Exhibit, Sponsorship, & Advertising Opportunities

Reach more than 1,000 nurse leaders representing more than 40 countries!

Add your name to the list of organizations already participating!

Applications accepted through 30 April 2019

Shadow Health

David Massias

“To advance global health and celebrate excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service, Sigma has to be everything to everyone everywhere. At Shadow Health, we are grateful for Sigma’s unwavering commitment to annually increase our awareness of the world’s health needs. We are grateful, as well, that Sigma helps us see how to collaboratively use scholarship, leadership, and service within nursing education to intentionally act on that awareness. Thank you, Sigma, from all of us in Shadowville, USA.”

— David Massias, Co-Founder and CEO, Shadow Health, Inc.



Exhibiting at congress is a great way to reach nurse leaders throughout the world. Exhibits will be open 25-28 July. Exhibit viewing schedule provided below.

Who should exhibit?

  • Academic Programs
  • Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Background/Drug Testing/Compliance
  • Book and Journal Publishers
  • Career Consulting Services
  • 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
  • Insurance Providers
  • Medical/Health Product Companies
  • Medical Records Providers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Professional Development Providers
  • Recruitment/Staffing/Travel Nursing
  • Scrubs and Accessories
  • Simulation, Technology, and Skills Lab Providers
  • Test Prep Providers/Assessment

What do you get?

  • Skirted 6-foot by 30-inch table, two chairs, and free Wi-Fi access
  • High-traffic carpeted area located near plenary sessions, poster presentations, and refreshment breaks
  • Fifty percent (50%) discount on one congress registration valued at US $999 when purchased by the early registration deadline
  • Citations in Sigma electronic and print publications disseminated to more than 135,000 nurse leaders
  • Citation in the congress program
  • Recognition on event mobile app and event viewing screens during opening and closing plenaries
  • Opportunity to purchase a pre-congress list of attendees for one-time use in promoting your presence at the 2019 International Nursing Research Congress
  • Exclusive opportunity to exhibitors to enhance your print and congress mobile app listing as described below


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-word limit) during exhibit viewing times also included.


Thursday, 25 July
11:00 a.m.‑2:00 p.m. (1100‑1400)
Exhibitor Move-In

2:00‑2:30 p.m. (1400‑1430)
Exhibit Viewing

5:15‑6:15 p.m. (1715‑1815)
Welcome Reception & Exhibit Viewing

Friday, 26 July
9:30‑10:00 a.m. (0930‑1000)
Exhibit Viewing

12:15‑1:00 p.m. (1215‑1300)
Exhibit Viewing

2:30‑3:30 p.m. (1430‑1530)
Exhibit Viewing

Saturday, 27 July
9:30‑10:00 a.m. (0930‑1000)
Exhibit Viewing

11:45 a.m.‑12:45 p.m. (1145‑1245)
Exhibit Viewing

1:30‑2:30 p.m. (1330‑1430)
Exhibit Viewing

Sunday, 28 July
10:15‑10:45 a.m. (1015‑1045)
Exhibit Viewing

12:30‑1:00 p.m. (1230‑1300)
Exhibit Viewing

1:45‑2:45 p.m. (1345‑1445)
Exhibit Viewing

3:00‑4:30 p.m. (1500‑1630)
Exhibitor Move-Out



Sponsorship requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsors may choose to be exclusive, or may co-sponsor an event with one or more organizations unless there is inadequate space for more than one organizational name and logo.

All sponsors receive:

  • Recognition in the official printed program disseminated to more than 1,000 global nurse leaders
  • Citation on Sigma’s website and in electronic and print publications disseminated to more than 135,000 global nurse leaders
  • Recognition in electronic newsletters disseminated to members in advance of and immediately following congress
  • Recognition in electronic newsletters disseminated to members in advance of and immediately following congress
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Citation on the event mobile app and on event viewing screens
  • Recognition via push notifications to onsite congress attendees

US $8,000 (choose one, each exclusive)

Includes FREE tabletop (US $1,975 value), one FREE congress registration (US $999 value), and pre- or post-congress postal address list (US $550 value)

  • Attendee tote bags imprinted with your name/logo
  • Opening Plenary Session and Welcome Reception (Thursday)
  • Wi-Fi — includes ad on login page, rotating banner ad with mobile app opening to splash page, email blast to all attendees notifying them of Wi-Fi made possible by sponsor, logo recognition in printed program

US $6,500 (choose one, each exclusive)

Includes FREE tabletop (US $1,975 value), one FREE congress registration (US $999 value), and pre- or post-congress postal address list (US $550 value)

  • Attendee lanyards and name badges imprinted with your name/logo
  • Congress mobile app
  • Congress proceedings book featuring your company name/logo on the cover
  • Poster sessions (Friday-Sunday)
  • Plenary Session 2 presentation (Friday)

US $5,000 (choose one, each exclusive)

Includes one FREE congress registration (US $999 value)

  • Closing Plenary Session (Monday)
  • Career Center — Students, new graduates, and established professionals looking to advance and/or enrich their professional career in nursing will be able to get expert advice.
  • Cultural event (Sunday)
Onsite Graphics/​Branding

Capture the attention of congress attendees with your name/logo on one or more of these highly visible branding opportunities at the beautiful Calgary Telus Convention Centre (complimentary design included).

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

US $3,500

Concurrent Session Signs (24”W x 36”H) — Your logo on more than 20 concurrent educational session signs.

US $3,000

Glass Door Panels (42”W X 72”H) — Your logo on four (4) door panels leading into exhibits area, poster presentations, plenary sessions, and meal functions.

Door Clings

US $2,500

Directional Meter Boards (36”W x 84”H) — Your message and logo featured on both sides of meter board including congress program schedule and located in a high-traffic area.



Promote your products, programs, or services; pay tribute to a nursing colleague or leader; or advertise employment opportunities to the nearly 1,000 global nurse leaders attending congress by placing a full-color advertisement in the printed conference program.
Ad art must be submitted on or before 13 May 2019 in electronic format only (PDF 4-color [CMYK]) to kathy@sigmanursing.org.

Ad Size (W x H)
Quarter page: 3.625" x 4.875"
US $600
Half page horizontal: 7.5" x 4.875"
US $1,075
Half page vertical: 3.625" x 10"
US $1,075
Full page, no bleed: 7.5" x 10" US $1,675
Full page with bleed*: 8.5" x 11" + bleed*  US $1,675

*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


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 congress home page and call for abstracts page.  Space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and files must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of desired placement..

   Monthly Rates*

6x 12x
Home page 728 x 90 px/300 x 250 px (mobile) US $1,100
US $990 US $935 US $880
Abstracts page 728 x 90 px/300 x 250 px (mobile) US $850 US $765 US $723 US $680

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


The 2019 congress 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 9 seconds each view. 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 on or before 15 June 2019.


You may request a one-time-only postal address list of registered pre- or post-congress attendees for US $550. The signed list rental agreement must be completed and returned before release of list. The pre-congress list will be available approximately six weeks before the event, and the post-congress list will be available approximately two weeks following congress.

Exhibitor Rules and Regulations


Please read the following information carefully.

Your completion of an online application to sponsor conveys your acceptance of and willingness to abide by these provisions as outlined.

Exhibit Hours and Staffing: Tabletop displays will be located in a high-traffic carpeted area and will be available for viewing during breaks and throughout congress. (Note: This is not a secured space. Please see “Security/Liability” section below.) View floorplanDisplays must remain in place and be staffed during all designated exhibit viewing times shown on the schedule.

Acceptance of Applications: Space is limited. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Only applications paid in full by the 30 April 2019 will be assigned space. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Inc. (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 April 2019. In the event it becomes necessary to cancel, relocate, and/or revise dates for the 30th International Nursing Research Congress for any reason, all exhibitor and/or sponsorship payment obligations contained in this agreement shall be applied to the next Sigma congress.

Exhibitor Registration: Each tabletop purchase includes a 50% discount on one attendee registration, valued at US $900, when completed by the early registration deadline. Specific instructions and a complimentary registration code will be provided upon acceptance of application. Additional exhibit staff passes may be purchased at on-site registration for US $50 each per day.

Equipment/Electricity/Internet/Shipping/Deliveries: Exhibitors will be provided with a six-foot by 30-inch skirted table and two chairs. The area will be fully carpeted. To learn more about how to secure additional items such as electricity, audiovisual equipment, etc., please view the exhibitor kit. For shipping information, please view the shipping form.

Security/Liability: Neither Sigma nor the Calgary Telus Convention Centre accepts any liability for equipment, goods, displays, or other materials that arrive or fail to arrive at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. 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 Calgary Telus Convention Centre 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 Calgary Telus Convention Centre and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, and agents harmless against all claims, losses, or damages to persons or property, governmental charges, or fines and attorney’s 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 Calgary Telus Convention Centre 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.