Convention 2019
Convention 2019
Convention 2019

Exhibit, Sponsorship, & Advertising Opportunities

Thank you to all exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers participating as of 12 November 2018!

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours!

Show Dates: 16-18 November 2019
Discount Deadline: 30 April 2019
Application Deadline: 23 August 2019

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?

Nearly 2,500 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 Reception
    • Exhibit Hall Bingo and Prize Drawing
    • Daily Door Prize Drawings
    • Monday Lunch
    • Refreshment Breaks
  • 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, 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 2019 Biennial Convention
Carla Sanderson

“We honor Chamberlain’s more than 125-year legacy by promoting student success through personalized attention and support, diversified learning experiences, innovative resources and a sense of community that prepares extraordinary nurses to transform healthcare.”

— Carla Sanderson, PhD, RN*, 
Chamberlain University, Chief Academic Officer
*Registered Nurse in Tennessee

Sarah Schuessler

“The Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention provides a great opportunity to meet with nurse educators and administrators about issues and challenges in nursing programs/nursing practice, and to hear more about strategies and best practices in play. It’s always an exciting meeting, full of experts in the field!”

— Sarah Schuessler,
Sr. Marketing Manager, Wolters Kluwer

Center Stage

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, which 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.

2019 Exhibit Deadlines and Fees

Deadlines

Before 30 April (Discount)
US $2,200 (Nonprofit)
US $2,500 (For-Profit)

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

Applications received before 23 August 2019 must include a 50 percent deposit.
Applications received on or after 23 August 2019 must include the total amount.
All outstanding balances are due 23 August 2019.

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 and mobile app to your print program listing.
Fee: US $250


Exhibit Hall Schedule (Preliminary)

Nurse Tim

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Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Saturday, 16 November

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (1000‑1500)

Exhibitor Move-In


4:30-6:30 p.m. (1630‑1830)

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception

Sunday, 17 November

9:15-11:00 a.m. (0915‑1100)
Exhibit Hall Open
Coffee Break/Snacks

1:45-2:45 p.m. (1345‑1445)
Exhibit Hall Open
Dessert & Coffee Break

Monday, 18 November

7:30-8:30 a.m. (0730‑0830)
Exhibit Hall Open
Coffee/Danish

Noon-1:45 p.m. (1200‑1345)
Exhibit Hall Open
Lunch

2:00-5:00 p.m. (1400‑1700)
Exhibitor Move-Out
Washington, DC, is in the United States Eastern time zone.

Want to exhibit at the 45th Biennial 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 2017 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 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.

 

DIAMOND — US $22,000

  • 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)
  • 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 $26,000

 

PLATINUM — US $15,000

  • Recognition as a Platinum sponsor
  • Your choice of sponsored events or activities, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $12,000
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location ($2,500+ value)
  • Full-page four-color program ad (US $2,950 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>/li>

Package Value: US $18,000

 

GOLD — US $10,000

  • Recognition as a Gold sponsor
  • Your choice of a sponsored event(s) or activity, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $8,000
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location (US $2,500+ value)
  • Half-page four-color program ad (US $1,550 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 $12,050

 

SILVER — US $8,000

  • Special recognition as a Silver sponsor
  • Your choice of a sponsored event(s) or activity, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $6,000
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location (US $2,500+ value)
  • Half-page four-color program ad (US $1,500 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 $10,000

 

BRONZE — US $7,000

  • Special recognition as Bronze sponsor
  • Your choice of a sponsored event(s) or activity, including onsite signage opportunities, up to US $4,000
  • Complimentary exhibit booth package plus prime corner location (US $2,500+ value)
  • Half-page four-color program ad (US $1,550 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 $8,050

Sponsorship - 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 2017 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
  • 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 $12,000 (choose one, each exclusive)

  • Attendee Deluxe Tote Bag — Your company name/logo prominently displayed
  • 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 made possible by sponsor, and logo recognition in printed program.

 

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

  • Opening Plenary Keynote Address — Presented by Sigma President Beth Tigges (Saturday, 16 November)
  • Biennial Convention Website Sponsor — Your company name/logo prominently displayed on the convention home page as the event website sponsor with additional recognition on all secondary convention pages for six months:
    • November 2018 – April 2019 (Online abstract submission open September-December)
      or
    • May 2019 – October 2019 (Online attendee registration open through October)

 

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

  • Biennial Convention Mobile App
  • Plenary Session 3 (Monday, 18 November)

 

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 grand prize drawing
  • Poster Presentations — Leadership & Evidence-Based Practice (Saturday, 16 November-Tuesday 19 November)
  • Poster Presentations — Scientific (Saturday, 16 November-Tuesday, 19 November)
  • Selfie Wall — Company logo featured prominently on selfie walls located in high-traffic area
  • Speed Connect Event (Saturday, 16 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, 16 November)

 

US $4,000 (choose one)

  • Attendee Notebooks (2,500) — Exclusive sponsorship featuring your company name/logo.
  • Charging Station (each) — Company logo at each station.
  • Poster Presentations — Rising Stars (Saturday, 16 November-Sunday, 17 November)
  • Speaker Ready Room (Exclusive) — 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 (Exclusive) — More than 400 volunteers will receive a gift imprinted with your company name/logo.
Sponsorships - Awards Presentations

Recognize nursing excellence by becoming a 2019 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 2017 sponsors.

 

Recognition

  • Acknowledgment from the podium as sponsor of the awards presentation
  • Citation in the convention program and awards event 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 $2,500 (choose one)

The Founders Awards are the highest honors bestowed by Sigma and are presented during the Founders Awards Celebration on Monday, 18 November, attended by more than 500 members and guests.

  • Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards
  • Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in 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

 

US $2,000 (choose one)

Presented during the Founders Awards Celebration on Monday, 18 November:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award — Recognizes individuals whose good works have enhanced the human condition globally.
  • Dorothy Ford Buschmann Presidential Award — Bestowed by the current president to recognize distinguished service to Sigma and exceptional contributions to nursing.
  • Lucie S. Kelly Mentor Award — Named in honor of Sigma past-President Kelly for her devotion to the spirit of mentoring and given by the current president to recognize the influence counselors or guides in the nursing profession have on the lives and careers of others.
  • 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)

Presented during the Tribute Awards Event on Sunday, 17 November, attended by more than 400 members and guests.

  • Capstone International Nursing Book Award — Recognizes the excellence of one outstanding nursing book from any publisher.
  • Hester C. Klopper Global Health Award — Recognizes Sigma chapters or institutions of higher learning or practice where active members are engaged in undertaking projects that address global health disparities.
  • Media Awards — Recognizes excellence in promoting and enhancing the nursing profession through media and technology.
  • Practice/Academe Innovative Collaboration Award — Recognizes an institution or group of institutions for innovative practice/academe collaboration.
  • Research Awards — Celebrates excellence in evidence-based practice, research dissemination, and dissertation.

 

US $1,200 (choose one)

Presented during the Chapter Awards Recognition Event on Monday, 18 November, attended by more than 200 members and guests.

  • Chapter Anniversaries Presentations — Celebrates 25th, 50th, and 75th chapter anniversaries.
  • Chapter Communications and Publicity Awards Presentations — Celebrates excellence in chapter activities related to communications and publicity, and global health.
  • Chapter Key Awards Presentations — 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 Outstanding Dean Award — Recognizes a nursing program administrator who strengthens and supports the development of their chapter.
  • New Member Pillar Award — Recognizes a newly inducted Sigma member for service, professionalism, and leadership.
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 (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.

Want to be a sponsor of the 45th Biennial 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 45th Biennial Convention. Print advertising insertion orders are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through 23 August 2019. Camera-ready art is due 20 September 2019.
Please submit in electronic format only (high resolution PDF 4-color [CMYK]) to kathy@sigmanursing.org.

Ad Size (W x H)
Rate
Quarter page: 3.625" x 4.875"
US $950
Half page horizontal: 7.5" x 4.875"
US $1,550
Half page vertical: 3.625" x 10"
US $1,550
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.

Advertising Ad Specs

MOBILE APP BANNER AD: US $500

The 2019 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 30 September 2019 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 US $680

*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 the 45th Biennial 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 90 countries and are connected through a global network of more than 540 chapters located at more than 700 institutions of higher education and practice settings in 31 countries and territories.
  • Sigma communicates regularly with more than 100 nurse leaders who have expressed interest in establishing chapters globally, including those in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Spain.

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.