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Town Hall Submission Guidelines

Town halls offer an opportunity for government agencies, academic programs, special projects, and other focused interest groups to gather input from the astrobiology community. They are open to all meeting participants. The AbSciCon Scientific Organizing Committee will review and assess the proposals and finalize the schedule for all approved Town halls. Town halls will be one-hour in length.

All Town Hall participants and organizers must register to attend #AbSciCon22 in order to attend the Town Hall; the online registration site will open in mid-January.

Town Hall Submissions due 19 January 2022

The town hall submission deadline is 19 January 2022 at 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT. Late submissions will not be accepted after this date.

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A Town Hall proposer should:




  • 1

    Proofread your proposal.

    You may submit more than one proposal, but ensure the topics are different and across disciplines. The proposal should not compete with or duplicate scientific sessions and used to primarily to gather input from the astrobiology community through audience participation. The Scientific Organizing Committee may request conveners revise the proposal title and/or description or merge proposals on similar topics.

  • 2
    Describe clear audience engagement/participation options during the one-hour session using a variety of formats (e.g., presentation, roundtable or panel discussion).
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