About Beyond School Hours
Premier Gathering of Education Practitioners and Thought Leaders
Our conference provides vital professional development opportunities for educators and leaders working with students of all ages, across the learning day, all across America.
Refresh, renew, and have fun connecting with peers and experts. Take home skills, tools and a renewed passion for improving learning outcomes for young people across the entire day, through:
- Hands-on workshops and pre-conferences led by national experts
- Motivating keynote presentations and panel discussions
- Powerful networking opportunities and celebrations
- Fascinating educational excursions
- Premium exhibits unveiling the latest products and solutions
BSH Attendees Say…
Feedback from our attendees ensures the continuous improvement of our conferences. Of those who responded to our overall conference evaluation survey in February 2017, 99% found the conference to be “extremely valuable” or “valuable,” and 98% rated the organization of the overall conference “excellent” or “very good. Attendees also provided hundreds of written comments, the vast majority of which were overwhelmingly positive. Following are some examples:
- Best conference I’ve attended in 10 years.
- Unbelievable! Super organized! Great work!
- It’s amazing how Foundations has the ability to make 1,800 people feel like family for four days!
- Can’t wait for Orlando!
- I want my whole team to join me next year. Way to go BSH!
- Amazing resources and speakers.
- I came alone and uncertain. I leave with hope and community!
- Nice to be surrounded by passionate people.
- Overall amazing job! You succeeded in making this experience memorable and valuable.
- I received so much valuable information I can share with my organization.
- One of the most valuable conferences I ever attended in my 16 years as an educator.
- You have renewed my faith, my heart, and my power.
- Sessions and vendors were awesome!
- Great experience. I’m taking a lot back with me and excited to share and use.
- Foundations and hotel staff were wonderful! So helpful.
- It’s been an amazing experience. Thank you.
- I am charged and empowered to press forward to do more.
- Excellence is the code word for Foundations and subsequently for the BSH conference.
- Thank you for providing a place for this community of passionate and inspirational people to come together.
- This conference re-motivated and re-ignited the passion for what I do. I am very EXCITED and READY!
- This conference is run like a well-oiled machine. Everything ran smoothly.
- The site visit was awesome! It confirmed some of the activities we do and gave me ideas that I can use in my program.
- First time at BSH. So much more than I expected and above all the warm, extremely friendly, AWESOME BSH staff. Thank you.
"How to be the best and share what we’ve learned with all the rest? That is the question."
Education Specialist, Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning, Foundations, Inc.