Third Announcement

16 May, 2017 0
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Dear Colleagues, please distribute widely!

Find below exciting news for Astrobiology 2017. This
conference will take place in the beautiful Chilean Patagonia in
Coyhaique (November 26-December 1, 2017).

http://www.astrobiology2017.org

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

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.

TRAINING SCHOOL

A two day training school with lectures on basics of Astrobiology
will take place in Santiago during the FridaySaturday 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/.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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.

INVITED SPEAKERS

We have 26 superb confirmed invited speakers. The updated list can
be found at:  http://astrobiology2017.org/speakers/

FOLLOW US

Pre-register at the bottom of http://astrobiology2017.org to
receive updated information and follow us in Twitter and Facebook
       http://twitter.com/astrobio2017
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With best regards,

Patricio Rojo (LOC’s chair)


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