Adventure Time: Foundation Welcome Party Celebrates the Great Outdoors 

Dress for a great outdoors adventure but be ready for some indoor fun with your ENA friends at the Rocky Mountain Adventure welcome party from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 1, at the Colorado Convention Center. 

Members are encouraged to wear hiking outfits, outdoor gear or even dress après-ski, like you just came back from the slopes. The event will have an outdoorsy feel featuring food, drinks and a dance party with live entertainment. Look for a huge indoor inflatable slide and other surprises. 

The next night, on Oct. 2, features a more low-key gathering, ENA After Dark, held from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Colorado across the street from the conference center. 

While the ENA Foundation welcome party is an annual conference staple, this year’s in-person shindig is shaping up to be a much-anticipated social event, said ENA Foundation Director Lise Jinno. 

“It’s an opportunity for nurses to have fun, to be social, to network — but mostly to have fun,” Jinno said. “People dress up every year in the party’s theme, and it usually ends up being a really fun night.”

The party, which is sponsored by the Nurses Service Organization, is included in the full conference registration. Attendees can also choose the Party with a Purpose admission upgrade, which includes welcome party perks and ENA After Dark add-ons. Pre-registration is required for the upgrade and those tickets cost $110. 

The Party with a Purpose ticket price includes a limited-edition Foundation accessory, fast pass access to select welcome party activities, two drinks at the event and a dedicated bar at the welcome party, plus one drink at ENA After Dark, Jinno said. The Party with a Purpose package includes a donation to the Foundation, with proceeds helping support scholarships and research grants. 

ENA After Dark, intended as a social and networking event held after most attendees have eaten dinner, launched in January at Leadership Orientation. It was designed as a low-key ENA-focused alternative to help attendees gather to enjoy a drink together, she said.

“We’re glad we can continue that at the conference this year,” Jinno said.

Register Today for Emergency Nursing 2023

 Registration for Emergency Nursing 2023 is still open! Level up with ENA and thousands of your emergency nursing peers in sunny San Diego on Sept. 21-23. Attendees can look forward to immersive experiences with hands-on learning opportunities, high-quality sessions, networking events and can’t-miss celebrations sure to propel their careers onward and upward.