The 2024 VPS

The ISS logo and text reading "International Seating Symposium Presents:
The 2024 Virtual Professional Summit" in blue and gold

The International Seating Symposium Presents:

The 2024 Virtual Professional Summit

Live: Feb. 7 & Mar. 6, 2024

On-Demand: All Content Recorded, Included with Registration!

Registration Remains Open!

Thank you to everyone to attended the ISS: VPS! Though the live presentations have concluded, you can still register for the VPS, view sessions on-demand, and earn CEUs.

Information below is archived from the start of the event.

What is the ISS:VPS?

The International Seating Symposium is proud to announce its first-ever Virtual Professional Summit! This event will feature presentations by rising stars and industry veterans alike, sharing their expertise in seating and wheeled mobility. 

The Virtual Professional Summit is a fully-online speaker series, an opportunity to collect Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and so much more! The VPS will have interactive elements and industry-partner spotlights. Over the event’s two days (February 7th and March 6th), expect to learn, meet new colleagues, and experience seating and mobility education in a new, flexible format. 

When is it? 

ISS:VPS has two separate dates: Wednesday, February 7th, and Wednesday, March 6th, 2024. Each day’s schedule runs from 10:00 AM to roughly 5:00 PM, Eastern Time, and will feature a different lineup of presentations, intercut with social discussions and virtual product demonstrations. 

Even better, all ISS:VPS presentations will be recorded! If you miss a session, day, or the whole event, no problem—return to our online platform one week after the live presentation to view everything on-demand and receive CEUs. 

Who is presenting?

​Presenters are hand-picked by the International Seating Symposium team and our Advisory Board to showcase knowledge and expertise on a breadth of interesting topics. Please visit the VPS Schedule & Speakers page to learn more!

Where is it?

The ISS:VPS is fully online. The full event is hosted in Canvas, the Learning Management System used by the University of Pittsburgh. All sessions and activities are in one Canvas “course” for ease of access.

Is there an exhibit hall?

No – the ISS:VPS is an online event, our team decided not to host a “virtual exhibit hall.” Feedback from our friends in the industry informed us that their experiences in virtual exhibit halls were not lucrative. Instead, we gave our partners and supporters the opportunity to host “supporter spotlight” sessions, allowing them to tell our attendees about their latest work.

Please visit our Supporters page to learn more about them!

What do I get with my registration, and how much is it?

Standard registration to the ISS:VPS is $349.00, and gives you access to all ISS:VPS content. Presentations, discussions, product demos, and more. On-demand content and CEUs are included with registration, too—recordings will be made available exclusive to VPS attendees one week after their live presentation date!

How many credits are available?

In total, the VPS includes:

  • Eight one-hour instructional sessions, providing CEUs
  • Four, half-hour supporter spotlights, providing Contact Hours

Thus, attendees can earn 0.8 CEUs for 8 hours of instructional content, plus 2.0 Contact Hours.

How do I register?

Why did you choose to host the Virtual Professional Summit?

Every year, we do our best to take feedback from our attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. We learned that while everyone loves to see each other in-person, the cost of travel has made our guests less likely to visit the same location two years in a row. But there is still a need for high-quality education on an annual basis. So, the ISS team decided to host the VPS in 2024, then put our efforts into making ISS 2025 the best in-person event possible! 

When is the next in-person International Seating Symposium?

We’re glad you asked! Mark your calendar for March 20-22, 2025, for the 39th ISS, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. We hope to see you there!