Satellite Meetings take place before or after the WSC, and are usually organised by the ISI Associations and other groups. Proposals for a satellite meeting can be submitted by an ISI Association, Committee, an organisation or an individual. The organiser is responsible for all organisational aspects of the meeting, including publication of the meetings on the ISI/WSC website.
One criterion for designation as a satellite meeting is that the location can be easily reached from the WSC location. A satellite meeting can last for 2-3 days. There must be at least one day before or after the WSC to allow for travel by participants.
Satellite meetings are topic specific congresses organised in a place reasonably close to the WSC venue. Satellites are usually, but not necessarily, affiliated with the ISI or one of the ISI Associations or Committees. Satellites need the approval of the ISI Executive Committee. Satellites are open to all who wish to participate and are advertised on the ISI/WSC websites.