Important Conference Update

January 6, 2022

Doctoral Education Conference Transitions to Virtual Event Only

Given the current surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the highly-contagious Omicron variant, AACN has made the difficult decision to transition the Doctoral Education Conference to a fully virtual event. The safety of our members is our top priority, and we believe this action is needed to protect the health of the academic nursing community. 

Important Details to Note: 

  • All in-person registrants for the Doctoral Education Conference will automatically transition to virtual registration. A refund for the difference in fees between in-person and virtual participation ($100) will be issued by January 30. 
  • The virtual Doctoral Education Conference will occur over the same dates, January 20-22, 2022, and an updated schedule will be published online early next week. 
  • The Pre-Conference events, including the PhD and the Faculty Practice Pre-Conferences, will now be offered virtually only on Wednesday, January 19. Attendees will automatically transition to virtual registration. A partial refund will be issued by January 30 to match the virtual registration fee of $229 for AACN members and $329 for non-members.  
  • The Research Leadership Network (RLN) program is cancelled, and may be rescheduled for a later date. A full refund of the registration fee will be issued by January 30. 
  • All virtual attendees will receive a “Know Before You Go” email the week of the events with user login and password information for access to the virtual event platform.

Hotel Room Reservations 
To avoid cancellation charges, we urge you to contact your hotel as soon as possible to cancel your room reservation:

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive 
Naples, FL 34103 
Phone: 1-844-489-9663 or 239-597-3232 
Cancel at least seven (7) days prior to your scheduled arrival. 

Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North 
Naples, FL 34103 
Phone: 1-800-774-1500 or 239-430-4900 
Cancel at least seven (7) days prior to your scheduled arrival. 

Staybridge Suites
4805 Tamiami Trail 
North Naples, FL 34103 
Phone: 239-643-8002 
Cancel at least ten (10) days prior to your scheduled arrival. 

Airline Tickets
We urge you to consult your airline carrier as soon as possible on your options for an airline travel credit or refund.

If you have additional questions, contact Nadja Beverage, AACN's Director of Conferences, at

Thank you for your patience and continued support during these unpredictable times.