AbSciCon brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future. AbSciCon is a community-organized conference that provides a forum for reporting on new discoveries, sharing data and insights, advancing collaborative efforts and initiating new ones, planning new projects, and educating the next generation of astrobiologists.


The first AbSciCon was held in 2000 at NASA Ames Research Center with 100 attendees. Since then it has evolved into a major outlet for over 1,000 members of the astrobiology community to share and exchange ideas with colleagues around the globe.