2021 Annual Conference

2021 Conference

INACSL Hybrid Conference, 2021

In-Person: June 16-19, 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado USA

Virtual: Online access June 16 – July 15, 2021

We are working with the hotel and Denver representatives to create the best conference experience for everyone. Your patience during this process is appreciated.

The INACSL Conference, 2021 will be a hybrid learning experience offering both in-person and virtual participation options. What is a hybrid conference? Activities will take place in-person, some of which will be live streamed or recorded to be accessed by the virtual participants. Some sessions will only be available as virtual content. In-person registrants will have access to all virtual content, and some content will be exclusive to those who participate in the in-person event.

Virtual registrants will have the option to earn 10 or 20 CNE. Full-Conference in-person registrants will have access to approximately 17 credits at the event and ALL virtual content, which will include the opportunity to earn approximately 30 CNE. One day registrants will have access to content presented in-person on that particular day. The number of credits available to one-day registrants varies based on the day for which they choose to register.


The tentative in-person schedule is below. More information on virtual content will be released closer to the event dates.






Abstract Submissions

The abstract submission period has concluded.

Authors who submitted an abstract will receive an email in January inviting them to present or notifying them that the abstract has been declined. Please do not reach out to INACSL to inquire about the status of your abstract unless you have not received an email by the end of January 2021.


Exhibits and Sponsorship

Information coming soon.


The in-person activities will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Information about booking guest rooms will be available in early 2021. Guest rooms for the INACSL Conference will be $229 plus tax per night.

Conference Objectives

  • Experience the newest innovations in nursing simulation and learning resources while revisiting tried-and-true methodologies.
  • Explore future simulation opportunities using evidence-based practice.
  • Determine new directions for simulation and learning resource centers.
  • Explore strategies to integrate technology in curriculum and practice.
  • Examine the challenges of managing nursing simulation/learning resource centers.
  • Network with colleagues and experts.



The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Featured Presenters

Plenary (In-Person Exclusive) – Friday, June 18, 2021
Title – Stay tuned...

Brian O’Malley

Brian O’Malley is an adventurer, author, and award-winning photographer. His journeys have taken him across the globe from the slopes of Mt. Everest to the jungles of Africa.

Brian’s diverse career includes mountain guide, Everest climber, paramedic firefighter, police officer, SWAT team member, urban rescue specialist, mountain rescue lead, paragliding pilot, Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, executive coach, and Three Principles Practitioner.

Using a powerful blend of artistry and adventure, Brian’s presentations have entertained, empowered, and energized audiences around the world. His clients are a Who’s Who list of the world’s top companies and associations.

Brian O'Malley


EndNote (In-Person Exclusive) – Saturday, June 19, 2021
The Other End of the Stethoscope

Presented by

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Marcus Engel

Marcus Engel, M.S., CPXP, CSP is a Certified Speaking Professional & author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.

As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care.

Marcus has authored four books and is currently at work on a fifth. He holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in the city of New York.

In 2017, Marcus was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches pre-meds the art of “being with.”

Marcus lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Marvelyne, and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott. He is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide. All social media information can be found at www.MarcusEngel.com.

Marcus Engle