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Palm Springs is indeed the year-round vacation destination for groups, individuals, and families, with something for everyone - whether it be enjoying our 350 days of sunshine a year, shopping, golfing, hiking, adventure, Jeep tours, gaming, mid-century modern architecture, cultural events, museums, and nightlife or just sitting back and relaxing by the pool shadowed by our magnificent mountains.

Discover a year round paradise with turquoise skies and purple mountains embrace a village vibe that is as unique as it is irresistibly chic. Soak up a perfect blend of outdoor diversion and casual relaxation. Allow your spirit to be energized in an atmosphere that can only be found right here. Fun, sun, and the never ending allure of Palm Springs. Let the pristine desert air fill you with an energy that is nothing short of miraculous. 



The Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission every Thursday night from 4-8 p.m., sponsored by the City of Palm Springs.  This provides an excellent way to start a trip to the City’s VillageFest, the popular weekly street festival held every Thursday night  along Palm Canyon Drive.

www.psmuseum.org




Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm Springs transforms into the Palm Springs VillageFest, also known as the Palm Springs Street Fair. At the VillageFest, you will experience a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive - and the result is one of Southern California's most popular weekly events: VillageFest!
www.villagefest.org

For more information on the Palm Springs area, please visit: 

www.visitpalmsprings.com/

 

Greetings BOOSTers,

In less than 2 months we will be ringing in 2015 and the BOOST Conference will be just around the corner. We have many exciting updates and will be announcing Phase 1 of workshop sessions in a few weeks.

We would also like to share with you another exciting project: November is Homeless Youth Awareness Month and we are bringing awareness to this important cause with a viral social media campaign. Please show your support by posting a photo of your bare feet, tagging 3 friends and use the hashtag #SupportOurSoles to be a part of this movement. Please see our website for full details.
 
Thank you for all that you do to support the children, youth, families, and communities that you serve.
 
Together we make a difference.

Tia Quinn, Founder/CEO
BOOST Collaborative

Pre-Conference Academy: Heart of Coaching With Thomas Crane

Transforming Work Results Through Coaching
Presenter: Thomas G. Crane 
Tuesday, April 28th 11:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $150

Coaching in the workplace has come into its own in the last decade. Colleagues who work alongside one another have a clear need to be able to share feedback with others on the team. AND, they have the "opportunity" to act as coaches for one another. It is a choice. When these communications can be done in healthy and respectful ways, everyone benefits. 

In this workshop you will learn a toolkit of 5 ways to effectively deliver feedback – in such a way that people can hear it – to empower engagement, action and commitment. We will also frame the tools as powerful enough to absolutely transform the leadership and teamwork present across the team culture, directly setting up the conditions to sustain these skills after the workshop.

To register for the pre-conference academy or learn more, please visit our website.

 

Workshop Strands Announced

Kids Included Together Workshop Strand
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Building Your Behavior Tool-KIT: Positive Proactive and Powerful
This strand will focus on best practices for managing your classroom and showcase tools to help front line staff, administrators and managers build inclusive environments where all children can succeed.

American Institutes for Research Workshop Strand
AIR
Building Quality Beyond the Bell
Whether you are building a new afterschool and expanded learning program or improving a current one, having the right tools is key. Our work is centered around the idea of continuous quality improvement. Program staff develop programs using sound processes, implement those programs by employing quality practices,evaluate the implementation of the program, and use the data to continually improve the program.

California School-Age Consortium Workshop Strand

Information about the California School-Age Consortium workshop strand coming soon.

Read more details about these workshops strands here

Social Media Profile Picture Graphics

Are you a youth advocate? Join our global mission to support children, youth, and families by changing your Facebook profile picture one of the graphics below.

Downloads available here

2014 BOOST Conference Photos

Photos from the 2014 BOOST Conference are on the BOOST Collaborative Facebook Page. Tag yourself and your friends and relive the great memories made in beautiful and sunny Palm Springs, California.



New Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship is a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for the out-of-school time community as well as increase your organization’s visibility and exposure throughout the conference. This is your opportunity to reach a highly influential audience in a prime and credible environment while making a long-term impact to the development of our field.

BOOST- Best of Out-of-School Time Conference offers a variety of marketing and sponsorship amenities designed to fit every style and budget. These proven marketing tactics will increase your visibility at BOOST and improve your return on investment.

For more information on sponsorships, visit our website


Book your room for the 2015 BOOST Conference today!
April 28 - May 1, 2015

Please note that these hotels sell out quickly. We encourage you to book your hotel rooms early to ensure you stay in your preferred location. If you have any issues booking your hotel rooms, please call us for support 619-23-BOOST (619-232-6678)

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Click here to make your reservation at Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel for the 2015 BOOST Conference.

 

Conference rate: $139*

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This rate is good for three days after the conference. Stay and play!

Hilton Palm Springs 
Click
 here to make your reservation at Hilton Palm Springs for the 2015 BOOST Conference.
 

Conference rate: $139*

*This rate is good for three days prior and three days after the conference.


Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
Click here to make your reservation at the Hard Rock Hotel for the 2015 BOOST Conference.

 

 
Conference rate: $144*
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This rate is good for three days after the conference.

Save Your Spot in the Exhibit Hall

We are excited to announce that 36% of the Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT.
 
Exhibitor registration is available here


Current 2015 Registered Exhibitors:

1. After School Depot
2. Afterschool Alliance

3. American Institutes for Research
4. Blick Art Materials
5. BOOST Collaborative
6. Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
7. CA Destination Imagination
8. Camp Invention
9. ChildCare Careers
10. Cityspan Technologies, Inc.
11. Clever Crazes for Kids
12. Council on Accreditation (COA)
13. CyberPatriot
14. Developmental Studies Center
15. EZCare Solutions Childcare Management Software
16. The First Tee
17. The FruitGuys
18. Grand Canyon University
19. GOPHER
20. Ironwill Kids
21. Kaplan Elementary
22. Learning Upgrade LLC
23. Learning Wrap-ups, Inc.
24. LTS Education Systems
25. The Master Teacher
26. MindWorks Afterschool
27. Nature-Watch.com

28. NVISION SK8
29. Online Toolbox

30. Playbooks Reader's Theater
31. Skillastics
32. STEMfinity
33. TOMS
34. United States Tennis Association
35. Whizz Education, Inc.
36. WRiTE BRAiN Books
37. Xtreme Math Games
38. Youth Today


Read our "7 Reasons to Become an Exhibitor" here

Youth Leadership

The BOOST Conference Leadership Team members are committed to youth empowerment throughout the conference and offer several opportunities for youth participation and leadership.

Student Artwork

Student Entertainment


Student Quotes

Student Led Workshops

Standard Registration



Standard Registration: $450

Register to attend the 2015 BOOST Conference here.



Standard Registration ends April 10, 2015. 

2015 Inspiration Stations


We are now accepting applications for Inspiration Stations.


Inspiration Stations are 45 minute mini-workshops that provide an informal way to bring a group of participants together for an in-depth conversation and to share perspectives about specific area(s) of interest or specific ideas.

For more information, click here.

Film Festival Application Link is Now Open


Rules & Regulations - http://boostconference.org/rules-and-regulations
Frequently Asked Questions - http://boostconference.org/faq
Submit a Film - http://www.boostconference.org/submit-a-film
Film submissions are due on January 30, 2015.


Camp Inspire - New This Year



Camp Inspire sessions are an intimate way to bring a group of participants together for an in-depth conversation to share perspectives about specific area(s) of interest or specific ideas. Camp Inspire sessions are 45-minute sessions set in the grand entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center Lobby amongst the beautiful landscape of Palm Springs. Each session will have four (4) round tables (capacity for 32 attendees).

For information on sponsoring Camp Inspire, click here

 

College Credits

Are you in college and need extra units?

It’s simple, here’s how….

• Attend 6 BOOST Conference Workshops 
• Complete independent follow-up work
• Earn 9 units through University of California, Irvine (UCI) Extension

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