Meet perioperative nurses and professionals from around the world to share stories, get new ideas, grow your career, and have fun.

Checked box  First Time Attendee Orientations & Meet Ups | Friday–Tuesday

Network with other first-time attendees in a relaxed environment. Meet ups will be scheduled throughout the conference week for first-timers and conference veterans.

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Checked box  Global Networking Luncheon* | Saturday | 11:15am–1:15pm

International and US attendees will join together over lunch to discuss common perioperative practice issues. This session will be facilitated by members of the Global Relations Committee. Attendees will identify discussion topics and report their solutions to the larger audience.

Expo attendees conversing

Checked box  Steps to Health Challenge* | Saturday–Tuesday

Track your steps at the conference to compete in this friendly fitness challenge for a chance to win prizes.

Expo attendees in exhibit hall 

Checked box  Q&A with the Poster Authors | Sunday–Tuesday

See how your peers are changing perioperative practice. Explore hundreds of poster presentations online and in-person. Participate in our meet and greet with the poster authors to learn first-hand about their research and work.

Expo attendees at poster exhibit 

Checked box  Exhibit Hall Opening Reception | Sunday | 4–6pm

See how your peers are changing perioperative practice. Explore hundreds of poster presentations online and in-person. Participate in our meet and greet with the poster authors to learn first-hand about their research and work.

Expo attendees in exhibit hall 

Checked box  Boots & Bling Evening Party* | Monday, April 8 | 8–11pm

Relax, mingle, and dance the night away at the popular evening party.

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Expo attendees at AORN Foundation party 

Connect Virtually

Start networking months in advance through our NEW conference app. Participate in the discussions, exchange virtual business cards, and send direct messages to other attendees and exhibitors.

* Separate registration is required for these special events. Tickets available for purchase during registration. Proceeds from Boots & Bling and Steps to Health Challenge go to support AORN Foundation.