UpMetrics in the Desert: BOOST Conference 2018

The UpMetrics team attended the 2018 BOOST Conference in Palm Springs—here are the key takeaways from a week under the sun

Bryan Kitch
May 15, 2018 · 4 min read

Spend more than 10 minutes walking the exhibit hall, and it’s obvious that the BOOST Conference is the main event for afterschool professionals on the West Coast.

It’s a place where the people who are often the most under-appreciated, and yet vitally important, on school campuses can come together, reflect on what works, and take a minute to pat one another on the back. It’s also where the most innovative problem solvers and technological tools built for the space are readily available.

Here are some key takeaways from the UpMetrics team.

On the overall experience of attending the BOOST Conference:

On learning from like-minded people and organizations working in the OST space, from around the country:

The UpMetrics team at BOOST, 2018

Key learnings from the week:

In short, it was well worth the trip—not only were the UpMetrics team members able to connect with old friends in the community, but the message about the importance of data and analytics in the OST space has never resonated more. ^DFG

You can learn more about how NAZA is making use of data to drive program design in Nashville via the link below:

Story by Bryan Kitch for the UpMetrics journal, Data For Good.

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UpActive is an activity management tool used by program staff, participants, and parents to organize, track, and communicate. Data from UpActive is integrated in UpMetrics, our analytics platform, designed to help organizations measure impact, build capacity, and access funding.

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