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ISSOL 2017


June 29, 2017
Deadline for registration in advance of the conference

July 16–21, 2017
XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life held in San Diego, California

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

Call For Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open. Please submit your abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations as described below.

Authors may submit multiple abstracts; however they will be limited to no more than one oral presentation at the conference.

Preparation and Submission of Abstracts

Step 1:  Download the appropriate template

Word Document
RTF Document

Step 2:  Write the abstract (no more than one page) using the format shown in the template

Step 3:  Create a PDF file (no larger than 3 MB)

Step 4:  Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file

Abstract Deadline —Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5)

Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the LPI staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, contact Linda Garcia (281-486-2142), or send an e-mail message to

Unable to Produce PDF Files?  Authors who are unable to produce a PDF file may send their source files (must be in Word or PostScript format) to LPI no later than April 4, 2017. A PDF file will be created and returned to the author, but it is the author’s responsibility to submit that PDF file by the time of the abstract deadline. Source files should be sent to


If you discover an error and need to replace your abstract file, or correct the information submitted on the form, return to the abstract submission portion of the meeting portal and click on the “Update” link that appears next to the title of the abstract you submitted.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).