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Why Indy Is the Place to Be for Nurse Practitioners This June

Indy Skyline Conference

Get to know the city of Indianapolis with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) this summer at the national conference.

The 2019 AANP National Conference is now just one month away, and AANP is excited to see thousands of nurse practitioners (NP) convene in our host city of Indianapolis. Known affectionately as “Indy” and recognized worldwide for both the largest single-day sporting event andthe largest children’s museum, this city has something for everyone!


Indy is sure to surprise you with its mouthwatering options! Sip wines from around the world, enjoy the rising brewery scene or indulge in any one of the local chef-driven menus that showcase the rich agriculture of this area.


Shopping and nightlife lines the five-block stretch of Massachusetts Avenue. A short walk from the convention center, White River State Park features only-in-Indy museums, a scenic Central Canal with gondola rides and cocktail cruises, free concerts and movies at the award-winning outdoor amphitheater and the acclaimed Indianapolis Zoo. Music lovers can also enjoy two exciting concerts: Carrie Underwood, June 16, and Josh Groban, June 19!


Indy is second only to Washington D.C. in the number of war memorials and monuments located around the city. In addition, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail leads from your hotel into six cultural districts that are packed with historic properties, public arts and theater, greenways and friendly “Hoosier” hospitality.

Outdoors and In

National journalists have proclaimed Indy one of the most walkable downtowns in the country. On foot, visitors can reach hundreds of restaurants and attractions. An expansive network of climate-controlled skywalks—connecting 4,700 hotel rooms to the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, a four-story mall and restaurants—keeps the city walkable in all weather.

Don’t take our word for it! Hear from the 2019 AANP National Conference Committee Co-chairs on why Indy is not to be missed.

Ways to Connect at Conference

Be sure to add the Welcome Reception at the Indianapolis Zoo to your schedule as you are selecting your sessions! Help AANP take over the zoo 6–8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Attendance is completely free for conference attendees. Are you bringing the family along? Guest tickets are available for only $25 per person; children under the age of two may accompany you to the Welcome Reception at no cost.

Indianapolis is known for fast cars, but that’s just one of the tours available this year for conference attendees. Explore the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame, get to know Indy like a local on a bike tour, sample the best of the city by seeing the sights and enjoy local wine on a cellar tour while listening to the sounds of jazz. Save your spot by purchasing your tour in advance!

By joining an AANP Specialty Practice Group (SPG), you’re gaining far more than an online forum. You gain a community, where NPs come together to share clinical information, join lively discussions, find practice resources and develop valuable connections with others who share their professional interests. Whether you are already an SPG member or are interested in becoming one, national conference has a number of opportunities for you to connect:

  • Delve deeper into an area of interest and collaborate with your fellow NPs by adding an SPG meeting to your conference schedule (Wednesday, June 19, 10–11 a.m.).
  • Stop by the Practice Booth in the Exhibit Hall, where the SPG chairs and co-chairs will be available during select times to answer your questions (Thursday, June 20, 2:30–6 p.m.; Friday, June 21, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.).

Exclusively for NP students, the Student Meet and Greet will take place 6:30–7:30 a.m. on June 19. Come show your school pride, enjoy a light breakfast with coffee and get to know your NP leaders by visiting with an AANP Fellow. Your ticket will be automatically printed with your badge upon check in at conference.