Information & Schedule

AORN Expo 2022 | March 19-23 | New Orleans, LA

Get your contact hours, make lifelong connections, and have fun with perioperative peers – all in one place!

Join AORN and thousands of perioperative professionals from around the world in New Orleans, LA, March 19-23 for the 69th annual Global Surgical Conference & Expo.

Why Attend?

By investing a few days in your professional development, you’ll gain new insights, capabilities, and spark your passion for perioperative nursing.


  • March 19: Education sessions beginning at 8:00am
  • March 20-22: Education sessions and Expo Hall
  • March 23: Education and AORN Congress sessions will end by 2:30pm

Early-Bird Savings!

Register by February 9 and get $100 off.


Risk-Free Registration

While we remain confident that Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2022 will be held as planned, we understand that COVID-19 is impacting travel plans around the world. We want to assure you that you can register with minimal risk. All cancellation requests received by March 18 will receive a full refund.

Expo hotels require a one-night deposit at the time of booking. Hotel deposits will be refunded in full for cancellations received at least 72 hours in advance of arrival date. All cancellations should be requested through AORN/MCI Housing until March 10, 2022, using the Modify/Cancel Reservation tool at User Login ( or by calling MCI Housing at (888) 266-7644. Beginning March 11, 2022 please contact the hotel directly.


COVID-19 Update

The health of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff is vital. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (received prior to March 4, 2022) will be required for all participants. We continue to monitor the evolving public health guidance regarding large gathering settings and will provide regular updates. Learn more about our safety precautions.

Ways to Attend

Financial assistance is available through the AORN Foundation. Apply for a professional development grant before December 19.

Find pricing and packages for the conference and special events.

Find a Place to Stay

Reserve your hotel room today for the best availability and lowest rates in the city.

Education Schedule

View program with more than 200 contact hours available. Catch up on the education sessions you missed through on-demand streaming.

Reenergize in New Orleans

New Orleans is an extraordinary place to unwind and renew your spirit. Find local attractions in and around the city.

Discover New Products and Technologies

Explore one of the largest surgical tradeshows in the U.S. showcasing emerging technologies and innovative products. Plus, connect with recruiters from top healthcare systems and find other solutions to support you career.

Get Management's Approval

Use our justification tools to help make the case for attending.

International Resources

Traveling from outside the U.S.? Check out our resources for international attendees.

English is the official language of the conference.

Connect Online

Interact with other attendees before and during the conference. Tag your photos, tweets, and posts with our official event hashtag #AORN2022.

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Highlights from 2021

Read Expo Daily News for a daily snapshot of the August event.