Hanging out and meeting all kinds of incredible people in the exhibit hall at BOOST was one of my highlights of conference season this year. As a first-time exhibitor and attendee, it was amazing to meet some of the team and see firsthand what the famous atmosphere was like. We left Palm Springs having had some inspiring conversations and feeling encouraged about our organization's offerings to serve more and more students around the country

-Alex Reader, Founder, STIIX, Scottsdale, AZ
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

We're absolutely thrilled by the overwhelming enthusiasm of educators not just from across the nation, but also from around the globe, who are eagerly attending the BOOST Conference and showing interest in engaging with us as exhibitors. 

-Damon Thomas - Co-Founder - reSource Portal!
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

Best in school and after-school events. I was extremely impressed with the amount of organization that went into all events workshops, and activities. I would recommend any in-school and after-school agencies make it a priority to go to BOOST every year! Super fun and engaging events! Thanks BOOST(ers)! 

-Deja Robinson, East Bay Training Manager, Elevo, San Diego, CA
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

BOOST is simply the best conference we exhibit at each year. We are able to reach so many decision-makers in the afterschool space. And, it's FUN! 

-Jeff Salzman, CEO, nature-watch.com, Agoura Hills, CA
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

I’ve been to hundreds of conferences as an attendee, presenter, and now an exhibitor. This was the most fun conference I’ve ever been a part of! The energy and overall vibe made it easy to connect with decision-makers and network in an authentic way. Thank you BOOST! I’ll be back! 

-Susie Harder, Founder & CEO, Authorabl, Clovis, CA
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

Science Explorers was really pleased with the number of connections we were able to make at BOOST to bring science literacy to children all over the country.

-"Jupiter Jen," Founder/CEO, Science Explorers, Mohnton, PA
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

The BOOST Conference is unlike any other!  Both exhibitors and participants leave the conference with a new-found inspiration for the students they are ultimately serving.  If you have not experienced BOOST yet, you won't be disappointed.  A highlight of the year!  

-Sandy Slade, CEO & Founder, Skillastics, Corona, CA
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

The BOOST Team is amazing, everyone was incredibly helpful, positive and so kind!!!

-Martha Elle Essenmacher, Account Executive, Sanford Harmony Academy, San Diego, CA
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

This was truly one of the BEST overall conferences I have ever attended, exhibited at and/or presented at. BOOST is full of educational leaders, change makers, movers, and shakers that are all about supporting kids and ramping up after-school programs. From amazing speakers/presenters to an energetic vendor hall, team building activities, games, and evening network events, this is truly one of the BEST conferences - hands down!" 

Chandra Roughton, Administrative Program Director, Luminous Minds, Roseville, CA
2024 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

We love BOOST! We feel valued at BOOST for the work we do. We see passion, strategic and thoughtful organization, and meticulous hard work from the BOOST team.  They create many opportunities for everyone to let down any guards, to engage, to build relationships, and to build the expanded learning community. Not only was our time there fruitful, we made great friends and felt at home! 

- Dr. Helen Wang, CEO and Co-founder, 6crickets Expanded Learning Management Solutions, Bellevue, WA
2023 BOOST Conference Exhibitor 

The highlight of my conference calendar each year is the BOOST conference. I get to connect with some of the most innovative OST providers in the country and have authentic conversations about their challenges and solutions. There are engaging workshops and activities each day and entertaining events each night. If it’s late April or early May, you’ll find me in Palm Springs at BOOST.    

- Phillip Smith, Brand Manager, TransACT Communications, Lynnwood, WA
2023 BOOST Conference Sponsor & Exhibitor 

As an organization our participation at BOOST has continued to be meaningful both individually and as a collective. BOOST connects our leaders to the larger impact of the expanded learning field through the Town Halls, workshops, inspiration stations, engaging with potential partners in the Exhibit Hall. As we debriefed internally, our leaders appreciated facilitating the strand workshop noting the excitement to expand learning opportunities for their peers in the field. Our participation in the BOOST strand continues to help us meet our mission of changing the odds for kids, by supporting others through professional development opportunities.

- Jeanette Cruz, Sr. Director of Risk Management, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA
2023 BOOST Conference Sponsor

"This was our first time attending BOOST and we have nothing but great things to say - we had such a positive experience that not only are we coming back next year we doubled our booth size!"

- Brian Smith, Owner, Magic Explorers, Payson, UT
2023 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

Our experience at BOOST 2023 was delightful, all the way around. As vendors, we continue to learn from attendees as well as fellow vendors, and this conference was no exception. We made some great contacts and hope those evolve into customers in the days ahead. The BOOST staff has been consistently helpful before, during and following the conference. We look forward to returning in 2024.

- Niki Hughes, Sales Manager, 9 Square in the Air, Manchester, MO
2023 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

The exhibitor staff for Boost is simply amazing! It is our favorite conference! Everything is always SO well organized and very exhibitor friendly. The staff makes us feel important and valued and they always have a smile on their faces. Boost is the BEST!

- Lynly Stephen, CEO, MindWorks Resources, Coppell, TX
2023 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

Attendees of the BOOST conference were people who are passionate educators in a wide variety of spaces, and it was wonderful to get everyone who has the same mission in the same space. Such an honor to be surrounded by wonderful change-makers. We will definitely be coming back next year.

- Abby Brown, Partnership Development Leader, Fork Farms, Green Bay, WI
2023 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

Loved this event. Best conference I have ever been to (and I have been to many). Thanks so much for organizing it. I had a blast. Great conversation and great attendees and location.

- Isabella Gipson, Merge EDU Expert
2023 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

As a first-time participant, I must say that Boost ❤️2023 was one of the best conferences I’ve attended.

- Unknown

Our time at BOOST has surpassed all expectations! As an exhibitor and sponsor, our company had the privilege of participating in this dynamic event which proved to be an incredible platform for networking and establishing crucial connections. BOOST provided a vibrant atmosphere filled with like-minded professionals and experts, enabling us to showcase our products and services to a highly engaged audience. The conference organizers were meticulous in their planning, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. We left BOOST feeling energized, inspired, and armed with valuable connections that will undoubtedly shape our future endeavors.
- Peter Polygalov, VP of Marketing, Mastery Coding, Thousand Oaks, CA
2023 BOOST Conference Exhibitor & Sponsor

I have been to many conferences over the years and on multiple host committees. This conference has a feel and flow that I have not seen anywhere else. It is truly impressive how much attention goes into making connections, and how there is such a focus on creating possibilities to meet and converse between vendors and attendees. Thank you!

- Robb Armstrong, Program Director, Dylan's Wings of Change, Canton, CT
2022 BOOST Conference Exhibitor & Presenter

Being our first year at the BOOST Conference, we were extremely happy to have met so many educators and look forward to bringing NBA Math Hoops and other Learn Fresh STEM programs to students in all communities!  It was the exact audience we were hoping to reach! We enjoyed getting to chat in-depth about NBA Math Hoops and its flexibility to fit into many different learning environments during the Inspiration Station session and at our Camp Inspire Workshop. We are excited to meet more educators at future BOOST Conferences!

- Rebecca Wong, Director of Programs, Learn Fresh Education, Philadelphia, PA
2022 BOOST Conference Exhibitor & Presenter

After 30+ years of exhibiting and presenting at a variety of conferences, including 10+ years at BOOST, I still look forward to attending BOOST every year. BOOST attracts the highest caliber of committed, intelligent, and passionate people in the Out-of-School time and Extended Learning services. Every conversation is valuable! Plus it's a ton of fun with a wide variety of opportunities to hang out, network, and enjoy Palm Springs with old and new friends towards the end of the school year. Thank you for doing what you do and doing it so well! 

- Mike Liston, Founder/CEO, Rhythms of Life/DrumBus, Salt Lake City, UT
2022 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

Wonderful conference! You guys do an excellent job of creating an exciting and inviting atmosphere for exhibitors and attendees to meet and build relationships!

- Keegan Russell, Sales & Marketing Specialist, Rising Star Education, Lawrence, KS
2022 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"As a long time BOOST exhibitor, 2019 was the first year GOPHER purchased an Exhibitor Showcase Workshop sponsorship. It was a great opportunity for us to get in front of the decision-makers of before and after school and showcase the products and activities we offer to promote physical activity. I left the Exhibitor Showcase with nearly 50 valuable leads for our organization to follow-up with and just a couple weeks post-BOOST, we’ve already finalized sales that far exceed the cost of the sponsorship!"

- Jordan Stolp, Regional Sales Manager, GOPHER, Owatonna, MN
2019 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"As a 1st-time exhibitor at BOOST, the experience was GREAT and definitely worth it for us! The BOOST team did a great job of keeping attendee time with exhibitors as an inclusionary activity and an integral part of the conference - making it a worthwhile event. The upbeat energy and vibe of the conference permeated throughout both days of our exhibitor time and maintained a very positive attitude amongst conference attendees. We registered for the following year before leaving Palm Springs!"

- Steve Hoy, CEO, DimensionU, Henrico, VA
2019 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"We LOVED being at BOOST. As opposed to other conferences (that take themselves VERY seriously), everyone was constantly having a great time, learning a lot, and very eager to learn about new products and services. The attendees were top notch and we generated a ton of new interest, which impressed us given that we’ve been at BOOST for years. Thank you all for your hard work- we can’t wait for next year!"

- Anonymous
2019 BOOST Exhibitor

"We attended BOOST for the first time as attendees in 2018 and immediately knew we wanted to exhibit the following year. We couldn’t be more pleased with the fun and personal atmosphere that the exhibit hall provided! Exhibiting was a great way for us to really connect and build relationships with the attendees. We’re already registered to exhibit next year!"

- Lisa Nadasdy, Program Manager, LIFT Enrichment, Los Angeles, CA
2019 BOOST Conference Exhibitor 

"BOOST is our FAVORITE! We go to many, many conferences as exhibitors and none compare! The time given for attendees to be in the exhibit hall is great!! The way the staff treats the exhibitors is fabulous! Words cannot express how much we feel valued at BOOST or how wonderful the exhibit staff is to work with! Kudos to a job well done!"

- Anonymous
2019 BOOST Exhibitor

"We had a great time at the conference, everyone there was so kind and it was so heartwarming to see the sense of community. I have to say that your staff is also the best conference staff I've ever worked with, and the most organized exhibit and presenter communication I've ever seen, and we go to a lot of conferences."

- Janae Phillips, Director of Leadership & Education, The Harry Potter Alliance, Cranston, RI
2018 BOOST Exhibitor

 "BOOST Collaborative has a fantastic team of people to work with. They really know what they are doing and will always do their best to serve attendees and exhibitors in an outstanding fashion. BOOST Conference 2018 was amazing. It had a super upbeat atmosphere with eager to learn attendees. I must say, Palm Springs is a pretty cool destination for the event! If you have the chance, BOOST is definitely a conference to put on your calendars."

- Chelsey Tabakian Odom, Business Operations Manager, Youth Today, Kennesaw, GA
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"My experience at BOOST exceeded all my expectations, not only were we surrounded by individuals and teams from all over the nation but we were also given vital information for After School enrichment. This was a great experience for my organization and gave me a world of knowledge."

- Jesse Arora, CEO, Structured Sports ASSIST Team, Sacramento, CA
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"The BOOST exhibit hall brings together a great assortment of product and service vendors with a receptive, engaged and dynamic group of potential customers. The conference planners do an exceptional job of recognizing the goals of exhibitors and they create an atmosphere and a schedule which maximizes the opportunities to create meaningful connections.

- Jeff Salzman, CEO, Nature-Watch, Agoura Hills, CA
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"BOOST is by far the most inspiring conference I have attended in some time. Attendees are awesome and are here to learn and play! If you're looking to connect with out of school time staff and leadership, there is no better conference to attend and exhibit at. We will be back! Thanks to the BOOST Team! The BOOST staff is awesome. From the moment you arrive, staff are everywhere making sure you have what you need. They are a joyful and fine- tuned machine!"

- Christina M. Oliver, VP, Chief Program Officer, Read to Lead, New York, NY
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"2018 was our first year participating in the BOOST Conference. We featured one our top selling education products and were very pleased with the volume of decision makers we were able to get in front of. The conference was well organized and served as a great networking venue. We look forward to returning in 2019."

- David Ringer, CEO & President, Aliquantum International Inc., Ontario, CA
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"We had a wonderful time at the BOOST Conference this year! It was great to network with like-minded organizations in the after-school space. The exhibit hall provided us with an excellent opportunity to meet with decision makers throughout the week, and there was a great energy among exhibitors and participants. We look forward to attending BOOST next year!"

- Bruno Marchesi, Director of Strategic Expansion, U.S. Soccer Foundation, Washington, D.C.
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"This is was our first experience at the BOOST Conference and as an organization, we are already making plans to attend next year's event. Though it's considered a conference, it exceeded our expectations and raised the bar for how conferences should be organized. The booths were amazing and informative, the activities throughout the day and evening really helped solidify future business/professional collaborations, and the overall experience was well worth it. It was great to meet industry leaders who are in service for our young students. If you're thinking about attending next year...let me make it easy for you. I WILL SEE YOU THERE!!"

- Dr. Nancy Dome, CEO, Epoch Education, El Verano, CA
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"It had been several years since we had last attended BOOST as an exhibitor and I forgot how good the conference was. The overall quality of connections far exceeded my expectations. We already registered for next year!"

- Mike DuVarney, Executive Director, USA BMX Foundation, Gilbert, AZ
2018 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"BOOST brings together a dynamic group of afterschool professionals and provides a great opportunity for exhibitors to network both with existing customers and new prospects. The BOOST staff works hard to meet the needs of exhibitors and understands the goals of bringing businesses and organizations together as potential customers and clients."

- Jeff Salzman, CEO, Nature-Watch, Agoura Hills, CA
2017 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"The U.S. Soccer Foundation attended the 2017 BOOST Conference for our first time as exhibitors and had a wonderful experience! At BOOST, we learned from and shared our programs’ best practices with fellow attendees. The emphasis placed on collaborative and professional development opportunities created connections that will last far beyond BOOST. When it comes to learning, and sharing best-out-of-school-time practices, this is not a conference to miss!"

- Emilie Schwartz, U.S. Soccer Foundation, Marketing & Communications Fellow, Washington, DC
2017 BOOST Conference Exhibitor 

"BOOST was an incredible opportunity to get in front of key decision makers, all interested in bringing the latest innovations to students. I had a personal conversations with over 100 leaders ranging from site coordinators to district leads. What made the experience even more unique was that I got to exhibit right in front of the games station! It wasn't hard to lure people over when you have ping pong and foosball only steps away! :) Thanks Boost for the opportunity!"

- Kyle Wagner, Transform Educational Consulting, Lead Consultant, San Diego, CA
2017 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"BOOST is always a top-notch conference experience, and this year did not disappoint. The staff and volunteers, from initial contact prior to the conference through post-conference follow-up, are professional, responsive and customer focused. The conference itself continues to evolve and improve in order to maximize benefits to all stakeholders, including attendees, presenters and exhibitors, to name a few. They place incredible attention on the learning/professional development benefits and takeaways, collaborative opportunities, and ensuring all participants have an enjoyable and memorable experience. This is not a conference to miss, and should be on your short list to attend each year."

- Jim Murphy, Chief Program Officer, CypherWorx, Inc., Rochester, NY
2016 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"Always a wonderful conference. Well organized, friendly and helpful. Best conference all around out of all that we attend each year."

- Lynn Russo, Business Development Manager, Cayen Systems, Milwaukee, WI
2016 BOOST Exhibitor

"We love BOOST! It's always great to see this many people come together with one common goal- after school! BOOST met the needs of exhibitors and supported them throughout the entire conference. They did a fantastic job driving foot traffic and creating a fun environment for everyone!"

- Mallory Nunez, Manager of Program Resources, Dallas Afterschool/Wonderkits, Dallas, TX
2016 BOOST Exhibitor 

"This was our second year exhibiting at BOOST. And both years we were able to conduct a workshop on coaching skills. I forgot how friendly and warm everyone is who attends this conference. This makes working with After School folks a delight. Your conference is done with first class style. Thanks for a great professional experience – again!!!"

- Tom Crane, CEO, Crane Consulting – "The Heart of Coaching," San Diego, CA
2015 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"As an exhibitor, we found BOOST to be one of the most organized conferences we have ever attended. From beginning to end, the team of professional staff is extremely helpful and supportive. We especially enjoyed all of the activities that encouraged interaction with the vendors. By attending BOOST we gained a better understanding of the professional world of after school care, and how we can help programs. Looking forward to next year!"

- Trisha Landoni, Sales Consultant, Controltec. Inc., Escondido, CA
2015 BOOST Conference Exhibitor 

"2015 was our first year at BOOST and it was a huge success! The show was well attended and very organized which was really nice to see. They fed the exhibitors and had unopposed times where all attendees were in the exhibit hall. We did very well, made great contacts, and have seen activity in afterschool programs since we were at the show. We will be back next year, no doubt."

- Skyler Boles, Community Development Manager, Spikeball Inc., Chicago, IL
2015 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"BOOST was a great conference to exhibit our cool tools for the youth development field. The set up allowed for multiple interactions with direct service staff and program leads who were excited to engage with us and have conversations to support their work on the ground level, either leading youth or their program teams. Wonderful energy - helpful BOOST staff and lots of demonstrating of walking the youth development talk! Shifting Norms will definitely be back to support BOOST and the Youth Development Field to Grow Thrive and Challenge the Status Quo!"

- Nikki Hale, Change Agent, Shifting Norms, Forest Park, IL
2015 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

 "2015 was my first time as an exhibitor at BOOST, and I was so impressed with this show. It was really well organized, we got lots of walk-by traffic that resulted in many leads that turned in to sales. For a company like ours that is just getting started in the after-school market, this show as a terrific first step."

- Jim Becker, Creative Director and Founder, SmartLab, DBA Classroom Field Trip, Bellevue, WA
2015 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"This was our first year at the conference and our experience was extraordinary. We attend trade shows all over the country as a Presenter and Vendor and we were commenting on this being the best run and most professional of all the 100s we have been a part of. In many cases the Exhibitors are an afterthought in most shows. Not yours!!!! Your show made the Exhibitors feel welcomed, appreciated, and most importantly took every effort to fill the Hall with time allotments that made us front and center. I wish you would write a book on how to give a GREAT CONFERENCE!!! We have already reserved the time slot on our calendar for next year's conference. Wishing you and your staff only the best. See you next year..."

- Richard Chatham, CFO, Art In History, Inc., Stockbridge, GA
2014 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"Well done BOOST! This is our second BOOST Conference and we're amazed at the energy and enthusiasm of your staff and attendees. Two years ago we wondered how some of our products and resources would work for the professionals in your field, and now we have an answer. One of the best run, and fun, conferences I have ever attended - we'll be back!"

- Jen Ottinger, Manager, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT
2014 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"It was our first time at BOOST Conference this year, and we will definitely be back. As an exhibitor, there were so many opportunities beyond having our booth that benefited our non-profit organization. We were so grateful for the chance to make meaningful connections with like-minded individuals working to make a difference in lives of youth from all over. We took advantage of attending a few trainings that has helped us learn more about the out-of-school time field and allowed us to further develop our programs. This is more than a conference, but an experience we were glad to be a part of. The energy of attendees was awesome and the BOOST staff made our experience seamless. Will definitely be back!"

- Joseph "Dyno Rock" Corrales, Executive Assistant, Mighty4 Arts Foundation, San Diego, CA
2014 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"Please accept COA’s congratulations on such a wonderful conference this year. We were pleased and proud to be a part of such a well-organized event. From the planning phase throughout the conference to the follow-up after the conference ended, your staff was extremely pleasant, accommodating and professional. Being an exhibitor during the conference, your efforts to ensure a high level of traffic throughout each day made our participation there well worthwhile. We look forward to continuing to develop and expand our partnership with BOOST."

- Jim Murphy, Senior Manager of Child & Youth Development Program Accreditation, Council on Accreditation (COA), New York, NY
2014 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"The BOOST Conference has become a must do conference for Learning Wrap-ups, Inc.  Each year they bring together a large number of quality decision makers, not only from California, but from around the country.  The attendees are looking for materials to help their programs, so we have the opportunity to present ideas to interested potential customers.  That is all we can ask for from a conference.  Keep up the good work and we’ll keep seeing you in Palm Springs."

- Rich Stuart, Vice President, Learning Wrap-ups, Inc., Layton, UT
2013 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"I would like to send a great big Thank You to Team BOOST and everyone involved in making this year's BOOST Conference a success. Individuals associated with the event were very friendly and always willing to answer questions as they came up. This was an outstanding event."

- David Trevino, Owner,  A+ Plus Educational Tours, La Mesa, CA
2013 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"BOOST is the most dynamic educational conference we do. There is an excitement for innovation in out-of-school time programming - equal parts optimism and passion - that permeates the event, and the conversations we have with attendees. Not to mention the organizers take great care of the exhibitors!"

- Vlad Gutkovich, Director of K-12 Partnerships, Flocabulary, New York, NY
2012 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"The BOOST Conference is one of my favorite conferences to exhibit at. The attendees are engaged and represent leaders in the out-of-school time field. The conference staff have created a number of opportunities to network and the contacts we make are always beneficial to our organization. Returning each year, I look forward to the opportunity to re-connect with all the people I've met over the years."

- Stephanie Drakulich, Community Solutions Specialist, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN
2012 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

"2012 was our first time exhibiting at BOOST, and we will definitely be back in 2013. It was an extremely well-organized and well-run national conference. Response to our booth was beyond our expectations as a first-time exhibitor."

- Shannon Wynn-Cannon, Sales Director, MindWorks Resources Inc., Coppell, TX
2012 BOOST Conference Exhibitor

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