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ISS shifts to virtual format

ISS shifts to virtual format

PITTSBURGH – The International Seating Symposium, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, will take place virtually. 

The University of Pittsburgh, which is hosting the event, made the announcement on Jan. 3. 

“While we have all hoped that our flexibility would be rewarded with a return to ‘normalcy,’ we are once again beholden to circumstances outside of our control,” organizers said in an email. “Rather than postpone the event (again) and continue with the uncertainty, we have decided to put all of our efforts into making Virtual ISS 2022 as successful as possible.” 

ISS was originally scheduled for March 18-20, 2021, then Oct. 26-30, 2021, and then Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. 

Organizers say they made the decision, in part, because health care facilities, universities and businesses are barring travel for the safety of their employees and clients, and UPitt has postponed the start of in-person classes, suspended other events and is unable to support an in-person ISS. 

They say more information is forthcoming, including information for speakers and exhibitors, as well as updates on hotel reservations. 


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