About 37th ISS

37th International Seating Symposium: Showing Our Value

Symposium October 28 – 30, 2021
Pre- Symposium Workshops October 27, 2021

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA USA 

The 37th International Seating Symposium (ISS) is the world’s largest educational conference and exhibition featuring wheelchairs and related assistive technologies. Conference attendees will have the option to earn up to 17 contact hours (1.7 CEUs) while choosing from over 140 courses taught by subject matter experts. Our 127k square foot exhibit hall will house exhibits from over 130 exhibitors including wheelchair and equipment manufacturers, educators, family-owned, non-profit and advocacy groups.

Current Conference Status

  • Participants will have the ability to attend sessions online synchronously and asynchronously after the conference 
  • Presenters will have the option of delivering their sessions remotely 
  • The in-person event will adhere to all COVID-19 regulations and protocols in place at the time of the conference
  • Exhibitor booth spacing may be adjusted according to social distancing protocols
  • Opportunities for interactive virtual exhibit tours are being planned

Call for Papers

  • Closed
  • Participants will be notified by email in September 2020

Exhibit Hall

Registration – Opens April 1, 2021

  • Early Bird Rate: $729
  • Regular Registration: $799
  • Student Rate: TBA (Students must show valid University ID when picking up registration badge.)


  • Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP)
  • Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (RET)
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Educators
  • Manufacturers
  • Product Developers
  • People with Disabilities
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Engineers & Technicians
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Researchers
  • Policy Makers

Attendees with Disabilities

The ISS supports participation by all individuals. Attendees with disabilities are welcome to advise ISS of this by email meghan.wander@pitt.edu or 412-624-6366.

Refund Policy

Refund information for the 37th ISS can be found here.