2022 Deans Annual Meeting

THE Meeting Place for Chief Academic Nursing Officers!

AACN’s Deans Annual Meeting provides deans and directors from AACN Member Schools of Nursing a unique platform to meet with peers and noted thought leaders to discuss organizational and legislative priorities. In an intimate setting, our deans and directors are given the opportunity to network and collaborate, while also strategizing and preparing to impact nursing education and the future of nursing.

Energizing and interactive learning formats provide our participants with a rich learning environment that promotes solution sharing. Speakers and content experts are carefully selected to present thought-provoking views and trend-setting ideas to help strengthen the roles of our academic nursing leaders.

Who Can Attend:

The Deans Annual Meeting is a member-only event exclusive to the primary Dean/Director of AACN member schools of nursing.

How to Attend:

If you are ready to meet again in-person, please join us in March in Washington, DC at The Fairmont Hotel. If you prefer to join virtually and explore what a hybrid event looks like from that side, we welcome you to participate in that way.


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 Fairmont Hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Conference Venue:

The Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037


Contact the AACN Conference Team @ conferences@aacnnursing.org or call 202-463-6930.



"A great way to connect with new members, and to gather good thought-provoking topics."

“Very interesting and useful for teaching activities and management of nursing education.”

“This was my first Deans Annual Meeting and I found it to be amazing, resourceful, and inspiring.”

“I am glad that AACN provides this opportunity for us to share stories with like schools. I always come away with rich ideas and the sense that we as Academic Nursing Leaders have the support of AACN.”

“This was one of the best AACN programs with the variety of offerings and speakers.”

“I look forward to the meetings and opportunities to network with my peers. Thank you to AACN for your dedication to academic nursing.”