AbSciCon is the biennial series of meetings organized by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the astrobiology community. The conference convenes scientists from all over the world who are working in the multidisciplinary field of astrobiology – the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe – to report on research findings and plan future endeavors.

AbSciCon 2017 will take place from 24 to 28 April in Tempe, Arizona

Location: Tempe, AZ
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Comment by Graham E. Lau on April 21, 2017 at 10:33am

My talk is on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the Modern Mars Habitability II session. I'll be talking about some iron- and sulfur-rich features in the High Arctic as analogs for Mars exploration. Now I just have to actually put the darned talk together :)

Comment by Graham E. Lau on January 8, 2017 at 7:37am

Hey all! The abstract deadline for AbSciCon 2017 is on January 18th! Get those abstracts in!

Comment by Sanjoy Som on April 21, 2012 at 9:37am

It would be fun to collect stories and memories of AbSciCon 2012!

Among all the incredible moments at this conference, I think for me the most touching of them was during the memorial plenary on Thursday when, during the Q&A, Sara Walker talked about how incredible this entire astrobiology community was and how awesome it is to be involved with it.. These sentiments, summarizing Lucas Mix' wonderful talk, really echoed in me.

Comment by Sara Imari Walker on April 12, 2012 at 12:19pm

The schedule for AbSciCon is making me wish I were quantized and could exist in a superposition of two states at once. Its going to be tough to decide which sessions to go to!!!

Comment by Sanjoy Som on April 12, 2012 at 12:02pm

Also, for those of you who won't be able to make it to Atlanta, AbSciCon will be streamed live on S.A.G.A.N. on the main page!



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