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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 2020 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 collaborate–and 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? 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. 

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.

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 2020 in June.

See more about Job Match.

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Early Career Group Leader Luncheon

Early Career Lunch

Wednesday, 24 June, 11:15-12:45
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.

How Do You Define Success in a Lab: Productivity, Motivation and Enrichment
Tired of waking up in the middle of the night thinking about the success of your lab? But what are the metrics to define the success of a lab? And most importantly, how do YOU measure the success of your lab? This event will be organized for early career PIs to learn from the experts about how they get the most out of their labs and what tools and tips have helped them reach their goals. We will address topics such as setting up a strong lab culture from the beginning, enriching the lab experience to make your team the most productive, and recruiting the best people to improve motivation and promote strong research. Come join us to steal some secrets of the different recipes for a successful lab with small group discussions with members of the ISSCR Board of directors followed by a group Q&A session.

$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, 25 June, 11:30-12:50
Junior Investigators are invited to meet with leaders over lunch to discuss career paths, research topics, 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).

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Women in Science Luncheon | Collective Experience. Collective Success.

Women in Science Speaker 2019
A working lunch for concrete ideas, real solutions, and strategies for overcoming adversity. 

Friday, 26 June, 11:30-12:50

Women in STEM fields face unique challenges and are often acutely aware of the role their gender plays as they progress both personally and professionally through their careers. The second annual Women in Science Luncheon will be an opportunity for our ISSCR member community to come together to talk about these challenges and try to identify solutions to effect positive change. Hear diverse perspectives from an esteemed panel of successful female researchers who will share their experiences, insights, and advice for overcoming gender bias and gender-related adversity. You will also have the opportunity for small group discussions to brainstorm additional strategies with fellow attendees. Each table at the luncheon will be led by a female ISSCR leader who will facilitate the discussion.

Learn more about the luncheon.

Recognizing that it takes more than the efforts of women to achieve gender equity in the workplace, we would like to have a conversation with the entire ISSCR community. We welcome all voices to join us for this important 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 a wait list will not be available. All ISSCR members are encouraged to attend this event. 

Career Panel Luncheon

Saturday, 27 June, 11:30-12:50
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. 

Finding Your Fit: Defining Goals and Taking Action to Achieve Long-term Success
Despite how it can sometimes appear, the path to a satisfying career is rarely straightforward. Are you currently asking yourself “How do I decide on a career path?” If so, join us for an in-depth panel discussion about how individual definitions for success and failure can help you identify your goals, determine when it’s time to make a change, and what steps to take now to achieve your long-term goals. This casual lunch event hosted by the Junior Investigator Committee is intended to foster frank conversation about how to assess career decisions early on.

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

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

Career Panel

Junior Investigator Social Night

Wednesday, 24 June, 21:00 – 23:00
Start your ISSCR 2020 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).