Session proposals for the Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) 2022 have now re-opened and new proposals will be accepted until September 22, 2021. AbSciCon22 will be a hybrid conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from May 15-20, 2022. The conference will also provide online access for those who are unable to attend in person.

The organizing committee has announced, “If you submitted a session before the meeting was postponed, you will receive an email from Confex with a link to log-in so you can update your proposal. Existing conveners have already been contacted via email.”

Keynote speakers for AbSciCon 2022 include:

  • Dr. Reva Kay Williams, the first Black female astrophysicist and the first person to successfully work out the Penrose mechanism to extract energy from black holes.

  • Dr. Betül Kaçar, an astrobiologist and molecular biologist whose research interest focuses on origins of life, artificial biology and finding life on other planets.

  • Ken Williford, the Deputy Project Scientist for the NASA Mars 2020 mission and director of the JPL Astrobiogeochemistry Laboratory (abcLab).
  • Visit the AbSciCon 2022 website for updates about the meeting and to submit your session proposal: