Special Announcement:  NEC in the Rockies has been postponed - please save the  new date for 2021:  July 19 - 23 at Copper Mountain!

Following careful consideration and close examination of recent developments regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, including a declared state of emergency in Colorado, the Centennial Area Health Education Center (CAHEC) Board of Directors and Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies Planning Committee have decided that the Conference at Copper Mountain July 6-10, 2020 will be postponed until next year.   Please plan to join us in 2021 and save the dates:  July 19 – 23rd, 2021! 

We know many of our audience members, speakers, and exhibitors are front line responders, researchers, health and education leaders. We stand with you in this crisis and thank you for your expertise and dedication. We would also like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies Planning Committee for their dedication on developing what promised to be a wonderful program.  We intend to carry over the approved abstracts from this year to next year, and will be reaching out to those presenters in late 2020 to work on those details! 


Special note:  if you were presenting a poster, we will be reaching out to you separately by the end of May to work on some potential opportunities for a virtual poster presentation. 

Cancellations and Refunds

If you have already registered and paid through Whova, you will be automatically refunded the full amount.  That refund will be processed by March 25th, but may take 7 – 10 days to show on your credit card receipts.  This applies to attendees, exhibitors and sponsors!

If you have already made a reservation with Copper Mountain Resorts for lodging or any other amenities, Copper Mountain Resorts will automatically refund your payments in full within the week.  Again, it may take up to 7 – 10 days to see the refund appear on your credit card statement.

Although we were very excited to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and the Conference’s 30th anniversary, the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, presenters, volunteers, and staff remain our top priority.   We look forward to celebrating the 30th anniversary at the 2021 Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies in Copper Mountain July 19-23, 2021. Please follow the website at www.necintherockies.com and our Facebook page for more updates and information.  You can also reach out to us at info@sbrandsolutions.com if you need anything specific.  Please stay healthy and safe as we navigate this together. 

What is NEC?

The NEC in the Rockies brings together nurse educators from around the nation to develop new skills, demonstrate best practices, exchange lessons learned, share current evidence-based research, and discover valuable resources. 

The theme of the 30th Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies is Pearls of Wisdom: 30 years of Education.

During our time together we empower nurse leaders with tools and practical, hands-on solutions that can be implemented in their work.

The Official Conference App: Whova

Make sure you download the Whova App to stay up to date!  It's the ONLY place to find the official schedule.


Join Us in 2020!

July 6 - 10, 2020

Copper Mountain Resorts

Copper Mountain, Colorado

Have any photos from 2019? 

Please send them to Sheryl Trent


Want to be a sponsor or exhibitor the 2020 NEC in the Rockies? See your options on the respective tab or contact:

Monica Mika


2105 Clubhouse Drive, Suite A

Greeley, CO 80634