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


Co-Founder and CSO, SENS Foundation 

SENS, Chief Science Officer and Co-founder, Dr. de Grey is the biomedical gerontologist who researched the idea for and founded SENS Research Foundation. He received his BA in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000, respectively.  Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.

Liz Parrish
CEO, BioViva Sciences Inc.

Liz, BioViva Sciences Inc. CEO, is a humanitarian, entrepreneur and innovator, and a leading voice for genetic cures. As a strong proponent of progress and education for the advancement of regenerative medicine modalities, she serves as a motivational speaker to the public at large for the life sciences. She is actively involved in international educational media outreach and sits on the board of the International Longevity Alliance (ILA). She is an affiliated member of the Complex Biological Systems Alliance (CBSA), which is a unique platform for Mensa based, highly gifted persons who advance scientific discourse and discovery.

Robin Farmanfarmaian
Medical futurist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author

Robin Farmanfarmaian is a Professional Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor, specializing in companies with the potential to impact >100M people with the intersection of technology in healthcare. Currently Robin is an Investor and VP at Invicta Medical, a medical technology company focusing on sleep apnea; VP at Actavalon, curing cancer by repairing p53; Strategic Relations at MindMaze, VR for stroke and paralysis; and Co-Founder and Board of Directors of the Organ Preservation Alliance, catalyzing breakthroughs in cryopreservation and tissue engineering for organ transplants. Previously she founded Morfit and Exponential Medicine at Singularity University. Her best selling book, "The Patient as CEO", can be found on Amazon.

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