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Where Members Connect with Noted Thought Leaders and Shape the Future of Nursing Education!

Join Deans and Associate Deans of AACN Member Schools of Nursing in Washington, DC for the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference to discuss organizational and legislative priorities as well as opportunities impacting nursing education.

This prestigious conference features thought-provoking views and trend-setting ideas, award-winning speakers, and educational content that has been carefully selected to help you strengthen your role as an ACADEMIC NURSING LEADER. Interactive learning formats, including plenary and breakout sessions, focused discussions, and informal breakfast forums provide a rich learning environment and promote solution sharing.

The Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC) is open to the Dean/Director of AACN member schools of nursing. One or more Assistant/Associate Deans/Directors may also attend the ANLC if their Dean/Director has registered and is attending the conference. Please note that Associate/Assistant Deans/Directors may not attend in place of their Dean/Director.

Conference Venue:

JW Marriott, Washington, DC

331 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004


“This was an excellent conference. The presenters were excellent, the program was well planned, and I was able to take away a number of ideas and concepts for implementation. We laughed and cried - evoking a range of emotions.”

“As a new Dean, it was helpful to hear other challenges and suggestions. It was also helpful to network with other new Deans.”

“This was my first time attending and I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. I was able to bring so much information home to share with nursing colleagues”

“This was one of the best AACN Fall conferences that I have attended. Thank you for the diverse topics, excellent speakers and opportunity to dialogue during the sessions.”

“The Capital Hill visits were eye opening. Truly a remarkable experience.”