2023 Deans Annual Meeting

THE Meeting Place for Chief Academic Nursing Officers!

AACN’s Deans Annual Meeting provides Deans/Directors from member schools a unique platform to meet with peers and noted thought leaders and discover the latest data, innovations, and strategies on issues of interest in the policy, leadership, higher education, and workforce arenas. 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 a rich learning environment that promotes solution sharing. Speakers and content experts are carefully selected to present thought-provoking views and trendsetting ideas to help strengthen the roles of academic nursing leaders.

Who Can Attend:

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

How to Attend:

The Deans Annual Meeting 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:

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


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.

Vaccination Requirements 

Currently all meeting attendees, speakers, partners, and AACN staff are to be fully vaccinated in order to gain access the 2023 Deans Annual Meeting and its pre-event event spaces. Please check back frequently for news and additional guidance as we refine our planning.


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

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, providing verification of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

Pre-Conference Opportunities

Executive Development Series for Deans
March 24-25, 2023

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Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference
March 24-25, 2023

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2022 Photo Gallery


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