Preview RAAD Festival presenters in this next series of interviews conducted with each speaker by James Strole, Director, Coalition for Radical Life Extension


President and CEO, Sierra Sciences 

Dr. Bill Andrews is the President and CEO of Sierra Sciences.
In his 36 year biotech career, he has focused the last 24 years on finding ways to extend the human lifespan and healthspan through telomere maintenance. As one of the principal discoverers of both the RNA and protein components of human telomerase, Dr. Andrews was awarded 2nd place as "National Inventor of the Year" in 1997. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1981. He has served as Senior Scientist at Armos Corporation and Codon Corporation, Director of Molecular Biology at Berlex Biosciences and at Geron Corporation, and Director of Technology Development at EOS Biosciences. He is also a named inventor on over 50 US issued patents on telomerase and author of numerous scientific research studies published in peer reviewed scientific journals. He has been featured in Popular Science, The Today Show and numerous documentaries on the topic of life extension.

Dr. Dip Maharaj
South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute, Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj is the founder and Medical Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute, one of the few completely outpatient bone marrow/stem cell transplant facilities in the United States. He was also involved in the establishment of bone marrow/ stem cell transplant programs at the University of Miami and for other communities in Florida. He has been involved with clinical research studies using stem cells in the areas of cardiac regeneration, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer treatments. Most recently, he has secured an Investigator-initiated IND from the FDA to study a novel treatment of solid tumors using only healthy white blood cells.

Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanism Activist and Writer

Bestselling visionary author Zoltan Istvan has explored over 100 countries-many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel-writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. Zoltan's work has been featured by The New York Times Syndicate, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Radio, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Animal Planet, and the Travel Channel. Zoltan is a philosophy and religious studies graduate of Columbia University, and recently published The Transhumanist Wager. The novel was a #1 bestseller in Philosophy and Sci-Fi Visionary on Amazon.

Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international and intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology.

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Contact: Jim Strole, Director 
Phone: 480.345.6554

RAADfest combines the energy and fun of a festival, the empowerment and interaction of personal development, with cutting edge science presented for a lay audience to create the first and best holistic radical life extension event ever.

Hear from top scientists, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders addressing every aspect of radical life extension, from nutrition and new gene therapies, to the power of personal intention, the sociology of immortality and advancement in artificial intelligence.

You will also have the opportunity to interact with our experts as well as share your own views.

Join us for the largest ever gathering of radical life extension enthusiasts to:
  • Learn the latest scientific advancements.
  • Connect with like minded people.
  • Gain vital insights to extend your health and wellbeing.
  • Become a more empowered and effective advocate.
  • Interact with leaders of radical life extension.
  • Have a blast celebrating our unlimited future together with music and performances.

Watch special clips from last years longevity conference

Presented by Coalition for Radical Life Extension
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Attendees travel to San Diego from across the globe to attend RAADfest:

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brasil, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, United States, Venezuela

Established in 1980, the Life Extension Foundation is a nonprofit organization, whose long-range goal is to radically extend the healthy human lifespan by discovering scientific methods to control aging and eradicate disease. One of the largest organizations of its kind in the world, the Life Extension Foundation has always been at the forefront of discovering new scientific breakthroughs for use in developing novel disease prevention and treatment protocols to improve the quality and length of human life. Through its private funding of research programs aimed at identifying and developing new therapies to slow and even reverse the aging process, the Life Extension Foundation seeks to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, such age-related killers as heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

Life Extension Foundation is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, established by co-founders Saul Kent and William Faloon in 1980. Its primary purpose is to fund research and disseminate information on life extension, preventive medicine, anti-aging and optimal health as well as sports performance, with a focus on hormonal and nutritional supplementation, deriving much of its income from the sale of vitamins and supplements. Life Extension Foundation has accomplished over 190 pioneering achievements. 

Life Extension is the largest longevity foundation, having contributed over $175 Million to groundbreaking research and innovations.  Historic breakthroughs include:
  • 1981: First to introduce DHEA to delay systemic aging 
  • 1983: First to introduce Aspirin to prevent heart attack
  • 1983: First to introduce CoQ10 to reverse heart failure
  • 1986: First to introduce Deprenyl to delay brain aging
  • 1992: First to introduce Melatonin to improve immunity
  • and more... 
Life Extension Foundation has over 100,000 members and each month mails 300,000 copies of Life Extension Magazine to newsstands, subscribers, and members.

To promote Life Extension's innovative medical concepts, William Faloon, President & Co-Founder has been featured in hundreds of media appearances including The Phil Donahue Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Tony Brown's Journal, ABC News Day One, and Newsweek magazine.

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C ontact:
Velma Anne Ruth, M.Ed.
President & CEO
Independent Review, Inc.