November 2012 FAQ

The following are frequently asked questions and corresponding answers about AF4Q National Meetings. This page will be updated regularly to reflect questions posed to and answers by the National Program Office events team. If you cannot locate the answer to your question, please email us at

For your convenience, we have grouped questions into the categories below:


REGISTERING back to top

When is the last day to register for the national meeting?

October 18.

What do I need to do on the registration form?

Most importantly, check that your name, title, organization, and email address are accurate – we use this information for your name badge and the participants’ list, and the email address to keep you informed.

What if I have food allergies?

Please note any food allergies on your meeting RSVP form, located XXXX. We will work to accommodate your needs.

What if I have problems registering?

Email our team at



Where can I find the agenda?

Check out the meeting page on our website.

What should I wear?

We recommend business casual attire. Please bring a sweater or jacket, even if outside temperatures are high, as meeting space can get chilly and temperatures can vary dramatically between rooms. This is a function of the hotel and not something we can usually control.

Do I need to bring anything to the meeting?

Bring what you need to be comfortable. Please note there is no place to store laptops or other personal items, so you should keep them with you at all times.

How do I get up to speed before the meeting?

Check out our meeting page where we will post information on speakers, background materials, and other interesting and helpful items. You will also get periodic emails from our team with announcements and new. We recommend you attend one of our “about the national meeting” webinars for an overview of AF4Q and the meeting.

Do I have to talk at the sessions?

No, but we welcome your voice whenever you feel comfortable adding it.

FOOD AND FUN back to top

What happens on Wednesday night?

Wednesday night is the kickoff of our meeting – we will have buses available starting at 5:15 to take you to our destination. There will be a cocktail hour with appetizers and local wine and beer, then a full dinner … and some surprises, as always! Buses will return you to the hotel after the evening is concluded. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30.

Do you provide breakfast?

We provide a hot breakfast both mornings, open to all attendees.

Do you provide vegetarian options?

Every meal will include vegetarian options. Please note food allergies on your registration form so we can accommodate them.

What should I do for dinner the night we are on our own (Thursday, November 8)?

Traditionally, this is an excellent opportunity to network, either with your team or others. We recommend you make a reservation for your group, particularly for large parties, well in advance of the meeting. See our list of nearby restaurants to start, or see the concierge upon check-in. There are many restaurants located within walking distance of the hotel.


How do I keep the conversation going after the meeting?

Follow the progress of your peers on our website at – sign up for our free email newsletter – and join the conversation on Transformation Has Begun, an unique Facebook community launched by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.