Become a Delegate
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What is a Delegate?
Delegates are voting members of AORN who attend the annual conference business meetings and have the privilege to vote on the business of Association during the House of Delegates sessions. There are two types of Delegates – Chapter Delegates and Delegates.
Chapters receive a certain number of delegate seats based on their total Chapter membership as of June 30, with a total of 1,500 Chapter delegate seats. Chapters then choose, either through a point system (points are awarded for each activity/committee the individual is involved in or attends) or availability, individuals to fill the Chapter delegate seats and vote on behalf of the Chapter membership as a whole.
Delegates are any voting members in good standing who attends the annual conference, not serving as a Chapter Delegate. Delegates can sign-up either on the conference registration form or on-site.
Below is information to help you with your Delegate duties.
As an official Delegate, you are encouraged to attend the following business activities. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to all of these sessions.
- Saturday, March 29 - 2-5 pm - Candidates Forum
- Saturday, March 29 - 5:15-6:15 pm - 1st Forum
- Monday, March 31 - 5:30-6:30 pm - 1st House of Delegates
- Tuesday, April 1 - 2:30-4 pm - 2nd Forum
- Wednesday, April 2 - 12:30-2:30 pm - 2nd House of Delegates
Get updated information, Chapter calculations and counts, a state tally sheets, and much more on the Chapter Delegate Information page.
Remember that ALL voting AORN members in good standing can vote for Candidates.
If you have any questions regarding being a Delegate, contact Chapter Relations Coordinator Deb Warren at 800-755-2676, Ext. 222.