The Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) is a three-day conference dedicated to early-career scientists who study the complex and diverse topics that the astrobiology field encompasses. The goal of AbGradCon, organized entirely by graduate students, is to promote the scientific research of young astrobiologists, while promoting collaboration, practical training, and camaraderie. This year's conference will be held at the Scripps Seaside Forum on the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from May 22-25, 2023.
Funded by NASA and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, this conference has been an integral part of the astrobiology community for nearly two decades by providing a setting for graduate students and postdocs where small group discussions, presentations, and social activities promote long-term professional relationships. AbGradCon seeks to create a more interdisciplinary and inclusive astrobiology community, foster collaboration, and provide practical training for young scientists. AbGradCon2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of this unparalleled conference that has continued to grow in interest and participation since its inception. Learn more about the conference and register at abgradcon.org.