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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.

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.

$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. At various stages of their careers, women in STEM fields are acutely aware of the role their gender plays as they advance both personally and professionally, and those who are successful learn how to navigate headwinds and avoid pitfalls as they move ahead. 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. 

$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. 

$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).