2019 Schedule

Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 21st
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
Is Immortality the Goal?

Can aging be cured? Hypothesizing that damage to the body accumulates over time, in fairly random ways, researchers and venture capitalists are investigating the mechanisms involved and searching for therapies to prevent or reverse the harms. If their breakthroughs don’t bring true immortality, they could at least vastly extend the healthy years of human life. Other pioneers focus more on a public...

Hotel Jerome Ballroom — Breakfast Talk
In town event
8:00pm–09:00pm MDT
2019 Health
How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

As medicine and public health make it possible for us to stay healthy well into our eighties, nineties, and beyond, we are challenged to find purpose in the gift of those extra years. Marc Freedman, president and CEO of Encore.org, believes that dedicating ourselves to the greater good is the pathway to fulfillment. In his new book, How to Live Forever, he reflects on the value of knitting the gen...

Wheeler Opera House Bar — Evening Session
In town event
Saturday, June 22nd
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
The Geography of Longevity

Travel just seven miles from the Loop in central Chicago to the city’s West Side, and the life expectancy of residents drops by a shocking 16 years. Cross the border from Algeria, where residents average 76 years of life, to Mali, where it falls to 61 years. Persisting and preventable inequities by location, race, and socioeconomic status are a global phenomenon that can strangle family and commun...

Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion — Lunch Session On Campus
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