Press Release: International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit: Spain 2017

​May 25-26-27, 2017, Madrid (International public)

May 29, 2017, Seville

May 30, 2017, Barcelona

Madrid – Barcelona – Seville, Spain 2017

Spain will host the first International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit during May 25-30, 2017. Fundacion VidaPlus will be the main organizer of this world congress, with the help of other leading associations and organizations working on longevity, indefinite lifespans, cryopreservation, and other biomedical areas.

Longevity extension has been one of the dreams of humanity since the beginning of recorded history, when average lifespan was merely 20 years. Even starting the 20th Century average lifespans were just about 40 years in the first industrial nations, and starting the 21st Century average lifespans have doubled again to around 80 years in the most advanced countries. The possibility of doubling again lifespans is increasing rapidly again thanks to exponential technologies and new medical research and development. On a parallel front, cryopreservation has also advanced considerably since the first spermatozoids were frozen and successfully reanimated about half a century ago. Then followed eggs, embryos, many tissues and complete organs, in different kinds of animals, including some small mammalians. What will the future bring? Science and technology should lead the way!

Several institutions have been advancing research on longevity extension, from governments to private companies. Institutions like the Life Extension Foundation and the SENS Research Foundation, to name just two, have been pioneers in promoting investigations and applications on human longevity extension. Additionally, the two major US cryopreservation institutions, Alcor Life Extension Foundation and Cryonics Institute, have been holding successful regular meetings for their members and other insterested audiences during the last four decades. In Europe, there was an initial regional meeting in Goslar (Germany) in 2010, followed by Dresden (Germany) in 2014, Utrecht (Netherlands) in 2015, and then Basel (Switzerland) in 2016. KrioRus has also been promoting cryopreservationin Russia and other countries.

Now we are planning to host in Spain the first International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit open to people from all continents, with participants coming from the United States to the United Kingdom, from Argentina to Australia, from Africa to China, from Russia to Venezuela. The topics considered will be very broad, ranging from recent medical advances to human cryopreservation.

Spain will become the meeting point for this first International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit, where the different groups from around the world will gather to connect and closely work together. The first part of the May events will be the international academic congress in English during May 25-26-27 in Madrid, followed by national events in Spanish on May 29 in Seville, and May 30 in Barcelona. The objective is to combine the international reunions with local audiences and to help promote longevity and cryopreservation research and development in Spain. In partnership with pioneering sponsors like, we will do our best in scientific dissemination to make society aware of the new economy and opportunities coming with Life Extension and Longevity advances.

Abstracts from participants are welcome for posters, papers and oral presentations until March 1, 2017. People interested in participating should go to our website ( and follow submission instructions. Organizations interested in sponsoring our summit, and other media and institutional partners and allies should also contact the organizing committe through our website.

This year, 2017, will be a very important year for organ transplants and cryopreservation, since we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant and also the 50th anniversary of the first full human cryopreservation. Major leading associations working on longevity, indefinite lifespans, cryopreservation, and other biomedical areas will be present in Madrid (May 25-26-27), Seville (May 29), and Barcelona (May 30).

Fundacion VidaPlus, our sponsors and partners welcome you all to sunny Spain next May for the warmest cryopreservation meeting in history. Come and enjoy life extension in a country that never sleeps!


Conference Chair: Jose Luis Cordeiro

Organizing Institution: Fundacion VidaPlus​


Javier Cabo

Ramon Risco

Noel Garcia

Aubrey De Grey

Max More


Natasha Vita-More

Anders Sandberg

Patrick Burgermeister

Joao Pedro Magalhaes

Torsten Nahm


Felipe Debasa

Felix Capell

Txetxu Mazuelas

Gonzalo Ruiz

Alejandro Sacristan


Luis Rey Goni

Manuel Bellido


Joaquin Serra

Jordi Sandalinas

Max Olivier


Fundacion Vidaplus

Singularity University, Seville Chapter

Singularity University, Barcelona Chapter


Alcor Life Extension Foundation

Cryonics Institute



Life Extension Foundation


Sociedad Crionica /

Longevity Reporter

Dutch Cryonics

Cryonics Germany


Israeli Longevity Alliance

Svenska Kryonikföreningen


VidaPlus Foundation Members with Cryonics Conference Attendants and International Cryonics Groups in Basel, Switzerland 2016


VidaPlus Members with Max More, Alcor CEO in Cryonics Conference 2016, Basel, Switzerland


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