Featured Speakers

Pablos Holman
World-renowned Hacker, Inventor, Viral TED Speaker, Problem Solver, Technology Futurist

Sunday Session at 2:00 PM:
Futuristic Problem Solving: Applying the Latest Technology Using the Lens of an Inventor

Pablos Holman is a futurist, inventor, innovator, and one of the most renowned hackers in the world with a unique view of problem-solving and breaking and building new technologies - talents that he uses at his lab in Seattle, where he leads 150 scientists and engineers who are building solutions to the world’s problems. In his lab, Pablos is leading a wide variety of futuristic invention projects to enhance and save our world, including a fission reactor powered by nuclear waste and a device that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers to help eradicate malaria – part of a mission he is on, with funding from Bill Gates. Pablos wants to inspire people to create solutions, to invent, and to problem-solve – looking at the world through the lens of an inventor.

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH
Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Sunday Award Session at 4:00 pm: 
John P. McGovern Lectureship Award: Creating and Sustaining Healthy Workplace Environments 

This award honors Dr. John P. McGovern and recipients are chosen on the basis of their scholarship and the notability of their contributions to nursing, health care or higher education. AACN is proud to announce that this year’s award winner is Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton. Dr. Burnes Bolton serves on the Board of Trustees for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, leads at the system level for nursing at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California and is one of the principal investigators at the Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai.


Juli McGowan Boit, MSN

Founder and International Director
Living Room Ministries International

Tuesday Session at 11:00 AM:
Serving the International Community in End of Life Care: Leading Significant Change in Kenya

Juli Boit, trained in the U.S. as a nurse practitioner, has been instrumental in the building of two palliative care centers in rural Kenya. She and her interprofessional team have been providing compassionate care for those at end of life. This powerful work has been captured in a documentary that has won four national/international film festival awards. Come hear about this awe-inspiring work from an outstanding nurse.