Annually, ELSI holds an international symposium on the origins of life research and its related fields. Every year, more than 100 researchers from more than 10 countries participate in presentations and debates. The symposia thrive on an active dialogue through breakout sessions, discussions and panels.


2013 March The First ELSI International Symposium
2014 March Origin & Evolution of the Earth-Life System
2015 January Life in the Universe
2016 January Early Earth, Venus & Mars
2017 January Expanding Views on the Emergence of the Biosphere
2018 January Building Bridges from Earth to Life
2019 January Comparative Emergence
2020 February Extending Views of Catalysis
2021 January Science in Society
2022 January ELSI Past & Future
2023 March The Living Universe