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Date & time

Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 August 2021
8:00am – 5:00pm


National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Ave
Canberra ACT 2601

Registrations open


0432 651 588

About the event

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. The NNF will take place from Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 August 2021 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

The theme for the NNF is ‘Champions of Change’ which will be explored in the keynote plenary sessions and throughout the program.

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t: 0432 651 588


Abstract submissions have now closed and authors will be notified of the outcome from Friday 2 April.

As our profession was on the front line of managing the COVID-19 pandemic we invite undergraduates through to retired nurses to share their learnings, insights, stories and achievements on how you rose to the challenge and displayed leadership over the past 12 months and to submit an abstract addressing our theme ‘Champions of Change’ for consideration.


4 December 2020 – Abstract submissions open
19 February 2021 – Abstract submissions close
19 March 2021 – Abstract Review Committee recommendations due
2 April 2021 – Authors notified of submission outcome
16 April 2021 – Presenters to confirm acceptance
25 June 2021 – Presenter registrations due

Registration fees

All participants are required to register to attend. Please read the following information carefully before completing your registration. Fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST.

aceo has arranged special rates at a number of hotels and apartments close to the National Convention Centre.

 Early bird
Paid on or before Tuesday 30 June 2021
Paid on or after Wednesday 1 July 2021
ACN Member full registration$810.00$915.00
Retired Member & Fellow full registration$546.00$546.00
Member ONE day registration$495.00$495.00
Member TWO day registration$705.00$705.00
Non-member full registration$1,020.00$1,125.00
Non-member ONE day registration$600.00$600.00
Non-member TWO day registration$810.00$810.00
Student (Undergraduate) full registration$546.00$546.00

Full registration includes:

  • Entry to Forum plenary and concurrent sessions
  • Access to the Exhibition
  • Lunches, morning and afternoon teas
  • Access to the ACN Club Lounge (Tuesday 17 August)
  • One (1) ticket to the Networking Drinks Reception (Wednesday 18 August)
  • One (1) ticket to the Gala Dinner (Thursday 19 August)

Day registration includes:

  • Entry to Forum plenary and concurrent sessions (on designated day(s) only)
  • Access to the Exhibition (on designated day(s) only)
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea (on designated day(s) only)
  • One (1) ticket to the Networking Drinks Reception (Wednesday 18 August) (Wednesday one day & Wednesday & Thursday two day registrants only)

Location Canberra

Canberra packs a big punch for such a small city and has recently come third in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 list. National treasures are found round almost every corner and exciting new boutique precincts have emerged, bulging with gastronomic highlights and cultural must-dos.

Explore this award-winning destination, from its stunning cultural attractions, fabulous markets offering the freshest local produce, shopping scene bursting with the best in boutique, local creations and discover its gorgeous outdoor attractions such as waterfalls, gorges, rivers, lookouts and snow-capped mountains.

Canberra offers a great diversity of attractions and experiences all within close proximity to accommodation and transport. For solo travellers, couples, families and groups, Canberra has something to appeal to the curious, adventurous, foodie or explorer within us all.

For more information on what to do at Canberra, please visit the Visit Canberra website.


National Convention Centre, Canberra
31 Constitution Ave
Canberra ACT 2601
t: 02 6276 5200
w: Convention centre website

The National Convention Centre offers undercover parking.

There is also pay parking available across the road from the National Convention Centre on the corner of Constitution Ave and Corranderk Street.

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Contact us

The National Nursing Forum 2021 is organised with the assistance of Australian Conference and Event Organisers (aceo). For further information or assistance, please contact the Forum Office:

aceo logo

T: 0432 651 588
E: acn@aceo.net.au