Meeting of the Minds: Create an Engaging and Productive Workplace Culture


The Summer Seminar has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Summer Seminar, July 18-21 at The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Canada.

Given the unfolding public health concern posed by the Coronavirus and the critical leadership roles our members play on campus and in their home communities related to care delivery and prevention, AACN has moved to cancel the 2020 Summer Seminar. This difficult decision was made after much deliberation, a review of the latest evidence, and in the best interest of our members’ health and safety.

Full refunds of the registration fees will be processed for the cancelled events within the next 30 days. We urge you to contact your hotel to cancel your room reservation at least 72 hours in advance of when you were scheduled to arrive. For additional questions regarding these conferences, please reach out to

Academic nursing leaders, individually and in teams, are invited to attend the 2020 AACN Summer Seminar to discover key elements for creating a positive organizational culture that celebrates the individual and bonds the collective.  

This year’s venue is located at the base of the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains in Vail Colorado – the world-class Sonnenalp Hotel creates a setting with an intimate and authentic tradition of hospitality, removed from stressors of daily administration and responsibility. 

Deans, directors, and senior faculty will benefit from this refreshing, stimulating and invigorating, interactive program that will elevate individual leadership skills, strengthen team relationships, and magnify the impact you can have leading change moving an agenda forward.

Key Benefits:

  • Discover how maximum human performance empowers individuals and sets a tone for a positive culture.
  • Reveal your thinking and behavioral preferences through experiential learning, realizing greater individual and team potential.
  • Unveil your brilliance with Emergenetics® which will reveal the way you prefer to think and behave.
  • Explore how to inspire people and organizations to thrive by offering a simpler, easier way to understand themselves and others, and build interpersonal strategies that drive performance.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of all facets of life, including work, home, community, family, and education.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou

Conference Venue:

Sonnenalp Hotel
20 Vail Road
Vail, Colorado, 81657


"The Summer Seminar is AACN’s best-kept secret. I like how the groups are small and the content and speakers are stellar. I always look forward to these events."

"This AACN event is consistently excellent! Thank you for providing this opportunity to learn, evaluate, rest, and re-boot for the coming year."

“Sonnenalp is an extraordinary experience- world-class personal service, relaxing and historical atmosphere that offers the natural opportunity for self-reflection and deliberation without stress and interruption.”