#AOCS18 is a carefully curated experience to balance inspiring yet practical keynotes and research driven abstract presentations with meaningful networking and discussions.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pre-Conference Workshop

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 either optional workshop during registration.

1:00 - 4:30PM

Add-On Workshop 1: Introduction to the Science of Behavior Change

1:00 - 4:30PM

Add-On Workshop 2: Introduction to Technology in Behavior Change

Monday, February 12, 2018

Day 1: The Science of Behavior Change

7:00 AM

Registration Opens

7:00 AM


7:30 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Keynote: Can We Eliminate The Burden Of Change

9:05 AM

Keynote 2: Surrounded by Change: The Cumulative Effect of Changing Environments, Businesses, and Policies

9:30 AM

Keynote 3: Creating Change through Movements, Not Mandates

10:05 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:55 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:15 AM

Panel: Taking the Burden of Change - How to Remove Obstacles and Empower Change

12:20 PM

Keynote 4: Finding Solutions Hiding Within Challenges

12:40 PM

Lunch & Table Discussions

1:40 PM

Panel: Aligning Public Health Programs with Doctors, Mental Health, and Treatment Providers

2:40 PM

Keynote 5: Tackling Key Health Issues - Parks, Recreation, and Cross-Agency Collaborations

3:00 PM

Afternoon Break & Stretch

3:20 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:20 PM

Keynote 6: Using Humor to Drive Behavior Change

4:35 PM

Keynote 7: Recap of Science of Change

4:50 PM

Closing Keynote: Uniting the Science and Technology of Change

5:15 PM

Day 1 Concludes

5:45 PM

30 Min Walk & Talk (Optional)

7:00 PM

Change Agent Celebration Dinner

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Day 2: The Technology of Change

7:00 AM

Registration Opens

7:00 AM


7:30 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Keynote: How Technology Brings Us Closer to Our Audience Everyday

8:55 AM

Keynote 2: Tech and the Social Determinants of Health

9:20 AM

Keynote 3: Activating Data and Targeted Media for Behavior Change

9:55 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:05 AM

Keynote 4: How Can Wearables Help Public Health Drive Change

11:27 AM

Keynote 5: Living On the Edge of Online Technologies to Reach Diverse Teen Audiences

11:50 PM

Lunch & Table Discussions

1:00 PM

Panel: Measuring the Impact of Online Behavior Change Efforts

1:57 PM

Keynote 6: Creating Change - Harnessing the Power of Twitter

2:30 PM

Concurrent Power Workshops

3:20 PM

Afternoon Break & Stretch

3:40 PM

Keynote 7: Leading Change In Drug Policy When Science Is Not Enough

4:00 PM

Panel: Tacking Emerging Health Issues

4:55 PM

Keynote 8: Reducing Fear & Loathing of Evaluation: Deep Thoughts About Your Role In Campaigns With Impact

5:20 PM

Closing Keynote: What Happens Next?

5:30 PM

Day 2 Concludes


TED-like keynotes led by public health and technology change leaders

Panels featuring low- and high-tech solutions for public health

Interactive networking opportunities with conference attendees

Breakout sessions discussing new tools, research, and tactical case studies

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