Application Deadline: 15 February 2018

Designed to advance the science of nursing education in global and diverse environments, this conference attracts more than 400 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.

Please read the Exhibitor Rules and Regulations below prior to submitting an application.



  • Six-foot skirted table for display purposes
  • Located in a high-traffic (unsecured) area
  • Dedicated viewing times:

Friday, April 20

Exhibit Setup: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Exhibits & Posters: 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Lunch/Exhibits & Posters: 12:15-1:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break/Exhibits & Posters: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Exhibits & Posters: 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

Breakfast/Exhibits: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Morning Break/Exhibits & Posters: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Lunch/Exhibits & Posters: 12:15-1:45 p.m.
Exhibit Removal: 1:45-2:30 p.m.


Bronze US $2,000 (choose one)

  • Name badges including your organizational name/logo printed on badge
  • Conference website button banner ad (two months)

Silver US $2,500*

*This level includes a complimentary table top valued at US $800 plus one of the options below:

  • Tote bags with name/logo
  • April 20 Plenary Session II Learn more »
  • April 21 Closing Plenary Session Learn more »
  • Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations: (Friday & Saturday)

Gold US $3,000*

*This level includes a complimentary table top valued at US $800 plus one of the options below:

Platinum US $4,000*

*This level includes one (1) complimentary attendee registration valued at $500+ (purchased by discount deadline) and one (1) complimentary table top valued at $800 plus one of the options below:

  • April 20 Networking Reception
  • Conference Mobile App

Program Advertising


The official four-color program will be disseminated to more than 400 attendees. Print advertising insertion orders accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through February 15, 2018. Camera-ready art (in PDF format) due March 1, 2018.

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

Exhibitor Rules and Regulations

2018 Nursing Education Research Conference (NERC)
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 and National League for Nursing 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 15 February 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 (insert link to registration) for the conference.

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

Security/Liability: Neither STTI nor the Washington Marriott Wardman Park accepts any liability for equipment, goods, displays, or other materials that arrive or fail to arrive at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. 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 Washington Marriott Wardman Park 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 Theta Tau International, the National League for Nursing and the Washington Marriott Wardman Park 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 Washington Marriott Wardman Park 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.