The Global Stem Cell Event

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About ISSCR 2020

With nearly 4,000 attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and media, the meeting brings together everyone from senior scientists to trainees to discover, share, and network with leading innovators in the stem cell community.

Through our scientific programming and networking opportunities, we provide inspiration and insight to advance this dynamic field of research.

  • Learn from globally-renowned speakers sharing their cutting edge research.
  • Present your work in front of 4,000 attendees, and find collaborations to help drive your research forward.
  • Engage directly with leaders in the field and peers at all career levels to enhance your career and gain new perspectives.
  • Network at special events from the Junior Investigator Reception to Meet Up Hubs and Job Match.
  • Immerse yourself in the largest exhibit hall solely dedicated to stem cell research and advancement.

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Things to Know:

  • Meeting Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
  • Attire: Business casual. It is recommended to dress in layers as the convention center may be chilly.
  • Coat and Luggage/Baggage Check will be available during the dates of the meeting. More details to come.
  • Food and Beverages: Light refreshments will be available at break times when the exhibit hall is open. Food station options will also be available in the convention center. Lunches are not included in the meeting registration.
  • Information/Assistance On-site: Stop by the ISSCR registration desk with any questions. The ISSCR registration desk will be located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
  • Mobile App: Download the mobile app prior to the start of the meeting so you can personalize your schedule, receive the latest updates and check the networking opportunities. More details to come.
  • Parking: Parking is available at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Click here for more information.
  • Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the convention center during the days of the meeting. Network ID and password will be provided on-site and in the program guide.


Annual Meeting Code of Conduct

The ISSCR is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and discussion and the exchange of scientific ideas, while promoting respect and equal treatment for all participants, free of harassment and discrimination. All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, follow venue rules, and alert staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress. Attendees are expected to uphold standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics. These policies apply to all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, contractors, volunteers, and guests at the meeting and related events.


ISSCR prohibits any form of harassment, sexual or otherwise. Incidents should immediately be reported to security and ISSCR meetings staff at

Luncheon Attendee Smiling

Attendee Communications

Still photography, video and/or audio taping of the sessions, presentations and posters at the ISSCR 2020 Annual Meeting is strictly prohibited. Intent to communicate or disseminate results or discussion presented at the meeting is prohibited until the start of each individual presentation.

By registering for the meeting, attendees agree that their image or recording may be used by the ISSCR in future promotional pieces. For related questions, please contact

Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy

ISSCR is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and ISSCR staff. All participants, including but not limited to, attendees speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, ISSCR staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy. This Policy applies to all ISSCR meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than ISSCR but held in conjunction with ISSCR events, in public or private facilities.

Responsible Drinking

At some ISSCR networking events, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. ISSCR expects participants at our events to drink responsibly. ISSCR and Meeting host event staff have the right to deny service to participants for any reason, and may require a participant to leave the event.

Personal Safety and Security

ISSCR works diligently to provide a safe and secure environment at its meetings and events by working with venue staff to make sure meeting participants are safe. We ask that all attendees report any questionable or concerning activity to ISSCR staff so that they can take immediate action. No concern is too small, if you see something, say something.

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Use the buddy system when walking to and from the event venue, networking event locations during early or late hours.
  • Don't wear your meeting badge on the street. Take it off as soon as you leave the building/venue.
  • Don't carry a lot of cash or credit cards. Leave in your hotel room safe.
  • Don't leave personal property unattended anywhere, anytime.

If it is an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, you should ask any ISSCR staff member or the on-site security personnel to help you.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, ISSCR staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, ISSCR staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of presentations at sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by ISSCR at the meeting venue, hotels or other ISSCR-contracted facilities.

ISSCR has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings.

ISSCR reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and ISSCR reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.

About the ISSCR

Founded in 2002, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is the leading professional organization of stem cell scientists, representing more than 4,000 members across 67 countries, each of who makes a personal commitment to upholding the society’s guidelines for responsible and ethical practice. We are scientists, clinicians, business leaders, ethicists, and educators dedicated to the responsible advancement of stem cell research and its translation to the clinic. We are a single voice for a whole world of discovery.