AORN Expo 2021 | August 7-10, 2021 | Orlando, FL

Attend the most revered perioperative nursing conference in the United States that meets you where you are in your career with a customizable learning experience. With 13 education tracks, you can choose from over 100 sessions that align specifically to your professional role and topics that interest you most. Presented by industry experts, esteemed researchers, and world-renowned speakers, this is the  place to learn the latest information about the perioperative specialty and re-energize your passion for practice… and have a lot of fun while you’re at it.

Education Tracks




Evidence-Based Practice/Research


Infection Control/Infection Prevention




Professional Development

Quality Indicators

Risk Management

Sterile Processing



Benefits of AORN Expo’s Education Program

Following are just a few highlights of what you can expect to gain from the education program at AORN Expo 2021, all of which you can take back to your workplace and share among your team.

Get Questions Answered About AORN Guidelines

Get Questions Answered

Attend sessions with AORN Guideline authors to understand the latest evidence-based practice recommendations.

Learn How to Improve Infection Prevention

Improve Infection Prevention

Choose sessions from this education track that are most relevant to your practice challenges that you can implement at your workplace.

Find New Solution to Your Critical Challenges

Find New Solutions

Connect with peers and industry leaders to problem solve and discuss solutions for critical issues facing the OR.

Discover Proven Strategies for Achieving Individual and Team Goals

Discover Proven Strategies

Hear from influential entrepreneurs and motivational leaders to learn how you can push through professional roadblocks.

Get a Leg Up on Influencing Purchasing Decisions

Influencing Purchasing Decisions

Participate in exhibitor education, product demonstrations, and simulation learning – all in the Expo Hall.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

Take the Next Step

Explore certification programs, attend sessions focused on professional development, and take advantage of a complimentary coaching session.

“Not to Miss” Education Experiences

Exhibitor Education
Earn contact hours in the Expo Hall with dozens of exhibitors while you explore the latest products and services.

Poster Displays
Earn contact hours by viewing poster displays at the conference or online after you return home. Posters will focus on clinical improvement and new innovations, research, design/concept, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), and evidence-based practice. Presenting a poster? View the guidelines.

Student Nurses Program
Are you a student nurse interested in learning more about the perioperative specialty? Attend a free student program where you can connect with peers and perioperative experts in a one-day student workshop on Monday, August 9, and then stay for the entire conference.

Faculty Program
Attend a free, half-day program on Monday, August 9 tailored specifically for academic faculty and clinical educators. Faculty are also invited to join their students for the morning session to learn how the program reinforces what the students have learned in their other courses.