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When: March 24-27, 2012
Location: The Fairmont Washington DC Hotel, Washington DC

The Spring Annual Meeting is an opportunity for AACN members to discuss key funding, organizational, and legislative concerns that impact nursing education. Gain valuable information from sessions and collaborate with colleagues from across the country. While contributing to the business of the association and advancing nursing higher education, explore all that Washington, DC has to offer.

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Registration

The deadline for early registration is March 9, 2012. Late fees will apply to registrations received after March 9. E-mail messages confirming registration for this meeting will be sent to all participants. Deans registering for the Spring Annual Meeting and the Executive Development Series will receive a $60 discount applied to the total registration cost.Registration for the Spring Annual Meeting is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing. No exceptions or substitutions are allowed.

Register online at https://apps.aacn.nche.edu/Registration/registration.asp

Before March 9
$399 Dean/Chair/Director
$369 Dean/Chair/Director also attending the Executive Development Series

After March 9
$499 Dean/Chair/Director
$469 Dean/Chair/Director also attending the Executive Development Series

Note:If registering for both the Spring Annual Meeting and the Executive Development Series, please do so on the same day
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General INformation

Hotel Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Washington DC, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. The room rate starts at $259 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 24, 2012. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-441-1414 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Annual Spring Meeting. You may also place your reservation online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/aacn2012. The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

Sign up for Fairmont President's Club. Members of the Fairmont President's Club can enjoy complimentary high speed internet access in your guest room and free health club access along with other benefits. To sign up for Fairmont President's club go to www.fairmont.com. When prompted for a "Hotel Invitation" select the Fairmont Washington, D.C. You will be issued an FPC number immediately. In order to take advantage of the complimentary services you must sign up for Fairmont President's Club prior to your arrival.

The Fairmont Washington DC is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The following hotels are within walking distance of The Fairmont Washington DC and may have availability over the meeting dates:

The Westin Georgetown
2350 M Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
202-429-0100


AACN has reserved an overflow block of rooms at The Westin Georgetown. The special conference room rate is $259. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-228-3000 or 800-627-8406 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The room block is limited so make your reservations early.

Best Western Georgetown Hotel and Suites
1121 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
800-762-3777
202-457-0565

Embassy Suites Washington
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-857-3388

Transportation
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from The Fairmont and is metro accessible. The closest metro stop to the hotel is the GWU/Foggy Bottom stop on the Orange/Blue line, 3 blocks from The Fairmont. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel. Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately one hour from the hotel. Taxis are recommended from Reagan National (approximately $20 each way) and Dulles Airports (approximately $60 each way). Super Shuttle is available from BWI (approximately $37 each way), DCA (approximately $14 each way), and IAD (approximately $29 each way).

Continuing Education
Continuing Education contact hours will be provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to all conference participants at no additional cost. CE certificates will be provided in your conference packet.

Conference Materials
AACN is dedicated to environmentally responsible practices. Select conference materials will be provided online. One week prior to the event, please look for an email with a link to the conference materials.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
Registrations that are canceled up to one week before the meeting will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received with less than one week’s notice will be refunded minus a $150 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for no-shows.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. Non-refundable airline tickets are the responsibility of the registrant.

Contact Information

For more information contact AACN, One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-463-6930. If you require any special access in order to take part in this meeting, please contact Nadja Beverage at AACN or by e-mail at nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu.