VitaDAO Life Extension Conference 2024 At Vitalia

3 min readFeb 8, 2024

Hey VitaDAO community,

Get ready for round two of our Life Extension Conference, this time in the sunny spot of Vitalia.City, Honduras.

After a great first meet-up last year in Zuzalu, Montenegro with over 200 folks joining, we’re excited to dive deeper into longevity and how to stay healthier for longer.

👉Join us:

Vitalia — 2-month pop-up city to explore the foundation of a permanent city where we can live healthier, lives, and accelerate progress towards making death optional.

​It will harbor 200 renegade life scientists, artists, biotechnology engineers and an entrepreneurially driven community of people that love life and want to see the future.

What’s Happening?

From February 23rd to 25th, we’ve got a packed schedule:

  • Feb 23: Kicking off with the basics of life extension and how drugs are developed.
  • Feb 24: Exploring different ways to potentially extend life.
  • Feb 25: Wrapping up with a showcase of companies and a pitch competition.

Who’s Talking?

No Zoom calls here — all our speakers are showing up in person:

  • Professors Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov from the University of Rochester
  • Bruno Balen from Ani Biome
  • Caitlin Lewis from the Longevity Escape Velocity Foundation
  • Justin Rebo, MD/MS, CEO at KindBio, is on a mission to revolutionize how we produce complex tissues and organs. With a strong background in aging biology and drug discovery, Justin is pushing the boundaries of regenerative medicine.
  • Prof. David G. McCarthy, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, specializes in insurance and risk management with a focus on the longevity of centenarians.
  • Niklas and Rajiv Ahuja, Director at the Milken Institute Future of Aging, are exploring the concept of Longevity Cities and how urban environments can support healthy aging.
  • Varun, Head of Bioinformatics at TruDiagnostic Inc., is making strides in epigenetics and bioinformatics to uncover the molecular intricacies of aging.
  • Prof. Miguel Brieno-enriquez from the University of Pittsburgh is delving into how aging and environmental factors affect gametogenesis and the production of viable germ cells.
  • James Sinka will discuss innovations in DeSci, focusing on how community-driven science is shaping the future of research and development in the field of longevity.
  • Robert Young, an expert on centenarians, will provide unique insights into the lives of those who have lived to see 100+ years, and what we can learn from them about longevity.
  • Dr. Luisa Georgiana Baca from the National Institute on Aging will talk about longevity medicine, focusing on how current medical practices can adapt to the challenges and opportunities of an aging population.
  • Stephanie Dainow, Executive Director at, champions the acceleration of biomedical technologies to extend healthy human lifespans through advocacy and education.
  • Tristan Roberts, Director at the Research Collective, discusses the role of drug development in longevity, focusing on innovative trials in Prospera.
  • …and many more. Check out the full list for all the names.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with the forefront of longevity science and technology. For more information and to secure your spot, visit our conference page.




VitaDAO is the world’s first decentralized intellectual property collective, funding and commissioning research into human longevity.