After calculation, forecasting, consultation and discussion the 2016
budget setting and planning process is now concluded.
The key initiative (with over 50% of the budget) is a dedicated support
for our 'affiliate labs' - these are small but dedicated research
groups in the US and Europe with a firm focus on the LongeCity mission
and a personal link to the LongeCity community. These labs will be
granted a student support stipend and access to a joint fund for further
small projects. The aim of this initiative is to strengthen the links
with these labs, to ensure that their expertise and scientific
perspective is accessible to all members on a regular and informal
The following other elements are included in the budget:
Officers (ca.13%). LongeCity will continue to support some key
volunteers with a nominal stipend. Officer roles include president,
membership secretary, treasurer, lead editor, lead engineer and lead
navigator. All of these roles are grateful for support and open to
sharing the responsibilities and rewards associated. In fact, a great
way of understanding how LongeCity functions is to volunteer as an
assistant to one of these officers.
Other initiatives support (ca 12%). This includes or small grants
scheme, a revised scheme for
accreditation of crowdfunding initiatives and a new initiative for
'regimen results' -- this will be explained in an upcoming announcement.
Content: (ca. 6%). The continuation of the Adopt a Forum scheme, the
commissioned articles, support for our regular podcasts, and some
improvement of site features such as our 'lading page'.
Social Initiatives (ca. 8%) includes support for
local meetings and travel stipends, as well as support for
prizes based on our thank you system.
Following the announcements in Jan/Feb, LongeCity leadership and
those ImmInst members who expressed an interest are now in the intensive
phase of planning the 2016 annual budget. Significant spending plans
have been proposed for the affiliate labs programme. Until ratification the
discussions are locked to the working group. At this busy time
it also seemed a good idea to (a) remind all Immortality Institute
Members of the special confidentiality rules that apply to the internal
forums and (b) implement a new feature...
new forum feature: "I'm away"
LongeCity is home to many residents coming and going: some are here a lot, others check in only once in a blue moon. Some conversations are happening almost in real time, others can evolve over months and even years.
To provide greater clarity whether they can be expected react more or less promptly, Immortality Institute Members now have the
option to set an 'away' message that is displayed on their profile and on every post.
podcast: Liz Parrish
In this months podcast, Mind interviews Liz Parrish CEO of BIOVIVA
USA, a company focused on rejuvenation therapies. Recently, Liz has been
in the spotlight as a recipient of experimental gene therapy aiming to lengthen
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