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.

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

Vaccination Requirements

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizer, venues, and every participant. All in-person participants (including but not limited to presenters, attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff, vendors) of the Deans Annual Meeting and its pre-events at The Fairmont in Washington, DC are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions AACN is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

  • Verification of full COVID Vaccination *New Requirement*
    • AACN has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR and Event Farm to provide secure and easy proof of COVID vaccination for safe entry into the conference. Trust and transparency are top priorities for AACN and our partners, and with Health Pass, users are always in control of their health information. Detailed instructions will be shared with all in-person attendees 10 days prior to the event, when AACN will launch the verification portal for this event.
  • Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Masking and social distancing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing fully supports its community and respects the individual decisions that must be made in these extremely challenging times due to multiple factors, which we know are both professional and personal. Attendees may change their registration from in-person to virtual and virtual to in-person for the Deans Annual Meeting by contacting us at conferences@aacnnursing.org no later than three (3) business days prior to the event start date (March 22, 2022). Additional details about cancellation and refund policies are available under the ‘Register’ tab.

You should not attend these events in-person if you are:

  • not fully vaccinated
  • experiencing or within the 10 days prior to the event start date have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • believe that they may have been recently exposed to COVID-19
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the healthcare team responsible for treatment

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact AACN at conferences@aacnnursing.org if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after any AACN conference. Should any positive cases be reported within the 10-day timeframe, AACN will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by AACN will be treated as confidential.

*AACN is not liable for the vaccination status of any vendor staff or exhibitors who are working to help support the event. AACN has shared our vaccination policy with all contracted vendors and exhibitors.

Mask Requirement

To ensure the safety of all participants, AACN will require all in-person attendees to wear a mask, except when actively eating or drinking. In addition, the District of Columbia has announced that, as of July 31, 2021, all people over age two must wear a mask indoors

Duty of Care

By attending the Deans Annual Meeting and its pre-events, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees and constituents. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask, providing proof of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

The Fairmont

The Fairmont is committed to safety and wellbeing of its guests and has taken measures to provide clean and safe environments. Covid-19 updates and what to expect at the hotel.

Conference Venue:

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

Testimonals

"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.”

Contact

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