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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


Meeting location

The conference takes place at the Price Center of the UCSD campus. The map below shows a section of the UCSD campus, with Price Center and Warren Apartments labeled in blue:

Campus map


By plane:  UCSD is 10 miles north of the San Diego International airport. Transportation is available from the airport to UCSD via SuperShuttle, Uber, and Taxi. A discount code for SuperShuttle can be found here.

If you are using on-campus housing, please check in at the Conference Service Desk:
Location:  Warren Student Activities Center (SAC)
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m, 7 days a week

611 Voigt Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Map Location

Phone:  858-534-3303

By car:  UCSD is off Interstate 5. Use either of three exits:  Gilman Drive, La Jolla Village Drive, or Gennessee.

If you plan to park on campus, please be conscientious about parking payments on UCSD campus:  The parking office of UCSD is quick to find vehicles without a valid parking permit, and may issue a fine within minutes.

For detailed parking information please click here:


Attendees are encouraged to use on-campus housing as it is within a five-minute walk of the conference venue, and is significantly more cost effective than hotels in the area. Additionally, the last two days of our conference overlap with ComiCon in San Diego, and most hotels in the area will be sold out.

Please click here for campus housing registration.

If you wish to stay at a hotel, please note that there is approximately a 20-minute walk to the conference venue (along busy streets), and visitors to UCSD often have a difficult time finding their way around campus. Two of the nearby hotels are Estancia La Jolla and Residence Inn.


The UCSD food courts adjacent to the meeting rooms will be available for lunch. A buffet dinner is included in your conference registration for each evening except Thursday. Attendees wishing to attend the Gala Dinner on Thursday must purchase a ticket during the registration process. It is not possible to revise a registration and add a gala ticket at a later date.


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).