About 37th ISS

The University of Pittsburgh
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Continuing Education Program (RSTCE) announces:

37th International Seating Symposium (ISS)

Symposium March 18 – 20, 2021
Pre- Symposium Workshops March 16 – 17, 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.

Registration Rates

  • Early Bird Rate: TBA (November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021)
  • Regular Registration: TBA (February 1 – March 12, 2021)
  • Student Rate: TBA (Students must show valid University ID when picking up registration badge.)

Call for Papers

  • Call for papers will open May 4, 2020

Proposed Exhibiting Schedule

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021: 2:00 to 8:00 PM (Community Day – All are welcome!)
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021: TBA
  • Friday, March 19, 2021: TBA


  • Over 100+ sessions including pre-symposium workshops, plenary sessions, instructional courses, papers, and posters
  • A 127,000 square foot Exhibition Hall with over 150 exhibitors of products and services, with both public and attendee-only hours


  • 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.

Consent to Use Photographic Image

By attending the 37th ISS, attendees give the University of Pittsburgh permission to use the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions, social networking, and audio recordings both now and in the future.