For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is fast approaching summer, and warmer weather is on the way. Spring is a time of rejuvenation, exactly what our organization is striving to support in the fight against age-related diseases. To that end, we have been busy, and now it’s time to give you an update on our activities.
Ending Age-Related Diseases 2023 conference venue confirmed
The Ending Age-Related Diseases conference is happening on August 10-11, 2023 and is both an in-person and virtual event. Brian Kennedy, Aubrey de Grey, Hanadie Yousef, Yuri Deigin, and Matthew O’Connor are some of the speakers this year.
Register now and secure your place while Early Bird tickets are still available! Reduced prices on in-person and virtual tickets end on May 30. Student rates will be available soon.
We are striving to make this year’s event bigger and better. We aim to provide something extraordinary that surpasses other conferences. If you are interested in life extension and rejuvenation research, come and join us!
To that end, our conference will be held at CAPITALE in New York City. Located at 130 Bowery, this neoclassical building dates back to 1895 and has Corinthian columns, Venetian glass, and marble mosaic floors.
The Grand Ballroom boasts a 15,000-square-foot area and a 65-foot ceiling, and it can accommodate over 1000 people.
We cannot think of a more perfect place for our guests and our triumphant return to in-person events. But, don’t worry: if you cannot make it to New York, this is both a virtual and in-person event.
We are planning a highly interactive program that encourages networking and public discussion. Industry leaders will share the latest in aging research as well as discuss investment, decentralized science, and regulatory matters.
This year, we will be exploring five themes over the two days of the conference:
- Fundamental Research on Aging
- Biomarkers of Aging
- Emergence of Decentralized Science (DeSci)
- Translational / Rejuvenation Biotechnology
- Investment, Blockchain, and Regulation
Solving aging will need a coordinated industry working together to turn aging research into prescribable medicine. Encouraging industry-wide collaboration is very much a focus of this conference.
We have also published our sponsorship brochure for the event. If you are interested in supporting rejuvenation research and advocacy, a sponsorship is a great way to do that.
Finally, sign up for our free newsletter to keep up to date on the latest conference and longevity news. We will have a lot more to say about the conference in the near future, so stay tuned!
Will increased longevity mean too many people?
Whenever the idea of increasing healthy lifespan is raised inevitably the concern of overpopulation is brought up. Will we really run out of room or resources if we start living longer and healthier lives?
Life Noggin, our pop-sci channel on Youtube, has teamed up with VitaDAO to make a short video about this concern.
If you would like to learn more about the concerns about overpopulation, check out our Increased Longevity and Overpopulation article.
The Rejuvenation Roadmap keeps getting better
The Rejuvenation Roadmap is your resource for a quick overview of progress in aging research. Use it to see how close we are to the first rejuvenation technologies arriving.
Our curated database tracking the many approaches to bring aging under medical control continues to grow. We have added lots of new companies to the Roadmap and will be tracking their progress towards release.
There are now many companies developing drugs to combat aging, and some of them are close to or even in clinical trials. Only one of these needs to succeed and demonstrate significant age reversal in humans to capture public imagination.
Join us as we track who will be first to win this race to demonstrate human rejuvenation!
Lifespan and VitaDAO team up for a second time
We have teamed up with VitaDAO again this month for another LIfe Noggin video. VitaDAO is the world’s first decentralized intellectual property collective, funding and commissioning research into human longevity.
Traditional funding systems for research suffer from a culture of risk aversion. Moonshot projects are often overlooked in favor of safer projects with a higher chance of success and positive journal publication. We take a look at how VitaDAO is working to change how research is funded.
Lifespan.io supports the nonprofit SEAT Act
We are proud to stand together with other nonprofits to help our sector secure a seat at the federal table. If you are a US non-profit, please support the Nonprofit Stakeholders Engaging and Advancing Together (Nonprofit SEAT) Act.
The Nonprofit SEAT Act is our strongest protection for nonprofit expertise. It implements methods to make use of the mission, knowledge, and impact of nonprofits. This helps the government and the nonprofit sector to work together more productively, pursuing their shared objectives.
Supporting the act will help nonprofits to have a stronger voice, which is a positive thing for the longevity science community. Let’s move forward together!
Keith Comito appears on the DeSci Rising Podcast
Recently, Lifespan.io President Keith Comito was a guest on the DeSci Rising Podcast. During the discussion, Keith talks about aging research, rejuvenation, and how decentralized science (DeSci) is gearing up to help solve aging.
DeSci is a movement with the goal of funding, creating, reviewing, crediting, storing, and disseminating scientific knowledge fairly.
Lifespan.io was one of the first organizations in the longevity space to embrace DeSci as a way to fund research. We wanted to provide a way for ambitious research projects to get funded, and we think we succeeded.
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