REGISTRATION

 2018 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.

Online Registration 

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 user name and password so you can make any necessary changes to your account. 

What is the conference registration fee?

Super Early Bird Registration
April 19, 2017 - June 30, 2017 - $425 per person

(Please note that registering with a Purchase Order will hold your place, but PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL by July 31, 2017 to secure the Super Early Bird Registration Rate. If payment is not received by July 31, 2017, Standard Registration fees will apply.) 

Early Bird Registration
July 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017 - $450 per person

(Please note that registering with a Purchase Order will hold your place, but PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL by November 30, 2017 to secure the Early Bird Registration Rate. If payment is not received by November 30, 2017, Standard Registration fees will apply.)

Standard Registration
November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 - $495 per person

(Please note that registering with a Purchase Order will hold your place, but PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL by April 30, 2018 to secure the Standard Registration Rate. If payment is not received by April 30, 2018 at 10:00am, On-Site Registration fees will apply.)

Late Bird Registration
April 1, 2018 - April 15, 2018 - $515 per person

(Please note that registering with a Purchase Order will hold your place, but PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL by May 4, 2018 to secure the Standard Registration Rate. If payment is not received by May 4, 2018 at 10:00am, On-Site Registration fees will apply.)

On-Site Registration
May 1, 2018 - May 4, 2018 - $600 per person

On-site registration will be available for walk-in participants from May 1-4, 2018 in the lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

NOTE:  On-site registration is not available for the Pre-Conference Academy.  You must be pre-registered online before the Online Registration Deadline in order to be able to attend the PreConference Academy.

What is the Pre-Conference Academy registration fee?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
11:00am-5:00pm (3-6 Hours)

You must be registered for the full conference before you can register for the Pre-Conference Academy.  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

Click here to learn more about the Pre-Conference Academy.  

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 blue Click to Register button here

- Select the blue Online Account button and log on 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 addition 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.

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, & MasterCard), checks, and purchase orders (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?

You cannot register for the conference without a Purchase Order number. Once you have a purchase order number or check number, you will be able to complete the registration process. Once you have the Purchase Order, please fax it to BOOST Collaborative at 619-795-3450 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Can I still register if I do not know the name of the attendees?

Yes! Please visit www.boostconference.org and click on the registration tab. 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 March 31, 2018.

Click here for more info.

Who do I make the check payable to?

Checks can be made payable to:

BOOST Collaborative
Attn: BOOST Registration 2018

Where do I mail my payment to?

Payments can be mailed to:

BOOST Collaborative
Attn: BOOST Registration 2018
1286 University Avenue #739
San Diego, CA 92103

What is the deadline to register?

The deadline to register for Super Early Bird Registration is June 30, 2017.
The deadline to register for Early Bird Registration is October 31, 2017.
The deadline to register for the Standard Registration rate is March 31, 2018.
The deadline to register for the Late Bird Registration rate is April 15, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment must be made 30 days from the registration deadline, otherwise you will be re-invoiced for the next registration period rate. 

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 into our registration website to access your Online Customer Account and change the attendee information. In the event that you do not know you password, you can reset your password.  The deadline to submit these changes is March 31, 2018.

Click here for more info.

What are the cancellation deadline, process, and fee?

All cancellations must be made in writing, by March 16, 2018 and will incur a 25% cancellation fee. All cancellations after March 16, 2018 are non-refundable. Registered attendees and TBD attendees are liable for all cancellation fees including payments that have not yet been received by BOOST Collaborative at the time of cancellation. All registered participants who do not cancel and do not attend are liable for the entire registration fee. Cancellations must be sent in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 16, 2018 to be eligible for a refund. We are unable to make exceptions for emergencies, however, you can send someone in your place. Please note that cancellation checks will be issued after the BOOST Conference.

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 WORKSHOP tab. 

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. 

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.

Why do you need my e-mail address?

We use your email address to send you a confirmation of your registration or contact you if we have any questions regarding your registration. Additionally, you will receive emails to give you information about conference updates, workshops, and other pertinent information. Please consider adding our email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your address book so that our conference emails will not bounce back to us. If your email address has changed in the past year, be sure to visit www.boostconference.org and sign up for our e-mail blast with your new address so that you do not miss important information. Additionally, this conference does not share, sell, rent, or disclose any of your contact information to third parties in any form or for any reason.

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 

Local Airports:

Palm Springs International
Distance from Hotel: 1.5 Miles
Drive Time: 5 Minutes

Ontario International
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 $7.00 per car. If you are an overnight guest at the Renaissance Hotel, complimentary parking is included as a guest. 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.

Is Special Assistance Available?

Yes. Please indicate on your registration form in the “Special Accommodations” section any accommodations needed to fully participate in the BOOST Conference. You can also send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a request.

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 

Promotions

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.

Contact Us

How do I contact BOOST?

Our mailing/billing address is:

BOOST Collaborative
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 presenter questions please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- For exhibitor questions please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- For registration questions please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- For hotel accommodations, please contact the hotel of your choice directly.

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