Frequently Asked Questions



The Cultivating Change Foundation's mission is to value and elevate LGBT agriculturists through advocacy, education, and community. The foundation works to fulfill this mission through three strategies: Being more visible to each other; Being more visible to others; and connecting to people, companies and organizations who are doing incredible work for the LGBT community. 


where will the summit be held this year?

The 2018 Cultivating Change Summit will take place in Des Moines, Iowa at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309.


when does the summit take place?

The 2018 Cultivating Change Summit will take place Wednesday, June 20th - Friday, June 22nd.


What is the attire for the Summit?

With exception to post-summit farm tours, Business-Casual is the attire for the Summit. This is a professional development experience, and we also value individual identities and expressions. Come as you are and feel comfortable.


what hotels are available?

Information regarding the official Summit hotel and how to book a reservation in our hotel block will be coming soon, however there are several hotel options in downtown Des Moines, including the Marriott, Embassy Suites, and the Renaissance. 


can i reserve housing prior to purchasing my registration? 

Yes.  If you are not ready to register for the Cultivating Change Summit and official Summit housing but would like to reserve accommodations in Des Moines, please feel free to complete your reservation at the hotel of your choice. We recommend a hotel in the downtown area in order to be close to the Summit events. 


what forms of payment are accepted?

For the 2018 Cultivating Change Summit, all registrations must be paid for with a credit card. Registrations will not be considered complete without the application of a credit card, so please have a credit card available before beginning your registration.


registration cancellations: I can no longer attend and no one can go in my place. What do I do?

Please contact to discuss options for cancelling your registration. 


substitutions: I can no longer attend but someone else can go in my place. how do I substitute?

Please contact to discuss options for substituting someone in place of your registration.