2022 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC)

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

Join us for this premier event, designed specifically for academic nursing leaders like you, to connect and re-energize with fellow colleagues and to impact nursing education and the future of nursing. The conference program features thought-provoking views and trendsetting ideas, award-winning speakers, and educational content carefully selected to help strengthen your role as an academic nursing leader.

Who Can Attend:

The Academic Nursing Leadership Conference is a member-only event exclusive to the Dean/Director and affiliated Associate Deans/Directors of AACN member schools of nursing.

*The Dean/Director must register prior to the Associate Dean/Director registering. Note that multiple Associate Deans/Directors may attend. 

How to Attend:

The Academic Nursing Leadership Conference is offered as a hybrid event, with both in-person (in Washington, DC) and virtual opportunities.

As part of the registration fee, attendees will have access to AACN’s Digital Conference Library, where select session recordings from the in-person event will be available on-demand for viewing (to include plenaries and breakout sessions). Additional CEs may be earned.

Conference Venue:

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


“The keynote speaker was one of the many highlights of ANLC. I see valuable lessons that can be incorporated in the curriculum.”

“This conference is thought-provoking, forward-thinking, and offers real-world application of the speakers’ insights.”

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

Health & Safety:

The safety of attendees and staff is our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with the hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Entry Requirements 

Last updated September 20, 2022

Your well-being is AACN’s No. 1 priority!

AACN has revised its policies for the health and safety of in-person conference attendance. All meeting attendees, speakers, partners, and AACN staff are required to show verification of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of travel in order to obtain access to event spaces. Unvaccinated individuals or those unable to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will not be permitted to attend. AACN will be utilizing a Digital Verification Process through Health Pass by CLEAR, which provides a secure, digital verification of your vaccination status or negative test results via the free CLEAR mobile app. AACN will provide detailed instructions to all in-person attendees approximately 10 days prior to the conference start date.

AACN will continue to monitor any new developments and evaluate what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely. We will keep all participants updated as we get closer to the event.

Mask Requirement 

Washington DC has no mask mandate; therefore, wearing masks is currently optional.

Duty of Care 

Last updated September 20, 2022

By attending the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference and its pre-conference(s), you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees. This includes, but is not limited to, providing verification of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or other transmittable disease.

Pre-Conference Opportunities

Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program

Emotional & Social Intelligence: Managing an Unpredictable Present for a More Predictable Future
October 21-22, 2022

The Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program is open to OLN Members as well as Associate Deans/Directors attending the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference. This program is offered as an in-person event prior to the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference.

Learn More

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AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org