AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) provides a unique setting for astrobiologically-inclined graduate students and early career researchers to come together to share their research, to collaborate, and to network. AbGradCon 2021 (postponed from 2020) marks the 16th year of this conference—each time in a different place and organized by a different group of students, but always with the original charter as a guide. This year’s conference will be held in Asia for the first time.

AbGradCon 2021 will be hosted by the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) from 14-17 September 2021. A Proposal Writing Retreat (PWR) will be held prior to the conference.