Convention 2021
Convention 2021
Convention 2021


Richard Ricciardi

Richard Ricciardi

2019-2021 President, Sigma

Opening Plenary Session

Saturday, 6 November 2021

12:15-2:15 p.m. (1215-1415)

Honoring the Past: A Reflection from Sigma’s Past Presidents and CEOs

Join us as we highlight Sigma milestones from the last 100 years. Current President Ric Ricciardi will host a panel of past Sigma presidents and CEOs to reflect on the journey of the organization. Discover how Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing began as a local organization and grew to serve nurses around the globe.

Plenary Session 2

Sunday, 7 November 2021

8:00-9:15 a.m. (0800-0915)


Recipient of the Episteme Laureate award presented by the Baxter International Foundation.

Crystal Washington

Crystal Washington
Futurist, Technology Strategist, and Author

Watch her video!

Closing Plenary Session

Monday, 8 November 2021

10:00-11:30 a.m. (1000-1130)

Imagine the Future: What Nurse Leaders Need to Know Now!

Wearable tech, augmented reality, the near ability to use apps to run the world from your pocket/purse— the future is already here! The events of 2020 have sped up the pace and altered the direction of
technological change. Are you ready? In this high-energy talk, Crystal will show you what to do NOW to future-proof your career while leveraging technology to enjoy more opportunities and free time.


  • Identify the significant ways in which technology is reprogramming 'us' and how that impacts your important work.
  • Understand how to use technology for improved mental health and no-stress goal setting.
  • Uncover the trends you should know about NOW to get ahead of the curve and thrive!

View Crystal's biography, or visit her website to learn more about her!