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Attendee Orientation

Whether a first-time attendee or an experienced annual meeting regular, join your peers as ISSCR members and staff share helpful facts about the meeting to help you optimize your ISSCR 2019 experience. Meet your fellow attendees and team up for fun challenges - with the chance to win great prizes!

Poster Sessions

The ultimate networking experience! Poster Sessions take place during nightly receptions in the Exhibit Hall. Have a drink and a bite to eat while you learn about the latest research across the breadth of topics in stem cell science from around the globe. Meet new collaborators, discover opportunities to collaborateand present your own research.


Exhibit Hall

The hub of the meeting is the Exhibit Hall, where you can engage directly with more than 100 companies showcasing the latest research tools, technologies, publications, and more. The Exhibit Hall also hosts the nightly Poster Sessions and receptions, and provides opportunitites to relax and recharge in ISSCR Central.

The exhibit area is divided into pavilions to make it easier to locate companies of interest to you:

  • Technology & Suppliers
  • Therapeutics & Commercialization
  • Academic
  • Start Up Row

Need even more chances to connect with colleagues and collaborators? New in 2019, each pavilion will also have an Activity Zone, where we will host engaging events, networking opportunities, and more! You'll also find the Job Match Lounge and Meet-Up Hubs in the Exhibit Hall. 

Explore the exhibit hall floor plan.

Meet-up Hubs

Meet and interact with attendees who share a common interest during an attendee-driven Meet-up Hub. These are casual, scheduled meeting times for attendees with a shared interest to meet together at a designated location in the Exhibition and Poster Hall. To learn more about the Meet-up Hubs or to schedule one, please contact ISSCR Scientific Affairs Manager Jack Mosher at

Attendee Directory

View and learn more about fellow attendees before, during, and after the annual meeting online by accessing the online Attendee Directory. You must opt-in to the Attendee Directory during registration in order to use the features.

ISSCR Job Match: The online-to-onsite job fair

Back by popular demand, this innovative opportunity connects academic and industry employers with scientists looking for their next position. Candidates and employers will have the opportunity to communicate online before the annual meeting, and then meet in person at ISSCR 2019 in June. See more about Job Match.

Science Advocacy and Communications Seminar

Wednesday, 26 June, 9:30 - 12:00
Effective communication skills are important for researchers; they can be used to build support, promote understanding, and illustrate the impact scientific advances are having on society. This workshop will give attendees the tools for creating successful research narratives to reach non-scientific audiences: policy makers, media, and the public. The panel includes a science communicator, science journalist, and a public opinion expert who will share their thoughts on crafting messages that resonate with the public and developing strategies for media outreach. Learn more about this opportunity. 

Early Career Group Leader Luncheon

Wednesday, 26 June, 11:30-12:45
Early-career group leaders (principal investigators or junior faculty for 8 or fewer years) are invited to participate in round-table discussions with the accomplished stem cell scientists who comprise the ISSCR Board of Directors in a casual lunch setting.

It's About Time! Managing Priorities in Research and Mentoring
Gone are the carefree days of your postdoc days, where you could commit your time solely to research. Group Leaders experience a constant barrage of tasks, both large and small, that must be balanced correctly in order to achieve success. Engage with other early career group leaders, the ISSCR Board of Directors, and the ISSCR Junior Investigator Committee to discuss strategies and experiences on time management to maximize your mentorship, research, and well-being.

$10 USD additional registration required. Seats are limited - register today!

This event is for ISSCR members who are early-career research group leaders (principal investigators or junior faculty for 8 or fewer years).



Meet the Experts Luncheon

Thursday, 27 June, 11:30-13:00
Junior Investigators are invited to meet with leaders over lunch to discuss research techniques and topics, career paths and more. These relaxed networking luncheons allow ISSCR trainee members to actively discuss topics of common interest with peers and leaders in our community. Closer to the event, you will be invited to select your table leader. 

$10 USD additional registration required. Seats are limited - register today!

This event is for trainee members (post-doctoral fellows and students).

Women in Science Luncheon - New This Year!

Friday, 28 June, 11:30-13:00

Communicating about science with both peers and non-scientists can pose unique challenges for women scientists, who are often outnumbered by their male counterparts, and can be overlooked or under-heard.

This esteemed panel of successful female leaders will share their experiences as deans of medical schools, research professors, and advocates of women, and will discuss the unique communications challenges that women face in male-dominated fields. Each table at the luncheon will be led by a female ISSCR leader who will help facilitate the discussion. Learn more about the luncheon topic and guests

$40 USD full member; $25 USD trainee member
Additional registration required. Seats are limited - register today! 
This is a seated luncheon; you must have a reservation and waiting list will not be available.

All ISSCR members are welcome for this very special inaugural event.  


Career Panel Luncheon

Saturday, 29 June, 11:30-13:00
Junior Investigators are invited to join the ISSCR Junior Investigators Committee and a panel of experts for an in-depth discussion in a casual lunch setting. 

Topic: Embracing Change: Recipes for a Successful Scientific Career Path
What is your career vision? Do you have a desire to work in science, but are unsure exactly what the right future job looks like? No matter if you need to decide what to do after completing your master, your PhD, or your post-doc, making the decisions that set the course of your career can be daunting. Should I continue along the academic path to attempt starting my own group or should I seek my fortune in industry? Should I study a new field or should I stick with what I already know? Am I sure that the current plan is really what would be fulfilling and right for me later down the road? Are there other career avenues that I haven’t yet considered? And what if I find out that the path I chose is not the right one for me. How difficult will it be to change? If these are questions keeping you up at night, then this is the luncheon for you! Come listen to our panelists tell the stories of their “not-so-linear” careers, and of the turns they took that allowed them to successfully reach their goals. Find inspiration in how to change and shape your journey in science, and have your questions answered on how you may move your own career forward. 

$10 USD additional registration required. Seats are limited - register today!

This event is for trainee members (post-doctoral fellows and students).



Junior Investigator Social Night

Wednesday, 26 June, 21:00 – midnight
Start your ISSCR 2019 experience by meeting, mingling, dancing and socializing with fellow young investigators from around the world during the meeting's first night. 

This is a free event, but additional registration is required. Includes one (1) complimentary drink ticket. You must be age 21 or older to attend.

What to Expect: The night will begin with time to meet and mingle. Light snacks will be provided. When the DJ starts spinning, JIs can dance the night away.

This event is for trainee members (post-doctoral fellows and students).