This FAQ addresses specific questions for the Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit. If you have a question not answered below, please contact

What do I need to know before the Summit?

The Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit is now just months away. To help you plan your participation and get the most of the Summit, we created an Inclusive Health FAQ, which defines inclusive health and provides examples of changes that organizations and partners can make to help achieve inclusive health.

The Summit is taking place at AADMD 16th Annual Educational Conference. To learn more about AADMD (American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry) please visit

To learn more about the events at Special Olympics USA Games, please visit here. If you are interested in attending additional events, please contact


What is the vision of the Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit ?

The  vision of the Inclusive Health Summit is to raise awareness of the health disparities that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) face and to provide information on what organizations can do to ensure equitable access to health services for people with ID.


What is the registration fee for the Inclusive Health Summit?

No registration fee is required for attendance.


Will meals be provided?

Yes, brunch/early lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please indicate in the registration form.


When is the registration deadline?

Please register by May 15, 2018.


I need to change my registration.

Registration can be transferred to another attendee by emailing Transfers must be made by June 1, 2018.


Can Special Olympics pay for my travel?

Unfortunately we are not able to provide financial assistance for travel. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact


What have previous attendees said about Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit?

This is our inaugural event – We look forward to receiving your feedback through


I’m interested in sponsoring the Summit.

The Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit will offer a limited number of sponsors the opportunity to showcase their work in inclusion 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 inclusive change today.  Please email 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 with information on why you think the Inclusive Health Summit would be a good fit and a link or two to recent speaking engagements.


How should I get to the hotel from the airport?

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Airport Phone: +1 206-433-5388
Hotel direction: 14.3 miles NW

Seattle Marriott Waterfront

2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate transportation: Shuttle Express (800) 487-7433; fee: 32 USD (one way); on request
Uber and Lyft are available from the airport. Estimated taxi fare: 40 USD (one way)

Driving directions
Follow the street signs to Interstate 5 North and continue on Interstate 5 North into downtown Seattle. Take the Dearborn/James/Madison Street exit. Follow the directional signs to Madison Street and travel straight down to the waterfront. Turn right onto Alaskan Way and the hotel is 3/4 mile on the right across from the Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Pier 66).


Do you have a hotel group rate?

Inclusive Health Summit attendees are welcome to a limited special group rate $269 plus taxes.  This rate is available from 6/27 – 7/4.  Click here for group rate reservations.  You may also visit the Special Olympics USA Games hotel portal for more options here.

Please note this will be a very busy weekend in Seattle and most hotels will be sold out.  It’s important to make your reservations as soon as possible.


Other area hotels include:

Mayflower Park Hotel Seattle (.6 miles from event location)

Sheraton Seattle Hotel (.7 miles from event location)

Motif Seattle (.7 miles from event location)

Pan Pacific Seattle (.8 miles from event location)

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle (.8 miles from event location)

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle (.9 miles from event location)

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown (.9 miles from event location)


Who attends Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit?

We expect to bring together more than 400 change leaders across the United States, representing over 150 organizations.  Join your colleagues who have already joined the Inclusive Health Movement, including: JCC Association, American Public Health Association (APHA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), National Fitness Foundation, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), YMCA, and many others.