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We are now starting to release the videos from our July conference, Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects & Advances in Research, which was hosted in NYC at Cooper Union. Today, we show Dr. Aubrey de Grey giving his keynote speech at the conference.

He begins, as all good speakers should, in a mixed audience of experienced hands and those totally new to the topic of aging, with the basics about aging and works towards more complex topics. This method is the best for engaging newcomers, as it follows the didactic principles of teaching, which make it easier for the listener to relate to the topic.

Some people in our community make the mistake of jumping right into a conversation about repairing the damage of aging without considering if the listener has any prior knowledge of the subject; often, he or she doesn’t, resulting in that person being confused, not understanding what is being said, and ultimately becoming bored and not engaging. If you would like to learn more about engagement techniques and how to talk to the public about aging, check out “Why Life Extension is not Popular with the Public Yet” by Elena Milova.

If you’re familiar with his work, you may wish to skip to around the 17:55 mark, where he talks about new developments in the field and things you may not have heard before.

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Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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