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What to Expect at AONL 2021 Virtual Conference

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Key Takeaways

  • The AONL 2021 Virtual Conference will be live streamed on July 13 and 14, but particiaptns can view the sessions on-demand until November 1.
  • The meeting will include breakout sessions, poster sessions, Keynote Speakers, and small group discussions.
  • Registration is open until November 1, 2021.

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership 2021 Virtual Conference will take place from July 13-14, 2021. Throughout the meeting, attendees can join forward-thinking nurse leaders from across the nation for an immersive two days of learning and collaboration. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to connect with other nurses coming together to advance health equity and promote resilience. 

Schedule At-A-Glance*

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

  • 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: Doris Kearns Goodwin | Leadership in Turbulent Times
  • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
  • 11:45 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Partner Pavilion Open | Meet with Poster Presenters
  • 11:45 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Gold Sponsor Thought Leader Sessions
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. AHAPAC Event
  • 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Interactive Small Group Discussions
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.Premier Sponsor Thought Leader Sessions
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Elite Sponsors
  • 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Keynote: David Williams | Future of Nursing and Health Equity

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

  • 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Interactive Small Group Discussions
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.Premier Sponsor Thought Leader Sessions
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meet with Poster Presenters
  • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN | Determining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nursing Workforce
  • 11:45 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Partner Pavilion Open | Meet with Poster Presenters
  • 11:45 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Gold Sponsor Thought Leader Sessions
  • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Premier Sponsor Thought Leader Sessions
  • 1:00  – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.  Interactive Small Group Sessions
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.  Breakout Sessions
  • 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.  Breakout Sessions
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Closing Keynote Vijay Gupta | Healing Through Music

*of note, times listed will be in central time zone 

Attendees can find a full list of breakout sessions here. The virtual platform allows users to build their own customizable calendar of events as well as save events for later to view on demand. 

Small group sessions will meet virtually through a Zoom conference platform. The purpose of the conference small group discussion sessions is to create rich engagement between speakers and attendees. Discussions are limited to 45-minutes. Attendees can choose from subjects including pandemic impact on nurse leaders, workforce management, racial equality in hospitals, and communities and inclusivity on the nursing team.  The full list of small group sessions can be found here.

Posters will be presented throughout the meeting and can be viewed on demand. Attendees can find proven, innovative solutions from those at the leading edge of care delivery transformation to take back and implement in their organization. Posters will be presented on a vast range of topic areas, and participants can engage in a robust discussion with the presenters. A comprehensive list of poster titles can be accessed here

Keynote Speakers

There will be various keynote events throughout the meeting:

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin is a presidential historian, international keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author;
  • Frank Sesno is an internationally recognized journalist with more than 30 years of experiencing reporting from around the world;
  • Peter Buerhaus is a nurse and a health care economist, and is well known for his studies and publications focused on the nursing and physician workforces.
  • Vijay Gupta is a violinist and a believer that music can create spaces for belonging and healing;
  • David R. Williams is an internationally recognized social scientist who examines the complex ways race, racism, socioeconomic status and health behaviors affect physical and mental health.

How To Register

Registration includes access to the live webcast event on July 13-14 plus on-demand access through November 1. Attendees can earn up to 9.25 contact hours July 13-14 and over 44 contact hours if they view all of the on-demand content between July 15 and November 1.

Early-bird registration ends on June 15, but attendees can register until the on-demand portion of the meeting ends. 

In order to register, users need their own individual AHA/AONL account to register. Visit the official registration page for guidance on how to create an account. 

For attendees who need to cancel, a refund (minus $100 from the original payment price) will be granted to attendees that cancel by June 30, 2021. No refunds will be granted starting July 1, 2021. No refunds will be granted at any time for no-shows.

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