One Week from Today! Early Bird Registration!

Indeed!  Early Bird registration for INANE 2017 in Denver closes one week from today – January 6, 2017 at midnight,earlybird Mountain Standard Time.  The early bird fee is only $395 – after midnight, this rate goes up to $495.  So do not delay –
get your registration in now and start planning for a dynamite INANE experience!

Register now for $395 and save $100 off the regular registration rate.

Deadlines! Mark Your Calendar!


Just a reminder to everyone–there are deadlines for INANE 2017 coming up!

INANE 2017 is going to be another outstanding conference in a fabulous location–the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver! I know this is a busy time of year, but take a minute to register, submit an abstract, and encourage a colleague or protege to apply for a Mentoring Editors Award! Time is rushing by!

Happy Holidays to everyone and best wishes for a peaceful and safe 2017!


The famous Brown Palace, and how to get there!

Registration is now open for the 2017 INANE conference being held in downtown Denver, Colorado. The conference is being held at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 321 17th Street, in Denver, Colorado, 80202.  All the essential information you need is on the conference website, but this post sums it all up and gives a lot of useful information about where we will be and how to get there!

Accommodations: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

The conference is being held at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 321 17th Street, in Denver, Colorado, 80202. denver_co_hotels___the_brown_palaceThe Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, built in 1892, is an elegant hotel in downtown Denver Colorado. Known for fine dining and regal accommodations, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offer amenities focused on ensuring a restful and relaxing stay. The luxury hotel allows the guest to unwind in style, while also providing excellent services to address all of our meeting needs. No conference is complete without the added touch of a Spa and Salon in the facility, which allows you to relax and rejuvenate.



The Brown Palace provides an array of culinary opportunities, with 6 restaurants within the hotel, ranging from elegant fine dining to casual cuisine. Consider the opportunity to enjoy the spa, and then take part in a traditional afternoon tea complete with Devonshire cream with harps playing in the background at the Tea Room. Alternatively, if a champagne brunch is more in line with your idea of pampering, then the Ellyngton restaurant is where you will want to be. In addition to bison being grilled or the freshest of veggies, The Brown Palace has a variety of selections for your epicurean delight.


Denver is known for a vast array of museums, several of which are within easy walking distance from The Brown Palace Hotel. The Denver Art Museum presents a variety of international art throughout the year including traveling exhibits and displays. Art enthusiasts might find it even more intriguing to go to the Clyfford Still Museum, which is a tribute to the works of Clyfford Still, who is reported to be a controversial Abstract Expressionist. Another option is the History Colorado Center, which provides great insight for all members of the family, into Colorado history. Using an array of artifacts, media, and technology really helps bring the history of Colorado to life at the museum. Visits to Denver bring to mind the adventures of the well known Colorado native, Molly Brown. The Molly Brown House and Museum, in downtown Denver, provides a tribute to the  American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown. Finally, it would not be a trip to Denver without seeing the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which holds natural history exhibitions, IMAX, and planetarium shows.


Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN)

Options for transportation from the airport:

From the Denver International Airport (DEN) to Denver Union Station, a $9 airport fare (each way) will get you to and from The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in 37 minutes. A Line trains depart every 15 minutes during peak and every 30 minutes otherwise.

With Denver Union Station being only a 7 min cab ride, 15 minute free MallRide down 16th Street Mall, or a 20 minute walk from The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, a stay with us has never been more convenient.

If you are planning on renting a car or driving to Denver, here are the driving directions:

Driving Directions From The Airport:

Denver International Airport is approximately 22 miles from the hotel and takes between 25 to 40 minutes driving time, depending on the time of day.

  • Exit the airport on Pena Boulevard.
  • Drive 10 miles to I-70 west.
  • Drive on I-70 west 7 miles to Colorado Boulevard (exit 276B).
  • Turn left on Colorado Boulevard.
  • Drive south on Colorado Boulevard 2.3 miles to 17th Avenue and turn right.
  • Drive west on 17th Avenue 2.5 miles.
  • (Note: As York street is crossed, 17th Avenue becomes 18th Avenue).
  • Continue heading west on 18th Avenue to Tremont Street.
  • Veer left on Tremont Street. The front entrance of The Brown Palace Hotel will be on the left.

Directions from the Rocky Mountains and I-70 West:

  • From the foothills take 1-70 East to 6th Avenue Exit Continue on 6th Avenue Freeway East for approx. 10 Miles Turn Left at Lincoln Street
  • Continue on Lincoln Street to 18th Avenue (turn Left) Take 18th to Broadway and soft Left on to Tremont Street (follow green signs above)
  • The Grand Entrance to the Brown Palace Hotel is on Tremont Street A Doorman will be at the entrance to assist with valet parking

See you at the Brown Palace in August!

Prepared by Julia Snethen on behalf of the planning team:

Hosts: Karren Kowalski and Patricia Yoder-Wise

Planning Committee Members:

Liana Comacho
Peggy Chinn
Edna Hull
Elaine Miller
Leslie Nicoll
Julia Snethe

Have you registered for INANE 2017 yet? Now is the time!

earlybirdAs is our tradition, registration for our annual conference starts earlier than most, and this year is no exception!  Early Bird registration is only $395, and is available through January 6 at midnight Mountain Standard Time! After the January 6 deadline, the registration fee will put another #100 dent in your pocketbook, and after April 30, 2017, the price goes up to $595! So go to the registration page now and register now for this terrific savings!  If you are not able to click over to the registration page now, then put a note on your to-do list so that you do not miss this savings!

You may be asking – why so early?  The answer is simple – INANE is no ordinary group, and we have no ordinary way of financing what we do!  So to help finance the early arrangments that need to be set up, we ask people to register early!  We have no officers, no by-laws, no membership roster, no bank account!  We are simply a group of nursing journal editors and those who support our work – connected by our mutual dedication to providing the very best, reliable literature for all of the many nursing “audiences” who need what we produce.

Our annual conference has become even more vital than is was when INANE was founded in 1982 – publishing and the contexts in which scientific and professional journals are produced has changed in ways none of us could ever imagine.  Keeping up with the changes is almost impossible, and we can only do it with the support that INANE offers.

Our non-traditional form of non-organization is important, I believe, to maintain our independence from pressures and influences that could erode our commitment to editorial integrity. Our conferences provide access to information, discussion and careful deliberation of issues – shaped only by what we as nursing journal editors bring to the table.  This also means that we generate the financial resources to support our conferences – by attending the conference and registering early, we all provide the host team the resources needed to launch what happens on the ground in August!  We also do invite our publishers and other groups to support our conferences through sponsorships, but there are no strings attached!  We recognize their valuable contributions, but they ask nothing further in terms of our mission, our values or our deliberations.  All of this comes from us as nursing editors!

So plan to attend INANE 2017 in Denver, and register early!  We have a dynamite experience planned, and I know you will want to be a part of it!

Prepared by Peggy Chinn on behalf of the planning team:

Hosts: Karren Kowalski and Patricia Yoder-Wise

Planning Committee Members:

Liana Comacho
Peggy Chinn
Edna Hull
Elaine Miller
Leslie Nicoll
Julia Snethen

Welcome to the INANE 2017 Website and Blog!

You might have thought this could never happen, but once again, we have a dynamite program in place for the 2017 INANE conference in Denver, Colorado – Thursday, August 3 – Saturday, August 5th!  The venue is the historic Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver.  The conference begins with a lunch and tour of the Cherokee Ranch and Castle (included in your registration), followed by general and breakout sessions that offer ample opportunities to network, catch up with old friends and meet new ones, and most important – learn about the latest challenges and issues in the world of nursing journal publishing!

So take a few minutes to explore each of the pages of this site to learn all the details, and sign up to follow this blog to receive the latest conference information throughout the coming year. Most important, get your registration in early for both the conference and the hotel!  Here are important things to notice:

  • Early Bird registration of $395 is available through January 6th at midnight (Mountain Standard Time). After January 6th, rates go up, so register early and save!
  • The conference rate for the hotel, $189 (plus 14.75% sales and occupancy tax), is available from July 30 – August 8 as long as rooms are available, so book early!
  • The optional Brown Palace Afternoon Tea at the close of the conference on Saturday is very popular, so make your reservation early to be sure you can get a table!

The Keynote and General Session speakers have been set, as you can see on the Program Page. What fills in the program are the Breakout and Poster Sessions and for these, we rely on the expertise of our very own INANE members. The Call for Abstracts is open now–abstracts will be accepted until January 15, 2017. Start thinking about what you can share with your colleagues and submit an abstract for presentation. The final, complete program will be announced in February, 2017.

Once again, in memory of our dear friend, Suzanne Smith, we will be awarding four scholarships that will allow new editors (or those with an interest in editing) to attend INANE 2017 as a Mentoring Editor Awardee. Applications are now being accepted–click here to learn more about the awards program. Self-nominations as well as nominations by colleagues are both allowed.

On behalf of the hosts and planning committee, we look forward to seeing everyone in Denver!

Karren Kowalski and Patricia Yoder-Wise, hosts

Planning Committee:

Liana Comacho
Peggy Chinn
Edna Hull
Elaine Miller
Leslie Nicoll
Julia Snethen