AACN President Clareen Wiencek will share insights and best practices she has learned during her presidential year, building on the theme, “It Matters.”

Featured Speakers:

Clareen Wiencek
As associate professor of nursing at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing and coordinator of the ACNP program, Wiencek has almost 40 years of experience as a bedside nurse in critical care, nurse manager, educator and researcher.
Vinh Giang
Giang is a businessperson and entrepreneur. He’ll open our minds to new possibilities, as he takes us on an unforgettable journey through stories, remarkable insights into human psychology, business and the wonderful art of magic.


Join us for an inspirational start to your day. During her keynote, Jennifer Arnold will share how she gained a new appreciation for life after some difficult times and discovered how important it is to be “quality-of-life driven.”

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Jennifer Arnold
Dr. Jennifer Arnold, board certified in pediatric and neonatal medicine, is medical director of a state-of-the-art simulation center at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is featured on TLC's docu-drama, “The Little Couple” and has appeared on television programs including “Oprah,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. OZ Show.”


AACN President-elect Christine Schulman will inspire us while she shares AACN’s new theme for the year ahead.

Featured Speakers:

Christine Schulman
Schulman is a critical care and trauma clinical nurse specialist at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon. Schulman has also been an adjunct clinical instructor at Oregon Health & Science University, Seattle University and University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle.
Erik Wahl
Graffiti artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Erik Wahl, will discuss innovative thinking and how to attain superior performance. Forbes says his book “UNTHINK” is a blueprint for “actionable creativity.”