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AbSciCom 2017, Apr 2017, Mesa, AZ

24-Apr-2017 through 28-Apr-2017

The Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 (AbSciCon 2017) will be held April 24-28, 2017 at the Mesa Convention Center and the Phoenix Marriot Mesa in Mesa, Arizona.  Details are on the conference website.

Plenary sessions and sessions taking placing in the Ballroom or Ballroom D will be livestreamed.   See the agenda for details. 

Two public events, on Tuesday and Thursday evening, also will be livestreamed:

Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30pm Where Will We Find Alien Life?
Thursday 6:30 – 8:30pm How Astrobiology and Planetary Science Inform a Perspective of Planetary Stewardship

Note that times are shown in Arizona local time.  Arizona is in the Mountain Time Zone (Eastern Daylight Time-2), but does not observe Daylight Saving Time, so is currently EDT-3 [add three hours for EDT].


On April 23, the day prior to the conference, NASA will hold a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Science Definition Team report on a Europa lander in order to obtain community input.  The Town Hall will be available via WebEx/telecon.