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2023 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

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

This the premier networking event for deans/directors and associate deans/directors from AACN member schools of nursing. Enjoy opportunities to connect and re-energize with colleagues while working together to shape the future of nursing education. The ANLC provides exclusive members-only access to forward thinking exchanges, trend-setting ideas, award-winning speakers, and robust discussion and networking opportunities.

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Join ANLC Capitol Hill Day!

As part of this year's Conference, attendees will be able to participate in a Hill Day the afternoon of Monday, October 30 from 1:00-6:30 p.m. As you register for the ANLC, be sure to select the option to attend Hill Day so you can join us as we advocate for the top issues impacting academic nursing. Should you have questions or need additional information, please visit the ANLC agenda or contact AACN's Director of Government Affairs, Rachel Stevenson, at

Key Conference Outcomes

Deans and Associate/Assistant Deans will benefit from a unique team experience by spending dedicated time learning, collaborating, and networking together to address the key issues relevant to today’s academic nursing environment.

  • Explore current trends to advance leadership, innovation, and excellence in academic nursing.
  • Gain critical insight into factors influencing public policy.
  • Learn implementation strategies to advance improvements in health, health care, and higher education.
  • Create meaningful change to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within nursing.
  • Educate federal policymakers and advocate for support of academic nursing.
  • Attendees are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD).

Pre-Conference Offering

Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program
October 27-28, 2023

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Who Should Attend

The Academic Nursing Leadership Conference is a member-only event exclusive to the dean/director and affiliated assistant/associate deans/directors of AACN member schools of nursing.

How to Attend

The Academic Nursing Leadership Conference is held in-person in Washington, DC.

An On-Demand Experience is available and includes plenary and breakout sessions. Access begins November 6, 2023, and includes a 6-months streaming and download package.

On-Demand Experience Fee  
In-Person Attendee $99
AACN Member (not attending in-person) $299

Conference Venue

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

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ANLC 2022 Highlights

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“Excellent presenters with challenging and interesting approaches to generating new ideas and ways of thinking. Fabulous and very invigorating.”

“I am new to the role of Dean and appreciated the many leadership initiatives shared and resources available from AACN. I will be back next year.”

“An excellent conference that stimulated thought and served to orient me as a new Associate Dean to the role. It also challenged me to think about ways to promote student and faculty excellence.”

“Loved the end of the program with Think Big - what a positive way to end the conference. I enjoyed the ability to speak with other schools in my area and see we are all having similar issues.”

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!