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 2013 marks the ninth 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 Montreal, Quebec, Canada from June 10th-14th 2013. 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.