Events and Keynotes

Below is a detailed schedule of events, keynotes, and what to expect at the 2019 BOOST Conference!


*Please note this schedule is subject to change

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Pre-Conference Academies

9:00AM - 5:00PM 

Mental Health First Aid- Youth 

Youth Mental Health First Aid® USA is an 8-hour in-person training program — like traditional First Aid or CPR — designed to give participants the skills to help adolescents age 12-18 who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing an emotional crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to warning signs and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, they learn to support a youth by applying a five-step action plan, “ALGEE:”

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Fulfill the Dream

Bringing culturally relevant social and emotional learning (SEL) to your students through the only online Hip-Hop(e) SEL program that embraces mindsets, cultural diversity, equity, and social justice for middle and high school students.

The top ten careers last year didn't exist six years ago, and research suggests that 50% of high school students will end up in a job that doesn't exist yet. So with these realities in mind, how do we prepare young people, particularly young people of color, to have the skills to thrive in the 21st century? Our answer is that we must engage youth in culturally relevant ways, and that we can demonstrate how their culture(s) already embody the critical, creative, and social and emotional competencies required to create, and enter into the careers of tomorrow.

This certification training will help educators and youth development professionals, both veterans and beginners, understand both the theoretical and practical methods to engaging youth to go from surviving to thriving. Combining best practice in social and emotional learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, and social justice youth development; participants will learn the engagement practices necessary to make Fulfill the Dream come to life in an out of school time setting.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

FISH! For Schools

FISH! For Schools is a family of solutions developed by educators, that help you create remarkable school culture. It builds a community where the staff is supportive and passionate, students are caring and focused, and everyone is excited about learning. FISH! For Schools helps you improve:

  • Morale and Teamwork
  • Engaged Learning
  • Positive Behavior
  • Environment
  • Leadership

Read more here

BOOST Conference Orientation

BOOST Conference Attendee Promising Practices: How to Navigate the Conference and Make the Most of Your Professional Development Experience

Are you new to BOOST? Have you attend BOOST in the past but need a refresher? Stay up-to-date on attendee promising practices during our on-site orientation to help you maximize your time and learning before the conference, during the conference and how to stay connected post conference. Topics covered: 

- Preparing for the conference
- How to get involved and play a leadership role at BOOST 
- Tips on Networking 
- Navigating the Exhibit Hall 
- Determining the best learning opportunities for your professional development needs 
- How to use the conference app to maximize your conference experience and much, much more! 

BOOST Conference Orientation will take place every hour on Tuesday, April 30 (1:00PM - 5:00PM) 

Room location: Palm Springs Convention Center Lobby   

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.  

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Welcome Reception

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Join us for our early evening reunion and 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!

Annual Hat Contest

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 1 of 3 different Hat Contest categories: Most Glamorous, Best Theme, and Most Creative.

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

Pop-Up Dinners

6:30PM - 9:30PM 

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 Dinners for just that purpose! Space is limited. *Please note that you must be registered to attend the 2019 BOOST Conference with your account paid in full in order to register for a Pop-Up Dinner.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

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

2019 OSTI (Out-of-School Time Innovations) Awards

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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

12:30PM - 1:30PM 

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're 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 BOOST Live Networking Reception. Light snacks and cash bar available.
 
 

Duck, Duck, BOOST Relay Race

Race starts at 6PM in the pool!

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Oh yes, it’s a new twist on the classic Duck Race! Get your ducks in a row during BOOST Live on Wednesday evening and cheer on our duck racers in the 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 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!   

BOOST Homecoming Party - SUPERHERO SPECTACULAR

7:00PM - 10:30PM
 
Join the Homecoming celebration to welcome former BOOST attendees and newcomers alike!

7:00pm-12:00am- Homecoming Dance Party

7:00pm    Bring your VIP ticket and redeem for a free beer (while supplies last)  
8:30pm    Superhero costume contest
9:30pm    Headphone distribution for Silent Disco
10:00pm  Silent Disco     
All night long- Take a photo at the Peachjar photo booth. Don’t forget to tag #boostconference 

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Homecoming Party Sponsors:

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THURSDAY, MAY 2

Morning Recess

6:45AM - 8:30AM 

Get up, wake up, rejuvenate! Bring your friends (and meet new ones) for Morning Recess. Maximize your morning and set the tone for your day.

Tour de BOOST Walk/Scavenger Hunt

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Join fellow BOOSTers on a fun Tour de BOOST walk and scavenger hunt around Palm Springs. This 3-mile hunt through scenic Palm Springs will lead you to some of Hollywood's most famous stars' Palm Springs getaways. 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!

All Tour de BOOST participants will meet in front of the Palm Springs Convention Center on the East Lawn. Please be prepared to complete paperwork and form your Tour de BOOST team at 6:45AM. Teams will receive their clues and start the race promptly at 7:00AM. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. One smartphone and Twitter account will be needed per team to complete the scavenger hunt. If you don't have your own, bring a friend! Complimentary bottled water and snacks will be provided.

All Tour de BOOST participants must pre-register for this event. To sign up, access your online BOOST registration account, select Tour de BOOST, and make your payment. To sign up at the conference, visit the BOOST Collaborative Booth (0101 & 0105) in the Exhibit Hall. $20 Tour de BOOST fees are non-refundable and all proceeds benefit our 2019 Giveback Organization.

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 will be announced soon! 

Evaluation Cabana Hosted by American Institutes for Research

9:00AM - 3:00PM

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For the fourth year in a row, AIR is hosting an Evaluation Cabana where you can meet one-on-one with one of AIR’s evaluation experts to discuss program evaluation and assessment. If you have ever wondered if your program is too new to evaluate or if an outside evaluator is needed, be sure to sign up.

Register for a complimentary 40-minute time slot on Thursday, May 2, in our poolside cabana at no additional cost (must be a registered conference attendee). Space is limited to six participants.

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 for 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!

As we know, quality programming and evaluation is the result of intentional planning, sharing, and reflection. Come see us in the cabana to learn more about developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving your afterschool program. 

Networking Lunch & Meet the Authors

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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

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2:30PM - 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! 

THINK RED Inspire & Paint

6:00PM - 8:30PM  
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The event will be hosted by professional artist and drag queen Xrystal from Wine and Paint Social and BOOST Collaborative.

Please join us for a fun event of painting while raising funds to benefit organizations that serve the San Diego HIV & AIDS community. This fun event will be guided by professional artist, Nathan Mohle, BFA of San Diego, CA.

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

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TICKET INFORMATION- $25

Ticket includes:

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

Drink specials will be available for BOOST attendees participating in this event.
Think Red Project & Red Dress Party San Diego / www.reddresspartysd.com 

Login and register for this event here

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 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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Karaoke Party & Talent Show at Peabody’s Café

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Calling all BOOST superstars! It’s time to get down and get your groove on at the BOOST Talent Show! You can bring your team, your friends, or come and find your new crew. Sit back and relax, people-watch from the sidewalk patio, or join in the karaoke party and let your talent shine! Don’t forget to wear your BOOST name badge… drink specials will be available exclusively for BOOST attendees. 
*Peabody’s is located at 134 S Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. 

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Poolside Dive-In Movie (Free event!)

8:00PM - 10:00PM 

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Gather poolside in a chaise lounge or on a raft in the pool and watch the film 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. 


FRIDAY, MAY 3

BreakFEST

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7:30AM

It's a new twist on breakfast! Meet us on the PSCC East Lawn for a breakfast festival experience with a food truck, drum circle, lawn games, and yoga (BYOM- bring your own mat!) Coffee and breakfast items will be available for purchase. This is the perfect opportunity to say your farewells before heading to the closing & raffle.

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Closing & Raffle

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Don't miss our fun and energetic conference closing with thousands of dollars 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 meals and 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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