#AOCS20 is a carefully curated experience to balance inspiring, yet, practical keynotes, research-driven abstract presentations with meaningful networking and discussions.

Sunday, February 9

Pre-Conference Workshops

The Agents of Change Summit provides attendees with a fast-paced agenda covering advanced topics in the science and technology of behavior change. These pre-conference workshops are designed to give behavior change practitioners a foundation in either topic, ensuring you’re ready to maximize the summit’s content. You may choose to add-on any optional workshops during registration.

  • Workshop 1 9:30 AM

  • An Intermediate Guide To The Science Of Behavior Change
    Jeff Jordan, MA, President & Executive Creative Director, Rescue Agency

  • Workshop 2 1:30 PM

  • Introduction To Technology In Behavior Change
    Kristin Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Agency

  • Workshop 3 1:30 PM

  • Influencing Behaviour: What We Know Works And What Does Not
    Jeff French, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Social Marketing, Strategic Social Marketing Professor Brighton Business School UK,

  • Monday, February 10

    Day 1: The Science of Behavior Change

  • Morning Fitness 7:00 AM

  • Registration Opens 7:00 AM

  • Grab & Go Breakfast 7:30 AM

  • Opening Keynotes 8:30 AM

  • Applied Empathy in Health Behavior Change
    Jeff Jordan, MA, President & Executive Creative Director, Rescue Agency

  • Public Health 3.0: Reshaping Social Determinants of Health
    Wendy Ellis, DRPH, MPH, Founding Director, Center for Community Resilience, George Washington University

  • Using Your Brain to Break Bad Habits: Know Yourself and Change Public Health at Scale
    Dr. Jud Brewer MD, PhD, Director of Research & Innovation, Brown University Mindfulness Center

  • Why Are Teens Vaping? Fundamentals of a Crisis
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Changing How We Promote Nutrition: The California Experience
    Obesity Prevention (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

  • Beyond Urban Centers: Comprehensive Youth Tobacco Prevention for Rural/Urban States
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Breaking the Youth Substance Use Silos: Addressing All Substances For Greater Impact
    Alcohol, Marijuana, & Other Substances

  • Beyond Messaging: Innovative Strategies to Change Eating Habits
    Obesity Prevention (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

  • Understanding the Opioid Misuse Epidemic
    Opioid Misuse & Prevention

  • Innovations in Alcohol Use Reductions Among Youth & Adults
    Alcohol, Marijuana, & Other Substances

  • Audience Engagement in Program Design & Evaluation
    Behavior Change Fundamentals

  • Advanced Approaches to Preventing Childhood Injuries & Abuse
    Maternal Health & Early Childhood Development

  • Technological Advancements in Cessation Strategies
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Masculinity in Preventative Health
    Behavior Change Fundamentals

  • Youth Engagement in Promoting Sexual Health
    Sexual Health & Family Planning

  • Morning Networking Break 10:55 AM

  • Panel: Perspectives on the Connection between Mental & Physical Health 11:20 AM

  • Behavioral Health Support Where and When People Need It Most
    Reena Pande, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer, AbleTo

  • Creating an Ecosystem for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery in Mental Health
    Tyler Norris, MDiv, Chief Executive Officer, Well Being Trust

  • An Integrated Approach to Health Care for the Whole Person
    Dr. Cary Shames, Chief Medical Officer, Sharp Health Plan

  • Moderator: Leah Rosenbaum
    Assistant Editor, Healthcare, Forbes

  • Mainstage Keynote 12:05 PM

  • The Opioid Epidemic As a Force For Change
    Sam Quinones, Former LA Times Reporter & Author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

  • Interactive Networking Lunch 12:30 PM

  • Tobacco Prevention Strategies for a New Generation of Youth
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Advanced Approaches to Nutrition Education
    Obesity Prevention (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

  • Innovative Strategies to Address Young Adult Tobacco Use
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • After Legalization: Reducing the Risks of Marijuana Use
    Alcohol, Marijuana, & Other Substances

  • Going Beyond Education to Improve Nutrition
    Obesity Prevention (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

  • More Than Warnings: Promoting Treatment
    Opioid Misuse & Prevention

  • Innovations in Youth Substance Use Prevention
    Alcohol, Marijuana, & Other Substances

  • Herding Stakeholder Cats
    Behavior Change Fundamentals

  • Reducing Preventable Injuries Among Children & Families
    Maternal Health & Early Childhood Development

  • Engaging Youth in Campaign Development
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Improving Sexual Health Among Teens & Young Adults
    Sexual Health & Family Planning

  • Technological Insights for STD Prevention & Treatment
    Sexual Health & Family Planning

  • Mainstage Keynotes 2:35 PM

  • How can Parks and Recreation be Your Partner to Help Solve Global Public Health Challenges?
    Kristine Stratton, President and Chief Executive Officer & Neelay Bhatt, Former Board Member, National Recreation & Park Association

  • It’s Complicated: Dealing with Complex Environments and How Evaluation Can Help
    Tom Chapel, Chief Evaluator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Afternoon Networking Break 3:20 PM

  • Panel: Communicating About Complex Behaviors 3:45 PM

  • Segmenting Adults to Change Nutrition Behaviors
    Shiloh Beckerley, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Rescue Agency

  • The Case for Global Health in Skeptical Times
    Sebastian Majewski, Head of Creative & Brand Strategy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • How Clinical Behavior Change Efforts Have Contributed to Opioids Communication Strategies
    LeShaundra Cordier, MPH, CHES, Associate Director for Communications, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Division of Overdose Prevention

  • Moderator: Jenny Gold
    Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

  • Mainstage Keynotes 4:30 PM

  • Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
    Dan Heath, Author, Four-Time NY Times Best Seller: "Switch," "Made to Stick," Decisive," & "The Power of Moments"

  • Wrapping Up Day 1: The Science of Behavior Change
    Jeff Jordan, MA, President & Executive Creative Director, Rescue Agency

  • Day One Concludes 5:10 PM

  • Tuesday, February 11

    Day 2: The Technology of Change

  • Morning Fitness 7:00 AM

  • Grab & Go Breakfast 7:30 AM

  • Mainstage Keynotes 8:30 AM

  • Breaking Down Silos to Build Community Health
    Kristin Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Agency

  • How Tech can Thoughtfully Support & Innovate Public Health
    Dr. Roni Zeiger, Head of Health Strategy, Facebook

  • Leveraging Twitter for Social Good
    Lauren Culbertson, Public Policy, Twitter

  • Content to Transform Conversations with Teens
    Adam Yates Brand Partnerships, Snapchat

  • Advancements in Smoking Cessation Strategies
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Improving Nutrition Among Low Income Populations
    Obesity Prevention (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

  • Policy Change in Tobacco Control
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Marijuana Communications Post-Legalization
    Alcohol, Marijuana, & Other Substances

  • Improving Obesity Prevention Strategies
    Obesity Prevention (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

  • People's Opioid Project
    Opioid Misuse & Prevention

  • Cutting Edge Strategies in Substance Use Prevention
    Alcohol, Marijuana, & Other Substances

  • Leveraging Coalitions & Providers in Opioid Misuse Prevention
    Opioid Misuse & Prevention

  • Effectively Delivering Interventions
    Maternal Health & Early Childhood Development

  • Using Audience Feedback to Inform Anti-Tobacco Campaigns
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Next Level Thinking in Behavior Change
    Behavior Change Fundamentals

  • Improving Strategies for HIV & STD Prevention
    Sexual Health & Family Planning

  • Morning Networking Break 10:50 AM

  • Mainstage Keynote 11:15 AM

  • Transforming City Wide Wellness Through Partnerships, Kristin Groos Richmond
    Kristin Groos Richmond Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, Revolution Foods

  • Panel: How Online Tools Can Improve Offline Outcomes 11:35 AM

  • A Product Designed to Support Well Being in Young People During Challenging Cancer Treatments
    Margaret Laws, Chief Executive Officer, Hopelab

  • How a Virtual Intervention Gives Youth Confidence, Grit, and Growth Mindset Skills to Tackle Life
    Pamela Buchwald, Senior Director of Strategy, Rescue Agency

  • Using Tech to Answer Awkward Questions about Sexual Health, Relationships and Growing Up
    Nicole Levitz, Director of Digital Products, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

  • Moderator: Eric Nee
    Editor in Chief, Stanford Social Innovation Review

  • Interactive Networking Lunch 12:25 PM

  • Mainstage Keynotes 1:25 PM

  • The Health Tipping Point: Be There, Be Relatable, Be Nimble
    Christina Uribe, Partner Lead - Health & Government, Google

  • The Youth Vaping Epidemic, Where Do We Go From Here?
    Kathy Crosby, Director, Office of Health Communication & Education, U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products

  • Concurrent Power Sessions 2:20 PM

  • Understanding & Tackling the Youth Vaping Epidemic
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • Your Roadmap To Change: Connecting Strategy to Getting and Evaluating Impact
    Obesity Prevention (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

  • Fireside Chat: Exploring State-wide Strategies to Navigate the Opioid Crisis
    Opioid Misuse & Prevention

  • Google Tools to Supercharge Your Campaigns
    Behavior Change Fundamentals

  • We Need to Talk: Encouraging Conversations Among Young People When the Topic is Tricky
    Alcohol, Marijuana, & Other Substances

  • Fusing Science and Design to Create Effective Behavior Change Products
    Behavior Change Fundamentals

  • Act Locally! New Research in Policy Change Processes
    Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

  • The Planned Parenthood Digital Ecosystem in Action
    Sexual Health & Family Planning

  • Bringing WIC Into the 21st Century: Using Technology to Retain, Re-engage, and Recruit Families
    Maternal Health & Early Childhood Development

  • Afternoon Networking Break 3:10 PM

  • Panel: Nurturing Customer Experience to Drive Behavior Change 3:35 PM

  • Measuring Engagement in the Changing Digital World
    Dr. Sherry Emery, Senior Fellow & Director, Social Data Collaboratory, NORC at the University of Chicago

  • Incorporating Customer Experience to Improve Outcomes
    Dr. Elizabeth ErkenBrack, PhD, Linguistic Anthropologist & Senior Scientist, Qualtrics XM

  • UI/UX to Improve People's Lives at Scale
    Lou Moore, Chief Technology Officer, Code for America

  • Moderator: Ruth Reader
    Writer, Fast Company

  • Mainstage Keynotes 4:25 PM

  • Promoting Health Through Citizen Focused Value Creation
    Jeff French, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Social Marketing, Strategic Social Marketing Professor Brighton Business School UK

  • Summit Wrap-Up - What Happens Next?
    Kristin Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Agency

  • Summit Conclusion 5:00 PM