You are cordially invited to attend the 18th International Congress of Xenobiology and Planetary Ecology, organized jointly by the L'Institute des Etudes Xenologiques and the Society for Planetary Ecology, to be held in Maputo, Mozambique from September 16-21, 2206.

The XENOS Congress is held every four years in beautiful and strategically located cities around the homeworld. The meeting provides the opportunity to network with colleagues, scientists and other professionals from every continent both on- and off-world. It will be a premier source of information in all diverse fields of xenosciences, including exoetology, vector ecology, exopaleontology, and comparative sociobiology.

As one of Africa’s leading financial and tourism centres, Maputo is an ideal city to host the XENOS Congress 2206. An impressive program of science and trade opportunities is being planned with the objective of making the 18th International Congress the most exciting meeting in the history of the Congress and an important landmark in our field.

Professor Jona Q Harvey, Chair

Organising Committee

Jona Harvey (Chair)
Roberto Bellini (Co-Chair)
Mamie Mulla (Program Chair)

Register Online

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In order to submit an abstract, you must first register for the Congress. It is a condition of acceptance that the presenting author must register and pay the registration fee for the Congress by 25 May 2206.

All accepted abstracts will be published by Planetary Development Consortium, in a special edition of Journal of Extraterrestrial Sciences. Any abstracts received after the deadline of 25 May, will not be included in this journal.

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The 18th XENOS Congress will be held in the Maputo-Nounas Hilton Hotel, located in a commercial district in one of the main business areas of the city. This is a high-end facility with all built-in services and necessary activity support systems. It is only five minutes from Maputo's city centre, and within walking distance of many local restaurants and shops.

Address For Communications

Tour Hosts Conference & Exhibition Organisers

R. K. Zoa
K. Eritja
C. Aranda

Interplanetary Society for Life Sciences
Avenida Julius Nyerere CN 340 n/s
Maputo, Mozambique

Hosted By

L'Institute des Etudes Xenologiques (IEX)

Society for Planetary Ecology (SPEC)

Publishers of Development

Planetary Development Consortium and Journal of Biology


The 18th International Congress of Xenobiology and Planetary Ecology extends its appreciation to the following sponsors for their support:



Merck Sharpe and Dohme