Frequently Asked Questions
The BOOST Team has gathered an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions during the Registration process for the BOOST Conference. Don't find your question below? Contact Us here.
The BOOST registration system allows you to create and manage your own registration account. You have the capability of making a payment to your account, change attendee names, add additional participants, and print out registration confirmation(s). Please make note of your username and password so you can make any necessary changes to your account.
What is the conference registration fee?
April 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020 - $510 per person
(Please note that registering with a Purchase Order will hold your place, but PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL by October 29, 2020, to secure the Standard Registration Rate. If payment is not received by October 29, 2020, at 10:00 AM, On-Site Registration fees will apply).After October 29, 2020, attendees' unpaid account shall be re-invoiced for On-Site registration fees. Any payments made by check must submit the registration confirmation provided to account holder and/or attendee(s) upon checkout.
October 1, 2020 - October 15, 2020 - $550 per person
(Please note that registering with a Purchase Order will hold your place, but PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL by October 29, 2020, to secure the Late-Bird Registration Rate. If payment is not received by October 29, 2020, at 10:00 AM, On-Site Registration fees will apply.) After October 29, 2020, attendees' unpaid account shall be re-invoiced for On-Site registration fees. Any payments made by check must submit the registration confirmation provided to account holder and/or attendee(s) upon checkout.
October 26-29, 2020 - $650 per person
On-site registration will be available for walk-in participants from october 26-29, 2020, in the lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center. Payment must be made in full at time of registration.
NOTE: On-site registration is not available for the Pre-Conference Academies. You must be pre-registered online before the Online Registration Deadline in order to be able to attend a PreConference Academy.
What is the Pre-Conference Academy registration fee?
Monday, October 26, 2020
9:00AM-5:00PM (3-8 Hours)
Pre-Conference Academy rates vary by course. You must be registered for the full conference before you can register for the Pre-Conference Academies. Also, on-site registration is NOT available for pre-conference registration. You can only register for the Pre-Conference Academy online prior to the registration deadline.
HOW CAN I ADD REGISTRATION ADD-ONS, SUCH AS A PRE-CONFERENCE ACADEMY OR MASTER CLASSES, TO MY EXISTING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION?
To purchase and PAY for Registration Add-ons, follow the CLICK TO REGISTER button here and follow these directions:
-Login to your account using your email and password
-Select the Buy tab at the top left
-Use the drop-down option to select the attendee's name that you'd like to make additional purchases for
-Select the additional add-ons you'd like to purchase by checking the corresponding box
-Select continue at the bottom of the page
-Enter your payment information and press submit
-Print a copy of your receipt for your records
To purchase Registration Add-Ons with a purchase order, please call our office for assistance at 619-23-BOOST (619-232-6678)
Do you offer half-day registration rates?
The BOOST Conference does not offer half-day registration rates.
Do you offer one-day registration rates?
The BOOST Conference does not offer one-day registration rates online or on-site at the conference.
What payment methods do you accept?
We gladly accept credit cards (Visa, Discover, and MasterCard), and checks. (Please note that purchase orders must be paid in full prior to the close of each registration phase. Payments not received by the close of a registration phase will reflect Standard Registration rates or On-Site Registration rates.) Sorry, but we do not accept American Express or cash.
CAN I STILL REGISTER IF I DON’T HAVE A PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER?
Can I still register if I do not know the name of the attendees?
Yes! Please visit www.boostconference.org/registration and click on the registration button. In the first and last name field please enter TBD. Once the attendee is determined, the attendee name should be entered through your created Online Customer Account. Please note that the deadline to enter the names of TBD participants is October 15, 2020.
Who do I make the check payable to?
Checks can be made payable to:
Attn: BOOST Registration 2020
Where do I mail my payment to?
Payments can be mailed to:
Attn: BOOST Registration 2020
1286 University Avenue #739
San Diego, CA 92103
What is the deadline to register?
The deadline to register for the Standard Registration rate is October 29, 2020.
The deadline to register for the Late-Bird Registration rate is October 29, 2020.
All outstanding payments for standard and late-bird registration MUST be paid in full by 10:00AM on October 29, 2020.
If I am unable to attend, how do I transfer my registration to another person?
In the event that you are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please log in to our registration website to access your Online Customer Account and change the attendee information. In the event that you do not know your password, you can reset your password. The deadline to submit these changes is October 15, 2020.
Click here for more info.
What are the cancelation deadline, process, and feeS?
As an alternative to canceling your BOOST Conference registration, here are some creative ideas to remedy and support your team and community.
Scholarship a partner you collaborate with and arrange for them to train team members upon their return.
Reward your principal or classroom teacher that supports your work.
Honor a Site Coordinator for working in the program a year or longer.
Give back to one of your volunteers that supports your school or program.
Gift a supportive parent the opportunity to attend BOOST and learn!
Make a deal with a partner or colleague. Offer to pay for their registration and they pay for their own travel and lodging.
Join the BOOST Cafe Forum and sell it to another educator.
To access the full Terms & Conditions you agreed to upon registering for the conference, please click here.
DO I NEED TO RE-REGISTER FOR OCTOBER DATES IF I ALREADY REGISTERED FOR APRIL?
Do I have to pre-register or select my preferred breakout sessions in advance?
All of the workshop sessions in the conference are open to all registered participants and are available on a first-come, first-seated basis. You'll receive a complete program when you check-in at the registration booth. If you want to plan in advance, check the conference website at www.boostconference.org under the WORKSHOPS tab or download the BOOST Conference app in the two weeks leading up to the BOOST Conference.
What meals are included with registration?
Your registration includes breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday and two snack breaks on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Breakfast on Friday is pay-on-your-own.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
At BOOST, we take great care in trying to accommodate the special dietary needs of our conference participants. If your diet is restricted in any way, please indicate your dietary needs in the “Special Dietary Requirements” section of the registration form, we are able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. We are unable to accommodate any other food restrictions (food allergies, kosher, etc).
Why do you need my e-mail address?
WHAT SAFETY MEASURES ARE YOU TAKING DUE TO COVID-19?
We are pleased to announce that the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) is GBAC STAR™ accredited. GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities. GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities. This accreditation means that a facility has:
- Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
- The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
- Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.
More updates will be available soon.
Getting to the BOOST Conference
What hotels do you recommend in Palm Springs?
Please check the accommodations page on the BOOST Conference website for the most up to date information on special conference rates and availability. Also, please visit http://www.palm-springs.org/ to view a listing of area hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals.
What Airports are nearby?
Getting to and around the Palm Springs Desert Resorts has never been easier. Palm Springs International Airport is served by multiple carriers from major cities and is located just minutes from downtown access to all desert cities. Once you are here, you may choose from numerous car rental companies, limousines, shuttles, private cars, taxis, buses, and more! Palm Springs International Airport is served by ten airlines that connect to hundreds of cities worldwide. There are approximately 100 daily flights that include direct non-stop service. Please visit the Palm Springs International Airport website for more information on flights www.palmspringsairport.com
Palm Springs International
Distance from Hotel: 1.5 Miles
Drive Time: 5 Minutes
Distance from Hotel: 65 Miles
Drive Time: 1 Hour
Los Angeles International-LAX
Distance from Hotel: 110 Miles
Drive Time: 2.25 Hours
San Diego International-Lindberg Field
Distance from Hotel: 142 Miles
Drive Time 2.5 Hours
Where do I park?
During the conference events, self-parking is available at the Palm Springs Convention Center for a daily rate of $8.00 per car. If you are an overnight guest at the Renaissance Hotel or if you have accommodations at another hotel and are self-parking at the Renaissance Hotel for the BOOST Conference, the cost is $6.00 per day.
Where do I check-in at the conference?
Registration will be located in the lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center. Please see the Schedule at-A-Glance on our website for the registration hours by day.
Is Special Assistance Available?
CONCIERGE DESK & MOTHER'S ROOM
Please stop by the Concierge Desk in the PSCC Lobby for information about local restaurants, shopping, events, public transportation, and other attractions in Palm Springs. Enjoy your stay! Nursing mothers can also stop by here or the PSCC Info Booth to request access to the Mother’s Room.
Is there an ALL-GENDER RESTROOM?
We are pleased to offer an all-gender restroom to accommodate all genders located in the PSCC Lobby and is marked with signage. This bathroom does not contain products for those who menstruate.
What do I wear at the conference?
The weather is usually in the mid-to-upper 80's so prepare accordingly in order to be comfortable! There will be a lot of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes. Also, please note that while we try to accommodate all of your conference needs, not everyone agrees on what the "perfect temperature" is. All workshops will have air conditioning, but we suggest that you bring with you a sweater or long-sleeved shirt in case it becomes too cold in your workshop session. To check the BOOST Conference weather for Palm Springs please visit www.weather.com
Can I bring my spouse and/or children?
Please note that while the BOOST Team is family-friendly, the conference is an adult-only learning opportunity for paid out-of-school time participants. All keynotes, special events, meals, workshops, and entrance to the exhibit hall require a name badge. If you are coming to Palm Springs with your family, please note there are many area restaurants and tourist attractions. For more information please visit www.palm-springs.org
How can I promote my organization?
You can promote your organization by joining us as an Exhibitor at the BOOST Conference. For more information on exhibiting, click here. There is also a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities available to your organization. For more information on becoming a sponsor, click here. Please note that there is a fine of $250 for any flyers or marketing materials distributed or placed throughout the conference facility premises.
How do I contact BOOST?
Our mailing/billing address is:
1286 University Avenue #739
San Diego, California 92103
To contact the BOOST office directly:
Phone: 619-23-BOOST (619-232-6678)
Fax: (619) 795-3450
- For hotel accommodations, please contact the hotel of your choice directly.