The Exhibit Hall will give you the opportunity to network with key vendors and see new products. The exhibits will be displayed on Level 2 in the Melbourne Foyer area. Refer to your event schedule for viewing times.
Visit the Sigma Marketplace to shop new and popular Sigma merchandise and books. The Marketplace will be open in the Foyer on Level 1 Thursday and Level 2 Friday through Sunday.
Need to purchase a gift? How about a personalized, signed copy of a Sigma book? The Sigma author book signings are a wonderful opportunity to talk to some of the premier authors of our profession. Authors Sharon Tucker, Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Gwen D. Sherwood, and Lynn Gallagher-Ford will be signing their books on Saturday, 21 July from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. (1445-1530) in the Melbourne Foyer on Level 2.
The Career Center provides nurses and students with an opportunity to receive guidance regarding their career path from experienced nursing professionals and leaders. Appointments will take place in Room 108 on Level 1 on Friday and Saturday. Sign up ahead of time to guarantee your session! However, you can also sign up on-site at the Career Center check-in table, located near the presenter ready room.
Congress is a time of celebration and recognition for the excellence in research by nurses. On Saturday, 21 July, the 9th Annual International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Induction will take place in the Auditorium (enter on the Ground Level). Attendees are welcome to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of these impressive nurse researchers with an awards presentation and the opportunity for conversations with the honorees.
The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and Conversation With the Honorees is a chance to honor members who have achieved significant and sustained national and/or international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. This is the induction ceremony as well as a panel discussion on their research experiences. Those inducted are also given the option to speak at a special session.
Emerging Nurse Researcher awards recognize members for their research that has impacted the profession and the people it serves. The award is given out during the Opening Plenary Session. These honorees are also given an opportunity to present a special session.
Cultural Celebration Event
One of the most exciting parts of congress is traveling to a country you’ve never been before. Did you know we’re hosting a cultural event? Learn more here.