In conjunction with the 2006 GRC Origin of Life conference, we are offering the first Origin of Life Gordon Research Seminar. The GRS is designed to identify top young talent in diverse fields and encourage them to present cutting edge research in origin of life contexts. This is vital for the community because some of the most clever insights and inspiration are a result of junior researchers interacting among themselves, broadening their knowledge base, and interacting with the leaders of the field. The seminar will be held prior to the regular conference and is being co-chaired by Ms. Heather Bean, Georgia Institute of Technology and Dr. Nicolle Zellner, Albion College. Dr. Arturo Becerra, UNAM, Mexico City and Mr. Luis Delaye, UNAM, Mexico City will serve as vice-Chairs, and Dr. Janet Siefert, Rice University, will serve as Corresponding Chair.