Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2023

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April 1-4 | San Antonio, TX

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Not just a conference - a perioperative experience

AORN's 70th annual conference will bring thousands of perioperative nurses and professionals from across the globe for four days of education, inspiration, networking and celebration.

Make plans to reenergize with the best and brightest in perioperative nursing. There are NO LIMITS to what we can accomplish when we come together.

Everything is Bigger (& Better) in Texas


We’re excited to share some improvements coming to the 2023 annual conference:

  • Efficient four-day program (down from five) to support busy schedules
  • Education sessions from rapid fire talks to in-depth workshops
  • Easier and effective networking
  • More celebrations, more FUN

Featured Speakers


Meet the trailblazers and motivators who are shaping the future of surgery – more being added daily!

Magie Cook
Cook is an entrepreneur, author, former CEO of a multi-million-dollar company (which she founded), and winner of the Nobel Entrepreneurial Prize in Mexico. Read Bio.
Chaunté Lowe
This four-time Olympian, American record holder, breast cancer survivor, and world-renowned resilience speaker shares an infectious "I can do anything” attitude. Read Bio.
Clint Pulver
Having gained acclaim as the “Undercover Millennial,” Pulver operates The Center for Retention, and helps organizations retain, engage, and inspire their team members. Read Bio.
Alex Sheen
The founder of the social movement and non-profit organization, because I said I would, is dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Read Bio.

See Who's Speaking

What to Expect


Top-notch education that will bring your practice to the next level ranging from in-depth workshops to rapid-fire talks. NEW in 2023: ambulatory track designed with special programming and networking for nurses who work in ASCs.


Choose Your Journey


Leadership Summit
Full-access pass to management-focused sessions/networking activities, plus all the full conference benefits.
Global Surgical Conference
In-person access to all the main conference education and activities along with on-demand streaming.
Virtual Pass – Coming Soon!
If you’re unable to travel and can’t be with us in-person, we can provide access to select education sessions.

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Easy networking and re-energizing fun
"I had that ‘aha!’ moment of now I've got to change how I do things, but I'll change it for the better." – Past Attendee

Evening Parties
Volunteer Activities
Mentor Program
Scavenger Hunt and Competitions
Chapter and Specialty Assembly Meet Ups

Explore San Antonio

History. Culture. Cuisine. Adventure.

In addition to the Alamo, the restaurants along the famous River Walk, Six Flags Fiesta, SeaWorld, the Shops a La Cantera, the San Antonio Ghost Walking Tour, and the more than 50 wineries in Texas Hill Country are just a few offerings at your fingertips.

San Antonio, Texas

Featured Exhibitors 

AORN Expo News


Pompano Beach
Where is Willow?
Willow the ‘Dillo – the official mascot of AORN Expo – is traveling around the country on her way to San Antonio. If you can guess where she is each week, you can win a free conference registration.
Alamo, San Antonio
Insider Tips from a San Antonian
Within walking distance of the Convention Center, you’ll find the Alamo and a variety of multicultural food options. Volunteer Coordinator Vanessa Lewis shares a taste of all that “Alamo City” has to offer.
Group of Millennials Networking
Why Millennials Will Love Expo
Millennials often leave AORN Expo feeling energized, connected, and ready to tackle the challenges ahead. Read on to learn why they keep coming back.



October Hotel Giveaway

Individuals who register for the conference through October 31, 2022 will be automatically entered to win a four-night stay at one of the select conference hotels in San Antonio, TX. Drawing will be held on November 5, 2022. Hotel stay is not transferable and must be used on the dates provided by AORN. Winner will be notified by email. Prizes not claimed within 7 days will be forfeited. Program rules and incentives are subject to change by AORN. No purchases necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Cash value of this prize may be taxable income to the winner.

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2023 registration is not required to enter to win the Prize Drawing. Individuals may also enter to win by submitting a mail-in entry. Please print your first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number with area code, and e-mail address. Mail your completed entry to AORN – Attn: Marketing Expo October Hotel Giveaway, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80231. All mail-in entries must be post-marked by October 25, 2022. One mail-in entry per person. Entries that are late, lost, illegible, incomplete, postage due, or otherwise not in compliance with these Contest Rules will be disqualified.