37th International Seating Symposium: Showing Our Value

Symposium October 28 – 30, 2021
Pre- Symposium Workshops October 26 – 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 100 courses taught by subject matter experts. Our 85k square foot exhibit hall will house exhibits from over 100 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
RESNA and the 37th ISS

RESNA and the ISS are partnering to provide 10 instructional sessions with topics focused on Assistive Technology and practice experience of the ATP. Check out the RESNA Track: a unique experience of ISS 2021.

Registration – Opens May 5, 2021

  • Main Conference In-person Attendee Registration
    • Early Bird Rate: $729 from 5/5/2021 to 8/31/2021
    • Regular Rate: $799 from 9/1/2021 to 10/26/2021
    • On-site Rate: $829
  • Main Conference Virtual Attendee Registration
    • $429
  • 8 hour Pre-conference Course (Available In-person Only)
    • $359/course
  • 4 hour Pre-conference Course (Available In-person Only)
    • $179/course


  • Academic (Post-Secondary)
  • Advocate
  • ATP (Assistive Technology Professional)
  • Caregiver
  • Educator or Special Educator (K-12)
  • Engineer
  • Funding Source
  • Government
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist/Assistant
  • Person with a Disability
  • Physical Therapist/Assistant
  • Professional Organization
  • Researcher
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Supplier
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Attendees with Disabilities

The ISS supports participation by all individuals. Attendees with disabilities requiring accommodations are welcomed to advise ISS of this by emailing Bethany Semancik at bls200@pitt.edu or calling 412-624-6256.