Lincoln Cannon, president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, will present at the Venturists' Cryonics Convention, held 7-9 November 2014 in Laughlin, Nevada.
Is Death (and taxes) No Longer Inevitable?
Larry Page, the CEO of Google, has invested billions of dollars of his company’s capital into a new company called Calico, which has the goal of finding cures for aging and death.
Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., the world’s foremost scientific gerontologist, says that the first person to live 1,000 years has probably already been born.
And inventor Ray Kurzweil, the modern Thomas Edison, says that “We have the means right now to live long enough to live forever.”
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.
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.
Jordan Sparks, DMD (Founder of Oregon Cryonics, a new cryonics company): “A Regional Approach to Cryonics.”
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.
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.
Natasha Vita-More, Ph.D., noted transhumanist and adjunct professor of the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona.
Peter Voss, Founder and CEO of Adaptive A.I., Inc.
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.
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 email@example.com; 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/.