PAST BOOST CONFERENCE KEYNOTES

A comprehensive list of all past Keynote and General Session speakers and entertainment at the BOOST Conference.

 2019 Keynote Speakers  

Dr. Bertice Berry

Dr. Bertice Berry
Founder, Dr. Bertice Berry Productions

Shawn Ginwright Ph.D. round

Dr. Shawn Ginwright
Founder & CEO, Flourish Agenda

Amy Smith TOMS round

Amy Smith
Chief Giving Officer, TOMS

David Hogg round

David Hogg
Co-Founder, March for Our Lives

Matthew Deitsch round

Matt Deitsch
Co-Founder, March for Our Lives

Dairrick Hodges round

Dairrick Khalil Hodges
Founder & Director, The SOULcial Workers 

Jeffrey Zlotnik round

Jeffrey Zlotnik
Founder, The Mediation Initiative

 

 

2018 Keynote Speakers

 

 Bryan-Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

Jodie Knowles

Jodie Knowles
LEARNING CURVE: Confessions of A Special Ed Kid 

Kindness-Rocks-circle

Positivity Rocks with Every Monday Matters

 Celerity EXL Dance Team

Celerity EXL Dance Team

 

2017 Keynote Speakers

 

 

Barbara Boxer
Former U.S. Senator

Jesse-Williams-round

Jesse Williams
Actor & Activist 

Keynote Moderator

Jesse Moore 2017

Jesse Moore
Communications Lead, Pop Culture Collaborative

 

Youth Speakeasy MC

Matthew Emerzian

Matthew Emerzian
CEO & Founder, Every Monday Matters 

 

Youth Speakeasy Keynotes 

 

Adriana-IbnezBOOST

Adriana Ibanez 

 merveille

Merveille Kouekabakilaho

 royce mann

Royce Mann

 

 

2016 Keynote Speakers

 

 

Matthew Emerzian
Founder & CEO, Every Monday Matters

 jodi-grant

Dr. Tererai Trent
Founder, Tererai Trent International

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Father Gregory Boyle
Founder & Executive Director, Homeboy Industries

Michael Funk round

Michael Funk
Director, After School Division (ASD), California Department of Education (CDE)

 

Powered By Dance

Powered by Dance  

Huerta Elementary Dance Team 

Huerta Elementary Dance Team

 

2015 Keynote Speakers

 

 Simon-Sinek-Headshot-1

Simon Sinek
Keynote Speaker & Author, Start With Why

jodi-grant

Jodi Grant
Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance 

 

roberto-rivera

Roberto Rivera
President/Lead Change Agent, The Good Life Alliance


Drum Cafe logo

Drum Cafe West

Morning Energizer: Go BIG or Go Home

the leadership program logo

The Leadership Program 

 

 

2014 Keynote Speakers

 

John Hunter Photo 

John Hunter
Founder, World Peace Games

 Scott Barry Kaufman PhD Photo

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.
Author & Educator, "Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined"

 Senna Kajitani

Senna Kajitani
Founder, Little Miss Vegan

 

Alex Kajitani Headshot

Alex Kajitani, Emcee 
California Teacher of the Year The Rappin’ Mathematician, Kajitani Education

 

 

Two Bit Circus logo

Two Bit Circus and STEAM Carnival


 Poly Technic Poetry Slam Team

Polytechnic Poetry Slam Team
Polytechnic School

 

Morning Energizer: 10 Tips to Engage Youth in 10 Minutes

the leadership program logo

The Leadership Program

 

Atherton Elementary School Drumline

Atherton Elementary School Drumline
Houston ISD 

 

 

2013 Keynote Speakers 

 

 Paul Tough Image 1

Paul Tough
Author, How Children Succeed

Christopher

Dr. Christopher Emdin
Professor of Science Education, Columbia University 

 JonathanMooney1

Jonathan Mooney
Author, The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal

 

arc Dance Team

Keynote Introduction 

Michael Funk round

Michael Funk
Director, After School Division (ASD), California Department of Education (CDE)

 

 

2012 Keynote Speakers

 

 Sir Ken Robinson Photo

Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.
Author & Educator, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Milton Chen Headshot

Dr. Milton Chen
Senior Fellow & Executive Director, Emeritus at the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)

 Michelle head shot high res

Michelle Cummings
Big Wheel & Founder, Training Wheels

 Marjorie Blanchard 

Marjorie Blanchard, Ph.D.
Motivational Speaker, Consultant and Trainer, Author, and Entrepreneur

Ode to Site Supervisors 

Diego Arancibia

Diego Arancibia
Coordinator, ASAP Connect

 

Virgil Virgil Hip Hop Dance Team

Virgil Hip Hop Dance Team
A World Fit for Kids!

 

2011 Keynote Speakers

 

 TaylorMali

Taylor Mali
American Slam Poet, What Teachers Make 

jonathan

Jonathan Kozol
Author and Educator, Savage Inequalities, Death at an Early Age, The Shame of the Nation, and Amazing Grace

David Cicilline 

Congressman David Cicilline
Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rhode Island’s 1st District 

CATCH Girls Step CGS

CATCH Girls Step (CGS) and Boys Step Team (CBS) 
Youth Policy Institute

 

richyvonne 

Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John
Founders, Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement

CREW

CREW


Peter Pendleton Drumline 

Peter Pendleton Drumline
Coachella Valley Unified School District                                                          



 

2010 Keynote Speakers

 

 Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson
Assistant Superintendent, California Department of Education

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Adora Svitak
Education, Technology, and Literacy Advocate, Teacher, Speaker, and Author 

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Dr. Cathy Vatterott
Author and Educator, The Homework Lady 

Space School Musical

Space School Musical
Hamilton High School

Forklorico Dancers

Folklorico Dancers
Lawndale Elementary School District, RAP, Before & After School Program

WRAP Stars

WRAP Stars
Conservation Corps of Long Beach WRAP (Winners Reaching Amazing Potential), After School Enrichment Program

Collective Purpose 

Collective Purpose

 PeaPod Foundation

PeaPod Foundation- The Peapod Music & Arts Academy  

 

2009 Keynote Speakers

 

 jodi-grant

Jodi Grant
Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance                                                              

pedronog

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Steinhardt School of Education, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education 

Drum Cafe logo 

Drum Cafe West                                                              

All Night Heroes

Battle of the Bands: After-School All-Stars of Rock vs. All Night Hero

Teen Truth Live Bully 

Teen Truth Live: Bully                                                           

 

 

 

2008 Keynote Speakers

 

 JonathanMooney1

Jonathan Mooney
Author, The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal

richyvonne

Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John
Founders, Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement

CREW JR. Crew 

CREW & JR Crew

After School All Stars Los Angeles

Jose's School of Rock
After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles

 

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