Apr 30


May 3, 2024

2024 BOOST Conference

BOOST's goal is to inspire youth, inspire learning, and inspire change

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See you at the 2024 BOOST Conference on April 30 - May 3, 2024 in Palm Springs, California at the Palm Springs Convention Center

Join the largest, most recognized, and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professionals.

BOOST is an all-inclusive convening supporting global educators and youth development professionals working with children, youth, families, communities, and during the in-school and out-of-school time hours. This conference is designed to rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.

Experience the latest trends and research in innovative and quality in and out-of-school time programming, network and team-build with more than 3,000 global in and out-of-school time professionals, and select from over 200 exceptional workshops to help you learn and grow.

BOOST Conference 2024 partners include companies such as California AfterSchool Network (CAN), KinderCare, Think Together, Lego Education, ProSolve, WoodCraft Rangers, ZTag, 6Crickets, Amazing Athletes, and more. The BOOST Conference Exhibit Hall features vendors from After School Music Academy, BOOST Collaborative, California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC), LEGO Education, Playworks, Mastery Coding, Science Action Club, STEM Center USA, Disney Imagination Campus, STEMfinity, and more.

Join the conference to be part of a dynamic community of innovative leaders committed to improving education for all students.

Tuesday Registration & Welcome

BOOST Live Podcast Lounge

BOOST Live Podcast Lounge provides an intimate setting where attendees are a part of a live podcast audience. Podcasters will interview thought leaders, facilitate Q&A sessions, and expert panels all in front of a live audience! Be a part of the conversation, learning, and podcast community, live at BOOST.

Wednesday General Session

To Love and to Serve- Student Commitment & Engagement

Hamish Brewer

Award-Winning Educator and Principal, Author, International Speaker


Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Founder of Center for Youth Wellness & Former Surgeon General of California

Thursday General Session

BOOST Talks: Inspire Youth. Inspire Learning. Inspire Change.

Jodi Grant

Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Dominique Smith, Ed.D.

Chief of Educational Services and Teacher Support, Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, CA

Friday Extra Credit

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 the end-of-year, summer, and upcoming school year.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024


May 3, 2024


Palm Springs Convention Center | 277 N Avenida Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262


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Meet the team at our booth

Alan Sitomer

CEO and Founder of Mastery Coding

Alan is Mastery Coding's CEO and a California Teacher of the year award winner who has written 22 books. He left the classroom and started this company because he sees the opportunity for students to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through obtaining jobs in emerging technologies.

Peter Polygalov

Director of Marketing

Peter oversees the creation and integration of the marketing department’s content, assets, ads, campaigns, and outreach. He has been with Mastery Coding from the very start and is here to use his marketing skills to make sure your school gets the positive attention and support it deserves.

Sabrina Spadafino

Director of Academic Services

Sabrina has been in the field of education for over 10 years. She transitioned into the K12 world while working as a District Administrator with the Houston Independent School District and has always valued STEM education for all students as a way to level the playing field in educational equity and quality.

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