How do I get to the 2019 Summit?

Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street
Houston, Texas 77010
Phone: +1 713-654-1777
Houston Hotel MapLocal Airport:

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is the largest local airport and 19 miles (30 min. drive) from the Marriott Marquis Houston hotel.

Ground Transportation:
Average prices from IAH to the Marriott Marquis Houston
Taxi: $52.05 USD one-way
Super Shuttle: $51 USD one-way

What are the registration hours?

Monday, December 2, 2019 12:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:00am- 3:00pm

Where can I view the agenda?

The 2019 Summit Agenda is available here.

Will Continuing Education be offered?

The Summit historically offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendees seeking hours toward maintaining or attaining certifications. In the past we have offered:

  1. Through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) credits.
  2. Through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Social Worker CEUs, and General CEUs from George Mason University.

For CEUs, please be sure to verify that your credentialing organization will accept the credits from these institutions.

Is there a policy on demonstrations during the Summit?

NMAC’s Community Engagement Policy states that those who will organize demonstrations or protests during any part of the Summit, including the Exhibit Hall, must:

  1. Inform NMAC’s Conferences and Meeting Services staff (conferences@nmac.org) ahead of time and designate a contact person for your demonstration.
  2. Limit all demonstrations in the conference exhibit hall to the hours of 10am and 2pm.
  3. Limit all demonstrations to no more than 15 minutes.
  4. Hold no more than one demonstration per day.

NMAC reserves the right to determine whether a demonstration is disruptive and/or detrimental to the mission and values of the Summit. We require all attendees to follow these policies. If you do not, you may be escorted out of the conference and be banned from attending future NMAC sponsored conferences and events.

NMAC and its program partners encourage freedom of expression. However we oppose the disruption of conference sessions, satellite meetings, or exhibitions that results in the inability of attendees to take full advantage of the learning and educational opportunities available at the event.

What meals will be provided during the Summit?

Please note that the following items will be provided at the Summit:

December 3: Continental Breakfast

December 3: Light Lunch

December 4: Continental Breakfast

December 4: Light Lunch

It is suggested that attendees allocate an additional $61 as a daily food allowance.

What is the dress code for the Summit?

We suggest that Summit attendees dress in business casual attire during the conference.

Will There Be a Mobile App for The Summit?

Yes, more information about the app will be available soon.

Are you accepting abstracts for the Summit?

We are not accepting abstracts.  The Summit’s workshop and plenary sessions will be developed by the program committee.

How can I volunteer?

Volunteers are an essential part of the Summit. We welcome anyone who would like to donate their time to help.
The volunteer form is available at:


Images from the 2018 Summit