Scientific Programme

Key Dates

Early Registration Deadline

June 19

Oral Contribution Submission Deadline

August 4

Regular Registration Deadline

October 13

Poster Contribution Deadline

October 13

Training School (Santiago)

November 24-25

Conference Starts

November 26


Star and Planet Formation

Search for Life in the Universe

Life in Extreme Conditions

Planets in the Solar System
Comets and Meteorites

Prebiotic molecules in the ISM and Protoplanetary Disks

Early Earth environments and the emergence of Life

Extrasolar Planets
Habitable Zones and Habitable Planets

Education on Astrobiology

Societal and Ethical issues linked to Astrobiology

Topics per session

Opening: Opening remarks and Keynote talk
Session 1 and 2: Star and Planet Formation
Session 3 and 4: Extrasolar Planets/ Habitable zones and habitable planets
Session 5 and 6: Planets in the Solar System / Comets and meteorites
Session 7: Prebiotic molecules in the ISM and the protoplanetary disc
Session 8 and 9: Early Earth environments and the emergence of life
Session 10 and 11: Life in extreme conditions and early life
Session 12: Search for life in the Universe
Session 13: Societal and ethical issues linked to astrobiology
Session 14: Education in Astrobiology
Closing: Education panel and closing remarks.

Social Agenda

Welcome Reception

Join us at the plenary and enjoy in this special evening the Welcome Reception that we have organized for all of our participants, where you will find yourself networking with other peers while tasting some irresistible samplings of the local food and refreshments.

  • When: Sunday, November 26th
  • Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
  • Where: Convention Center Plenary and Foyer

Coyhaique and its Nature

We have organized a special tour for all of our Accompanying Persons. This tour will take you through the many trails that cover Coyhaique National Reserve. Here you will witness lagoons, mountains and plains full with exotic flora and fauna and also viewpoints of the city and beyond.

  • When: Tuesday, November 28th
  • Time: 09:00 AM – 01:30 PM
  • Where: Convention Center Entrance

Patagonian Barbecue

From the Congress Venue we will set course to the south of Coyhaique through the Carretera Austral and its magnificent wilderness until we arrive to the small yet cozy town of Villa Cerro Castillo. Immersed in the Valley of Río Ibáñez and at the foot of the majestic Cerro Castillo, this beautiful town and its inhabitants will received us with the extraordinary culinary experience of a real Patagonian Barbecue and other surprises. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

  • When: Wednesday, November 29th
  • Time: 02:00 PM – 09:30 PM
  • Where: Convention Center Entrance