PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Actor/Activist Jesse Williams will be keynote speakers at the 10th Annual BOOST Conference, to be held in Palm Springs, Calif. at the Palm Springs Convention Center from April 18-21, 2017.
Just after her keynote address, BOOST Collaborativewill be honoring Senator Boxer for her lifetime of dedication to education with an OSTI (Out-of-School Time Innovations) Award presented by Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant. This will be followed by an audience Q & A, and The Art of Tough book signing.
Senator Boxer Keynote Date: April 19, 2017 Schedule: 12:30pm-1:30pm - Keynote, Audience Q & A, OSTI Award 1:30pm-2:30pm - Meet the Authors, Meet & Greet, Book Signing
"Each year, BOOST Collaborative hosts the BOOST Conference to bring together after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time educators from around the globe to learn, share, network, and take back vital resources to their programs," said Tia Quinn, CEO and Founder & CEO of BOOST Collaborative. "We are so proud to team up with the Afterschool Alliance and are honored to present Senator Boxer with an OSTI award for the great strides she has made to provide funding for after school programs nationwide. We want to advocate and protect 21st CCLC funding during this new administration."
Actor & Activist Jesse Williams will be joining us for his keynote address on April 20, 2017. A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams began his professional career teaching high school in low-income Philadelphia public charter schools. From there he moved to New York City and, after working at a law firm, began his professional acting career.
Williams is in his 8th season as Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC's hit series Grey's Anatomy and most recently served as senior producer and correspondent for EPIX docuseries America Divided with Norman Lear.
Jesse Williams Keynote Date: April 20, 2017 Schedule: 8:45am-9:45am – Keynote at General Session
About the Conference: Located in Palm Springs, CA, the annual BOOST Conference is the largest, most comprehensive global convening serving stakeholders within after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time. Through this professional development opportunity, attendees will choose from more than 150 workshops, town halls, master classes, and more that will boost their direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire them to create change.
The BOOST Collaborative is a unique, purpose-driven organization committed to supporting those serving youth in the out-of-school time hours by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking & partnerships, and leadership training. Together we make a difference!