2020 Annual Conference (Update!)

A message from NEANN regarding the 2020 Annual Conference…

After great deliberation, the NEANN Executive Committee regretfully voted to cancel the annual conference, March 22-23, at the MGM Springfield Hotel and Casino. This decision was made to ensure the best interest and safety of the participants, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notification of cancellation was disseminated electronically to all conference registrants, faculty and sponsors on March 14-15. Subsequently, the MGM hotel has closed for an indefinite period of time.

Until the organization is able to connect with the appropriate planning personnel within the hotel industry, NEANN is unable to move forward with a new conference date. There are discussions for hosting the conference in the fall, however, the impact of the pandemic is yet to be determined.

The NEANN Leadership Team is thankful for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. As the pandemic evolves, it is our goal to provide meaningful ways to engage as an organization and serve our mission.  Some frequently asked questions are listed below, but please don’t hesitate to reach out via info@neann.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Did NEANN consider virtual meeting options?

  • Yes! This was discussed at great length.
  • As face-to-face engagement is an important aspect of the annual conference, it was decided that virtual meeting would notprovide a satisfactory conference experience.
  • This option is still being considered as rescheduling has become a challenge with the current hotel industry.
  • All conference faculty have agreed to participate virtually, should that be the best option.

Will registration be refunded?

Conference registrants received a full refund in the form of a check, sent via postal mail.

How were hotel rooms handled?

The MGM and Tower Square hotels cancelled all rooms which were reserved as a part of the NEANN room block.

I prepared a poster for presentation; will I have the opportunity to share my work?

Your work deserves to be shared and celebrated! We hope to identify options for poster presentations, ideally at the rescheduled event. We will continue to keep you updated as more information is known.

I applied for a scholarship. How will I know if my application has been accepted?

Notification will be sent to all applicants, electronically. NEANN will formally celebrate these winners during Nurse’s Week in May.

Will the Leadership Collaborative Annual Summit be rescheduled?

Upcoming meeting dates have been set for the year. Information coming soon!

Will the annual election be postponed to a future event?

Executive board elections will occur via electronic vote in the month of April. Per the organization’s bylaws, at least 20% of the membership constitutes a voting quorum. Please take a few minutes to vote when the election information is disseminated!

When is the next NEANN event?

A webinar titled, “Not ‘Just’ a Nurse,” will be hosted during Nurse’s Week on May 11 at 8 pm EDT. Register today!


Please reach out to info@neann.org with any questions or comments.