Abstract Deadline Extension: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time

The Astrobiology Science Conference 2015 (AbSciCon2015) will be held at the Hilton Chicago in downtown Chicago, Illinois, on
June 15–19, 2015.

Abstract submission is open. View the list of session topics.

Read about special plenary sessions.

A limited number of guest rooms are now available at the Hilton Chicago at the discounted rate of $189/night. Reserve your room now to take advantage of the low group rate.

Conference registration is open. Register now.

Looking for a roommate to share housing costs? Use the roommate search form.

Interested in being a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship opportunities.

Need a participant letter for visa purposes? Submit the visa letter request form.

AbSciCon2015 is the next in a series of conferences organized by the astrobiology community. The conference will convene scientists from all over the world who work in the interdisciplinary 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.

The theme for AbSciCon2015 is "Habitability, Habitable Worlds, and Life." For more information on the purpose and scope of the conference, click here.

Note for travel planning:
Peripheral events, including primers, workshops, and a welcome reception, will be held on Sunday, June 14. Plan to arrive Sunday morning to take advantage of these opportunities. Technical sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15. The conference will conclude at noon on Friday, June 19, to allow for afternoon departures.

Institutional Support
Universities Space Research Association
Lunar and Planetary Institute
National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Key Dates

December 15, 2014 Abstract submission begins
March 11, 2015 Deadline for abstract submission
May 1, 2015 Program and abstracts available
June 15–19, 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference 2015
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