As we look ahead in 2021, Sigma has committed to offer a virtual component for all upcoming events, meaning all events held in person will also include a virtual/hybrid option. In addition, we continue to monitor COVID-19 developments in future event locations and are preparing for multiple contingencies should changes become necessary.

32nd International Nursing Research Congress

Due to continued COVID-19 pandemic conditions and travel restrictions, congress will once again be held as a virtual event. Join us 21-23 July 2021 to connect and engage online with over 600 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research.
Registration is open.

46th Biennial Convention

Plan to attend our premier event, scheduled for 6-10 November 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Join more than 2,000 Sigma members and global leaders in nursing as we come together to celebrate our rich heritage and build upon our successes, embracing the 2019-2021 presidential call to action.
Registration is open.

Nursing Conferences

Find out what nurses are learning around the world and near you.

Calls for Abstracts

Submit an abstract to present at a future nursing event.

What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha (Petch-aa Koo-chaa) is a storytelling format where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Slides are set up to automatically advance after 20 seconds. In other words, you have 400 seconds to tell your story, with visuals guiding the way. PechaKucha means "chit chat" in Japanese. 

PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge and is the latest addition to the presentation options available at Sigma events. Learn more about the PechaKucha presentation format at

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