FAQ & Details

What you need to know before the Summit.

What is the vision of Agents of Change?
The Agents of Change Summit’s vision is to establish the field of behavior change marketing as a catalyst for positive social change.

What have previous attendees said about Agents of Change?
Attendees have said, ‘“If you want to be educated on the tools you need to fully serve your community, you need to attend the Summit!” and, ‘“The Agents of Change Summit is both insightful and exciting! You won't regret signing up. It's refreshing to be around other professionals who are passionate about bringing meaningful change to their communities.”

Why should I attend Agents of Change?
Participate in curated keynote speeches, interactive workshops, breakout sessions and activities that will strengthen your behavior change toolbox and increase your impact on the health of your community.

Do you have a hotel group rate?
Agents of Change attendees are welcome to a limited special group rate. Traditional guest rooms are available for $299 per night and government rate rooms are available for $181 per night during the Agents of Change Summit. The government room block will sell out very quickly, so please reserve your room early to secure the rate. There will be complimentary basic guest room internet for rooms booked within the group block.

Will meals be provided?
Breakfast and lunch each of the 2 days of the Summit are included to all attendees. There will be healthy options, vegetarian options, and plenty of snacks and coffee throughout the 2 days. Everyone is invited to attend dinner on Monday, March 6  and reservations can be made for an additional cost. Please be sure to include your dietary requests during the registration process. Contact info@agentsofchangesummit.org for additional inquiries.

How should I get my boss to approve my travel?
We want to make sure we help you share your excitement about Agents of Change with leadership. We've prepared a travel request template to make it easier to get your travel and attendance approved for what will be a game-changing public health conference. We look forward to your participation and are excited to welcome you as a member of our Agents of Change community. Download the travel request template here.

Can I pay by check?
Yes, please select “pay by check” during the registration process.  An invoice will be emailed to you automatically. Details for processing payment and where to send will be included on the invoice. Please make all checks payable to Agents of Change Summit. Your registration will be confirmed via email once payment has been received. Please contact info@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org for additional inquiries.

I need to change my registration.
Registration can be transferred to another attendee by emailing info@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org. Transfers must be made by January 30, 2022 and will incur a change fee of $50.

Do you have a student rate?
We are able to offer a student registration to young professionals or full­-time students under 25 years of age and must have a .edu email address. If you fall into this, we ask you to please bring a valid ID onsite during check-in.​

Do you offer stipends, scholarships, or honorariums?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any financial assistance but we encourage you to speak to your employer about supporting this professional development opportunity. Download the travel request template here. The lead presenter for each accepted breakout session will receive a registration discount.

Who is the government rate available to?
The government rate is only available to employees of a national/federal, state, provincial, or local government entity. Please register using your .gov, .mil, or comparable email address. Bring an employer­ issued government ID or letter on official government letterhead stating employment status onsite during check­-in.

What does sponsored breakout mean?
Due to the high cost of operating the Summit, for-profit organizations that wish to present at the Summit are asked to help cover these costs. One of the available levels of sponsorship includes the opportunity to lead a Sponsored Breakout Session. To do so, the abstract process outlined above must be followed and if selected, a sponsorship fee applies. Many public health conferences offer this type of sponsorship opportunity. For additional sponsorship opportunities or questions please contact info@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org.

I'm interested in sponsoring the Summit.
The Agents of Change Summit will offer a limited number of sponsors the opportunity to showcase their work in health behavior change while engaging like-minded individuals, government agencies, corporations and foundations in collaboration and partnership opportunities. Become a Summit sponsor and claim your place as a leader in behavior change today.  Please email info@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org for information.

I'm interested in speaking at the Summit.
If you’d like to propose a speaker, please email info@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org information on why you think AOCS would be a good fit and a link or two to recent speaking engagements.

How should I get to the hotel from the airport?
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is on the waterfront and San Diego Airport is just a few moments away. Complimentary airport shuttle service to/from the San Diego International Airport is available. The hotel courtesy airport shuttle arrives every 20-25 minutes from 4:45am - 1am, seven days a week. Please click here for more information.

Who attends Agents of Change?
The following organizations have attended AOCS over the last several years: 

2-1-1 San Diego
Action for Healthy Kids
ACTIVE Network
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Alberta Health Services
Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
Alma DDB
AltaMed Health Services
American Diabetes Association
American Forest Foundation
American Heart Association
American Institute for Research
American Lung Association
Amerihealth Caritas District of Columbia
Aporta - Breca Innovation Lab
Appriss Health
Arkansas Department of Health
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Battelle Memorial Institute
Bennet Group Strategic Communications
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success
Booz Allen Hamilton
Boulder County Public Health
Butte County
Cabarrus Health Alliance
California Department of Public Health
California State University, Chico & Ogilvy PR
California State University, Sacramento
California Tobacco Control Program
California Youth Advocacy Network
Campaign for Tobacco Free-Kids
Case Western Reserve School of Business
CATCH Global Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Central District Health Department
Central Valley Health District
Centro Ararat, Inc.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
City of Houston
City of Pasadena
City of Portland Transportation
ClearWay Minnesota
CO Dept of Public Health and Environment
Code for America
Colorado Department of Public Health
Columbus Regional Hospital
CommonHealth ACTION
Community Advocates, Inc.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
County of Los Angeles
County of Nevada, CA
County of San Diego
Creighton University
Crook County Health Department
CT Department of Public Health
Dalit Welfare Association
Darkness to Light
Dept. of Navy
Elemental Advisors
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department
Emergent Element
Erie County Department of Health
Fairfax County Government
Fast Company
Fierce Pride
Flip the Clinic
Florida Department of Health
Food and Drug Administration
Fors Marsh Group
Frederick County Health Department
Gallatin City-County Health Department
GEER Austrtalia
Global Health Advocacy Incubator
Golin for Tobacco Free
Griffith University
Hawaii Public Health Institute
Houston Health Department
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Idaho Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Programs
Imperfect Produce
Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington
Institute for Transportation Research and Education
Iowa Dept. of Public Health
John Snow, Inc.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Kaiser Permanente
KDH Research & Communication
Kirby Marketing Solutions
LaMoure County Public Health Department
Leah's Pantry
Loma Media
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Lung Cancer Alliance
Maniilaq Health Center
Mayo Clinic
Media Cause
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Minnesota Department of Health
Montana Department of Health and Human Services
Movember Foundation
MyHealthEd, Inc.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACCD)
National Recreation and Park Association
ND Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy
Nevada County Public Health
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New Zealand Drug Foundation
NORC at the University of Chicago
North Dakota State University
Northwest Strategies
NYU Langone Health
NZ Drug Foundation
Octane Public Relations and Advertising
Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Board
Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
Omada Health
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Oregon Health Authority - Public Health Division
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Pasadena Public Health Department
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming
Public Health Institute
Quantified Self Labs
Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health
Queensland University of Technology
QUT Business School
Rhode Island Department of Health
RI Department of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
RTI International
Runyon Saltzman, Inc.
Sacramento County DHHS
Sacramento Native American Health Center
San Diego State University
San Diego Unified School District
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
Shasta County HHSA
South Dakota Department of Health
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
Southern Nevada Health District
Special Olympics International
Sports Backers
Stanford University
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Stanislaus County Sheriff
State of Alaska
State of Idaho
Swinburne University of Technology
Systems of Care
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
The Being Well Center
The George Washington University
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The Social Changery
The Tomorrow Project
Tobacco-Free Florida
Transdev North America
Trenton Health Team
Trust for America's Health
Truth Initiative
Turkish Green Grescent Society
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
UC CalFresh Nutrition Education
Umatilla County
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships & Research
University of New Mexico
University of Tennessee
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Utah Department of Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vermont Department of Health
VI Marketing and Branding
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
Vital Strategies
VIVA Strategy + Communications
Washoe County Health Department
Wells House, Inc.
Winooski Partnership for Prevention
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Your Social Marketer
Yuma County Public Health