Exhibit, Sponsorship, & Advertising Opportunities

Reach more than 400 nurses from around the world during this educational and networking conference attended by researchers, educators in both the clinical and academic settings, nursing students, chapter leaders, and nursing school deans and faculty.

Applications accepted through 4 August 2018


Who should exhibit?

  • Academic Programs
  • Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Book and Journal Publishers
  • Consulting Services
  • Continuing Education Providers
  • Education Tesignchnology Producers
  • Government or State Health Agencies
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Health and Wellness Product Providers
  • Hospital and School Equipment Suppliers
  • Medical/Health Product Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Professional Development Providers
  • Recruitment Organizations
  • Software and Web-Based Product Companies
  • Simulation, Technology, and Skills Lab Providers
  • Test Prep Providers


Includes complimentary 6-foot skirted table for display purposes and two chairs. Dedicated viewing time is limited. Tables will be located in a high-traffic (unsecured) area.

    Saturday, 15 September
    Move-In: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    2:30-2:45 p.m. and 4:15-4:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 16 September
    8:00-8:45 a.m.; 9:45-10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; 1:45-2:30 p.m.; and 3:30-3:45 p.m.
    Monday, 17 September
    9:30-10:00 a.m.; 10:45-11:00 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; 2:00-2:15 p.m.; and 3:00-3:30 p.m.
    Move-Out: 3:30-5:00 p.m.


Add your logo to your print program listing and your logo/link to the congress mobile app featuring exhibitors, program details, speaker bios, live updates, and much, much more. Two (2) conference push notifications (140-character word limit) during exhibit viewing times also included.Fee: US $150


All sponsors receive:

  • Citation in the official program
  • Recognition at the opening keynote and onscreen
  • Citation on Leadership Connection website
  • Citation in Chapter Leader Emphasis*
  • Sponsor ribbons for all representatives

Contributing Sponsor — US $500

    Pearl Sponsor — US $1,500

    • Special recognition as sponsor of a selected educational session (see program for list of Chapter and Leadership sessions)
    • Pearl Sponsor ribbons
    • Rising Stars Poster Presentations

    Sapphire Sponsor — US $2,500

    • Special recognition as sponsor of a selected event /activity (choose one):
      • Plenary Session I (Saturday)
      • Plenary Session II (Tuesday)
      • Leadership Posters (Sunday)
      • Chapter Posters (Monday)
      • Gobo - Your logo rotating with Sigma's logo featured in a Gobo light to serve as an event focal point.
    • Complimentary table top display space (US $750 value)
    • Sapphire Sponsor ribbons

    Ruby Sponsor — US $4,000

    • Special recognition as sponsor of a selected event /activity (choose one):
      • Opening Plenary Keynote (Saturday)
      • Closing Plenary presented by (Tuesday)
      • Attendee tote bags w/ name/logo
      • Attendee name badges & lanyards including your organizational name/logo printed on badge
      • Floor Decals (includes three 3' x 3' decals) - located in high-traffic area and featuring your logo and event theme.
    • Complimentary table top display space (US $750 value)
    • Ruby Sponsor ribbons

    Amethyst Sponsor — US $6,000

    • Special recognition as sponsor of the Networking Lunch (Sunday or Monday)
    • Complimentary table top display space (US $750 value)
    • Amethyst Sponsor ribbons

    *Sponsoring organizations submitting an application by 15 July will be recognized in the September 2018 Chapter Leader Emphasis mailed to more than 5,000 Sigma chapter leaders.



    Promote your products, programs, or services; pay tribute to a nursing colleague or leader; or advertise employment opportunities to the more than 400 global nurse leaders attending Leadership Connection, with a full-color advertisement in the program book. Art for program ads must be submitted to kathy@stti.org on or before 13 August 2018 in electronic format only (PDF 4-color [CMYK]).

    Ad Size (W x H)
    Quarter page: 3.625" x 4.875"
    Half page vertical: 3.625" x 10"
    Half page horizontal: 7.5" x 4.875"
    Full page, no bleed: 7.5" x 10" $1,475
    Full page with bleed: 8.5" x 11" + bleed*  $1,475

    *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


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

    Advertising is available for the conference home page and call for abstracts page on a per-month, first-come, first-served basis. Files must be submitted to kathy@stti.org at least two weeks in advance of desired month(s).

       Monthly Rates*
    Home page 728 x 90 px/​300 x 250 px (mobile) US $550
    Abstracts page 728 x 90 px/​300 x 250 px (mobile) US $350

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


    The 2018 congress 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 use these specifications when submitting your banner ad in two sizes: 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://. Please submit to kathy@stti.org on or before 13 August 2018.


    You may request a one-time-only postal address list of registered pre- or post-congress attendees for US $150. The signed list rental agreement must be completed and returned with purchase request. The pre-event list will be available approximately six weeks before the event, and the post-event list will be available approximately two weeks following congress.

    Exhibitor Rules and Regulations

    2018 Leadership Connection Exhibitor Rules & Regulations

    Please read the following information carefully. Your completion of an online application to exhibit conveys your acceptance of and willingness to abide by these Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) exhibitor rules and regulations as outlined.

    Exhibit Hours and Staffing: Tabletop displays will be located in a high-traffic, carpeted area and will be available for viewing during scheduled viewing times. Note: This is not a secured space. Please see “Security/Liability” section below.) Displays must remain in place and be staffed during all designated exhibit viewing times.

    Acceptance of Applications: Space is limited. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sigma reserves the right to decline any or all exhibitor applications at its sole discretion.

    Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given with written notice of cancellation received on or before 30 June 2018. No refund thereafter.

    Exhibitor Registration: Each tabletop purchase includes two (2) exhibit-only badges. Exhibitors wishing to attend sessions and collect continuing education credits must register for the conference.

    Equipment/Electricity/Internet: Exhibitors will be provided with a skirted table (6-foot by 30-inch) and two chairs located in a fully-carpeted area. Forms for purchasing additional items such as electricity, audiovisual equipment, easels, etc. will be provided approximately three months before the conference and/or upon acceptance of the space application.

    Shipping/Deliveries: Information and forms will be provided approximately three months before the conference and/or upon acceptance of the application for space. A fee will be assessed equal to costs incurred by Sigma for booth materials left onsite.

    Security/Liability: Neither Sigma nor the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis accepts any liability for equipment, goods, displays, or other materials that arrive or fail to arrive at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. The exhibitor shall maintain insurance sufficient to cover any claims or liabilities that may reasonably arise from or relate to your obligations according to this prospectus and will provide such proof of insurance upon request. Exhibitors shall indemnify and hold harmless the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis and its servicing agents from all liability (damage or accident) that might ensue from any cause resulting from or connected with transportation, placing, removal, or display of exhibits. The exhibitor assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, and agents harmless against all claims, losses, or damages to persons or property, governmental charges, or fines and attorneys’ fees arising from or caused by its installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy, or use of the exhibition premises or a part thereof, excluding any such liability caused by the sole gross negligence of the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis and its employees and agents. Neither party will be liable for punitive damages.

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

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