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2018 Conference Know Before You Go

Annual AHNA Awards Banquet

Join us to celebrate the accomplishments and efforts of many dedicated and passionate nurses at the 2018 Annual AHNA Awards Banquet. 


Don't forget to dress for this year's theme: Parade of Nations

Dress from your own culture or heritage to celebrate our global oneness.

Saturday: June 9, 2018 

7:15 PM - Midnight



2018 Meals

NEW FOR 2018: Plated meals must be selected during the registration process. Registrations cannot be processed if plated meals are not selected. All plated menu options are gluten free, any bread or dressings used in the standard meal are gluten free. Any non-gluten free item will be on the side. Vegetarian options are available and are marked as "VEG." Buffet lunches do not require choices ahead of time and will include gluten free, non-gluten free, and vegetarian options. Vegetarian and GF options will be offered, but the hotel will not be responsible for fulfilling specific dietary needs. Guest rooms are equipped with small refrigerators to keep food.

Select meals are included in your conference fee as noted below:

 • Tuesday Pre-Conference Registration Fees: Include admission to workshop(s), box lunch and continuing nursing education contact hours for the day you have registered. 

• Wednesday Pre-Conference Registration Fees: Include admission to workshop(s), box lunch, and continuing nursing education contact hours for the day you have registered.

 • Full Conference Registration Fees: Include admission to all programs and events * from Thursday through Sunday. Thursday morning opening ceremonies, Thursday evening Exhibitor Reception, Breakfast (2), Lunch (1), Saturday Evening Awards Banquet and Silent Auction, beverage breaks, and continuing nursing education hours. 

• One Day Registration Fee: Available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday only. Includes admission on selected day to programs, events * and continuing nursing education contact hours. Meals included are Thursday breakfast, Friday lunch and Saturday breakfast. Saturday Awards Banquet and Silent Auction are not included in one-day registration fee ; however, one-day registrants may add admission to the Awards Banquet for an additional $100.

*Conference registration does not include optional activities, which are available at an additional cost.

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Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration Cancellation Policy Cancellations after Thursday, May 17: Conference registration and optional activities are non-refundable after Thursday, May 17, with the exception of pre-conference registration fees.  Alternative options: 

1) Transfer your registration to another person for a $50 processing fee;

2) Get credit for next year’s conference: you will be charged a $50 processing fee and you will receive a Letter of Credit worth 50% of what you paid for general registration in 2018, which can be used toward the conference in 2019.

Attendees who register for the High Tea with Canadian Holistic Nurses Association optional activity must show a valid passport, passport card, enhanced driver's license, enhanced identification card, or trusted traveler program card in order to attend the optional activity. Registrants who cannot provide valid identification to cross the border into Canada will not be permitted to board the bus and are not eligible for a refund.



This year we will be offering a limited number of T-shirts with AHNA 2018 conference logo for purchase in the Gift Shop area. 

This year's t-shirt will feature a glitter conference logo! 


If you would like to donate an item (minimum value $75) for our fundraising Silent Auction and Zen Raffle, please bring it with you to the registration table on Tuesday through Thursday. The Silent Auction at the Saturday Night Awards Banquet gives you the opportunity to win, bid on and buy (cash, check, credit card) all sorts of valuable, treasured or humorous objects as well as several education courses. It's a "don't miss" event! Please email to give us the details if you are bringing an auction item. 


Conference attire, as always, is casual. Be sure to bring a light jacket, as the air conditioning will be on in the hotel and conference center. 

You will be given a poncho on the Maid of the Mist and at Cave of the Winds; however. your clothes can still get wet, so dress accordingly!


Go Mobile

Don’t forget to download the AHNA Conference Mobile App to keep you up-to-date on schedules, local attractions and maps, exhibitor lists and other timely information. The AHNA Conference Mobile App will be available for updates and download starting around May 1, 2018. See the instructions for downloading the mobile app below: 

How to download the app:

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In response to Apple’s recent policy change, AHNA’s conference app now lives inside of the parent app: AttendeeHub.

  1. Search for and download AttendeeHub in the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. After AttendeeHub downloads, open the app and search for “AHNA.”
  3. 2018 AHNA Annual Conference” should appear with the conference’s logo. Click download.
  4. You will be asked if you want to allow the app to send push notifications. We recommend clicking yes in order to receive important conference updates and messages.
  5. Click “log in.” You will be asked to enter your first and last name. After you do this, click “next.”
  6. You will be asked to enter an email. It is important to use an immediately accessible email, as you will be sent a verification code to confirm your account.
  7. Check your email to retrieve the four-digit verification code, then return to the AttendeeHub app to enter the code.
  8. You will be prompted to connect to social media, add a profile picture, bio, and other information to promote networking. You may choose to skip these steps.
  9. You’re in! Feel free to explore the app and discover what there is to do at the conference, network with other attendees, and access useful resources to make the conference a success!.

You can also follow the link below to download the app on your device. Follow the steps above after downloading:

Using a Blackberry or Windows Phone? Visit on your device’s web browser to use the app online.


Optional Activities

All Optional Activity pricing is PER PERSON. Transportation to and from the event and all fees, taxes and gratuities are included. Meet in the Lobby 30 minutes before to check in. There are NO PHYSICAL TICKETS for each event, your name is on a guest list for each event.   



Take advantage of an opportunity to meet the AHNA's Executive Director and Board of Directors. Learn about special features of the AHNA Conference, ask questions, and enrich your conference experience by meeting other newcomers. 

Chapter and Group Meetings

Chapter and Group Meetings Crones & Sages Meeting Senior members of AHNA are invited to attend this gathering for collegian discussions. Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Sheraton Sapphire Ballroom

New Attendee Orientation All attendees are invited to attend this orientation meeting to become familiar with the conference schedule, details on workshop evaluations and certificates and to connect with fellow AHNA members and holistic peers. This meeting is open to all who would like to attend and get an update on what’s NEW at the Conference. Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Sheraton Diamond Ballroom

Sharing Circle Facilitator Meeting 2018 Sharing Circle Facilitators should plan to attend this training meeting to prepare and earn 1 CNE. Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Sheraton Ruby Ballroom

AHNCC Update on CMTF Work Join AHNCC for the Consensus Model Task Force Update. Remember to bring your breakfast with you! Thursday, June 7, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Conference Center - Adams

AHNA Annual Membership Assembly Open to all AHNA members! This meeting is your opportunity to participate, ask questions, give input to the organization, and meet the Board of Directors & AHNA Staff! Thursday, June 7, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Conference Center Event Center West

Education Approver Committee (EAC) Meeting -  Thursday, June 7, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Conference Center Adams

End of Life Chapter Meeting - Thursday, June 7, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Conference Center Schoellkopf

Entrepreneurs Chapter Meeting - Thursday, June 7, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Conference Center Tubman

AHNCC Certification and Recertification in Holistic Nursing Meeting For those Interested in getting certified or re-certified in holistic nursing and/or nurse coaching. Don't forget to bring your breakfast to this meeting! Friday, June 8, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM, Conference Center Schoellkopf

AHNCC Endorsed Schools Meeting Please plan to bring your lunch to this meeting! Friday, June 8, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Conference Center Schoellkopf

JHN NEW Peer Reviewer Orientation Meeting Open to all AHNA members who are interested in serving as JHN Peer Reviewers. Meet with JHN Editor Richard Cowling, III, RN, PhD, APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN for orientation. Be sure to bring your lunch to this meeting! Friday, June 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Conference Center Porter/DeVeaux

Research Committee Meeting - Be sure to bring your lunch to this meeting! Friday, June 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Conference Center Tubman

Chapter Leaders Meeting - Be sure to bring your lunch to this meeting! Friday, June 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Conference Center Red Jacket

AHNCC Meet & Greet Come meet the AHNCC! Light hors d'oeuvres provided. Friday, June 8, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sheraton Hospitality Room 6th Floor

JHN Associate Editors, Editorial Board & Peer Reviewer Meeting JHN’s Editor Richard Cowling, III, RN, PhD, APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN invites all members serving in these capacities for JHN to join him for this meeting. This meeting is open to all current JHN Peer Reviewers and the JHN Editorial Board. Friday, June 8 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

AHNCC International Certification/Certificates Open to all individuals interested in international certification. Bring your breakfast to this meeting located at a reserved table in the breakfast room. Saturday, June 9, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Reserved table during breakfast, Conference Center Event Center East

JHN Meet & Greet with the Editor - Come meet JHN’s Editor Richard Cowling! Saturday, June 9, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM