Exhibit, Sponsorship, & Advertising Opportunities

Reach more than 300 Sigma chapter leaders from around the world during this three-day educational training academy focused on leadership development and chapter sustainability. Attendees represent schools of nursing and healthcare systems.

Applications accepted through 31 July 2020

Exhibits

Who should exhibit?

  • Academic Programs
  • Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Book and Journal Publishers
  • Consulting Services
  • Continuing Education Providers
  • Education Technology Producers
  • Government or State Health Agencies
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Health and Wellness Product Providers
  • Hospital and School Equipment Suppliers
  • Medical/Health Product Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Professional Development Providers
  • Recruitment Organizations
  • Software and Web-Based Product Companies
  • Simulation, Technology, and Skills Lab Providers
  • Test Prep Providers

TABLE TOP EXHIBITS — US $750

Includes complimentary 6-foot skirted table for display purposes and two chairs. Dedicated viewing time is limited. Tables will be located in a high-traffic (unsecured) area.

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE

Exhibitors may choose to staff their exhibit space throughout the conference beginning Friday at 11:30 a.m. and on Saturday until 1:15 p.m. However, you are required to attend during the following dedicated viewing sessions:

Friday, 11 September
9:00-11:00 a.m. (0900-1100)
Exhibitor Move-In

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (1130-1230)
Exhibit Viewing

2:30-3:00 p.m. (1430-1500)
Exhibit Viewing

Saturday, 12 September
8:00‑9:00 a.m. (0800‑0900)
Exhibit Viewing

12:45-1:15 p.m. (1245-1315)
Exhibit Viewing

1:15-3:00 p.m. (1315-1500)
Exhibitor Move-Out

ENHANCED EXHIBITOR PRINT PROGRAM & CONFERENCE APP LISTING

Add your logo to your print program listing and your logo/link to the congress mobile app featuring exhibitors, program details, speaker bios, live updates, and much, much more. Two (2) conference push notifications (140-character word limit) during exhibit viewing times also included.Fee: US $150

Sponsorships

All sponsors receive:

  • Citation in the official program
  • Recognition at the opening keynote and onscreen
  • Citation on Chapter Leadership Connection website
  • Sponsor ribbons for all representatives

Contributing Sponsor — US $500

    Pearl Sponsor — US $1,500

    • Special recognition as sponsor of the Chapter Posters
    • Pearl Sponsor ribbons

    Sapphire Sponsor — US $2,500

    • Special recognition as sponsor of a selected event /activity (choose one):
      • Plenary Session II w/lunch featuring Kim Harper, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Center for Nursing (Saturday)
      • Education Session Signage (Your logo on up to 80 signs)
      • Sigma Headquarters Tour (Friday evening)
      • Closing Plenary w/Lunch featuring Sigma CEO Liz Madigan (Sunday)
      • Escape Rooms — Up to 10 Escape Room sessions will be provided Saturday-Sunday. Participants must solve a series of clues to help deactivate a techno-virus that threatens to delete all electronic medical records around the world. Discover, engage, and have fun in a group setting while exploring team dynamics and discovering your inner leader.
    • Complimentary table top display space (US $750 value)
    • Sapphire Sponsor ribbons

    Ruby Sponsor — US $3,500

    • Special recognition as sponsor of a selected event /activity (choose one):
      • Opening Plenary Session (Friday) featuring Sigma President Ric Ricciardi
      • Attendee tote bags w/ name/logo
      • Attendee lanyards including your organizational name/logo
      • Sigma Career Advising — Attendees will be able to sign up in advance to receive career advice from nurse experts Saturday-Sunday. Recognition includes your logo on the conference career advising website page, onsite appointment forms, volunteer reminder cards, and onsite room signage.
    • Complimentary table top display space (US $750 value)
    • Ruby Sponsor ribbons
    Advertising

    PRINT PROGRAM ADVERTISING

    Promote your products, programs, or services; pay tribute to a nursing colleague or leader; or advertise employment opportunities to the more than 300 Sigma chapter leaders, with a full-color advertisement in the program book. Art for program ads must be submitted to kathy@sigmanursing.org on or before 5 August 2020 in electronic format only (PDF 4-color [CMYK]).

    Ad Size (W x H)
    Rate
    Quarter page: 3.625" x 4.875"
    $495
    Half page vertical: 3.625" x 10"
    $775
    Half page horizontal: 7.5" x 4.875"
    $775
    Full page, no bleed: 7.5" x 10" $1,475
    Full page with bleed: 8.5" x 11" + bleed*  $1,475

    *Trim plus .125" bleed all sides
    NOTE: Half-page and quarter-page ads not bordered by graphics will require a minimum 2 pt. border.

    Advertising Ad Specs

    ONLINE/ELECTRONIC ADVERTISING

    As the most widely utilized member benefit reaching nearly 45,000 people monthly, Sigma’s award-winning website creates a community where members from around the world come to connect, engage, and learn.

    Advertising is available for the conference home page and call for abstracts page on a per-month, first-come, first-served basis. Files must be submitted to kathy@sigmanursing.org at least two weeks in advance of desired month(s).

       Monthly Rates*
    Home page 728 x 90 px/300 x 250 px (mobile) US $550
    Abstracts page 728 x 90 px/300 x 250 px (mobile) US $350

    *All website ads are rotating, with a guaranteed minimum 25% placement.

    MOBILE CONFERENCE APP BANNER AD: US $250

    The 2020 conference mobile app will feature complete program details, live updates, links to important presentation information, speaker bios, and more. Attendees may access the app via their smartphone or tablet. Your mobile app ad will rotate throughout the entire event for up to 10 seconds. Please use these specifications when submitting your banner ad in two sizes: Smartphone: 640 x 150 pixels, PNG or JPEG; Tablet: 552 x 150 pixels, PNG or JPEG. You may link the ad to an outside URL starting with http:// or https://. Please submit to kathy@sigmanursing.org on or before 5 August 2020.

    POSTAL ADDRESS LIST

    You may request a one-time-only postal address list of registered pre- or post-conference attendees for US $150. The signed list rental agreement must be completed and returned with purchase request. The pre-event list will be available approximately six weeks before the event, and the post-event list will be available approximately two weeks following the conference.

    Exhibitor Rules and Regulations

    Please read the following information carefully. Your completion of an online application to exhibit conveys your acceptance of and willingness to abide by these Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) exhibitor rules and regulations as outlined.

    Exhibit Hours and Staffing: Tabletop displays will be located in a high-traffic, carpeted area and will be available for viewing during scheduled viewing times. Note: This is not a secured space. Please see “Security/Liability” section below.) Displays must remain in place and be staffed during all designated exhibit viewing times.

    Acceptance of Applications: Space is limited. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sigma reserves the right to decline any or all exhibitor applications at its sole discretion.

    Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given with written notice of cancellation received on or before 30 June 2020. No refund thereafter.

    Exhibitor Registration: Each tabletop purchase includes two (2) exhibit-only badges. Exhibitors wishing to attend sessions and collect continuing education credits must register for the conference.

    Equipment/Electricity/Internet: Exhibitors will be provided with a skirted table (6-foot by 30-inch) and two chairs located in a fully-carpeted area. Forms for purchasing additional items such as electricity, audiovisual equipment, easels, etc. will be provided approximately three months before the conference and/or upon acceptance of the space application.

    Shipping/Deliveries: Information and forms will be provided approximately three months before the conference and/or upon acceptance of the application for space. A fee will be assessed equal to costs incurred by Sigma for booth materials left onsite.

    Security/Liability: Neither Sigma nor the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis (Marriott) accepts any liability for equipment, goods, displays, or other materials that arrive or fail to arrive at the Marriott. The exhibitor shall maintain insurance sufficient to cover any claims or liabilities that may reasonably arise from or relate to your obligations according to this prospectus and will provide such proof of insurance upon request. Exhibitors shall indemnify and hold harmless the Marriott and its servicing agents from all liability (damage or accident) that might ensue from any cause resulting from or connected with transportation, placing, removal, or display of exhibits. The exhibitor assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold the Marriott and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, and agents harmless against all claims, losses, or damages to persons or property, governmental charges, or fines and attorneys’ fees arising from or caused by its installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy, or use of the exhibition premises or a part thereof, excluding any such liability caused by the sole gross negligence of the Marriott and its employees and agents. Neither party will be liable for punitive damages.

    For more information, please contact kathy@sigmanursing.org or call 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free) or +1.317.634.8171.