The Longevity Forum is a not-for-profit initiative committed to achieving longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives for as many people as possible. We believe that, if managed correctly, increased longevity presents a wonderful human opportunity. Unlocking the longevity dividend will require multi-disciplinary collaboration and a radical rethink of how we approach all of life and not just the end of life.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We engage all stakeholders with the power to influence change – key opinion leaders from the worlds of policy, business, science, academia and civil society – and provide them with a platform for debate and action.
To benefit from increased longevity, we advocate change from an early state stage of life. Our focus on the whole of lifespan is complementary to many valuable existing initiatives which focus on ageing and end of life.
We are collaborative rather than exclusive in our approach. We want to break the siloes which have characterised the longevity debate to date and promote a multi-disciplinary approach across science and society.
A step change in life expectancy, which is already underway and is being driven by both scientific and technological progress, will have vast implications for individuals, governments and society as a whole. To ensure that increases in longevity benefit all of society, a true public and private partnership is required to drive change and create solutions needed to equip us for this new reality.
Life Expectancy of UK Girl Born in 2014
Projected centenrians worldwide by 2050
Months per year in lifespan increase since 1840
The Wall Street Journal – As the number of centenarians rises in the U.S., so does the incidence of disease and loneliness.read more
Friend of TLF and speaker for Nov 19 event Camilla Cavendish and her new book on why we need to rethink ageingread more
Article about Nir Barzilai, speaker at the November Longevity Forum – Is metformin the key to living longer?
The Times – Silicon Valley is pouring billions into extreme ways to combat ageingread more
Financial Times – Jane Lockwood had a mini-epiphany last year. She realised that her age — 54 — had dented her professional self-belief.read more
Financial Times – Increased longevity represents the biggest business opportunity of the 21st century.read more
Quartz – The term “old age” evokes images that are variously heartwarmingread more
“There are few issues more important than the challenges facing individuals and society as we age and this conference tackled the issue in a very lively and stimulating way.”David Willetts
“I learned more from the sessions than at any conference I have attended in the past few years.”Andy Haldane
“An enjoyable way to discuss one of the greatest challenges of our time, with some of the best brains.”Camilla Cavendish
“This is an ideal vehicle for researchers, practitioners and investors to hear of the latest concepts in aging research. The presentations were not only relevant but thought provoking and the networking event a terrific way to meet like minded individuals.”Declan Doogan