Since the inception of Immortality Institute, we have featured live
community chats and special guest interviews. In the early days, these were
held in an 'internet relay' chat room, then, during 2008-2009, we ran a
series of live webcasts, moderated my the mellifluous 'Mind', who is himself
an experienced broadcaster. After a period of reflection, Mind is now ready
and keen to resume the show!
The schedule for this year is currently in the planning phase.
If you have any suggestions for guests and topics
please share them here.
The first show will feature an update on the Laser Ablation
science project. If you want to tune in live, visit the
platform during broadcast (next date
announced in our forum).
Since timetabling is a challenge with our international and
busy user base, and in line with LongeCity's ethos of preserving
information, we are now aiming to make these broadcasts available to a
larger audience, by offering them as downloads in perpetuity, at various
platforms. Keep an eye out on our
Videos page and other
During 2011, LongeCity plans to consolidate and improve its science support
and information activities. We want construct a better approach to tap into
the bright scientific minds in the community and use that expertise for
The initiative will be open by invitation to scientists, students, and
recognised experts. If you are interested in contributing in any way,
please add your name here.
- - more grants for innovative science and better monitoring of
- - create a database of expertise, so that we can help to
foster collaboration and support networks
- - offer friendly peer review from business plans to grant
proposals, draft papers, coursework
- - better ways of highlighting new info on funding and
- - sharing information from electronic subscriptions to
- - careers: Linking project students with supervisors, job opportunities
LongeCity plans to lose money!
In agreeing on a budget for 2011, the Immortality Institute board has
laid out bold plans to spend more than it expects to ear in 2011. This does
NOT mean that LongeCity plans to go into debt! Through careful financial
management, we have accumulated some modest financial assets - but its not
our mission to hoard money, it is our mission to spend it! So the current
plan for the next 12 months is to spend more than we plan to take in so that
our surplus funds are depleted by under 30%. This represents a commitment to
sustainability while also recognising that the time for action is NOW.
Expenditure will go towards policy, team initiatives, marketing, outreach
and membership support -- and more than 40% are to be spend on the new
science initiative (see above).
Budget 2011 (Members only)
Thanks to 'thughes' who responded to the call for help by the
EditorsTeam and help us convert the constitution. Also, check out
great response for a call for help by
okok of the ArtsTeam. And thanks to all the other
volunteers, the tireless moderators and those who contribute high-quality
content. 'Thank You' or '₮' points are handed out as a gesture
of appreciation and can be converted at our 'virtual
store' for fun items or some small
prizes - including free membership, Amazon gift vouchers, or even seed
capital to start your own matching fundraiser.
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