Convention 2021
Convention 2021
Convention 2021

Exhibit, Sponsorship, & Advertising Opportunities

100 Years of Excellence

Linda A. Streit, PhD, RN

“Sigma members will soon celebrate our organization’s 100th Anniversary. I am incredibly proud of this achievement from an organization that has fostered my career in so many ways. The biennial convention allows the opportunity for leaders of Sigma to gather, reflect on our accomplishments, embrace our challenges, and celebrate the joy of our proud tradition and promising futures. Mark your calendar to attend this historic centennial event where Sigma leaders remain 100% connected and 100% empowered to transform global healthcare.”

— Linda A. Streit, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Mercer University, Biennial Convention Platinum Sponsor

Who should exhibit?

  • Academic Programs
  • Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Background/Drug Testing/Compliance
  • Book and Journal Publishers
  • Career Counseling 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

Who will be attending?

More than 2,000 nurses from around the world, including students, health system administrators, nurse practitioners, faculty, deans, and researchers


What do you get?

  • Dedicated Exhibit Hall hours
  • Exhibit Hall Traffic Builders
    • Grand Opening and 100th Anniversary Celebration Reception
    • Exhibit Hall Bingo and Prize Drawing
    • Daily Door Prize Drawings
    • Monday Lunch
    • Refreshment Breaks
  • Opportunity to purchase time at Guru Bar to give a 10-minute pitch to promote your programs, products, and services.
  • Citations in Sigma electronic and print publications disseminated to more than 135,000 global nurse leaders
  • Recognition on convention website
  • Citations in the convention program and related materials
  • Recognition on event mobile app, event viewing screen during opening and closing plenaries
  • Opportunity to purchase a pre-convention postal address list of attendees for one-time use in promoting your presence at the 2021 Biennial Convention
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
Johns Hopkins Exhibit Booth
RNAO Exhibit Booth
Exhibitors

Please review the following document(s):

Exhibitor Information/Contract Provisions

Exhibit Booth Package

  • 10-foot by 10-foot booth
  • One 6-foot skirted table
  • Two chairs
  • Wastebasket
  • Booth identification sign
  • Aisle carpeting and daily maintenance
  • Up to four exhibit hall-only booth staff badges that include food and beverage served in the hall

Information and forms for ordering additional items such as electricity, plants, tables, chairs, computer equipment, etc., will be included in the exhibitor kit disseminated approximately three months before the show.

2021 Exhibit Deadlines and Fees

Deadlines

Before 30 April (Discount)
US $2,300 (Nonprofit)
US $2,600 (For-Profit)

After 30 April
US $2,400 (Nonprofit)
US $2,700 (For-Profit)

Applications received before 20 August 2021 must include a 50 percent deposit.
Applications received on or after 20 August 2021 must include the total amount.
All outstanding balances are due 20 August 2021.

Corner Booth Location

Exhibitors may secure a corner location for an additional fee. (Note: Package sponsorships include a prime corner location at no additional cost.)
Fee: US $200

Enhanced Exhibitor Program Listing

Add your logo to your print program listing and your logo/link to the event mobile app featuring exhibitors, program details, speaker bios, live updates, and much, much more. Also includes a convention push notification (140-character limit) during exhibit viewing times.
Logo and copy due on or before 15 September 2021.
Fee: US $350

Guru Bar Presentation

Secure a spot to provide a 10-minute presentation on your products, programs, and services at the exhibit hall Guru Bar! Presentations will be highlighted in the convention program and promoted to attendees via convention mobile app push notifications.
Fee: US $350


Exhibit Hall Schedule

Exhibits will be open Saturday, 6 November, through Sunday, 8 November 2021. A preliminary schedule will be available soon.

Want to exhibit at convention?

Submit an Application »



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

All events and activities may be co-sponsored with one or more organizations, and fees split accordingly. Sponsorships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with right of first refusal extended to 2019 sponsors.

 

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship packages offer increased exposure and additional benefits at a discounted rate!

  • Recognition from the podium at selected sponsored event(s)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package (includes 6-foot draped table, two chairs) and a prime corner location
  • Complimentary convention program or online banner ad
  • Citation in the convention program and related materials
  • Sign/banner at entrance to event/activity
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app and event viewing screens
  • Citation in Sigma publications disseminated to more than 135,000 nurse leaders
  • Recognition on sigmanursing.org

To customize your package to meet your specific needs, desires, and budget, call 888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free), +1.317.634.8171 (International), or email kathy@sigmanursing.org.

 

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR (EXCLUSIVE) — US $30,000

  • Recognition as the exclusive Centennial Sponsor
  • Recognition as sponsor of the 100th Anniversary Opening Keynote (US $30,000 value)
  • Full-page four-color program ad (US $2,950 value)
  • Two complimentary exhibit booth packages in prime corner location (US $5,000+ value)
  • Complimentary Guru Bar opportunity (US $350 value)
  • Complimentary Enhanced Exhibitor Listing (US $350 value)
  • Attendee postal address list (US $550 value)
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app, from the podium, and on event viewing screens at the opening and closing plenary sessions

Package Value: US $39,200

 

DIAMOND CONVENTION SPONSOR — US $25,000

  • Recognition as a Diamond sponsor
  • Your choice of sponsored events or activities, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $20,000
  • Full-page four-color program ad (US $2,950 value)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location (US $2,500+ value)
  • Complimentary Guru Bar opportunity (US $350 value)
  • Complimentary Enhanced Exhibitor Listing (US $350 value)
  • Attendee postal address list (US $550 value)
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app, from the podium, and on event viewing screens at the opening and closing plenary sessions

Package Value: US $26,700

 

PLATINUM CONVENTION SPONSOR — US $20,000

  • Recognition as a Platinum sponsor
  • Your choice of sponsored events or activities, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $15,000
  • Full-page four-color program ad (US $2,950 value)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location ($2,500+ value)
  • Complimentary Guru Bar opportunity (US $350 value)
  • Complimentary Enhanced Exhibitor Listing (US $350 value)
  • Attendee postal address list (US $550 value)
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app, from the podium, and on event viewing screens at the opening and closing plenary sessions

Package Value: US $21,700

 

GOLD CONVENTION SPONSOR — US $15,000

  • Recognition as a Gold sponsor
  • Your choice of a sponsored event(s) or activity, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $10,000
  • Full-page four-color program ad (US $2,950 value)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location (US $2,500+ value)
  • Complimentary Guru Bar opportunity (US $350 value)
  • Complimentary Enhanced Exhibitor Listing (US $350 value)
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app, from the podium, and on event viewing screens at the opening and closing plenary sessions

Package Value: US $16,150

 

SILVER CONVENTION SPONSOR — US $10,000

  • Special recognition as a Silver sponsor
  • Your choice of a sponsored event(s) or activity, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $6,000
  • Half-page four-color program ad (US $1,500 value)
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location (US $2,500+ value)
  • Complimentary Guru Bar opportunity (US $350 value)
  • Complimentary Enhanced Exhibitor Listing (US $350 value)
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app, from the podium, and on event viewing screens at the opening and closing plenary sessions

Package Value: US $10,700

 

BRONZE CONVENTION SPONSOR — US $8,000

  • Special recognition as Bronze sponsor
  • Your choice of a sponsored event(s) or activity, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $5,000
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location (US $2,500+ value)
  • Complimentary Enhanced Exhibitor Listing (US $350 value)
  • Mobile App Banner Ad (US $500 value)
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app, from the podium, and on event viewing screens at the opening and closing plenary sessions

Package Value: US $8,350

Sponsorships - Events & Activities

Events and activities may be co-sponsored with one or more organizations, and fees split accordingly. Sponsorships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with right of first refusal extended to 2019 sponsors.

 

Recognition

  • Acknowledgment from the podium at sponsored event(s)
  • Citation in convention program and related materials
  • Recognition on sign/banner at entrance to event/activity
  • Logo recognition on event mobile app and event viewing screens, including logo (US $5,000 level and above)
  • Citation in Sigma publications disseminated to more than 135,000 nurse leaders
  • Recognition on sigmanursing.org

 

US $20,000

  • Closing Session Keynote
  • Downtown Indy Skywalk Banners (2) — 90.5'w x 22'h 100th anniversary convention banners, including your logo and message. Banners will face street running north and south located on skywalk connecting attendees to all activities being hosted at the JW Marriot (headquarters hotel) and the Indiana Convention Center.
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & 100th Anniversary Welcome Reception

 

US $15,000 (choose one, each exclusive)

  • Attendee Deluxe Tote Bags — Your company name/logo prominently displayed
  • Convention Website — Your company name/logo prominently displayed on the convention home page as the convention website sponsor with additional recognition on all secondary convention pages.
  • Wi-Fi — Sponsorship package 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 at headquarters hotel made possible by sponsor, and logo recognition in printed program.
  • Downtown Indy Street Banners — Twenty-five 30"w x 78"h banners featuring the 100th anniversary logo and your logo will be affixed to poles located near the convention headquarters hotel and convention center.

 

US $10,000 (choose one, each exclusive)

  • Sigma Hackathon — Back by popular demand! The 2019 inaugural Sigma Hackathon attracted more than 100 convention attendees for three hours of robust dialogue, creative thinking, innovation, and ideation around the development of new and transformational clinical healthcare solutions.
  • Attendee Lanyards — Your name and logo featured on two-color, two-sided deluxe lanyards.
  • Convention Mobile App — The convention mobile app is the go-to place for complete program information and real-time updates. Your logo will be prominently displayed and may include link to your website.
  • 100th Anniversary Commemorative Gift — Each attendee will receive a special commemorative gift also featuring your logo.

 

US $6,000 (choose one, each exclusive)

  • Exhibit Hall Bingo & Grand Prize Drawing — All attendees will receive a bingo card featuring your name/logo and opportunity to participate in a grand prize drawing.
  • Poster Presentations (Saturday, 6 November-Tuesday, 9 November)
  • Selfie Wall — Company logo featured prominently on selfie walls located in high-traffic area
  • Sigma Building Tours — Guided tours of Sigma’s beautiful international headquarters where many honor society commemorative pieces, historical documents, and photos are on display throughout.
  • Sigma Career Center — Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up in advance or onsite to receive expert career advice.
  • Speed Connect Event (Saturday, 6 November)
  • Student Engagement Reception — Sigma board members provide a personal experience through one-on-one conversations with local students and those attending the convention; students will also have access to expert career advice. (Saturday, 6 November)

 

US $5,000 (choose one)

  • Attendee Notebooks (2,500) — Exclusive sponsorship featuring your company name/logo
  • Charging Stations (2) — Your logo at each anniversary-branded station
  • Poster Presentations — Rising Stars (Saturday, 6 November-Sunday, 7 November)
  • Sigma Escape Room Sessions – Participants must solve a series of clues to conquer the Sigma Escape Room. This is a fun and engaging group activity designed to help participants explore team dynamics and discover their inner leader.
  • Speaker Ready Room — Visited by more than 800 presenters throughout convention. Recognition includes a sign with your company logo on sign and computer station screen savers.
  • Volunteer Gifts — More than 400 volunteers will receive a gift imprinted with your company name/logo.
Sponsorships - Awards Presentations

Recognize nursing excellence by becoming a 2021 international awards presentation sponsor. Awards may be co-sponsored with one or more organizations, and fees split accordingly. Sponsorships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with right of first refusal extended to 2019 sponsors.

 

Recognition

  • Acknowledgment from the podium as sponsor of the awards presentation
  • Citation in the convention program
  • Recognition on event mobile app and on event viewing screens
  • Recognition on the convention website
  • Citation in Sigma publications disseminated to more than 135,000 nurse leaders

 

US $3,000 (choose one)

Presented during the Opening Plenary (I) on Saturday, 6 November, attended by more than 2,000 members and guests.

  • The Founders Awards are the highest honors bestowed by Sigma:
    • Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Service
    • Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Innovation and Creativity
    • Ethel Palmer Clarke Award for Chapter Excellence
    • Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research
    • Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education
    • Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice
    • Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership
  • Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children — Presented to a nurse who has made significant contributions to the health and well-being of children.
  • Dorothy Ford Buschmann Outstanding New Member Award — Recognizes a newly inducted Sigma member for service, professionalism, and leadership.

 

US $2,500 (choose one)

Presented during the Closing Plenary (III) on Monday, 8 November, attended by more than 2,000 members and guests.

  • Archon Awards — Recognize individuals or groups, regardless of their profession, who have made health a major aspect of their lives, and their efforts have created significant change that is national or transnational in scope. In all of their endeavors, they embody the Sigma values of love, honor, and courage.
  • Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award — Recognizes individuals whose good works have enhanced the human condition globally.
  • Nell J. Watts Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award — Recognizes a Sigma member who has demonstrated achievement in nursing spanning a lifetime career.

 

US $1,500 (choose one)

Recognized during the House of Delegates on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 & 10 November, attended by more than 500 members and guests.

  • Chapter Key Award — Celebrates chapters that have excelled in membership recruitment and retention; publicity and programming; professional and leadership development; and local, national, and international collaboration.
  • Melanie C. Dreher Award for Outstanding Chapter Support — Recognizes a nursing program or practice setting that strengthens and supports the development of their chapter.

 

US $1,200 (choose one)

Presented during the Tribute Awards Luncheon on Sunday, 7 November, attended by more than 100 members and guests.

  • Capstone International Nursing Book Award — Recognizes the excellence of one outstanding nursing book from any publisher.
  • Lucie S. Kelly Mentor/Preceptor Award — Recognizes the influence counselors or guides in the nursing profession have on the lives and careers of others.
  • Media and Communications Award — Recognizes excellence in promoting and enhancing the nursing profession through various modes of communication such as videos, podcasts, photography, articles, etc.
  • Research Dissertation Award — Recognizes a nurse whose dissertation is exceptionally meritorious and exemplifies high standards of scholarship and knowledge development.
Sponsorships - Onsite Signage

Capture the attention of convention attendees with your message and logo on one or more highly visible, convention-branded opportunities located in high-traffic areas throughout the convention facilities.

US $1,500 per option

  • Directional Vertical Sign (39" x 84") — This double-sided sign will be co-branded with your logo and Sigma convention creative on the lower third of each side. The upper two-thirds of one side will feature your message and the upper two-thirds of the second side will provide attendees with important convention information.
  • Exhibit Hall Aisle Number Floor Decals (2, 5' x 5' squares) — Each exhibit aisle will be numbered via large 5' x 5' floor decals featuring the convention theme and aisle number on the upper half and your logo and message on the lower half. Note: You may choose which aisles based on your booth location.

 
US $5,000

  • Biennial Convention Ribbon Wall — A special wall adjacent to convention registration where Sigma members will go to choose a variety of badge ribbons representing their engagement as board and committee members, chapter delegates, and candidates and volunteers, to name a few. The Ribbon Wall will feature your logo along the top of the wall. In addition, the Ribbon Wall sponsor will be recognized in the printed program and via all on-site communications directing attendees to the wall to claim their ribbons.
  • Educational Session Room Signs (30) — A total of 30 signs, featuring your logo, will be posted outside each session room throughout the convention.
  • Skywalk Clings — Your logo featured on convention-branded window clings located on the skywalk bridge connecting the headquarters hotel and the convention center.

Want to be a sponsor at convention?

Submit an Application »

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

Print and Digital Advertising

Promote your products, programs, or services; pay tribute to a nursing colleague or leader; or advertise employment opportunities.

PRINT PROGRAM ADVERTISING

The official four-color program will be disseminated to more than 2,500 nurse leaders attending the 2021 Biennial Convention and 100th Anniversary Celebration. Print advertising insertion orders are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through 20 August 2021. Press-ready art is due 15 September 2021.
Please submit in electronic format only (high resolution PDF 4-color [CMYK]) to kathy@sigmanursing.org.

Note: When recognizing recipients of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing awards in biennial convention advertising, please use the official shorter naming reference, “Sigma.”

Ad Size (W x H)
Rate
Quarter page: 3.625" x 4.875"
US $995
Half page horizontal: 7.5" x 4.875"
US $1,625
Half page vertical: 3.625" x 10"
US $1,625
Full page, no bleed: 7.5" x 10" US $2,950
Full page with bleed*: 8.5" x 11" + bleed*  US $2,950

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

Program Ad Specifications

MOBILE APP BANNER AD: US $525

The 2021 Biennial Convention 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 submit your banner ad in two sizes to kathy@sigmanursing.org on or before 15 September 2021 using these specifications:

  • 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://.

WEBSITE ADVERTISING

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

Advertising is available for the convention home page and call for abstracts page.  Space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and files must be received at least two weeks in advance of desired placement. Contact Kathy Bennison for more information.

   Monthly Rates*

1x
3x
6x 12x
Convention home page 728 x 90 px/300 x 250 px (mobile) US $1,100
US $990 US $935 US $880
Convention abstracts page 728 x 90 px/300 x 250 px (mobile) US $850 US $765 US $723 NA

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

POSTAL ADDRESS LIST

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

Want to advertise at convention?

Submit an Application »

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

Sigma is an international nursing honor society that develops leaders in the nursing profession by providing recognition, education, and global opportunities to the world’s top nurses. Support received for Sigma programs directly contributes to our mission and greatly enhances our ability to positively impact patient outcomes.

  • Membership is by invitation only to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
  • Members reside in more than 100 countries and are connected through a global network of more than 560 chapters located at more than 800 institutions of higher education and more than 20 practice settings in 38 countries and territories.
  • Sigma communicates regularly with more than 100 nurse leaders who have expressed interest in establishing chapters globally, including those in Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and United Arab Emirates

We are clinicians, researchers, faculty member, and more.

 

135K
 
74% Clinical
 
23% Academic
 
3% Other

We are experienced.

 

We are well-educated.

 

100% hold a bachelor's degree

 

54% hold a master's degree

 

19% hold a doctoral degree

 

45% hold a specialty certification


  • 20% of biennial convention attendees work in a hospital or multi-hospital system
  • 75% of biennial convention attendees work in a school of nursing
  • More than 300 nursing students attend convention

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