income Philadelphia public charter schools. From there he moved to New York City and, after working at a law firm, began his professional acting career, performing off-Broadway at The Cherry Lane Theatre under the direction of award-winning playwright Edward Albee in The Sandbox.

Williams is in his 8th season as Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC’s hit series Grey’s Anatomy and most recently served as senior producer and correspondent for EPIX docuseries America Divided with Norman Lear. His upcoming film projects include Band Aid, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, and Jacob’s Ladder, a reimagining of the 1990 psychological thriller from LD Entertainment and Will Packer Productions.

Read more here 

EVALUATION CABANA HOSTED BY AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH
9:00am  3:00pm 

American-Institutes-for-ResearchProgram evaluation and assessment of key skills can seem complicated. We want to help demystify evaluation and assessment. And we want to do it while relaxing poolside in a cabana at the BOOST Conference.

Join one of AIR's evaluation experts to answer your evaluation and assessment questions. By signing up, you will get a 40-minute timeslot on Thursday, April 20 during the BOOST Conference. Let us know your specific questions when you sign up and we will be sure to have appropriate materials to share with you.

 

Some example questions are:

·      - Is my program too new to evaluate? How do I know where to start?

·      - Should I use grades and test scores to evaluate my program?

·      - How many participants do I need to have data on to show an impact?

·      - Does an outside evaluator need to conduct my evaluation?

·      - How do I assess social and emotional skills?

      Don't let these questions limit you!

To sign up, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5C6HD2Z and complete the form.

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NETWORKING LUNCH WITH EXHIBITORS & MEET THE AUTHORS
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch will be served in the exhibit hall. Grab your lunch and take this opportunity to mix and mingle with exhibitors and participate in our Meet the Authors series throughout the exhibit hall. 

BOOST BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS & MEET THE AUTHORS
2:30p– 3:30pm

Join your colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for snacks, networking and lots of awesome raffle prizes! Mingle with Exhibitors and have the opportunity to learn about the latest resources, curriculum, and services to enhance your program. See your conference program for the Meet the Authors schedule. 

Enjoy an hour of exclusive promotions and discounts from selected vendors in our Exhibit Hall. Shop 'Til You BOOST! 

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THINK RED Inspire & Paint 
6:00pm – 8:30pm  

Presented by Think Red Project
Hosted by Drag Queen Xrystal 

Please join us for a fun event of painting while raising funds to benefit organizations that serve the San Diego HIV & AIDS community. This interactive event will be guided by professional artist, Nathan Mohle, BFA of San Diego, CA. Learn step-by-step painting instructions on how to complete your masterpiece and you will leave with a painting to commemorate BOOST 2017! 

100% of the proceeds go to the San Diego non-profit Think Red Project and Red Dress Party San Diego.

TICKET INFORMATION- $25 (you can add this to your online registration account. Space is limited.) 

Ticket includes:
• 2 hours of professional painting instruction
• Use of acrylic paints, paintbrushes, and easel
• 11" x 14” canvas for you to take home

Food and drink specials will be available for purchase at the event.

Think Red Project & Red Dress Party San Diego  www.reddresspartysd.com 

TRIP

VILLAGEFEST STREET FAIR
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Locals and tourists happily mingle at the Palm Springs Villagefest held year round every Thursday evening on Palm Canyon Drive. An open-air street fair with more than 200 booths offering live music, fresh fruit stands, artists, craftsman, unique foods, and street entertainers to charm the crowd is a must for conference-goers. Admission is free and within walking distance from all of the BOOST conference hotels!

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The Palm Springs Art Museum offers free public admission every Thursday evening from 4-8pm during downtown Villagefest! The Art Museum currently has 28 galleries, five art storage vaults, two sculpture gardens, four classrooms/resource centers, a 90-seat lecture hall, the 433-seat Annenberg Theater, a Museum Store and a Café in an architecturally significant building designed by architect E. Stewart Williams at the base of Mount San Jacinto. An adjacent Administration building contains offices and a 12,000-volume Library.

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DIVE-IN MOVIE- POOLSIDE (Free event)
8:00pm – 10:00pm 

Gather poolside in a chaise lounge or on a raft in the pool and watch a movie on the big screen! Drink and appetizer specials will be available. Rafts and BOOST beach towels will be available for purchase at the BOOST Gear Shop in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday & Thursday only. 

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FRIDAY, APRIL 21

BreakFEST
7:30am 

It's a new twist on breakfast! Take a break and meet on the East Lawn for a breakfast festival experience- food truck, music, and yoga (BYOM- bring your own mat!) Coffee and breakfast burritos will be available for purchase. 

Yoga sponsored by:

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CLOSING & RAFFLE
11:15am  12:00pm

Don't miss our fun and energetic conference closing with over $30,000 worth of raffle prizes! Get your raffle tickets at the door for a chance to win!


EXTRA CREDIT
12:00pm until..

You have attended workshops, networking events, met with exhibitors - now what? Take this opportunity to intentionally connect with your colleagues and begin your action planning and next steps. We have complimentary meeting space for you and your team to retreat and begin the process to focus on ideas and setting goals for end-of-year, summer, and upcoming school year.

 

 

Please note: Name badges are required to attend all BOOST Conference events including all meals and all workshops.  

Called a "tiny literary giant" by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, twelve-year-old Adora Svitak is the world's youngest teacher and the published author of two books. She explores new technologies and their possibilities in education through her teaching and speaking. Adora's daily video conferences with students from around the world have earned her Berrien RESA's "Best Author and Expert" award for distance learning two years in a row. Adora's books are Flying Fingers, an engaging how-to handbook on writing for teachers, parents, and kids from a student's point of view, and Dancing Fingers, a collection of poetry she co-authored with her sister Adrianna.
 
Adora teaches students every day and posts her teaching videos online for educators and students to watch and learn. She also works with school districts and schools to present to teachers on technology integration and best practices. Adora travels around the country, giving keynotes and featured speeches to share her kids' eye view of learning and teaching. Adora frequents national and international media outlets including NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN to advocate for education innovation around the world. A prolific writer on education and education technology, Adora has written for EdTech Magazine and the New Oriental Magazine (China). A prodigious blogger, Adora writes frequent posts on 21st-century learning at The Educators' Royal Treatment, a blog dedicated to education. She was nominated in 2009 for the Edublogs Student Blog Award.
 
To watch her daily teaching, please visit www.youtube.com/adorasvitak and  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/adora-svitak.
 
 
For more info about Adora, please visit www.adorasvitak.com

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