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When: March 15-16, 2013
Location: The Fairmont Washington DC Hotel, Washington DC

General Information

Join AACN in Washington, DC for the Executive Development Series. Gain practical skills from informative sessions tailored to fit the needs of leaders in nursing education. Take advantage of the wide array of cultural and entertainment opportunities our Nation’s Capitol has to offer as you network with colleagues. 


Conference Highlights

The popular Executive Development Series (EDS) is designed for aspiring and experienced academic leaders who want to improve their executive skills for a variety of positions within the academic setting. Explore mutual challenges and share solutions in this collegial, interactive environment. This year’s program enables participants to:

  • Identify strategies to create a healthy work environment in the nursing academic unit.
  • Consider what nursing leaders must do to advance interprofessional education.
  • Point the correct direction for the nursing academic unit by critically examining the mission, making tough decisions, and engaging in thoughtful succession planning.
  • Take time to determine how you can better care for yourself in order to be optimally productive as an academic leader.
  • Learn a valuable peer coaching technique and use it to solve one of your real-world problems.

The Executive Development Series and Spring Annual Meeting are held consecutively, enabling participants to attend both events. 

Meeting Schedule

Registration & Fees

The deadline for early registration is March 1, 2013. Late fees will apply to registrations received after March 1. E-mail messages confirming registration for this meeting will be sent to all participants.

Register online at:

Spring Executive Development Series Registration Fees:
(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)

August 2, 2012 - March 1, 2013          

- $30 Discount for each additional registration from same institution

After March 1, 2013

- $30 Discount for each additional registration from same institution

$549 by March 1, 2013
$649 after March 1, 2013

Hotel Information

The room block at the Fairmont Washington Hotel is now sold out. An alternative hotel is listed below.

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Washington, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 15, 2013. 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). You may also place your reservation online at:

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

The Westin Georgetown
2350 M Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
The rate is $264.00 under AACN group block for dates 3/15-3/19

Best Western Georgetown Hotel and Suites
1121 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Embassy Suites Washington
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037


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

Contact hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation


Conference Materials

Conference materials will be provided on-site.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by March 1, 2013. A refund of the conference, minus a $150 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.

No refunds will be granted for requests received after March 1, 2013. Submit all requests to AACN Conference Registration via email at or via fax (202) 785-8320. Conference registrations are fully transferrable (see Substitution Policy); however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other conferences. AACN regrets that refunds will not be given 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.

Substitution Policy

Registration substitutions are permitted prior to the conference; however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other conferences. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information. Submit all requests to AACN Conference Registration via email at or via fax (202) 785-8320.

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