Astrobiology Science Conference 2024 press registration now open

28 March 2024

Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
5 – 10 May 2024

Press contact:
Liza Lester, +1 (202) 777-7494, [email protected]

WASHINGTON — Press registration is now open for the 2024 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, 5 to 10 May 2024. The biennial conference brings together a diverse, international astrobiology community to share new research investigating life’s potential, from Earth’s extreme environments and distant past to our Solar System’s icy moons and distant exoplanets.

Press registration

Staff, freelance and student journalists are eligible to apply for complimentary press registration through the end of the conference. Press officers and institutional writers covering the meeting are also eligible. Learn about AGU’s press eligibility requirements.

Reporters and press officers interested in press registration should email [email protected]. Please include a link to your institution’s staff page, byline or masthead listing your name and position. Freelancers should provide a link to a portfolio or links to at least three bylined science news stories published in the last 12 months.

Media access to the meeting is issued at the discretion of AGU Media Relations. All press registrants must provide credentials regardless of whether they have attended in the past. Please email us at [email protected] if you have a question about eligibility, what group you should register under, or other conference questions.

Programming and online access

AbSciCon24 will host daily online discussion sessions at 10 am EDT and a selection of hybrid sessions. Recording of in-person talks will be available after the meeting. The full scientific program is available now. Find hybrid in-person and online sessions by navigating to “browse by day” and select “hybrid” at the top.

AGU Media Relations will live stream press roundtable events via Zoom Webinar and take questions from remote reporters. The press event schedule will be posted in the online Press Center in late April.

Media registrants receive, at no charge, access to all scientific sessions and an on-site press room, along with press events. Some events and activities, including but not limited to invitation-only events and communications workshops, are not open to press registrants.

Location and hotel information

AbSciCon24 will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903.

Hotel bookings at conference rates can be made through 10 April. Browse conference hotels and rates on the meeting website.

Health and safety

AbSciCon is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants and staff. We continue to monitor health and safety issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other communicable diseases and follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines as they are released.

AbSciCon strongly encourages all attendees to be up to date on all vaccinations. AbSciCon will not require documentation of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend the meeting. However, we will reconsider implementing this requirement if conditions and guidance from health professionals change.

Masking guidelines will be assessed prior to the meeting dates. Masks will be available onsite for attendees upon request and those who wish to wear masks are encouraged to do so.

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