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Jesse Williams Keynotes at 2017 BOOST Conference

Introducing Jesse Williams

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, performing off-Broadway at The Cherry Lane Theatre under the direction of award-winning playwright Edward Albee in The Sandbox.

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. His upcoming film projects include Band Aid, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, and Jacob’s Ladder, a reimagining of the 1990 psychological thriller from LD Entertainment and Will Packer Productions.

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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.



BOOST Conference April 18-21, 2017, Palm Springs, CA
Keynote Address at the BOOST Conference
Date: April 20, 2017, 8:45am-9:45am 

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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.

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