Proposal For Budget Allocation to Sponsor Longevity and Aging Conferences
Project Lead: Max Unfried, Alex Dobrin
Team: Awareness & SciComm WG contributors
Budget: 20,000 USD
In the past decision making on how conferences were sponsored were opaque. This led to some conferences being sponsored without full governance, due to miscommunication. In the future we try to improve this.
In the previous year we have sponsored Longevity conferences for a total of 11,000 USD.
For the coming year we plan on ramping this up to build a larger and stronger longevity community, especially bringing in more researchers that contribute to the DAO.
Therefore, this proposal seeks to request a budget of 20,000 USD for the next ~8 month (until June 30th, 2023) to sponsor Longevity and Aging Conferences and Events and give the SciComm and Awareness WG decision power for which events to be sponsored. This way responsibility and governance for longevity conference sponsorship is clear, and people can be held accountable.
The money will be spent to sponsor 5-8 longevity events, across the globe and build a global presence. We will only sponsor conferences where VitaDAO people are present, and VitaDAO has a chance to present itself through either a poster, booth, panel, presentation, leading a session or organizing of an entire event, and focus mainly on non-profit conferences.
An incomplete list of conferences to be considered sponsoring (please suggest others):
Longevity Med Summit – Lisbon
Gordan Research Conference for the Biology of Aging - Barcelona
German Society for Aging Research - Jena
ERIBA (European Research Institute of the Biology of Aging) - Groningen
ARDD (Aging Research and Drug Discovery) - Copenhagen
Longevity Summit Dublin - Dublin
Rejuvenation Startup Summit - Berlin
Longevity Summit at Buck Institute – California, December
Coldspring Harbor - NY
KLC on the Biology of Aging - Colorado
Asia & Pacific:
Japan - The 9th Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen2023)
Singapore - Singapore Longevity Conference
China - TBD
Korea - TBD
Australia - TBD
New Zealand - TBD
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