ISSX organizes its scientific meetings on a regular
schedule, with an International Meeting held in one of the three major
regions of the world every third year. Regional Meetings are held in
the intervening years, usually annually in North America, biennially in
Europe, and in other parts of the world when possible and as
appropriate. The Scientific Affairs Committee of ISSX is charged with
the responsibility for setting the meetings calendar on behalf of the
An International ISSX Meeting is a meeting for the
entire Society with a broad ranging program to serve the interests of
all its various scientific and geographical constituencies. Regional
Meetings are organized to serve the interests of members within these
regions; they may be more specialized, and the majority of the invited
speakers are generally from the region in which the meeting is held.
Regional Workshops on specific topics may also be held from time to
time, and these will operate under the same general principles as larger
meetings of the society.
Individuals interested in organizing an ISSX meeting
follow the guidelines established for doing so as set forth by ISSX. The
document entitled "Guidelines for the Organization of ISSX Meetings"
may be downloaded by clicking the link in the left-hand navigation