Global Cryonics Summit

July 20 & 21 2024 | Miami, Florida

Bringing together the global cryonics community for talks, workshops, and networking.

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Highlight Speakers & Panelists

Take a look at some of the key speakers and panelists at the Global Cryonics Summit.

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James Arrowood
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Dr. Emil Kendziorra
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Kai Micah Mills
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Robin Hanson
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Aschwin de Wolf

James Arrowood

James Arrowood is the Co-CEO of the American cryonics provider Alcor. James started working with Alcor in 2015 as outside General Counsel and has helped Alcor successfully navigate through various complex legal and related business matters before becoming Co-CEO in December, 2022. Learn more about James and his new directions at Alcor in his interview on the Cryonics Underground podcast.

Emil Kendziorra

Emil Kendziorra is the founder and CEO of the European cryonics provider Tomorrow Bio and the founder and president of the board of the European Biostasis Foundation (EBF). Emil is a medical doctor who started his career in longevity research and later pivoted into entrepreneurship and cryonics. Learn more about Emil in his interviews on the Cryonics Underground podcast.

Kai Micah Mills

Kai Micah Mills is the CEO of the American pet cryopreservation company Cryopets and Co-founder of the cryonics research funding organization CryoDAO. Kai has previous history as a tech entrepreneur and is a 2023 Thiel Fellow. Learn more about Kai in his interview on the Cryonics Underground podcast.

Bill Faloon

Bill Faloon is the co-founder of the Biomedical Research & Longevity Society (BRLS) which is one of the leading providers of financial support for otherwise unfunded research in the areas of cryobiology, interventive gerontology and cryonics. During the last decade alone, BRLS awarded more than $100 million in grants to highly-specialized cryogenic research organizations.

Bill has also funded multiple landmark legal cases that have secured legal protection for the cryonics field.

Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He is an avid futurist whose cryonics membership was documented in the New York Times article Until Cryonics Do Us Part. Learn more about Robin by watching his interview on the Cryonics Underground podcast.

Aschwin de Wolf

Aschwin de Wolf is the CEO of the research organizations Advanced Neural Biosciences and Biostasis Technologies. Achwin has experience in creating standby and cryoprotection capabilities, and writing protocols and documentation. He also is an editor of the Cryonics magazine and co-author of Human Cryopreservation Procedures.

Preliminary Schedule

A more detailed schedule will be released shortly.
Breakout Room 1
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8:00 am
Breakfast &
Networking

Breakfast and Networking

Catered breakfast options and coffee served.

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8:00 am
Breakfast & Networking

Breakfast and Networking

Catered breakfast options and coffee served.

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10:30 am
Workshop 1:
Standby

Workshop 1: Standby Session

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion.

The Standby Session: A practical workshop on how to be useful in an SST situation; both what to do before professionals arrive and how to be useful to them after they arrive.

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10:30 am
Workshop 1:
Standby

Workshop 1: Standby Session

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion.

The Standby Session: A practical workshop on how to be useful in an SST situation; both what to do before professionals arrive and how to be useful to them after they arrive.

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11:30 am
Workshop 2:
Stories

Workshop 2: Stories

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion. 

The Stories Session: Listen to stories from people who have been in the field for a long time. What have they learned? What are some interesting things they have witnessed?

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12:30 pm
Lunch

Lunch

Catered lunch in The Bass dining area and the opportunity to explore museum exhibits.

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11:30 am
Workshop 2:
Stories

Workshop 2: Stories

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion. 

The Stories Session: Listen to stories from people who have been in the field for a long time. What have they learned? What are some interesting things they have witnessed?

2:00 pm
Workshop 3:
Community

Workshop 3: Community Session

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion.

The Community Session: Creating and running local and online meetups. Includes first-hand experiences from online and local meetup organizers in different areas.

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2:00 pm
Workshop 3:
Community

Workshop 3: Community Session

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion.

The Community Session: Creating and running local and online meetups. Includes first-hand experiences from online and local meetup organizers in different areas.

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3:00 pm
Workshop 4:
Stardards

Workshop 4: Standards Session

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion.

The Standards Session:  Existing and potential standardization and oversight in the industry. This session to focus on the prospect of an independent Cryonics Accreditation and Ratings group.

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3:00 pm
Workshop 4:
Stardards

Workshop 4: Standards Session

Workshop sessions are intended as 20-30 person group discussions on a given project. Meant to have a presentation segment and then a “work the problem” segment that is heavy on group participation. Potential action items/summary distributed at conclusion.

The Standards Session:  Existing and potential standardization and oversight in the industry. This session to focus on the prospect of an independent Cryonics Accreditation and Ratings group.

Main Room
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8:00 am
Registration
Starts

Registration

Registration will take place in the entry to the venue. Attendees will receive their passes and an event schedule.

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9:00 am
Welcome &
Keynote

Welcome and Keynote Presentation

Keynote By Tim Urban (to be invited)

Drawing from his expertise in communicating complex concepts, Tim Urban discusses the importance of narrative in shaping public perception. He dissects the current story around cryonics and offers a new, compelling narrative that could make the concept more palatable to the general public.

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10:30 am
Main Room
Session 1

Main Room Presentations
(Session 1)

The main room will host talks presenting information and ideas with broad appeal & interest. Attendees will hear about the latest research in the field, industry updates, as well as from speakers having overlapping interests with cryonics. Q&A sessions to follow all main room presentations.

These sessions will be recorded for later posting to Youtube.

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11:30 am
Main Room
Session 2

Main Room Presentations
(Session 2)

The main room will host talks presenting information and ideas with broad appeal & interest. Attendees will hear about the latest research in the field, industry updates, as well as from speakers having overlapping interests with cryonics. Q&A sessions to follow all main room presentations.

These sessions will be recorded for later posting to Youtube.

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12:30 pm
Lunch

Lunch

Catered lunch in The Bass dining area and the opportunity to explore museum exhibits.

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2:00 pm
Panel
Discussions

Panel Discussions

A series of panel discussion on diverse topics.

Women in Cryonics: Where are all the women? A panel discussion featuring 4-5 women in cryonics sharing their thoughts and answering questions.

Setting the Stage for the Next 50 Years A fireside chat-style panel between leaders of current cryonics organizations focusing on their visions and plans of how cryonics may evolve and change over the next 50 years. Q&A at the end.

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3:00 pm
Oxford Style
Debates

Oxford Style Debates

A series of 2 to 3 oxford style debates.

Tentative debates include: 

1. For and Against the notion: "In light of resent advances in AI, progress in life extension means that young people (<35) are unlikely to ever need Cryonics."

2.  For and Against the notion: "Mind uploading is you, in all the ways that matter."

An Oxford-style debate is a formal debate format where two opposing teams argue for and against a specifically defined proposition. The debate consists of opening statements, rebuttals, and audience interaction, concluding with a vote from the audience on the motion.

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4:00 pm
Awards &
Closing

Awards and Closing

Awards and closing statements
Details TBD

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6:00 pm
Dinner

Dinner

Join us for a refined conference dinner set amidst a modern yet elegant setting. Contemporary lighting and marble accents create a serene ambiance, ensuring a comfortable and upscale dining experience as we delve into meaningful discussions.

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8:00 am
Registration
Starts

Registration

Registration will take place in the entry to the venue. Attendees will receive their passes and an event schedule.

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9:00 am
Welcome &
Keynote

Welcome and Keynote Presentation

Keynote By Tim Urban (to be invited)

Drawing from his expertise in communicating complex concepts, Tim Urban discusses the importance of narrative in shaping public perception. He dissects the current story around cryonics and offers a new, compelling narrative that could make the concept more palatable to the general public.

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10:30 am
Main Room
Session 1

Main Room Presentations
(Session 1)

The main room will host talks presenting information and ideas with broad appeal & interest. Attendees will hear about the latest research in the field, industry updates, as well as from speakers having overlapping interests with cryonics. Q&A sessions to follow all main room presentations.

These sessions will be recorded for later posting to Youtube.

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11:30 am
Main Room
Session 2

Main Room Presentations
(Session 2)

The main room will host talks presenting information and ideas with broad appeal & interest. Attendees will hear about the latest research in the field, industry updates, as well as from speakers having overlapping interests with cryonics. Q&A sessions to follow all main room presentations.

These sessions will be recorded for later posting to Youtube.

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12:30 pm
Lunch

Lunch

Catered lunch in The Bass dining area and the opportunity to explore museum exhibits.

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2:00 pm
Oxford Style
Debates

Oxford Style Debates

A series of 2 to 3 oxford style debates.

Tentative debates include: 

1. For and Against the notion: "In light of resent advances in AI, progress in life extension means that young people (<35) are unlikely to ever need Cryonics."

2.  For and Against the notion: "Mind uploading is you, in all the ways that matter."

An Oxford-style debate is a formal debate format where two opposing teams argue for and against a specifically defined proposition. The debate consists of opening statements, rebuttals, and audience interaction, concluding with a vote from the audience on the motion.

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3:00 pm
Panel
Discussions

Panel Discussions

A series of panel discussion on diverse topics.

Women in Cryonics: Where are all the women? A panel discussion featuring 4-5 women in cryonics sharing their thoughts and answering questions.

Setting the Stage for the Next 50 Years A fireside chat-style panel between leaders of current cryonics organizations focusing on their visions and plans of how cryonics may evolve and change over the next 50 years. Q&A at the end.

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4:00 pm
Awards &
Closing

Awards and Closing

Awards and closing statements
Details TBD

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6:00 pm
Dinner

Dinner

Join us for a refined conference dinner set amidst a modern yet elegant setting. Contemporary lighting and marble accents create a serene ambiance, ensuring a comfortable and upscale dining experience as we delve into meaningful discussions.

Breakout Room 2
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10:00 am
Breakout:
Big Picture 1

Breakout: Organ Preservation

Breakout sessions would be 20-30 person group discussions on a given idea. Breakout sessions are meant to have a presentation segment and then a brainstorming segment that involves group participation.

The Organ Preservation Breakout: Where the science stands and where it can go next. Includes practical ways for audience members to help push this space forward.

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10:30 am
Lightening
Talks

Lighting Style Talks

This year's prompt is "Cryonics should primarily be marketed as…"

Each speaker will have 3 minutes to make the case for a marketing framing for cryonics. Positions include: 
A.   Emergency Medicine
B.   A Bridge to the Future
C.  Experimental Medicine
D.  An Alternative form of Burial
E.   A Universal Medical Application

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10:30 am
Lightening
Talks

Lighting Style Talks

This year's prompt is "Cryonics should primarily be marketed as…"

Each speaker will have 3 minutes to make the case for a marketing framing for cryonics. Positions include: 
A.   Emergency Medicine
B.   A Bridge to the Future
C.  Experimental Medicine
D.  An Alternative form of Burial
E.   A Universal Medical Application

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11:30 am
Breakout:
Big Picture 1

Breakout: Organ Cryopreservation

Breakout sessions would be 20-30 person group discussions on a given idea. Breakout sessions are meant to have a presentation segment and then a brainstorming segment that involves group participation.

Organ Cryopreservation: What are the latest changes in the organ cryopreservation space? How might organ cryopreservation be involved in popularizing cryonics?

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11:30 am
Breakout:
Big Picture 1

Breakout: Organ Cryopreservation

Breakout sessions would be 20-30 person group discussions on a given idea. Breakout sessions are meant to have a presentation segment and then a brainstorming segment that involves group participation.

Organ Cryopreservation: What are the latest changes in the organ cryopreservation space? How might organ cryopreservation be involved in popularizing cryonics?

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2:00 pm
Breakout: 
Big Picture 2

Breakout: Understanding The
Cryonics Consumer

Breakout sessions would be 20-30 person group discussions on a given idea. Breakout sessions are meant to have a presentation segment and then a brainstorming segment that involves group participation.

The Understanding The Cryonics Consumer breakout: What distinguishes a person who signs up from Cryonics from one who doesn’t? What does this mean for Cryonics marketing efforts?

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2:00 pm
Breakout: 
Big Picture 2

Breakout: Understanding The Cryonics Consumer

Breakout sessions would be 20-30 person group discussions on a given idea. Breakout sessions are meant to have a presentation segment and then a brainstorming segment that involves group participation.

The Understanding The Cryonics Consumer breakout: What distinguishes a person who signs up from Cryonics from one who doesn’t? What does this mean for Cryonics marketing efforts?

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3:00 pm
Breakout: 
Big Picture 3

Breakout: The Cryonics Industry
in 2050

Breakout sessions would be 20-30 person group discussions on a given idea. Breakout sessions are meant to have a presentation segment and then a brainstorming segment that involves group participation.

The Cryonics Industry in 2050 Breakout: Thinking radically, whether and how we might restructure the entire Cryonics endeavor. Including vertical integration vs flattening. Audience participation encouraged.

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3:00 pm
Breakout: 
Big Picture 3

Breakout: The Cryonics Industry in 2050

Breakout sessions would be 20-30 person group discussions on a given idea. Breakout sessions are meant to have a presentation segment and then a brainstorming segment that involves group participation.

The Cryonics Industry in 2050 Breakout: Thinking radically, whether and how we might restructure the entire Cryonics endeavor. Including vertical integration vs flattening. Audience participation encouraged.

Schedule Highlight

Get a look at some of the key events on both days of the conference. See the full schedule here.

July 20

Presidents Panel

Hear from the presidents of the major cryonics organizations including Alcor, Cryonics Institute, Tomorrow Bio, Southern Cryonics, and Cryopets.

Research Pitches

Listen to scientists pitch their cryonics research proposals before a panel of funders.

Biostasis Techology Roadmap

See a presentation of a roadmap fo the development of biostasis technology, created by industry experts.

July 21

Workshops

Smaller group discussions and hands on workshops on topics such as standby first aid, improving your odds, and very long-term investing.

Lightning Talks

Hear 5-10 minute lightning talks on a wide range of topics from speakers such as Aubrey de Grey.

Icecream Social

End the conference with some icecream and a chance to network with fellow attendees, speakers, and researchers.

Venue
Join us at Ampersand, Miami for the Global Cryonics Summit.

Summit Organizers

Our organizers are leaders in community, product and engineering roles in cryonics
Max Marty
Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Cryosphere Discord Server, Co-host Cryonics Underground Podcast
Daniel Walters
Co-host of the Cryonics Underground Podcast, Cryosphere Admin Team
Rebecca Ziegler
Former Product Manager at Tomorrow Bio, Cryosphere Admin Team
Eric Magro
Biomedical Engineer, E-Commerce, Cryosphere Admin Team

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