Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can host an Inspiration Station?
Anyone who attends the BOOST Conference can host an Inspiration Station. However, to host, you must ensure that you are registered and paid in full for the conference. Once you have registered and paid, you are eligble to submit an application to host at boostconference.org/inspiration-stations. Please note we are only able to accept one application per agency.
2. How much does an Inspiration Station cost?
Hosting an Inspiration Station is free of cost for all registered BOOST Conference attendees, presenters, or exhibitors.
3. Do I have to register for the conference to host an Inspiration Station?
Yes. Inspiration Stations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis with regard to your registration status. You must be registered and paid in full for the current year's BOOST Conference before your application is accepted.
4. Where and when do Inspiration Stations take place?
Inspiration Stations take place in the Exhibitor Hall at round tables on the first and second day of the conference. There are three different 45 minute time slots on each day that happen concurrently with workshop sessions. Take a look at the Exhibit Hall map to see where Inspiration Stations are located.
5. What are ideas for Inspiration Stations?
Great Inspiration Stations start with a shared interest. Are you a Middle School leader looking for inspirational ideas to engage your kids? Do you work with students with special needs and need strategies for making your program more inclusive? Are you trying to develop a measurement and evaluation plan for your organization? Use your Inspiration Station to collaborate with other organizations on the same mission.
Inspiration Stations are also an opportunity for BOOST Conference presenters to continue the conversation from their workshop, whether it be more in depth to the topic of your workshop or another area of expertise you can offer BOOST Conference attendees.
For BOOST Conference exhibitors, Inspiration Stations are a great way to receive feedback on user interest for their product. With the help of BOOST Conference attendees, you can develop more ideas for possible or existing products and strategies for using the product more effectively.
6. How are Inspiration Stations selected?
Inspiration Stations are selected on a first come, first serve basis. Once we have recieved your application and confirmed your registration with your account paid in full, we can assign you your preference for Inspiration Station time slot based on availability. Please note we are only able to accept one application per agency.
7. What A/V is provided for Inspiration Stations?
We are unable to provide A/V for Inspiration Stations. Presenters must provide their own laptops, LCD projectors, DVD players, CD players, speakers and Internet as well as any additional workshop necessities. If additional Audio Visual equipment is needed, you may order this prior to the conference by completing an A/V Request form. This form is available a few weeks before the conference and can be obtained by contacting the Inspiration Station Coordinator. Note: There is no electricity provided at Inspiration Stations.