The Manhattan Beach Project was a conference of leading scientists, entrepreneurs, anti-aging doctors held in Manhattan Beach, California on November 13-15, 2009. The goal of the event was to create real time lines and real budgets designed to completely change the face of aging.
The Summit agenda lists a mix of well known names from the longevity advocacy and aging research communities, speaking on a range of interesting topics:
I. Intro – David Kekich
II. The Law of Accelerating Returns – Ray Kurzweil via video
III. Caloric Restriction – Stephen Spindler
IV. Evolutionary Genomics of Life Extension – Michael Rose
V. Telomere Maintenance – William Andrews
VI. Aging Genes and Manipulation – Stephen Coles
VII. Restoring Your Immune Function – Derya Unutmaz
VIII. Extracellular Aging and Regeneration – John Furber
IX. Stem Cells/Regenerative Medicine – Michael West
X.Tissue/Organ Storage – Gregory Fahy
XI. SENS/Mitochondrial Rejuvenation – Aubrey de Grey (Two topics – 30 minutes)
XII. Artificial General Intelligence – Peter Voss
XIII. Nanomedicine – Robert Freitas/Ralph Merkle
XIV. Genome Reengineering – Robert Bradbury (Multiple topics – 35 minutes)
XV. 7 Steps to Help Ensure Your Longevity – David Kekich
XVI. Cryonics – Ralph Merkle
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