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Cryonics Northwest Seattle Meeting

The Seattle region of the Cryonics Northwest group will be meeting to have lunch and socialize in our first get together and organizing effort.

The buffet style lunch will be held at Spice Route Indian Cuisine  on Saturday, February 12th at 12:30 P.M.

Location:

Spice Route Indian Cuisine
2241 148th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98007

Please come and introduce yourself and we will see just how many we are in this corner of the States.

We will be discussing the topics of transport training and ongoing gatherings on a monthly basis.

RSVP is required so please contact Regina Pancake at rpancake@gmail.com or Eron Hennessey at eron.hennessey@gmail.com or visit our Facebook event page.

We look forward to meeting you all!

The 2nd Annual Young Cryonicists Gathering

Teens & Twenties 2011: Getting to know each other seminar.

This cryonics focus group seminar hosted by Bill Faloon and Carin Idun will be held on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20, 2011, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Invitations were mailed to CI and Alcor members ages 13-29.

The purpose of the young cryonicists’ seminars is to develop a continuing social network of like-minded individuals who otherwise might not have the opportunity to meet in person.  This gathering is open to young cryonicists from all cryonics organizations. Registered participants will also enjoy the opportunity to attend the Suspended Animation conference. You must be registered IN ADVANCE to attend.

Application forms can be requested from Kathy Markell kmarkell@lifeextension.com (954) 202-7702

More information on the Facebook event page here.

Suspended Animation Conference 2011

Can you imagine the future?  When we’ll travel to other stars. Have super-intelligent computers.  Robot servants.  And nanomachines that keep us young and healthy for centuries!  Will you live long enough to experience all this?

“Unlikely,” you say?  Not necessarily.  Suspended Animation can be your bridge to the advances of the future. The technology is here today to have you cryopreserved for future reanimation.  To enable you to engage in time travel to the spectacular advances of the future.

This technology is far from perfect now.  But it is good enough to give you a chance at unlimited life and prosperity.  Remarkable advances in cryopreservation have already been achieved. Millions of dollars are being spent to achieve perfected suspended animation and new technologies to revive time travelers in the future.

You can learn all about these technologies at a conference in South Florida on May 20-22, 2011.  At this conference, the foremost authorities in human cryopreservation and future reanimation will convene at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale.  They will inform you about pathbreaking research advances that could make your most exciting dreams come true.

This conference is being sponsored by Suspended Animation, Inc. (SA), a company in Boynton Beach, Florida where advanced human cryopreservation equipment and services are being developed. After you’ve been enlightened by imagination-stretching presentations about today’s scientifically credible technologies and the projected advances of tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency, you’ll be transported to SA’s extraordinary laboratory where you will be able to see some of these technologies for yourself.

This link gives you special access to a downloadable brochure, as well as registration options, so you can get all the details of this remarkable conference that will enable you to obtain the information you need to give yourself the opportunity of a lifetime!

Visit the conference webpage at http://www.suspendedinc.com/conference2011.html

Catherine Baldwin

General Manager
Suspended Animation, Inc.

Holiday Party for Alcor members

You are cordially invited to a Holiday Party hosted by the some of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation members in Southern California.  It will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 4 PM to 8 PM in Newport Beach, CA.  The theme of this celebration is to put the past behind us and begin a brand new year—and brand new decade—moving ever closer to the exciting, long and youthful future that lies ahead.  Meet with others who may have many of the same expectations and dreams, to share ideas and collaborate on projects.  Please bring a healthy dish and something you like to drink. And you’re welcome to bring anyone you wish….the more the merrier!  Please RSVP to Kat Cotter at katcotter@gmail.com or call her at 310-528-6712 and she will provide you with the address and directions.  Join us for this first party of the New Year and start 2011 off with a bang!

Upcoming Training Session

PHOENIX
Alcor will host a training session for the Arizona Response Team on Saturday, October 16th. This will be held at Alcor Central in Scottsdale, AZ starting at 1:00 pm. Aaron Drake, Alcor’s Medical Response Director will conduct the training.

Topics to be covered include learning the operation of Alcor’s new Lucas 2 chest compression system, obtaining rapid vascular access with a Bone Injection Gun and establishing an advanced airway using the King Airway. This will also be a great opportunity to meet and interact with Alcor’s new Readiness Coordinator, Steve Graber.

Immediately following the training, the monthly cryonics meetup will be held at its usual location, just down the street. Come and enjoy an afternoon AND evening of cryonics fun!

Third SENS Foundation L.A. Chapter Meeting

The Third SENS Foundation L.A. Chapter Meeting is Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the Westwood Brewing Company (1097 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2907) from 4pm until 8pm.

The third meeting will begin with a presentation by Dr. L. Stephen Coles (director of the Gerontology Research Group) who will give an update on DNA Sequencing in Human Supercentenarians, starting at 5:00 p.m. Following this, at around 6:30 p.m., Dr. Aubrey De Grey (SENSF Co-founder and CSO) and Dr. Sarah Marr (SENSF Co-founder and Executive VP) will talk about the Foundation’s work and recent developments in the field, and actor/director Edward James Olmos will say a few words to guests.

The idea of these local gatherings is to create a local initiative to promote the Foundation’s interests and mission by engaging a network of enthusiasts, field professionals, potential donors, sponsors, collaborators, students, etc.

Please RSVP to:
Maria Entraigues
SENSF Volunteer Coordinator
L.A. Chapter Coordinator
maria.entraigues@sens.org

Personalized Life Extension Conference 2010

October 9-10, 2010
Alcor members and friends are cordially invited to attend Personalized
Life Extension 2010 to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The focus of the meeting is on actions we can each take NOW to extend
our lives, and delay or prevent the diseases of aging.
Conference organizers expect that cryonics will be discussed as an
emergency option available today.
To get a $100 discount on registration, use this code when registering:
ALCOR
This brings the current cost down to $175.
For more details, and to register, see:
http://lifeextensionconference.com

Cryonics Oregon June Meeting with Aubrey de Grey and Ben Best

June 6, 2010 will be the next Cryonics Oregon meeting. It will coincide with a downtown Portland aging conference. As a result we have been successful in persuading Cryonics Institute President Ben Best and Alcor member and biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey to attend our meeting. The theme of the evening will be “Strategies for Life extension and Rejuvenation: A Discussion with Aubrey de Grey and Ben Best.”

Dr. Aubrey de Grey will present a brief synopsis of his Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) for regeneration and rejuvenation. Ben Best will reply with his view of shortcomings of the SENS approach, and how these shortcomings can be addressed. Discussion will include such matters as biomarkers of aging, mechanisms of aging, use of dietary supplements and the relevance of cryonics.

Date: Sunday, June 6, 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Roots Organic Brewing
Address: 1520 SE 7TH, Portland, OR

This will be no ordinary Cryonics Oregon meeting! Promotional materials from Alcor, CI, and SENS will be there as well.

To cover the rent of the space a minimum donation of $5.00 per person will be collected.

Attendees under 21 are allowed until 10:00 pm.

The Cryonics Technology Progress Conference

Where: Terasem Central in Melbourne, Central East coast of Florida
When: April 9, 10, 11, 2010– Schedule to be available late February.

Cryonics technology is more advanced than even most signed up cryonicists realize. Most people in the scientific community do not realize what progress has been made and most cryonicists do not realize the protocols and technologies that have been developed in the service of making cryonics a true “evidence based technology.”

Details of cryonics protocols, procedures, and logistics from start to finish –Confirmed presenters include Alcor Life Extension Foundation Transport Coordinator – Aaron Drake; Cryonics Institute President – Ben Best; and Suspended Animation, Inc. General Manager – Catherine Baldwin.

Suspended Animation, Inc. protocols and technologies are now available for members of both CI and Alcor.

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