Social and Networking Events

Please join us for the following social and networking events taking place at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2017 in Boston, MA from April 1-5, 2017.

Saturday, April 1

First-Time Attendee Orientation


Join other first-time attendees to make new acquaintances and to learn about all the conference happenings.

Steps to Health Challenge

Saturday  to Tuesday

Enter to join the AORN Foundation’s Steps to Health Challenge. Track your steps from Saturday–Tuesday. Prizes awarded daily to the highest steppers. Plus, a grand prize to the weekly winner. Registration is $10. All proceeds go to the AORN Foundation.

Silent Auction

Saturday to Tuesday

The Silent Auction is a hot spot for attendees to stop and shop for a great cause (proceed benefit the AORN Foundation). Bid on vacation packages, electronics, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and more.

Auction Hours:

Saturday, 9am–4:30pm
Sunday, 7am–4:30pm
Monday, 7am–1:30pm (auction closes)
Tuesday, 11:30am–3:30pm (payment and item pick up)

AORN Career Center at Expo

Saturday, 9am–5pm and Sunday, 9am–3pm, Room 153A

Empower your career with a free one-on-one career coaching session with Phyllis Quinlan, RN-BC, PhD (by appointment only) and explore resources to advance your career. To keep your momentum going, a calligraphy artist will create a complimentary power affirmation note, just for you!

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Monday, April 3


Zumba Fitness Class

6am–7am, Westin Hotel

This co-ed, high-energy, certified Zumba class will help you start your day with a bang! All fitness levels are welcome. Registration includes a t-shirt. All proceeds go to support the AORN Foundation.


AORN Foundation Boston T-Party

8pm–11:30pm, House of Blues Boston

Wear your favorite Boston t-shirt and come dance the night away at the Foundation’s Boston T-Party. Registration is $35 and includes two drink tickets. All proceeds go to support the AORN Foundation.

Tuesday, April 4

Yoga Fitness Class

6am–7am, Westin Hotel

Take time for your mind, body, and soul with this relaxing, beginning level yoga class. $20 registration includes a yoga mat. All proceeds go to support the AORN Foundation.