AACN Deans Annual Meeting (formerly Spring Annual Meeting)

Open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing. Discuss key funding, organizational, and legislative concerns that impact nursing education.

The Spring Annual Meeting is an opportunity for AACN members to discuss key funding, organizational, and legislative concerns that impact nursing education. Gain valuable information from sessions and collaborate with colleagues from across the country. While contributing to the business of the association and advancing nursing higher education, explore all that Washington, DC has to offer.

Hotel Information

The Fairmont
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-429-2400

  • The room rate starts at $289 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 28, 2018.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 800-441-1414 and request the group rate for AACN/Spring Annual Meeting. 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.

Sign up for Fairmont President's Club. Members of the Fairmont President's Club can enjoy complimentary high speed internet access in your guest room and free health club access along with other benefits. To sign up for Fairmont President's club go to www.fairmont.com. When prompted for a "Hotel Invitation" select The Fairmont Washington, D.C. You will be issued an FPC number immediately. In order to take advantage of the complimentary services you must sign up for Fairmont President's Club prior to your arrival.


Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from The Fairmont Washington and is Metro accessible. The closest Metro station to the hotel is GWU/Foggy Bottom on the Orange/Blue line, 3 blocks from The Fairmont Washington. Taxi fare from Reagan National (DCA) is approximately $20 each way.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 34 minutes from the hotel. Taxi fare from Dulles Airport (IAD) is approximately $71 each way.

Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.
Taxi fare from Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately $98 each way.

Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle at www.supershuttle.com. Shuttle fares: DCA (approximately $15 each way), IAD (approximately $30 each way), and BWI (approximately $38 each way).

Parking is available at $15.00/one hour, $20.00/one to two hours, $25.00/two to three hours, $35/all day or three to ten hours, and $51.00/after ten hours or overnight.

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 Centerís (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 meeting. 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


AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting brings together AACN member Deans/Directors to discuss key funding, organizational, and legislative concerns that impact nursing education. The meeting program offers participants dedicated time to visit the Learning Center and to engage with our vendors. 

View our Exhibit Quick-Facts to learn more!





All booths are 6’x6’ units or multiples thereof; each is furnished with a draped 6’ table for tabletop displays.

For-Profit: $2,600

Non-Profit: $1,900

Included with your booth fee:

  • Up to three (3) complimentary badges (per 6’x6’ booth) with access to the Learning Center, Networking Reception and other Catered Functions (Breakfast and Breaks)*
  • 6’x6’ space with one (1) draped 6’ table
  • Chairs (2) & Wastebasket
  • Booth Identification Sign
  • Easel & electrical outlet (upon request)
  • Exhibitor listing, including company description, on AACN Conference App
  • Participant List (provided onsite and excluding emails)

*Additional badges available for purchase.


The Learning Center will be open on Sunday, March 25, 2018. 

  Sunday, March 25
Exhibitor Move-In 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hours 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-Out 7:00 p.m.


Exhibit hours may be subject to change. AACN will provide all schedule changes via email prior to the conference.


If you’re looking to expand your reach beyond the Learning Center, consider becoming a Spring Meeting Sponsor! By becoming a sponsor your contribution will not only increase your brand awareness but will also provide an unforgettable experience for participants!


To become a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the Spring Meeting, please fill out one of the registration forms below.  If you are approved, you will receive an invoice via email.


As part of the application process, you must acknowledge that you have read and understand AACN’s sponsor and exhibitor policies. View a copy of the policies.


Please direct questions to Kristin Downs at kdowns@aacnnursing.org or 202-463-6930 ext. 232 Fax: (202) 463-1315.

Space is limited and requests will be accepted as forms and payments are received.
AACN reserves the right to approve or reject all requests for exhibits and sponsorship. Those submitting registration forms will receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection from a member of AACN’s Conference Department.

Registration Fees

NOTE: Registration for the Spring Annual Meeting is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN Member Schools of Nursing.

No exceptions or substitutions are allowed.

We encourage attendees to place their conference/meeting registrations and hotel reservations at the same time. If you have reserved your room already, please register for the conference/meeting as soon as possible.

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

Discount Special
By May 31, 2017
Early Bird
By February 23, 2018
After February 23, 2018
$399 $449 $549

Package pricing

Registration for Spring Annual Meeting and Spring EDS or NAP Conference.

Early Bird
By February 22, 2018
After February 22, 2018
$848 $1048

*Applies to AACN Members only: If you plan on attending both the Spring Annual Meeting and the Spring Executive Development Series or the Spring Annual Meeting and the Nursing Advancement Professionals Conference, a conference package may be purchased (This reflects a $50 discount).†Packages must be purchased separately.

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 will apply:

1. No Substitutions are allowed for the Spring Annual Meeting as it is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing.

2. Your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:

a. Cancellation requests received by March 9, 2018 will be refunded minus a $150 non-refundable administrative fee.
b. Cancellation requests received after March 9, 2018 will not be granted any refunds.
c. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
d. 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 event start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the event.

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

The Fairmont
2401 M Street
Washington, DC 20037

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Continuing Education