X-Message-Number: 137
From: Kevin Q. Brown
Subject: Conference on Biostasis & Reentry 
Date: 7 Nov 1989

[ Here is an extract from the announcement for the "Conference on Biostasis &
  Reentry".  For full details write to Fred and Linda Chamberlain at the
  address below. - KQB ]

    Conference on Biostasis & Reentry at Asilomar Conference Center
                       August 24 - 26, 1990
                       The Lifepact Project
                              of the
                 Lake Tahoe Life Extension Festival
          A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
                          P.O. Box 18698
                    South Lake Tahoe, CA 95706

Lifepact will be holding a conference at Asilomar, August 26 - 26, 1990.
Asilomar is part of the California State Park System, accommodating a wide
range of attendees (5 to 1000), furnishing complete meeting facilities,
lodging and meals in a unique setting.  Mensa has an annual meeting at
Asilomar which has become famous; this was part of our stimulus to investigate
it as a possibility.

Dates and Times
The Conference on Biostasis and Reentry will begin on Friday evening,
8/24/90, and come to an end at Noon on Sunday, 8/26/90.  The hours in
between will be packed solidly with activity.  If you want to vacation at
Carmel and Monterey, why not arrive a day or two beforehand or stay a few
days afterward?  There is a fantastic aquarum by the sea in Monterey, and
Carmel is a world renowned resort packed with shops which could occupy you
for a full day.  Registrants will receive a large package of brochures about
these attractions.

Everything is included, two nights lodging plus six meals (dinner Friday
night through lunch on Sunday).  The banquet halls are a multi-wing
structure, parts of which have views of the Pacific Ocean over a field of
sand dunes.  All rooms allocated for this conference are "deluxe", with
private baths.  Refer to literature reprinted in the pages after the program
and in the registration/reservation section [ in the real flyer, not this
email message ], for more details.

Tentative Program
Evening of Arrival (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM):
  Introduction to Biostasis and Reentry, after which a panel with
  representatives from all the participating suspension organizations will
  answer questions.  Old timers who do not wish to join in this can meet
  informally in a gathering area of a smaller kind, which will be separately
Second Day:
  Morning Session (9:00 AM - Noon).  Suspension and Storage.  Technical
    presentations and panel discussions on cryonics and intersections of
    cryonics with low temperature medicine and organ transplantation.
  Afternoon Session (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM).  Reentry procedures, both from a
    technological projection standpoint and from the aspect of pre-suspension
    preparations which could facilitate reanimation and rehabilitation.
  Evening Session (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM).  Political action, interorganizational
    cooperation and collaboration, media interaction, involvement of SF
    authors, and other "soft science" topics.
Departure Morning (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM):
  Exhibit and Vendor Activities.  Participating organizations are welcome to
  set up displays, sell literature and other products, and answer questions.

Call for Papers
We need immediate input from those who wish to present their work or
participate in panels, and we are open to suggestions for panel topics.
Already, we have speaker commitments from Ralph Merkle, Ph.D. (nanotechnology),
Jim Stevenson, Ph.D. (objections to biostasis and how to deal with them), and
Thomas Donaldson, Ph.D. (subject to be determined, but may focus on
reanimation repair methods not dependent on nanotechnology).
To accomodate the maximum number of participants, a limit of a half hour per
presentation is planned, with part of that time (5 - 10 minutes perhaps)
reserved for questions.  In this way, we will put less preparation burden
on those reporting what they are doing (research people love to talk, but
they always grumble at the time required to prepare).  Panel discussions also
will have a half hour limit, to permit more topics.

Registration / Reservation Details
There are presently a total of thirty seven rooms available.  If we completely
book these, maybe we can squeeze in more people, if Asilomar is able to provide
extra space.  Cancellations (if such occur) will free up rooms.  Since each
type of room has a different bedding arrangement, the choices are shown (see
the maps and descriptions on the preceding pages [in the real flyer, not this
email message] for more details).

Prices (per person - $25 discount for Lifepact Members)
                Before 1/1/90   Before 6/1/90    After 6/1/90
Single             $225.00         $250.00          $300.00
Double Occupancy   $150.00         $175.00          $200.00
Triple Occupancy   $140.00         $150.00          $175.00
Quad Occupancy     $135.00         $140.00          $150.00

Reservations must be paid by the room.  For example, if three people want one
of the NORTH WOODS reooms and send the registration jointly before 1/1/90,
3 x $140.00 = $420.00 should accompany the registration.  If two of the three
are Lifepact members, the amount would be (-$50) $370.00.

Cancellations of rooms may be made up to 6/1/90, with refunds of full amounts
paid less a $25.00 cancellation fee.  After 6/1/90, refunds will be subject to
our contract commitments to Asilomar.  Total/partial refunds on cancellations
after 6/1/90 will not be made until conference accounting is completed, and
that might take several months.  Cancellation of a room cancels all of the
registrants for that room, so multi-person room cancellations should be
coordinated among the people concerned (if part of the group still wishes to
attend, it would be better to settle among the room occupants and keep us
advised as to who they will be).

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