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After spending the day studying and delving into the latest perioperative nursing issues at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2014, take some time to relax and connect with colleagues at the Foundation’s fun events.

Race for Patient Safety

Enjoy a fun run with colleagues and friends along the historic Grant Park. The course begins at Arvey Field on the west side of Grant Park and located 1 block from Hilton Chicago. This course is a combination of going through Grant Park while incorporating both the museum campus and the southern part of Monroe Harbor. Race begins at 6:30am on Tuesday, April 1. Shuttles will be provided to and from the race from the conference hotels. 


Zumba Fitness Class

End the conference strong by attending the Zumba fitness class Wednesday morning. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. We will jam out to music from all genres, including Latin, Hip-Hop, Reggae and favorite tunes of yesterday and today. It is for women and men of all fitness levels. Dance experience is not required. Class will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30am at the Hilton hotel.
Tickets available with Surgical Conference & Expo registration 

Chicago Blues Party & Foundation Benefit

We’ve got the Chicago “blues” and we are dressing up to celebrate! Come dressed to impress in your favorite blue ensemble and dance the night away at the Foundation’s annual evening fundraiser. The party will be held at the Cuvee Chicago Nightclub on Monday, March 31, 8pm - midnight.

Speed Networking

Are you looking to expand your professional network? A first-time attendee wanting to find new nurses to connect with at the conference?  New or seasoned, we’ve got an event for you! New this year, the Foundation is hosting a speed networking event to help attendees maximize quality, lasting professional connections in a short period of time. 

How Speed Networking Works  

Participants complete an online profile in advance of the event. The pre-screening will help us match you with others who meet your needs and goals for attending

At the event, you will have approximately 7 minutes with 8-10 colleagues who you will be assigned based on your profile. A facilitator will be keeping time. The networking event will be held at the Convention Center on Monday morning, 9:30am - 11:00am. Bring your business cards, prepare an elevator speech, and have fun!  

Tickets available with Surgical Conference & Expo registration 

Silent Auction

Shop and support the Foundation at the same time. Bid on vacation packages, electronics, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more!  

Auction Hours 

Saturday:  12:00pm - 4:30pm
Sunday:  7:30am – 4:30pm
Monday:  7:30am – 2:00pm (Auction Closes)

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