Nursing Education Research Conference
Nursing Education Research Conference
Nursing Education Research Conference

Exhibit, Sponsorship, & Advertising Opportunities

Add your name to the list of organizations already participating!

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

The National League for Nursing (NLN) and Sigma will jointly host the Nursing Education Research Conference, March 26-28, 2020, in Washington, DC, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

Designed to advance the science of nursing education in global and diverse environments, this conference attracts nearly 600 academicians, practitioners, administrators, and students and will feature:

  • Oral and poster presentations on innovative strategies that support education-practice-research collaborations
  • New research findings to support transformative nursing education


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

What do you get?

  • Dedicated viewing times on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27. Schedule coming soon!
  • Skirted 6-foot by 30-inch table, two chairs, and free Wi-Fi access
  • High-traffic carpeted area (unsecured) located near plenary sessions, poster presentations, and refreshment breaks
  • Citations in NERC electronic and print publications disseminated to NLN and Sigma members
  • Citation in the conference program
  • Recognition on event mobile app and event viewing screens during opening and closing plenaries
  • Exclusive opportunity to exhibitors to enhance your print and event mobile app listing for only US $150


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. Two (2) conference push notifications (140-character limit) during exhibit viewing times also included.
Logo and copy due on or before February 7, 2020.


Congressional Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Exhibitors may choose to staff their exhibit space throughout the conference. However, you are required to attend during the following dedicated viewing sessions:

Thursday, March 26
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-In

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Viewing (lunch on your own)

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Exhibit Viewing

Friday, March 27
10:15-10:45 a.m.
Exhibit Viewing (coffee break)

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Exhibit Viewing

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Exhibit Viewing (coffee break)

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-Out

Package Sponsorships

Sponsorship requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsors may choose to be exclusive or may co-sponsor an event with one or more organizations unless there is inadequate space for more than one organizational name and logo.

All sponsors receive:

  • Recognition in the official printed program disseminated to more than 600 attendees
  • Citation on the NERC website and in electronic and print publications disseminated to all Sigma and NLN members
  • Recognition in electronic newsletters disseminated to members in advance of and immediately following NERC
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Citation on the conference mobile app and on event viewing screens
  • Recognition via push notifications to onsite attendees

Bronze US $2,000 (choose one)

  • Attendee lanyards co-branded with your logo and conference logo
  • Conference website button banner ad (two months)
  • Session sign sponsor featuring your logo

Silver US $2,500 (choose one)

Includes one complimentary table top valued at US $800 plus one of the options below: 
  • Conference mobile app with name/logo featured
  • Plenary Session 2
  • Closing Plenary Session
  • Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations

Gold US $3,500 (choose one)

Includes one complimentary table top valued at US $800 plus one of the options below:

  • Attendee tote bags with name/logo
  • Opening Plenary Session
  • Printed conference program with name/logo on cover

Platinum US $4,500 (choose one)

Includes recognition as exclusive sponsor of the March 26 Networking Reception; one complimentary attendee registration valued at US $550 when purchased by the early deadline; and one complimentary table top valued at US $800.



Promote your products, programs, or services or advertise employment opportunities to the nearly 600 nurse leaders attending NERC by placing a full-color advertisement in the printed conference program.

Ad art must be submitted on or before February 7, 2020 in electronic format only (PDF 4-color [CMYK]) to

Ad Size (W x H)
Quarter page: 3.625" x 4.875"
US $495
Half page horizontal: 7.5" x 4.875"
US $775
Full page, no bleed: 7.5" x 10" US $1,475
Full page with bleed*: 8.5" x 11" + bleed*  US $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.



The NERC 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 on or before February 7, 2020.

Exhibitor Rules and Regulations


NERC 2020

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) and National League for Nursing (NLN) 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 and NLN reserve the right to decline any or all exhibitor applications at our sole discretion.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given with written notice of cancellation received on or before January 31, 2020. 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 (six-foot by 30-inch) and two chairs located in a fully-carpeted area. Please review the 2020 Exhibitor AV Order Form for information on ordering additional items such as electricity, audiovisual equipment, etc.

Shipping/Deliveries: Please review the FedEx Shipping Instructions for information on shipping to the hotel. A fee will be assessed equal to costs incurred by Sigma and NLN for booth materials left onsite.

Security/Liability: Neither Sigma, NLN, nor the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel accepts any liability for equipment, goods, displays, or other materials that arrive or fail to arrive at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. 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 Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 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 Sigma, NLN, and Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, and agents harmless against all claims, losses, or damages to persons or property, governmental charges, or fines and attorney’s 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 Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel and its employees and agents. Neither party will be liable for punitive damages.

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