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About AbSciCon 2022

About Atlanta

AbSciCon will be at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown, located at 255 Courtland Street NE. The Hilton is in the heart of Atlanta with easy access to local attractions and the MARTA rapid transit. Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a 12-minute drive.

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#AbSciCon22 Process from Start to Atlanta (and online everywhere)

#AbSciCon22 is a well-orchestrated event with deadlines that are set in advance to ensure everyone – from presenters to attendees to the AbSciCon Scientific Organizing Committee – is able to create a fantastic meeting.

But what happens once you submit your proposal and/or abstract?

Here’s a look at the process from start to finish. pdf icon

#AbSciCon22 deadlines and dates

Important Dates

July 2021

Session Proposals Open

September 2021

Mid-September 2021

Deadline for session proposals

November 2021

Abstracts submissions open

January 2022

Mid-January 2022

Abstract submission deadline

March 2022

Scientific program released

May 2022

15 - 20 May 2022- Join Us in Atlanta

Mark your calendar now for AbSciCon 2022

Roster

General Chair

Martha Grover
Georgia Institute of Technology


Local Organizing Chair

Jennifer Glass
Georgia Institute of Technology


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Chair

Melissa Kirven-Brooks
NASA


Science Chair

Frank Rosenzweig
Georgia Institute of Technology


Alternative and agnostic biosignatures

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

Shawn Domagal-Goldman
NASA

Characterizing habitable zone exoplanets

Gongjie Li
Georgia Institute of Technology

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology

Shawn Domagal-Goldman
NASA

 

Energy sources and metabolic pathways in the environment

Sarah Maurer
Central Connecticut State University

 

Evidence for early life on Earth

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

 

Evolution and diversification of life: OoL to LUCA to Eukaryogenesis

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

Frank Rosenzweig
Georgia Institute of Technology

Missions to Mars: Life detection and habitability

James Wray
Georgia Institute of Technology

Yasuhito Sekine
ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Ocean worlds near and far

Laurie Barge
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Caltech

Yasuhito Sekine
ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

James Wray
Georgia Institute of Technology

Philosophy, history, education and community development

Frank Rosenzweig
Georgia Institute of Technology

Laurie Barge
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Caltech

Shawn Domagal-Goldman
NASA

Emmanuelle Javaux
University of Liege

Gongjie Li
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sarah Maurer
Central Connecticut State University

Rebecca Rapf
Trinity University

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology

Yasuhito Sekine
ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

James Wray
Georgia Institute of Technology

Star-planetary system interactions and habitability

Gongjie Li
Georgia Institute of Technology

Rebecca Rapf
Trinity University

Subsurface habitability and life

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Transitions from prebiotic chemistry to biology

Laurie Barge
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Caltech

Rebecca Rapf
Trinity University

Sarah Maurer
Central Connecticut State University

Understanding early Earth environments

Christopher Reinhard
Georgia Institute of Technology

Shawn Domagal-Goldman
NASA