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RCN Congress

Congress 2024 will take place in Newport, Wales from 2 to 6 June 

Network, learn, develop, debate

Congress is the ultimate opportunity to network with peers, hear from exceptional keynote speakers and take part in hot-topic debates about the issues affecting the nursing workforce.

Plus, with a dynamic learning and wellbeing programme, exhibition and scenic woodland location, you’re sure to leave Congress feeling enriched and inspired.

Booking opens in the new year, but save the date in your calendar now.

Help set the agenda

Don't forget to pick up your RCN Congress guide

Get your idea on the agenda

The Congress agenda is set entirely by our members. Help bring attention to important issues affecting nursing staff and encourage positive change.

> Submit your debate idea

> Suggest a learning and wellbeing session


Be a Congress Ambassador

We’re looking for volunteers to help make our annual networking and learning event better than ever before. As one of our ambassadors, you’ll be instrumental in helping our members feel welcome and get the most out of their Congress experience.

> Sign up today

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Become a voting member

Vote on important debates, represent fellow members and help shape the work we focus on next. Successful applicants also enjoy free travel, accommodation and meals during Congress.

> Apply today

Connecting you with the right people

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Browse our exhibition

Our exhibition connects you with companies that can help improve the patient experience and further your career. We’ll announce 2024’s exhibitors soon.

> See who exhibited at Congress 2023

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Exhibit your product or service

Does your company sell a product, technology or service that has a positive impact on the nursing profession and patients? Why not exhibit at the UK’s largest nursing event?

> Learn more about exhibiting

Getting to Congress

Congress 2024 takes place at the International Convention Centre Wales, better known as the ICC. It’s reachable by car and public transport. Accommodation is limited, so book yours early.

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Pat Cullen

RCN Congress is a unique opportunity for nursing staff from every part of the UK to come together, learn from each other and engage with the College and its partners. Join us in Wales to help shape the future of nursing.

Pat Cullen RCN General Secretary & Chief Executive
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Congress 2024 Countdown

Will we see you there?

News from Congress 2023

Thank you for joining us for Congress 2023

The voice of nursing rang out loud and clear during Congress 2023 in Brighton. Thank you for bringing your passion, sharing your vision and engaging in change-making debates.

Check out some of the highlights in our wrap film, catch up via our recordings of debates and keynote speeches, and save the date for Congress 2024 in Newport, Wales, 2-6 June.

Previous Congresses

View some of our previous debates in the RCN archive.