AbGradCon (Astrobiology Graduate Conference) provides a unique setting for astrobiologically inclined graduate students and early career researchers to come together to share their research, collaborate, and network. AbGradCon 2012 marks the eighth year of this conference—each time in a different place and organized by a different group of students, but always with the original charter as a guide. This year AbGradCon was held in Pasadena, California from August 26th – 30th 2012. These meetings have been very successful both when connected to AbSciCon, and as stand-alone conferences. Since it is organized and attended by only graduate students and post docs, AbGradCon is an ideal venue for the next generation of career astrobiologists to form bonds, share ideas, and discuss the issues that will shape the future of the field.
To watch the archived recordings of each presentation, please check the AbGradCon 2012 website.