Our IMMORTAL EVENT in Washington D.C. - “Radical Life Extension -Are You Ready to Live 1,000 Years?”
Posted: Fri, May 10, 2013 | By: Events
LongeCity has announced it’s support for ImmortalLife.info’s public event in Washington D.C., titled “Radical Life Extension: are you ready to live 1,000 years?”
We are deeply grateful to LongeCity for their support! They will be assisting us in providing air fare to our speakers.
The LongeCity (Longecity.org/ImmInst.org) is an international, not-for-profit, membership-based organization (“501-3-c status” in the United States). It’s mission is “to conquer the blight of involuntary death”.
The IMMORTAL EVENT that we’re planning will take place in the historic Friends Meeting House on September 22 (Sunday). The event will be from 4:30-6:30.
We will have 10-12 speakers discussing Immortality / Life Extension from a wide variety of perspectives: scientific, political, social, poetic, religious, atheistic, economic, demographic, moral, etc.
The speaker lineup is:
Antonei B. Csoka received his B.Sc. in Genetics from the University of Newcastle, U.K., his M.S. in Molecular Pathology and Toxicology from the University of Leicester, U.K. in, and his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco, where he cloned the human hyaluronidase genes, which are involved in fertilization, embryonic development, and cancer.
As a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University, Dr. Csoka was instrumental in the identification of the gene that causes Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (progeria), a disease with many features of “accelerated aging.” Progeria has since revealed important insights and clues into the mechanisms of normal aging. Now he is developing animal models of progeria, studying the role of nuclear lamina dysfunction, and exploring the nexus of stem cells, aging, and epigenetics for the treatment of age-related diseases.
Dr. Csoka has long advocated research into aging and human lifespan extension, and serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Alcor Foundation and the Lifeboat Foundation.
Gabriel Rothblatt is the Pastor and Community Organizer for the Terasem Movement Transreligion, Vice President of the B.O.D. for Terasem Movement Incorporated and Co-director of Worldfuturist.net. He studied Political Philosophy at UVM and was the face of their Bi-centennial commencement. Since then his primary focus has been on family; Gabriel has a wife, four kids and a dog that shamelessly demand his time and attention. An advocate of experiential learning, and DIY solutions, Gabriel has developed a diverse range of skills and experiences.
Gabriel’s writing was first featured in NewVoices.org for his perspective on being Black and Jewish in America. His lifetime experiences also include having a transgendered parent. An experienced debater, Toastmaster and improv comedian Gabriel enjoys public speaking in addition to philosophical arguments and creative writing. From his dedicated work in proselytizing reason and skepticism he was dubbed the “Mass Debater.” He is currently running for Congress.
Jennifer ‘Dotora’ Huse is a biologist and marketer with strong emphasis on global communications and social media. She is in school pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She owns a medical spa and has worked in rehabilitation for over 19 years. She was raised in health and her longest running goal has been to help humans achieve immortality. She owns 5 businesses ranging from a medical spa to a record label. One of them is an organization designed to help individuals and organizations achieve their charitable goals.
She is also an internationally featured model, singer, and rapper. She is on the board of directors for many organizations ranging from environmental sustainability to animal rescue. Additonally she is on the operations team for The Venus Project and she does operations/manage/market for nearly 400 organizations.
Tom Mooney was born in Philadelphia. As a student, he was elected Vice President of the “United States National Student Association” in Washington D.C. For 15 years Mr. Mooney was a columnist for the Journal papers, plus he was a political activist and a criminal defense attorney. In 1978 he was elected to the Maryland Legislature and reelected in 1982. He served on the prestigious Ways and Means Committee helping to oversee the states budget and taxation policies. In 1986 he ran for Governor of the state. He easily won the primary but lost the General election and returned to practicing law.
After deciding that a “War on Aging” needed political support as well as medical and scientific involvment, Mr. Mooney started “The Coalition to Extend Life” in Washington D.C. which is the largest political organization promoting a national “War on Aging.” He has received many awards and acknowledgments from former Presidents of the United States, Governors, and other prominent individuals. He is also an avid runner who has competed in marathons and a dedicated cyclist who attempts to live his life as “green as possible.”
Maitreya One - Aka “Tesla” was born In Harlem and raised in the Bronx. His inspiration comes from what he calls the “Streetlight Age” of HipHop, a time before HipHop was coopted by large corporations and the music industry. In the Streetlight Age, HipHop’s vision was bigger than an industrial status symbol.
In Tesla’s younger years he worked at a bookstore called East West books, where he learned about the story of Tesla. He was inspired by his story, coming up from humble beginnings himself, and by the way Tesla was ahead of his time. He was also interested in the relationship between science and big business and how big business can get in the way of good science. Tesla adopted the name as a message to scientist to remembers the life of Tesla and act accordingly.
Tesla would like to aid in a project called “Timeship,” which would be a biological “Fort Knox” that houses all the major life extension research concurrently. Tesla would also like to start a company that makes wine enhanced with extra resveratrol. He would also like to invest in his own brand of supplements, marketed towards the HipHop community in partnership with life extension science groups, the Super Longevity Worldwide Tour, and a documentary entitled “Freeze Me,” documenting his own cryonics set up.
Mark Waser has over 30 years of experience in software systems design & development and artificial intelligence—developing systems ranging from an expert system shell and builder for CitiCorp’s FastFinance lease evaluation and approval system to a neural network evaluating thallium cardiac images of Air Force pilots for Wright-Patterson AFB to numerous natural language processing and knowledge extraction programs. He is particularly interested in safe ethical architectures and motivational systems for intelligent machines (including humans) and recently co-founded the Digital Wisdom Institute to further that pursuit. Mr. Waser has an M.S.E. degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Pennsylvania and has performed doctoral studies in Machine Learning & Human Decision Making at George Mason University. His recent presentations and publications can be found HERE.
Gray Scott is a Futurist / Neuro-Technology Philosopher, speaker, artist and writer. Gray is a contributing blogger for THE FUTURIST magazine, a professional member of The World Future Society and editorial director of Serious Wonder.com the online futurist philosophy, technology and consciousness magazine produced by his media company Serious Wonder Media ™ based in NYC.
Gray is quickly becoming widely recognized as one of the most exciting, inspiring and controversial futurists of our time, speaking and writing on a variety of subjects and future trends.
Josh Mitteldorf conducts studies of evolution, using computer simulation to investigate the way interactions between individuals and groups of individuals can affect the behaviors that are selected: Under what circumstances can group cooperation outweigh individual fitness?
Originally an astrophysicist, Mitteldorf moved to evolutionary biology as a primary field in 1996. He has taught at Harvard, Berkeley, Bryn Mawr, LaSalle and, most recently, at Temple University. His present research is under the auspices of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept at MIT. His book Suicide Genes isdue out in 2013-14 from Johns Hopkins University Press. http://SuicideGenes.org. His anti-aging web site is at http://AgingAdvice.org, and he writes a weekly blog for ScienceBlog.com http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com
In private life, Mitteldorf is an advocate for election integrity and 9/11 Truth. An avid amateur musician, he plays piano in chamber groups and French horn in a community orchestra. In the Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia where he makes is home, he has taught a weekly yoga class for over 30 years. His two daughters (now young adults) were among the first children adopted from China in the mid-1980s
Hank Pellissier is founder/co-director of ImmortaLife.info. Previously, he was the founder/director of Transhumanity.net. Before that, he was Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology (ieet.org). He’s the author of Invent Utopia Now: Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era and Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so High? - scientific factors that influence intelligence. Additionally, he edited the e-book anthology Human Destiny Is To Eliminate Death - essays, rants, and arguments on immortalism He also co-founded the USA Longevity Party, and he’s a blogger for the World Future Society (wfs.org).
A journalist, Hank was the Local Intelligence columnist for the New York Times (SFBay edition), he’s a contributor to GreatSchools.org, he was a daily columnist for Salon.com, and a weekly colomnist for SfGate.com. He’s written 100+ futurist articles for IEET, Hplusmagazine.com, Transhumanity.net, and the World Future Society, occasionally under his pseudonym, Hank Hyena.
Franco Cortese is a Staff Editor for Transhumanity.net, a Staff Writer for Immortal Life and a contributing writer for the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies and The Rational Argumentator. He contributed material to the essay collection Human Destiny is to Eliminate Death: Essays, Rants and Arguments About Immortality available on Amazon.
Apneet Jolly - is a Hacker, Photographer and Social Butterfly. He spends each day learning, growing, and improving himself. He’s interested in anti-aging, cryonics, rock-climbing, smart drugs, paleo, and biohacking.
Additionally, if travel funds can be raised, the lineup might also include Didier Coeurnelle (France), and Jason Xu (Florida).
We have attained the support of numerous life extension groups in the DC area, but we’d be grateful for contributions to help us with travel and advertising costs, and speaker stipends. Promoters are always welcome also!
If you’re interested in contributing in any way, please contact ImmortalLife.info via comments below, or email us at ImmortalLife.firstname.lastname@example.org