Meeting Location and Dates
The XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life will be held July 16–21, 2017 in San Diego, California, USA.

Purpose and Scope
The International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL) has the great pleasure of inviting all of those interested in the scientific aspects of the origin of life and related issues to attend the XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life. This conference provides an important opportunity for chemists, biologists, natural historians, planetary scientists, astronomers, and others to meet and tackle the issue of the transition from non-living systems to the living state. Some of the principle aims and goals of the conference are to:

  • Understand how organic matter involved in this transition could have been formed and transitioned to a
    living system;
  • Share new results regarding the physico-chemical environments on the early Earth;
  • Exchange studies on the evolution of life at its earliest stages and identify the traces left in the
    geological record;
  • Check the possibility that a similar process could have evolved in other places of the solar system
    or exoplanets;
  • Consider the philosophical and historical issues associated with the developments of these
    research approaches.

Oral communications from early stage researchers will be particularly welcome at the conference.

Important Dates
Housing Registration will run from Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:00am Pacific Time to Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Room Rates and Accommodations

  • Shared Bedroom (Shared room, shared apartment): $75.00 per person per night.
  • Private Bedroom (Single room, shared apartment): $85.00 per person per night.
  • SOLD OUT - Private Apartment (Single person occupancy only): $170.00 per person per night.

All accommodation reservation will have a $15.00 administration fee added at checkout.

Housing accommodations are located in the Warren Apartments on the UC San Diego Campus. All apartment units have two (2) bedrooms, shared bathroom, a living room and kitchen. (No kitchenware provided).

Shared Bedroom Rate has two people per bedroom.

If you are part of a couple that would like to be housed in an apartment with only yourselves as occupants, both must select Private Bedroom and indicate each other's names in the Apartment Mate/Roommate field.

On campus housing is organized with up to four (4) persons of the same gender. You will be able to requests specific apartment mates during the registration process.

Included in the nightly rate:

  • On-Campus accommodations.
  • Breakfast - meals begin with breakfast the morning after your arrival date, and end with breakfast on your departure date
  • Linen Bundle that includes one (1) set of bed linens, one (1) pillow, one (1) set of towels.
  • Service includes weekly cleaning of common areas and trash removal.
  • Internet (Wireless not guaranteed).

Not included in nightly rate:

  • Air-conditioning in Housing areas.
  • Parking (Permits are sold separately and will be available to purchase in advance starting May of 2017)

The earliest check-in date is Friday, July 14, 2017. The latest check-out date is Sunday, July 23, 2017.
Check-in time is after 4:00pm on arrival date, check-out time is by 11:00am on departure date.

Important Accommodation Registration Information:

  • UC San Diego is a smoke­-free campus.
  • All guests must comply with the “Rules and Safety Regulations"
  • Waiver of liability must be signed on-site during check in.

Accommodations are assigned by gender. If you would like to have a mixed gender unit, you must indicate you are fine with mixed gendered apartments and roommates will need to request each other and indicate they are fine with the cohabitation.

Payment Policy
100% payment is due at the time of registration. Payment method is by credit card: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, and Visa. Please enter the credit card to be charged the above amount. The mandatory CCV code is the last 3 digits printed on the reverse side of the credit cards and 4 digits printed on the front of American Express cards. The credit card information is transmitted over a secure connection.

Cancellation & Changes

  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to
  • All cancellations are subject to the loss of a $15 handling fee.
  • Cancellations made on or prior to April 30, 2017 are subject to a full refund of the On-Campus Housing Registration fee and the loss of the handling fee.
  • Cancellation made from May 1 to June 29, 2017 will result in the fifty (50%) loss of the On-Campus Housing Registration Fee, and the loss of the handling fee.
  • Cancellations made on or after June 29, 2017 will result in a one hundred percent (100%) loss of the On-Campus Housing Registration Fee and handling fee. There will be no refunds.
  • No shows (those who fail to check in) are liable for the entire On-Campus Housing Registration Fee, and handling fee.
  • Full refunds or partial refunds will not be processed for guests who choose to leave their program early.
  • Payment made for registrations may not be transferred from one annual meeting to another. All cancellations policies apply during the conference.
  • Refunds may take up to thirty (30) days to be processed.
  • Changes to your reservation can be made until the last day of registration on June 29, 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Please direct inquires to Anita Treviño Neubarth, (