Forthcoming Conferences

By way of a reminder, the 3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing & Longevity kicks off on October 13th in Melbourne, Australia. Early registration continues through to August 31st; give it some thought, as the past two conferences were worthwhile affairs. The conference series is a good example of wealthy individuals stepping up to make a difference.

The Weller family of Australia are committed to organising the annual International Conferences on Healthy Ageing and Longevity for the next ten years, with the aim to promote interdisciplinary collaboration amongst the world's leading doctors, scientists, complementary healthcare professionals and policy makers in the field of health and ageing. The family has no connection with any company or product in the healthcare industry.

As noted over at the Methuselah Foundation and in the Longevity Meme news, the 6th Alcor Conference is also in October:

Held at the Scottsdale Marriott in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Alcor Life Extension Foundation's 6th Conference from October 6-8, 2006, will explore anti-aging research, life extension, nanomedicine and nanotechnology, whole body cryopreservation, cryonic revival and more.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear the most up-to-date information about the cryonics experiment being conducted at the Alcor Foundation, as well as possibilities of other life-extending sciences.

Lastly for this post, the transhumanist community conference TransVision 2006 is coming up in Helsinki, Finland in August:

This year the theme of the conference will be Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement. We'll be looking at recent and ongoing technological developments and discussing associated ethical and philosophical questions.

If you check the list of speakers, you'll see that biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey will be giving one of the keynotes. He'll also be presenting at the Alcor conference:

Dr. de Grey joins us to overview the [Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS)] plan and highlight how his proposed aging interventions closely parallel the molecular and cellular repairs that will be required to revive a well-vitrified cryonics patient.

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