Convention 2019
Convention 2019
Convention 2019


Steps for Research

Sponsored by
Withmax Consulting

Are you ready to step up to the challenge?

During convention, you can join the Sigma Foundation for Nursing in the Steps for Research Challenge, which allows convention attendees to put all their steps to good use while competing for prizes! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Foundation’s Research Permanent Fund and provide grants for nurse researchers around the world.


Sunday, 17 November 2019 and Monday, 18 November 2019


Sigma's 45th Biennial Convention
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland, USA


US $25 (if you register in advance through the online event registration process)
US $30 (on-site registration)

Who should participate?

Any convention attendee with a compatible smart phone or fitness device!

  • Android Phones (OS 4.2 or above) - Google Fit app (Android, Pebble, Xiaomi, and more)
  • Apple Watch 
  • Fitbit - Zip, One, Flex, Flex 2, Charge, Charge HR, Charge 2, Surge, Alta, Alta HR, Blaze, Versa, MobileTracker app
  • Garmin - vívofit, vívofit 2, vívofit 3, vívosmart, vívosmart 4, vivosmart HR, vívoactive, vivokí
  • iPhone 5s and above - Apple Health App (Polar, Pebble, Xiaomi, and more)
  • Misfit - Flash Cyclist, Flash, Link, Ray, Shine, Shine2, Speedo Shine, Swarovski Activity Crystal
  • Withings (Now Nokia) - Pulse, Pulse O2, Activité Pop, Activité, Activité Steel

Additional instructions will be provided on-site at the Sigma Foundation for Nursing booth (located near registration check-in).

Steps for Research Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to participants with the most steps each day and most steps overall.* Challenge participants who raise donations are also eligible to win the top fundraising prize — valued at over US $100!

Insulated Sigma Water Bottle

Daily step winner (2):

Insulated Sigma Water Bottle

One night stay at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Overall step winner:

One night stay at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Top fundraiser:

One night stay at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

*Participants are eligible to win more than one prize. Night stay(s) can be applied to current or a future booking.

Steps for Research Fundraising Challenge

Win a free night stay at the Gaylord National!

Registrants for Steps for Research have the chance to win an additional free night stay at the Gaylord National. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor your participation as part of the event’s Fundraising Challenge.

Download the Steps for Research Pledge Form and Create a Facebook fundraiser guide. Donations must be turned into the Foundation’s booth located near convention registration no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, 18 November.

The winner will be announced at the Foundation booth and on the event app Tuesday morning, 19 November. The free night can be applied to a current or future booking.

Questions about the fundraising challenge or need to register for Steps for Research? Contact Becky Frey at 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free), +1.317.634.8171 (International), or

Questions? Contact the Sigma Foundation for Nursing staff at or call +1.317.634.8171 (International).