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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

2020 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Dr. Burke Harris is an award-winning physician, researcher, and California's first-ever Surgeon General

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is an award-winning physician, researcher and advocate dedicated to changing the way our society responds to one of the most serious, expensive and widespread public health crises of our time: childhood trauma. She was appointed as California’s first-ever Surgeon General by Governor Gavin Newsom in January 2019.

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Dr. Bettina Love

2020 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Bettina Love

Dr. Love is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers in the area of Hip Hop education.

Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice. Her work is also concerned with how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in intersectional social justice for the goal of equitable classrooms.

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OCTOBER 26 - 29, 2020

BOOST Conference

Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual, extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.

We invite you and your team to experience the most invigorating blend of:

  • Networking and team building opportunities - more than 2,500 global in and out-of-school time professionals
  • More than 175 exceptional workshops to help you learn and grow
  • The latest trends and research in innovative and quality in and out-of-school time programming
  • In-depth learning sessions through our 1-day Pre-Conference Academies
  • Opportunities for targeted conversations and learning through Inspiration Station, Camp Inspire, and Exhibitor Showcase Workshops
  • Master Classes taught by world-class experts of a discipline
  • BOOST Nation: Town Hall - public meetings with national leaders and public figures
  • Connections with over 100 Exhibitors sharing the newest resources, products, and services to enhance your programs
  • BOOST Film Festival featuring films highlighting relevant topics in the education field including issues relating to today's youth
  • BOOST Live Podcast Lounge - interviews with thought leaders, Q&A sessions, and expert panels all in front of a live audience
  • Option to earn transferable college credits through the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Continuing Education
  • Opportunity to earn CEUs credit in Partnership with California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) 
  • Opportunities to experience guest speakers, authors, special events, and entertainment that will inspire you to create change
  • Healthy meals and plenty of sunshine in beautiful Palm Springs, California

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BOOST Cafe

Looking for a way to keep in contact with BOOSTers the other 51 weeks of the year? Visit our FREE out-of-school time community: BOOST Cafe! The site features an interactive forum to share promising practices, up-to-date funding opportunities, a comprehensive list of tools and resources for your programs, weekly blogs from field professionals, and MORE! Click here to visit!

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