Longevity 2020: A note from our Editor-in-Chief

The longevity economy is projected to reach $27 trillion in 2026. What will be the impacts of COVID-19, AI, biomarkers, investment and new therapies?

Well, we intend to address many of these questions next week, so please join me and the experts, the innovators, the investors, and the curious, all online, at Longevity2020.
Just four short weeks ago, this conference didn’t exist. COVID-19 had stunned the world with the speed of its spread, and none of us really knew what the world would look like today. But life goes on, and the issues being addressed by the Longevity sector are now more relevant in the context of the pandemic.

So, with half the planet largely confined to their homes, we decided to take things online. It’s been a challenge, but with thanks to our great team, I’m glad to report it’s turning out to be something pretty special.

A huge thank you to our amazing lineup of speakers, and to Johnny Adams and Kate Batz for their support in the early stages. We’ve had such a positive response that we are already planning two more events: one is focused on the biomarkers of aging, while the other is something completely new and very exciting (stay tuned!).

Everything kicks off next week and I wanted to highlight just a few of the exciting speakers that you can see as a VIP (or for nothing) at Longevity2020:

Defining biological aging
Monday 27 April: 5pm EU: 4pm UK: 11am EDT: 8am PDT
Speaker Subject
George Church, Harvard University Reversal of several aging pathways & diseases
Nir Barzilai, Yeshiva University Defining the clinical components of age-associated diseases
Lynn Cox, Oxford University Connections & differences between different hallmark processes
Steve Horvath, UCLA Epigenetic clocks for clinical trials and preclinical research
Richard Siow, Kings College London Using AI to define aging

Rejuvenation therapies
Tuesday 28 April: 5pm EU: 4pm UK: 11am EDT: 8am PDT
Speaker Subject
Aubrey de Grey, SENS Foundation The divide-and-conquer nature of rejuvenation can be an asset, not a challenge
Ilaria Bellantuono, University of Sheffield Geroprotectors: time to change the way we treat older people?
Joan Mannick, resTORbio The use of TORC1 inhibitors to improve immune function in the elderly
Vadim Gladyshev, Harvard University From Longevity signatures to Longevity interventions
João Pedro de Magalhães, University of Liverpool Anti-aging biotech: past, present and future

AI & Longevity
Wednesday 29 April: 5pm EU: 4pm UK: 11am EDT: 8am PDT
Speaker Subject
Alexander Zhavoronkov, Insilico Medicine Applying AI approaches to diverse aging-related problems
Ben Goertzel, SingularityNET AI enables a holistic approach to Superlongevity
Tina Woods, Longevity International From cells to cities
Kirsten Fortney, BIOAGE AI & public health data to identify & target molecular factors influencing Longevity
Joe Geraci, NetraMark Uncovering the heterogeneity & etiology of aging through machine learning

Longevity investing
Thursday 30 April: 5pm EU: 4pm UK: 11am EDT: 8am PDT
Speaker Subject
Jim Mellon, Burnbrae Group The Big Picture: Covid-19 and Longevity investing
Dmitry Kaminskiy, Deep Knowledge Ventures Global pandemics & accelerated investment in Longevity, with Q&A
Kate Batz, Longevity Capital The view from the valley
Greg Bailey, Juvenescence Juvenescence: our story, with Q&A
Sergey Young, Longevity Vision Fund Longevity lessons coronavirus can teach us

Longevity: start now
Friday 1 May: 5pm EU: 4pm UK: 11am EDT: 8am PDT
Speaker Subject
Reason, Repair Biotechnologies Distinguishing rational self-experimentation from arrant foolishness
Oksana Andreiuk, Canadian Biohacker Biohack your way to Longevity
Zoltan Istvan, US Presidential Candidate What is making a transhumanist wager?
Liz Parrish, BioViva Sciences How can BioViva address the here and now?
Brian Delaney, Vitality in Aging Navigating the labyrinth of dietary restriction methods

We always wanted to ensure that all presentation content would be free and it is, however, there are costs associated with staging such a huge undertaking. So we’re also offering VIP tickets that will contribute towards these costs.
And, the VIP package:

  • Access to all 5 days of presentation sessions
  • Participation in ‘Ask Me Anything’ (after-party) session with key speakers
  • Celebratory Longevity 2020 T-shirt (included in this package worth $35)
  • Complimentary access to 2 follow-on reunion events
  • Password access to video recordings of all sessions


We are tremendously excited to put on what we believe will be world’s first fully online Longevity conference. So, wherever you are in the world, we hope you’ll join us next week.
#StayAtHome #StaySafe

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