Lifeboat News #115


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/12. Copyright 2012 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference: Improved Lineup

The 2nd International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity will be held April 22-25, 2012 in Moscow, Russia.
Our Andrzej Bartke, Holly Brown-Borg, Judith Campisi, Zoya Demidenko, Vadim Fraifeld, Maria Konovalenko, Kyung-Jin Min, Elena Pasyukova, Michael Rose, Robert Shmookler Reis, Nektarios Tavernarakis, Jan Vijg, and Alex Zhavoronkov are participating.
Learn more at

WorldFuture 2012: Improved Lineup

WorldFuture 2012 will be held in Toronto, July 27-29, 2012 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel. Our Peter Bishop, James Blodgett, Joe Coates, José Luis Cordeiro, Tom Cowper, William Crossman, Sean Daken, Jay Gary, Jerome C. Glenn, Adam Gordon, Theodore J. Gordon, Linda Groff, William Halal, Juanita Hardy, Jay Herson, Rodney Hill, John Jackson, Naveen Jain, Peter Jones, Ted Kahn, Bud Levin, Tom Lombardo, John Meagher, Ramez Naam, Alex Peake, Sheila Ronis, Ziauddin Sardar, Heather Schlegel, Karl Schroeder, John Smart, Jack Smith, Rick Smyre, Dave Stein, Suzanne Stein, Patrick Tucker, Verne Wheelwright, and Tracey Wilen-Daugenti will be speaking/participating.
Learn more at

WorldFuture 2012 Lifeboat Events

If you will be attending WorldFuture 2012, let us know by sending a message with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation WorldFuture 2012" to [email protected]
You will be notified of all events that we have at that conference!

Future Day

Learn about Future Day at


We now have dedicated a memorial to advisory board members who have worked to "Safeguard Humanity" until the end of their lives at

Cryoprotectant Toxicity Research

LongeCity is raising money for research on cryoprotectant toxicity by our Joâo Pedro de Magalhâes and Soren Stirling.
Learn more at

Space Book Project

The Space Book Project's goal is to create a modern guide to space for young people. It will include the newest developments in all fields of science and technology connected to space exploration. The goal is to create this book both on paper and as an app, since it will be meant for young people who lack the access to space education.
Learn more at


Some interesting blog posts include:
"The Difference Between a Lunar Base and Colony" by John Hunt at
"The runaway greenhouse reversal: Cooling Venus" by Tom Kerwick at
"Despite Safety Worries, Work on Deadly Flu to Be Released" by Eric Klien at
"My case for Mars" by Brandon Larson at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Donald Maclean: $2,000, Jeff Bone/Topsight Fund: $500, Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Brandon E. Larson: $50, Michael Breazeale: $25, Rick Hubbard: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Anonymous: $10, James Bracken: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, George Garrett: $10, Charles Hawk: $10, Tom Kerwick: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Glenn A. Miller: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Benjamin T. Solomon: $10, and Ryan Witt: $10.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.