Cryonics, Life Extension and Transhumanism convention Nov 7,8,9 2014
You are invited to a cryonics, life extension and Transhumanism convention this November 7, 8 and 9, 2014, This is your chance to join with others to fight to end Death in our lifetimes
Please Register as soon as possible to help us with the final planning (see below)
Larry Page, the CEO of Google, has started a new venture called Calico, which has the mission of "tackling aging, on of life's greatest mysteries.".
Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., the maverick, freethining gerontologist, says in his TED Talk that that "a lot of people alive today are going to live to 1,000 or more"
And inventor Ray Kurzweil, called by the Wall Street Journal "the closest thing to a Thomas Edison of our time, says that “We have the means right now to live long enough to live forever.” (The Singularity is Near, page 371)
Are we therefore on the threshold of being able to live indefinitely, as Robert Ettinger predicted 50 years ago in his visionary book, The Prospect of Immortality, which started the cryonics movement? To find out, you are invited to a cryonics, life extension and transhumanism convention at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino will be held this November 7, 8 and 9, 2014, in the Riverside’s scenic Starview Room overlooking the Colorado River.
All attendees will have plenty of time to meet the speakers, leaders and activists in the life extension community at this convention one on one during the leisurely breaks and buffet meal times. (Last year there were over 100 attendees, this year we expect to surpass that number).
The speakers will give you the very latest updates on cryonics research, ways to improve your chances for rejuvenation and survival, and new ideas in transhumanism. Plus you can circulate during the ample breaks to network with the speakers and attendees and exchange ideas.
Also all attendees can reserve free table space in the Starview Room’s exhibition area to display their free literature; sell books, DVDs, dietary supplements and other life extension related products; and talk to people one on one about your company or organization.
Below is a partial list of confirmed speakers (subject to revision) who will give the following presentations:
David A. Ettinger (Son of Robert Ettinger, the founder of the cryonics movement): “Robert Ettinger: A Life in Cryonics.” Learn what it was like to grow up in the home where the father was the founder of cryonics and one of the early, visionary transhumanists.
Meet Don Laughlin, gambler and cryonicist who likes the odds on his side, and ask him questions. He will be one of the presentations.
Jordan Sparks, DMD (Executive Director of Oregon Cryonics, a new cryonics company): “A Regional Approach to Cryonics.”
Peter Voss, "Artificial Intelligence and The Future." What is the current state of AI research? Which approaches are likely to achieve human-level thinking? What are some of the risks and benefits? What are possible implications for cryonicists?
Mr. Voss is an entrepreneur with a background in electronics, computer systems, business and technical software, as well as management. Peter has a keen interest in cognitive science and the inter-relationship between philosophy, psychology, ethics and computer science, and has written on these subjects. He currently runs anAI research and development company start-up that is working towards a human-level, general-purpose AI engine. Peter is also actively involved in futurism, free-market ideas, and extreme life extension.
Ben Best (Former CEO of the Cryonics Institute): ”Vital Signs Alarm Systems for Cryonicists.” Sudden, unattended death is one of the worst things that can happen to a cryonicist to compromise getting a good cryosuspension. Learn how to take advantage of the increasingly affordable technologies which monitor your vital signs and send out alarms when you are in danger of imminent cardiac arrest.
Catherine Baldwin (Chief Operating Officer of Suspended Animation): “Future Care of Cryonics Patients.” The presentation will review current “field stabilization” care and speculate on future directions of this kind of care for cryonics patients.
Natasha Vita-More, Ph.D., (Pioneering transhumanist and Full Professor of the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona ."The Memory Project," a talk about Dr. More's recent research.
Joe Kowalsky (Director of the Cryonics Institute): “Make It So!” about improving cryonics communications with the public.
Chana Phaedra (President of Advanced Neural Biosciences, Inc.): “New Research at Advanced Neural Biosciences, Inc.” Topics include long-term cold ischemia, the effect of stabilization medications on cryopreservation, and whole brain cryopreservation.
Lincoln Cannon (Cofounder and President of the Mormon Transhumanist Association): “Mormon Transhumanism.” Learn how the doctrine of one of America’s fastest-growing churches is compatible with the goals of transhumanism.
Rudi Hoffman (Specialist in cryonics funding through life insurance): “Cryonics Funding in an Inflationary Universe . . . the Affordable Immortal Returns!” Learn how affordable a cryonic suspension can be by using life insurance as the funding mechanism.
Cairn Idun (Organizer of the Cryonicist Teens & Twenties conferences): “OPTIMIZATION: What YOU Can Do to OPTIMIZE YOUR Chances of an OPTIMAL Cryo-Preservation: T3 – Time, Temperature and Technique.”
David Pizer (Former Vice President of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation and Founder and President of the Society for Venturism): “Ways to Protect Your Cryosuspension.”
Neal VanDeRee (Officiator at the Church of Perpetual Life): “A Church for Transhumanists: The Church of Perpetual Life.”
Mark Plus (Secretary of the Society for Venturism): “Death Avengers Assemble! Robert Ettinger on the Science of Superhumans.” Learn how Robert Ettinger anticipated many aspects of today’s transhumanist movement, but in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.
In addition, we are gathering further information on presentations to be given by:
Aaron Drake, Medical Response Director of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
David Kekich, President and CEO of the Maximum Life Foundation.
Forrest Munden, paramedic. He will discuss what a cryonicist and his family should do in an emergency.
R. Michael Perry, Ph.D., Care Services Manager and Treasurer of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
The speakers will also include two prominent scientists who work in cryonics research who will make presentations about their findings which will show that cryonics makes scientific sense and is worth pursuing.
REGISTER NOW: You can register for the VERY affordable convention and the discounted buffet meals that will be available and remit the fees through PayPal to help cover the convention’s expenses, by going to this page on the Venturists’ website:
Or else you can send in your remittance by mailing it to the Society for Venturism, 11255 S. Highway 69, Mayer, AZ 86333.
For lodging at the Riverside Resort, you will have to make your own room reservations separately by calling the Riverside at the toll-free number within the United States: 800-227-3849; or the Nevada number: 702-298-2535. Use the Hotel Reservations Group Code: “Cryonic.” The special low rates are: $29 for Thursday, Nov. 6; $49 for Friday, Nov. 7; $49 for Saturday, Nov. 8; and $29 for Sunday, Nov. 9.
If you would like to speak to someone with the Venturists to discuss the convention, feel free to email Mark Plus, Secretary of the Society for Venturism, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call him at (928) 273-8451
We look forward to seeing you at Mr. Laughlin’s resort this November!
P.S. You can read Joe Kowalsky’s report on last year’s Venturist Cryonics Convention by scrolling down the home page of *http://venturist.info/.
You can contribute to the "End Death" movement by attending and/or helping promote this event.
So if you would like to help end death, please feel free to pass this on to any friends, groups or chat rooms that you think might be interested.
We hope to see you there.
David Pizer, President
The Society for Venturism