2.11.09

Successes and challenges en route to unlimited human lifespans. Q&A on the Immortality Institute, led by Shannon Vyff

2pm-4pm, Saturday 28th November

Lecture Room B20, basement level, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX

Shannon Vyff, chair of the The Immortality Institute, will answer audience questions on topics including:

*) The creation and the operation of the Immortality Institute:
Home: http://imminst.org/
FAQ: http://www.imminst.org/faq
Forums: http://www.imminst.org/forum/forums.html

*) The book "The scientific conquest of death"

*) The case for cryonics

*) Becoming a Methuselah Foundation 300 Member

*) Calorie restriction: Case for; Quick Overview of how to do it

*) Introducing people of all ages (including children) to transhumanist topics

** About the speaker:

Shannon Vyff is chair of the Immortality Institute, a Life Boat Foundation Advisor, an Alcor Area Readiness Team Coordinator, a Venturist Director, an author of "The Scientific Conquest of Death", author of the children's transhumanist adventure book "21st Century Kids", and mother of three young children.

Many thanks to Shannon for providing links to some suggested (optional, but useful) pre-meeting reading material.

** There's no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to make comments.

Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those who are able to stay.

** Why not join some of the Extrobritannia regulars for a drink and/or light lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table where there's a copy of the book "The scientific conquest of death" displayed.

** About the venue:

Lecture Room B20 is on the basement level in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.

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