Connect with nurses from around the world to share stories, get new ideas, grow your career, and have fun.

1st Time Attendee Reception & Meet Ups

Saturday, March 24 | 5 - 6pm

A must-attend event for first-timers, or those who want a refresher on making the most of their conference experience. Meet ups will be scheduled throughout the conference week connecting you with conference veterans.

Night Out in NOLA

Monday, March 26 | 8 - 11:30pm | Generations Hall

Relax, mingle, and dance the night away at the popular evening party hosted by STERIS Instrument Management Services, exclusive partner of the AORN Foundation for this event.

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Meet the Poster Authors

Monday, March 26 | 12pm

Meet the authors of the poster displays and learn first-hand about their research and work.

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Sunday, March, 25 | 4 - 6pm

Connect with over 500 vendors ready to share their latest products, technologies, and services for the surgical suite, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Connect Virtually

Register early and start networking right away through our conference app. Participate in the discussions, exchange virtual business cards, and send private messages to other attendees and exhibitors.

Fitness Week Activities

Put your health first with the AORN Foundation. Take part in the week of fitness and fun competition planned.

Steps to Health Challenge

Saturday - Tuesday

Track your steps during the conference for a chance to win prizes. Hosted by the Cardinal Health Foundation, exclusive partner or the AORN Foundation for this event.

Zumba Class

Monday, March 26 | 6 - 7am | Hilton Riverside - St. Charles Ballroom

Get pumped up for the day ahead at this certified Zumba class. All fitness levels welcome.

Yoga Class

Tuesday, March 27 | 6 - 7am | Hilton Riverside - St. Charles Ballroom

Take time for your mind, body, and spirit at this relaxing beginning level class on the last morning of the conference. Return home refreshed and ready to tackle the challenges ahead. Hosted by AORN Syntegrity, exclusive partner of the AORN Foundation for this event.

Separate registration is required for the special events hosted by AORN Foundation. Tickets available for purchase during registration. All proceeds go to support AORN Foundation.