Information & Schedule

AORN Expo 2021 | August 7-10, 2021 | Orlando, FL

Make plans to join the best and brightest in perioperative nursing for four days of inspiration and education in sunny, Orlando, FL, August 7-10. By investing a few days in your professional development, you’ll gain new insights, capabilities, and spark your passion for perioperative nursing.

Celebrating our 68th annual conference, AORN is a trusted resource and the only conference presented by the authors of the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. More than ever, we know the importance of coming together to imagining new practices, share successes and challenges and connect in person. We are redesigning the conference to ensure we gather in a safe environment. Learn more about what we’re planning.


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Risk-Free Registration

While we remain confident that Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2021 will be held as planned, we understand that COVID-19 is impacting travel plans around the world. We want to assure you that you can register with minimal risk. Full registration refunds will be provided for written cancellation requests received before June 16, 2021. For cancellations received between June 16 and July 16, 2021, refunds will be provided less a $50 administrative fee.

After July 16, 2021, if you need to convert your in-person registration to virtual due to a COVID-19 illness or exposure, we will refund the registration difference.

Expo hotels require a one-night deposit at the time of booking. Hotel deposits will be refunded in full for cancellations received by June 16, 2021. Hotel cancellations received by July 1, 2021 will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee.

COVID-19 Update

The health of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff is vital. We continue to monitor the potential impact COVID-19 may have on in-person events. At this time, we remain confident we’ll be able to come together safely this August. AORN is working closely with Visit Orlando, the Orange County Convention Center, vendors, and key partners to ensure we are consistent with the CDC recommendations at the conference site. Learn more about our safety precautions.

Ways to Attend

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Education Schedule

View program with more than 200 contact hours available. Catch up on the education sessions you missed through on-demand streaming.

Reenergize in Orlando

Orlando is an extraordinary place to unwind and renew your spirit. See world-renowned attractions, visit classic theme parks, listen to live music, play golf, or take a quiet day by the beach. Whatever re-energizes you, Orlando has it. Find local attractions in and around the city.

Discover New Products and Technologies

Explore one of the largest surgical tradeshows in the U.S. showcasing emerging technologies and innovative products. Plus, connect with recruiters from top healthcare systems and find other solutions to support you career.

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International Resources

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English is the official language of the conference.

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2020

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