The 2020 Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) will take place on September 14-18, 2020 at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo, Japan. AbGradCon is an annual conference specifically for graduate students and early-career postdocs, organized and executed by graduate students and early-career postdocs, who study the diverse topics encompassing the field of astrobiology.

For 2020, the conference’s main theme will be international collaboration, and there will be representation from North and South America, Japan, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and Africa from a variety of fields including biology, astrobiology, chemistry, planetary science, geology, astronomy, and many more. Career development events are planned, such as a science communication workshop, a career panel, keynote speakers by leaders in the field, and field excursions to various related research centers around the Tokyo area.

For those interested, the application deadline is March 15, 2020.

For more information, please visit or follow us on twitter at @abgradcon.