Why Attend?

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2023 | April 1-4 | Why Attend?

Get your contact hours, make lifelong connections, and have fun with perioperative peers – all in one place. By investing a few days in your professional development, you’ll gain new insights, capabilities, and spark your perioperative passion.

Celebrating 70 years, the annual conference brings together thousands of perioperative professional from around the world with one common goal – a safer and better tomorrow. The 2023 theme “NO LIMITS” will tap into the unlimited potential of what you, and our entire profession, can achieve. Together, we are creating a future for periop nursing that can change lives.

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The phrase No Limits with the city of San Antonio in the background.

Earn up to 200 continuing education and contact hours!

“All the sessions were important to keep me updated on what current standards are and give me insights on how to help improve or realize that we are doing the best thing we can with limited resources.” - 2022 Attendee

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Highlights from 2022


View photos captured by AORN and attendees at the 2022 event.

Ways to Attend

Find pricing and packages for the conference and special events. Financial assistance is available through the AORN Foundation. Apply for a professional development grant.

Application opens in October.

Everything is Bigger (& Better) in Texas

We’re excited to share some improvements coming to the 2023 annual conference:

  • Efficient four-day program (down from five) to support busy schedules
  • Education sessions from rapid fire talks to in-depth workshops
  • Easier and effective networking
  • More celebrations, more FUN