Find below exciting news for Astrobiology 2017. This conference will take place in the beautiful Chilean Patagonia in Coyhaique (November 26-December 1, 2017).
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
We are pleased to announce that there are funds available to partially support a number of graduate students to attend Astrobiology 2017 (lodging grants and registration waivers). To apply click http://astrobiology2017.org/student-grants/, and follow the instructions therein. The application deadline is June 5, 2017, and we expect to announce the recipients on June 17. If we still have grants available after this date, there will be a second call for applications that will
precede the regular registration deadline.
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
To allow for students applying for grants to still make the early registration deadline, the deadline has been extended until June 19, 2017. Please note that other key dates have not changed.
Oral contributions will be received until July 28, 2017. Please note that a link to the abstract submission form is sent to you after the registration process is completed. The SOC will select oral papers after their review. The notification of acceptance will be sent by August 25, 2017.
A two day training school with lectures on basics of Astrobiology will take place in Santiago during the Friday–Saturday preceding the conference (November 24-25), and it is open to early-career participants. There is no extra cost for participants of the conference but only a maximum of 80 participants can be accommodated. Interested participants of the TS should reserve a seat during registration, Reservations for the training school are on a first come-first served basis, so we urge you to register as soon as possible to secure a place. For more information on the training school, including the program, please click http://astrobiology2017.org/training-school/.
The registration platform also allows you to reserve your hotel room at the discounted rates for Astrobiology 2017. While some hotels are more flexible, the discounted rates for others are guaranteed only until May 30th, 2017, so please, plan accordingly.
We have 26 superb confirmed invited speakers. The updated list can be found at: http://astrobiology2017.org/speakers/
With best regards,
Patricio Rojo (LOC’s chair)