Star Search

2024 Aspire Convention

Star Search

2023 Aspire Convention |  March 14-17, 2023 |  Hyatt Regency - Atlanta, GA

Be a Star

The purpose of ANPD's annual Star Search competition is to encourage aspiring speakers to compete for an opportunity to present a concurrent session at the next Aspire convention. Star Search is a great opportunity for novice speakers to develop their presentation skills!

Here's how the competition works:

  • The call for Star Search participants is now open! Four convention attendees will be selected to participate in Star Search during the 2023 Aspire Convention.
  • Each participant has 15 minutes total (we recommend 10 minutes for presentation content and 5 minutes for audience Q&A) to give a brief presentation that is judged by members of the ANPD Convention Content Planning Committee (CPC) and the audience.
  • The CPC score constitutes 75% of the total score and the audience score constitutes 25% of the total.
  • The participant who receives the highest score is invited to present a 60-minute concurrent session at the 2024 Aspire Convention in Chicago, IL the week of April 8, 2024 and receives one complimentary convention registration.

The call Star Search abstracts is now closed.

2022 Winner

Trauma-Informed Professional Development: Caring for the Caregivers
Presented by: Heidi Gilroy, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, EBP-C

There is growing awareness of the importance of mental health in nurses. Nursing professional development specialists are in a unique position to integrate mental health interventions into their usual activities to reach almost all nurses.