Fall Executive Development Series

AACN's Executive Development Series increases the knowledge and skills needed for successfull leadership in a school of nursing at a time of complex and accelerating change in health care and higher education.

The popular Executive Development Series (EDS) is offered every fall and spring and is designed for aspiring and experienced academic leaders who want to polish their executive-level skills, explore mutual challenges and share winning solutions in a collegial, interactive environment.

Note: The Fall Executive Development Series is offered in conjunction with the 2017 Baccalaureate Education Conference; the same program will precede the 2018 Spring Annual Meeting.

The Fall EDS is open to aspiring and experienced academic leaders but the Spring EDS is only open to the primary dean/director/chair of AACN schools of nursing.

Hotel Information

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-521-0000

  • The room rate is $194 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is October 23, 2017.
  • For reservations, call 1-800-228-9290 and request the group rate for AACN/Baccalaureate Education Conference. You may also place your reservation online.
  • The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.
    If/when the room block fills, AACN will post a list of alternative hotel on its website.


The Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is located approximately 12 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Taxi fare is approximately $35 from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For additional ground transportation options, please visit www.atlanta-airport.com/Passenger/GroundTransportation.

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis offers valet and off-site parking: the valet parking fee is $35 a day; the off-site parking is $4 hourly and $20 daily.

Above rates are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing nursing education (CNE) hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the conference. The CNE certificate will be provided online only after completion of evaluation.

Dietary and Special Needs

If you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, kosher, or gluten-free) or special needs, please email us prior to the event at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Contact Information

AACN Conference Team
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org

The full agenda will be available soon. Please see brochure for the schedule-at-a-glance. 

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Registration Fees

(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)

  Early Bird
By October 17, 2017
After October 17, 2017
AACN Members $449 $549
Additional Registration(s) from same institution
*Applies to AACN Members only.
$419 $519
AACN Non-Members $599 $699
Full-Time Students* $225 $275

* Full-time graduate students carrying 9 or more credit hours this semester may request a 50% discount. Submit your request together with verification of your full-time student status to conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Package pricing

Registration for Fall EDS and Baccalaureate Education Conference.

  Early Bird
By October 17, 2017
After October 17, 2017
AACN Members $848 $1048


Package pricing applies to AACN Members only: If you plan on attending both the Baccalaureate Education Conference and the Fall Executive Development Series, a conference package may be purchased (This reflects a $50 discount). Packages must be purchased separately and are not offered during the special discount offer period ending May 31, 2017. 

For payment related questions, please contact us at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

If you subsequently cannot attend this event, the following options are available:

1. You may substitute your registration to another individual within your organization. This must be done by contacting the AACN Conference Department via email at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

2. If a substitution is not possible, your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:

  • Cancellation requests received by November 1, 2017 will be refunded minus a $150 non-refundable administrative fee.
  • Cancellation requests received after November 1, 2017 will not be granted any refunds.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged a $150 non-refundable administrative fee after the event.

Please note: Cancellations received fewer than 7 days prior to the conference start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the conference.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. AACN assumes no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, or other travel costs.

Location Information

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

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