SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Well over 1,000 people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe are expected to convene in San Diego to explore pioneering methods to extend our lives and even reverse biological aging in older humans at the Revolution against Aging and Death Festival (RAADFest) . This groundbreaking event, the first to ever focus on human age reversal, is taking place August 4-7 and will feature some of the world’s leading authorities on life extension, aging and related topics.
Unlike typical health fairs that discuss modest ways of improving well being, RAADFest features presenters who seek to induce meaningful reversal of degenerative aging processes in older humans. Rather than merely slowing how fast we age, RAADFest presenters will describe systemic age reversal induced in laboratory rodent models and how these emerging technologies can enable humans to derive comparable benefits--- with the added reward of radically extended healthy lifespans.
“In my decades of pursuing life extension science and lifestyle, I have never been more excited than I am now,” commented James Strole, Director of the Coalition for Radical Life Extension, the lead organizer of the event. “From Calico, the biotechnology division of Google with its stated mission of combating aging, to the ongoing clinical trial testing metformin’s anti-aging effects, to a whole host of other promising projects, the notion that human aging can be slowed down and perhaps even reversed is no longer science fiction: it’s quickly becoming reality. That is why we decided to hold RAAD Festival now. Progress is accelerating across so many fronts: scientific, technological, and lifestyle; all will be brought together under one roof for four days of sharing and socializing.”
The program is divided into six categories, each with several speakers. Highlights include:
HUMAN AGE REVERSAL:
Greg Fahy, PhD, near completion of a human age reversal clinical trial based at Stanford University
Liz Parrish and Bill Andrews, Ph.D., extending telomeres to reverse the clock of aging and declining health
Dipnarine Maharaj, M.D., project to reverse pathologic aging along with restoration of functional immune status using stem cell mobilized plasma components from young donors at South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Institute
Dobri Kiprov, M.D., project to inhibit senescent cell behavior in elderly subjects via removal of aged plasma, along with infusion of young plasma components using prophylactic plasma exchange to suppress inflammation and induce age reversal at Young Plasma Institute
Peter Nygard, somatic cell nuclear transfer to reverse human cellular aging in vivo
Steve Perry, self-experimentation using Growth Differentiation Factor 11 (GDF-11) that has demonstated rodent age reversal in a study at Harvard University
- AI, BIOTECH, NANOTECH AND ROBOTS: Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, Chief Science Officer of the Biogerontology Research Foundation (UK), and CEO of Insilco Medicine; and others
- FUTURISM: Ray Kurzweil and others
- LIFEHACKERS: Jose Cordeiro, author of ten books and Founding Faculty & Energy Advisor at Singularity University (SU) in NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley, and others
- LIFESTYLE: Suzanne Somers, well-known actress and health spokesperson, and others
- REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: Aubrey de Grey and others
The event will take place at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, centrally located near the UC San Diego Medical Center, and just 15 minutes’ walk from the San Diego River.
“Our current time period will go down in history as the era when radical life extension went mainstream,” commented Bill Faloon, co-founder of the Life Extension Foundation, a sponsor of the event.
Strole concluded, “I would like to thank our founding sponsors, the Life Extension Foundation and People Unlimited Inc, as well as our Platinum Sponsors, LifeLength and International Anti-Aging Systems (IAS). The event should be all the more memorable with their support and involvement, and we invite other companies to consider sponsorship as a way of reaching a truly unique, intellectually vibrant group of thinkers and doers.”
Event Info At-A-Glance
|Dates:||Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th|
|Venue:||Town & Country Resort & Convention Center|
500 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA 92108
Social hashtag (please use it!): #RAADFest
Sponsorships are available, and provide a worthwhile opportunity to reach a highly-educated, affluent demographic with a strong interest in cutting-edge science, nutrition and lifestyle.
Exhibition space is also available. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact James Strole at (480)220-7182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Coalition for Radical Life Extension
The Coalition for Radical Life Extension is rallying like-minded people to come together to stand up for radical life extension and physical immortality. Powered by People Unlimited, the Coalition is a not-for-profit organization reaching out to groups and individuals who already have interest in radical life extension and physical immortality, in order to galvanize and focus our energy into a popular movement that is self-sustaining and expansive. This group of early adopting advocates, numbering in the thousands, is forming a platform for influencing a much broader audience, and ultimately the mainstream.