Longevity Conferences Coming up in Late 2022
Conferences are a measure of the health of a field; typically the more conferences one sees, the broader the efforts and the larger the funding. Most of the best conferences relating to aging research, and the longevity industry that has emerged from that research, feature an even mix of entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors. The networking at these conferences leads to the foundation of new ventures and seed funding for young ventures. This is important in a field in which there are many, many opportunities to make progress. Networking makes the world turn; it is an essential part of the messy, human process of bringing new technology from the laboratory to the clinic.
Longevity industry and related, relevant conferences in the first half of this year were hectic and crowded close together in time, a result of the end of COVID-19 restrictions. Conference organizers tended to pack their delayed events into the March to June conference season. It has been a busy time for those of us who are obliged to attend! Now there will be a few months of pause before the conferences of interest resume in the later part of the year. Here, I'll note a few of the upcoming events that seem worth a look, or were interesting in past years.
Ending Age-Related Diseases 2022, August 11-14 2022, a Virtual Conference
We are delighted to announce the fifth Ending Age-Related Diseases conference on August 11-14, 2022! This virtual conference will bring together the leading experts in rejuvenation biotechnology and investment in order to foster scientific and business collaborations to develop rejuvenation therapies that target the root causes of aging.
ARDD 2022, August 29th to September 2nd 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark
According to the United Nations, the proportion of people aged over 65 now outnumber children younger than 5. The enormous growth in the elderly population is posing a socioeconomic challenge to societies worldwide, and necessitates new sweeping interventions for age-associated diseases. This year we have an incredibly exciting program with global thought-leaders sharing their latest insights into aging and how we target aging process ensuring everyone lives a healthier and longer life. Welcome to the 9th Aging Research and Drug Discovery (ARDD) Meeting.
Longevity Summit Dublin, September 18-20 2022 in Dublin, Ireland
Join us for the Inaugural Longevity Summit in the capital city of Ireland. You will be experiencing a wonderful summit that includes a programme bursting with the "Who's Who" of longevity movement superstars, including George Church, Aubrey de Grey, Jim Mellon, and more. Gather with us for an informative, uplifting conference recognising and celebrating emerging research and developments across the Longevity Industry globally.
Longevity Investors Conference, September 28-30 2022 in Gstaad, Switzerland
The Longevity Investors Conference is the world's leading and most private longevity-focus investors only conference. LIC provides relevant insights into the longevity subject, expert education, investment opportunities, excellent networking opportunities and a great setting in an exclusive location. The two full days conference is bringing together the world's top longevity KOLs, institutional and private investors, wealthy private investors, family offices and funds.
Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2022, October 14-15 2022 in Berlin, Germany
The Rejuvenation Startup Summit, brought to you by the Forever Healthy Foundation, is a vibrant networking event that aims to accelerate the development of the rejuvenation biotech industry. Rejuvenation/Longevity biotech is a new, emerging field of medicine. It aims to prevent and reverse diseases of aging by addressing their common root cause, the aging process itself. Rejuvenation therapies aim to reverse or repair age-related cellular changes such as molecular waste, calcification, tissue stiffening, loss of stem cell function, genetic alterations, and impaired energy production. The Summit brings together startups, members of the longevity venture capital / investor ecosystem, and researchers interested in founding or joining a startup - all aiming to create therapies to vastly extend the healthy human lifespan.
The Longevity Forum, in Longevity Week, November 14-18 2022 in London
A step change in life expectancy, which is already underway and is being driven by both scientific and technological progress, will have vast implications for individuals, governments and society as a whole. To ensure that increases in longevity benefit all of society, a true public and private partnership is required to drive change and create solutions needed to equip us for this new reality. We actively engage with public and private sector stakeholders.
Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing, November 24-26 2022 in Brussels, Belgium
The Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA) is a unique biennial meeting of scientists working on the biology of ageing. The sixth EHA will happen in November (24 to 26) 2022. More information will follow!
Foresight Vision Weekend 2022, November 2022 in France and December 2022 in the US
Foresight Institute supports the beneficial development of high-impact technology to make great futures more likely. We focus on science and technology that is too early-stage or interdisciplinary for legacy institutions to support, for instance biotech to reverse aging. Save the date for Vision Weekend, Foresight Institute's annual member gathering. Collaborate across continents, disciplines, and generations towards flourishing futures. In 2022, we'll return with our favorite collaborators to our favorite venues: November 18-20 at Chateau du Fey, France, and December 02-04 at the Internet Archive in the Bay Area.
Seems like there are only about 30 pretty well known longevity focused scientists. How are there so many conferences?
Disappointed the EARD conference is virtual. Firstly, I lack the discipline to watch an online conference, I need to be sequestered in a room with the speaker so my attention does not stray. Secondly, it is an apparent capitulation to pathological safetyism.
I'm responding to Matt's comment: so many conferences, so few longevity-focused scientists. As I looked over the speakers at the conferences....many of them are businessmen/women....CEOs of companies getting into the longevity field.
Also in relation to Matt's and Ross Pelton's comments it is why I also like fostering a strong public sector academic presence. You also have scientists running both positions in academia an industry. Of the list I will make it to only one in presence.