Conference Manager

Washington D.C.
May 25, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Full Time

The Conference Manager will manage and execute conferences to offer high quality and innovative learning experiences for association events. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • This role works with leadership to provide overall logistics management of conferences to include in-person, online and hybrid events.
  • Responsible for information posted on website related to conferences as well as conference registration software and online registration set-up.  Manages conference apps.
  • Provides onsite management for conferences.  Ensures setup for registration, meeting room, audio visual, and catering.  Oversees and guides registration staff.
  • Works with Director on exhibitor and sponsor management for conferences and serves as onsite contact when needed.
  • Works with the Director in preparing annual budgets, managing accounts receivable and accounts payable related to conferences.
  • Supports the management, coordination, and implementation of conference materials.
  • Responsibilities include program and speaker management, and work with Program Committees.
  • Oversees online abstract process including call for abstracts, set-up of application site, revision process and applicant notifications; develops abstract and poster books as needed.
  • Oversees conference evaluations process for conferences.  Analyzes attendee and evaluation data and reports on issues and trends.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, and at least three years of prior experience in conference management. 
  • Work experience in an association, non-profit organization is preferred.
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, flexible, and collaborative, and have good interpersonal skills.  Excellent ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Additional qualifications include strong problem-solving and self-starter skills, time management and attention to detail, project management, and strong multi-tasking capability.


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.

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