Magnet Conference History 2018-06-14T17:44:26+00:00

ANCC National Magnet Conference History

Educating, innovating, and celebrating nursing since 1998.

A brief history

Launched in Atlanta in 1998, the Magnet Conference was originally a regional event planned by Magnet hospitals such as MD Anderson and St. Luke’s to celebrate the achievements of its nurses and find new ways to improve patient care. After seeing the success of the early conference and the overwhelming response and support from the hospitals involved, ANCC joined the conference in 2003 to bring the event to a national audience.

The inaugural ANCC National Magnet Conference was held in Houston, and it kick-started a revolution in the way Magnet nurses shared their experiences and celebrated their practice. What started out as a gathering of a few hundred nurses has swelled to an annual pilgrimage of nearly 10,000 healthcare professionals. The event has been host to world-renowned entertainers, the who’s-who of motivational speakers, industry icons, Olympic gold medalists, and many more!

The 2018 event in Denver will mark the 16th year ANCC has hosted the Magnet Conference, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store. See you in October!

Where we’ve been

2003

Houston, TX

2004

Sacramento, CA

2005

Miami, FL

2006

Denver, CO

2007

Atlanta, GA

2008

Salt Lake City, UT

2009

Louisville, KY

2010

Phoenix, AZ

2011

Baltimore, MD

2012

Los Angeles, CA

2013

Orlando, FL

2014

Dallas, TX

2015 Atlanta, GA
2016

Orlando, FL

2017

Houston, TX

Where we’re going

2019

Orlando, FL

2020

Atlanta, GA

Past conference programs