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 14 contact hours (1.4 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

Registration – Opens April 1, 2021

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


  • 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 requiring accommodations are welcomed to advise ISS of this by emailing the Symposium Manager at meghan.wander@pitt.edu or calling 412-624-6366.