The deadline to submit is September 25, 2009.
April 28 - May 1, 2010 at the Palm Springs Convention Center- Palm Springs, CaliforniaWhat:
Join one of the nation’s largest, most recognized and comprehensive conferences for after school and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion and boost your direction for quality programming. We invite you to experience the most invigorating blend of networking and teambuilding opportunities, exceptional workshop presenters to learn and grow with and the latest trends and research in out-of-school time programming. Connect with over 125 Exhibitors sharing the newest resources, products and services to enhance your programs. Have an opportunity to experience guest speakers, special events, and entertainment that will inspire you to create change. Meals and plenty of sunshine also included.When:
April 28-May 1, 2010 (pre-conference workshops & events on April 28th)Where:
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California
The BOOST Conference includes the most notable professionals in the out-of-school time and after school field, the latest research and trends, and cutting edge topics and information to assist the field in increasing the quality of programming offered. We offer
a wide variety of relevant workshops and topics for elementary, middle and high school programs including, but not limited to, the following content areas:
• 21st CCLC Programming
• After School Education & Safety (ASES)
• Advocacy and Public Policy
• Academic Alignment/Curriculum Implementation
• Behavior Guidance
• Classroom Management
• Character Education
• Community Collaborations/Partnerships
• Community Schools
• Diversity, Equity, Cultural Competency
• Educational Enrichment (art, music, etc)
• Family Support Services
• Grant Writing/Funding
• Group Facilitation
• Hands-on Activities
• Healthy Behaviors
• Healthy Start
• High School Programming
• Inclusion/Special Needs
• Juvenile Diversion
• Marketing Your Program
• Middle School Programming
• Middle School to High School Transition
• Physical Activity
• Prevention (Alcohol, Tobacco, other drugs)
• Prevention (Gang & Violence)
• Program Design & Management
• Quality and Improvement
• Safety (Physical and Emotional)
• Service Learning
• Staff Recruitment and Retention
• Staff Coaching & Supervision
• Sustainability and Fundraising
• Technology/Digital Media
• Workforce Development
• Youth DevelopmentPresenter Benefits:
The main presenter will receive complimentary 3-day conference registration (April 29-May 1, 2010) including all special events. Complimentary registration is only for the main presenter and/or agency only. Co-presenters, panel members, and additional agency members will need to register for the conference.Application Procedure:
Please submit completed proposals via our online system by September 25, 2009. We are unable to accept any proposals submitted after 5pm PST on this date.Selection Criteria:
Please note that the review committee receives many more proposals than we can accept. It will greatly increase the likelihood of your workshop being accepted if the following objectives are met:
* Provide complete information in the requested format as well as providing clear objectives and organization.
* Workshops are professional development opportunities and we give first priority to workshop presenters who are not selling a product or service.
* Our goal is to serve the field through quality workshops that are the on the forefront of after school and out-of-school time trends, research, and pertinent to all levels of stakeholders. We are seeking thought-provoking, innovative approaches relevant to the field.
* We are seeking workshops sessions that attract, engage and stimulate both new and experienced participants and a diverse audience.
* Workshops should include an opportunity for participation and networking.
You will receive notification of acceptance or denial by October 31, 2009.
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