FAQ Page


What is the ISS?

The 35th International Seating Symposium (ISS) is the world's largest educational conference and exhibition featuring wheelchairs and related assistive technologies. For the first time in 20 years, the ISS returns to Pittsburgh, PA, and will take place March 20 – 22, 2019, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 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 127,000 square foot exhibit hall will house exhibits from over 130 exhibitors including wheelchair and equipment manufacturers, educators, family-owned organizations, non-profits, and advocacy groups.

When is the ISS?

The ISS will be held March 20-22, 2019, with Pre-Conference courses taking place March 18th and 19th.

Where will the ISS be held?

The ISS will be hosted by the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 

Who should attend the ISS?

Continuing Education courses are available for Occupational Therapists, Assistive Technology Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Assistive Technology Suppliers, Educators, and Students. We also offer a Community Day, during which the public can view the exhibit hall, free of charge. Our 2019 Community Day will be held on March 19, 2019. Community Day is FREE to the public, but registration is required. To register for Community Day, click here.

What kind of exhibits are featured in the Exhibit Hall?

Our exhibit hall features both national and international organizations. They feature seating and mobility products, devices, accessories, advocacy groups, and much more. You can view our full list of exhibitors here: 2019 Exhibit Hall

Where can I park to attend the ISS?

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center has a 700-space lot on site. However, spots are not guaranteed. We encourage you to carpool or to utilize public transportation or ride sharing. Other parking garages are available in the immediate vicinity, including the Liberty Center Garage, the Ninth and Penn Garage, and the Grant Street Transportation Center. Please visit www.parkPGH.org for more information and real-time parking availability.

How much does it cost to attend the ISS?

Please visit our registration page for a full list of current prices.

Do I need to attend the Pre-Conference courses?

No. Pre-Conference workshops are available for individuals looking to gain deeper knowledge in the field. These courses are an additional fee, and DO NOT include admission to the overall conference.

I have a specific dietary need. Am I still able to attend?

Please note your specific dietary need when registering the ISS. We try our best to accommodate all attendees’ needs. 

Does the general registration rate include a ticket to the ISS One party?

No. Tickets for the party are sold separately. Tickets tend to sell out quickly, so reserve yours today!

I am responsible for registering a large group of people for the ISS. What is the easiest way to do this?

Group administrators are able to register large groups though our registration portal. Payment for the entire group is expected at the time of registration. Please be prepared with each attendee's name and email address. 

Is there a per-day cost for the ISS?

No. To attend the ISS, you are responsible for the entire registration fee.

Is there a student rate?

Student scholarships and discounts are available. Please visit our Student Information page to see current offers.

Are there volunteer opportunities at the ISS?

Yes. The ISS requires a significant number of volunteers to produce a successful event. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page.

Is there a phone number I can call if I have a question?

Yes. Please call the ISS Symposium Manager, Meghan Wander, at (412) 624-6366.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email