FAQ & Details

What you need to know before the Summit.

What do I need to know before the Summit?

The Agents of Change Summit is now less than two and a half months away. To help you plan your trip and get the most of the Summit, we created a PDF of what to expect. Download the PDF for everything you need to know about #AOCS20.

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?

2016 attendees have said, “all star lineup of speakers and it was awesome to hear the perspectives of private companies,” “this was a great conference and a welcome change from the typical public health conferences,” “loved the format, the caliber of speakers, the new and different content,” “one of the best conferences I've attended in years in terms of takeaways and feeling inspired with new ideas”.

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, Feb. 12 and reservations can be made for an additional $64. Please email Megan@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org with any questions or dietary requirements.  

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 go through the registration process up until you hit payment. Please email Megan@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org once you have completed the online registration. She can provide an invoice and confirm your registration when she receives your check.

I need to change my registration.

Registration can be transferred to another attendee by emailing Megan@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org. Transfers must be made by January 30, 2018 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. If you fall into this, we ask you to please bring a valid ID for 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 to check­-in.

Is it too late to submit an abstract?

The call for abstracts is now closed. If you are interested in a Sponsored Breakout Session, please email Carrie@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org with any questions.

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 Carrie@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 Carrie@AgentsOfChangeSummit.org for information.

I'm interested in speaking at the Summit.

Our speaker lineup is close to final. If you’d like to propose a speaker, please email Carrie@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.

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 $219 a night and government rate rooms are available for $167 a night during Agents of Change. To book the traditional rate please click here. To book the government rate please click here. Last year's government room block sold 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.

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.

Who attends Agents of Change?

The inaugural Agents of Change Summit 2016 brought together more than 320 #CHANGEAGENTS from 41 states, 8 countries, and 199 organizations including:

Action for Healthy Kids
ACTIVE Network
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Alberta Health Services
American Diabetes Association
American Forest Foundation
American Heart Association
American Institute for Research
American Lung Association
Arkansas Department of Health
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success
California Department of Public Health
California Tobacco Control Program
Campaign for Tobacco Free-Kids
Center for Disease Control
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
City of Houston
City of Portland Transportation
ClearWay Minnesota
Code for America
Colorado Department of Public Health
CommonHealth ACTION
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
County of San Diego - Health and Human Services Agency
CT Department of Public Health
Fast Company
Flip the Clinic
Florida Department of Health
Food and Drug Administration
Houston Health Department
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Idaho Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Programs
Imperfect Produce
Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Lung Cancer Alliance
Minnesota Department of Health
Montana Department of Health and Human Services
Movember Foundation
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACCD)
ND Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy
New Zealand Drug Foundation
NORC at the University of Chicago
Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Board
Omada Health
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming
Quantified Self Labs
Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health
QUT Business School
Rhode Island Department of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
South Dakota Department of Health
Southern Nevada Health District
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Tobacco Free Florida
Truth Initiative
Utah Department of Health
Vermont Department of Health
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Division of Public Health