The OADN Annual Convention is the only national meeting – exclusively – dedicated to the needs of pre-licensure registered nursing education programs.

Convention Resources

Click here to register.  Rates increase on Oct 1.  OADN Members must login to membership account to receive special member rates.  Contact for assistance.

Austin Marriott Downtown, Austin, Texas.

The room rate is $219/night.

Reserve your hotel room here.

Status Update: 9/16/21 – A limited number of rooms are available for Wed. night Nov. 17.  If you plan to attend the all-day leadership workshop on Thurs. Nov. 18, it is important that you book your room at your earliest possible opportunity.

Things to do in Austin – from music and art, to the outdoors and barbecue!

2021 Convention Registration Rates

In-Person Convention*

Virtual-Only Registration – Includes Selected Breakout Sessions and the Online Workshop.






Early 7/1 – 10/1






Regular 10/01 – 11/6






Late 11/7 – 11/19





4-hour workshops (11/19)



1 four-hour virtual workshop included*

1 four-hour virtual workshop included*

All-day leadership workshop (11/18)




*In-Person Convention Registration includes virtual sessions, as well

Single-day registration rates***


$300 off applicable rate


$200 off applicable rate


$300 off applicable rate

***call 800.809.6260 for single day registrations

This year’s convention will feature a virtual only option for those colleagues unable to join us in-person.  The virtual registration will consist of 5 online sessions and one workshop, for a total of 9 CEUs. Check back soon for more details on these sessions. (Virtual sessions access is included for all in-person attendees at no additional charge.)

Live Workshop: 1600 Active Learning Strategies that Enhance Clinical Judgment – Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT – Location, Online

Recorded Sessions:

  • 1003 – Alternative Clinical Experience: ARC Blood Donor Ambassador

  • 1005 – Fostering Self-Care and Resilience

  • 1102 – Correlating Nursing Clinical Decision Making to NCLEX-RN® Outcomes

  • 1105 – Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice  – New Title, Updates and New Standards

  • TBD


Register here. 

Earn up to 52 Credits of Continuing Education at Sessions and Workshops!

Pre-licensure RN students may register for Convention at a discounted rate of $150 for both members and non-members.  Graduate students must register at the regular rates.

To register for convention as a student, please call 800.809.6260 – starting July 1.

Call for Student Posters – click here

Student Poster Abstract Submission Packet

For those who registered for the 2020 Virtual Convention, you may access session recordings here.

All educational content will be accessible through October 31, 2021.  Don’t forget to complete the evaluations in order to obtain your CEUs.

Join us as we return to in-person exhibiting this November!

OADN is excited to once again be offering in-person exhibiting opportunities at this year’s convention in Austin.

–  Meet 500 attendees, including deans,directors and faculty of nursing programs, many of whom directly impact the purchasing of products for their nursing programs.

– Exhibit at the only organization that represents associate degree nursing education, which provides more than 50 percent of the nursing workforce in the country.

– Demonstrate live and answer questions on demand about your products and services for key academic leaders in attendance.

– Develop strong relationships with attendees and colleagues through intimate networking opportunities.

– 5 hours of unopposed exhibit timeincluding attendee meals and snacks with exhibitors.


Register your booth today!  –  Fee: $1650

Only one contact name is taken to register your organization’s booth.  OADN will reach out to collect the names of your exhibit hall representatives later this fall.  Each booth includes two complimentary exhibit hall floor passes.  Additional floor passes are $150 each.

Booth Furnishings, Drayage & Logistics

Catalogue, Order Form and Shipping Instructions

Orders due November 5.  Booths do not include furniture.  Please, be sure to order any necessary chairs, tables, electricity or other furnishings by Nov. 5.


Kelly Stefano
Carolina Tradeshow Decorators [ CTD ]
P.O Box 220051
Charlotte, NC 28222

Exhibit Hall Hours

Subject to adjustment:

Load In:      Friday Morning, Nov. 19
Load Out:    Saturday, Nov. 20, 2pm

Fri., Nov. 19 5:45pm – 8:00pm
Sat., Nov. 20 8:45am – 10:00am
Sat., Nov. 20 12:20pm – 2:00pm

Full meal or snack with refreshments provided to attendees and exhibitors during all exhibit times.