"It is rare to attend an event where speaker after speaker, one's attention remains alert."
CEO & Co-founder @ FoundMyFitness, PhD in Biomedical Science
Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick has done extensive research on aging, cancer, and nutrition. She is a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. She did her graduate research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she investigated the link between mitochondrial metabolism, apoptosis, and cancer. Dr. Patrick trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute with Dr. Bruce Ames, where she investigated the effects of micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) inadequacies on metabolism, inflammation, DNA damage, and aging and whether supplementation can reverse the damage. In addition, she also investigated the role of vitamin D in brain function, behavior, and other physiological functions. Dr. Patrick has also done research on aging at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences.
Researcher & Senior Lecturer @ London South Bank University, Author of The Memory Illusion
Julia Shaw is a memory scientist at London South Bank University who loves to dispel misconceptions and challenge our notions of reality. In her research she convinces people that they committed crimes that never actually happened. When she's not hacking into peoples' memories, she is ineffectively Tweeting, or pouring her heart into her science communication, including hawking her popular science book "The Memory Illusion”. Dr. Shaw is also a regular contributor to the popular science magazine Scientific American, hosting a series on how our memories can mislead us called "Memory Mondays".
Research MD for the European Space Agency at Concordia Station, Antarctica
Beth’s most recent role was with the European Space Agency (ESA) as a Research MD, Concordia Station, Antartica. During her year long mission at Spaceflight Analogue Concordia ‘White Mars’, she was responsible for co-ordinating and implementing seven research protocols, selected by the ESA, to investigate the effects of this extreme environment on the physiology and psychology of the crew. Beth led the medical rescue team and worked alongside the base doctor in case of emergency. Beth is a UK trained doctor. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, with an interest in polar environments she has worked as part of logistical and medical support teams for expeditions and endurance races in Svalbard, Greenland, Siberia and at the North Pole.
As part of her medical elective she worked in a remote Inuit Hospital in NE Greenland. Beth Healey is also a patron of Extreme Medicine.
BenGreenFieldFitness.com, Human Performance Author & Consultant, Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness
Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (http://www.BeyondTrainingBook.com). In 2008, Ben was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year and in 2013 and 2014 was named by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. Ben blogs and podcasts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, and resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys.
CEO @ Swanwick Sleep & 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, Forbes Magazine Top 25 Networking Expert, Host @ The James Swanwick Show
James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN and host of The James Swanwick Show podcast. He is the creator of blue-light blocking glasses Swannies from Swanwick Sleep, which helps people sleep better; and the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, which helps people reduce or quit alcohol. Forbes magazine voted him one of the Top 25 Networking Experts. Swanwick has interviewed celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Professor of Genetics and Multi-scale Biology at Mount Sinai & CEO @ Brain Backup
Russell Hanson is founder and CEO of Brain Backups a company with the ambitious mission of providing non-destructive non-invasive brain imaging at the connectome level. Why would one want a Brain Backup or connectome? This is the image of one's neural connections much like the genome is the image of one's DNA sequence. This means it encodes everything you are, do, and have experienced. Prof. Hanson is also a professor of Genetics and Multi-scale Biology at Mount Sinai. Previously he has worked at Harvard, MIT, and the Technical University of Berlin.
Chief Optimizer @ Natural Stacks, Performance Optimization Specialist, Host @ Optimal Performance Podcast
Ryan Munsey the Renaissance man of the biohacking space. Ryan has a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University and has worn the titles of fitness model, strength coach, gym owner, author and now works with Natural Stacks as the Chief Optimizer where he hosts the Optimal Performance Podcast and specializes in helping people around the world optimize their lifestyle, mindset, productivity, and brain performance.
Biohacker, Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Certified Personal Trainer (NCSF-CPT), Founder @ The Health Blueprint
Anthony DiClementi is an executive wellness coach and biohacker specializing in nutritional neuroscience and functional medicine. Through his executive coaching program, books, and online products Anthony teaches uncommon strategies to improve energy, cognition, mood, fat-loss, physical performance, and health span. Anthony and his team of world-class experts help executives, entrepreneurs, high-level athletes, and regular men and women to optimize their physical and genetic potential. Anthony's first book The Biohacker's Guide to Upgraded Energy and Focus: An Uncommon System to Rapidly Optimize Physical and Mental Performance was released in May 2016.
Founder & CEO @ Forever Healthy Foundation
More than 10 years ago Michael started a personal quest to shed the numerous extra pounds and the extremely unhealthy lifestyle he had acquired while building Web.de, one of Germany's largest Internet portals with 18 million visitors per month. Today his number one priority is to figure out the best way to use all the available and upcoming medical knowledge to be as healthy as possible. As a private non-profit initiative, Forever-Healthy.org is an open community of people collaborating to vastly extend their healthy lifespans and be part of the first generation to cure aging. Forever Healthy Foundation has provided philanthropic support for the SENS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related disease.
Biohacker & Technology Entrepreneur, Founder @ Quantified Self & Biohacking Finland, Author @Biohacker’s Handbook
Teemu Arina has a professional career of over 15 years as a technology entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is one of the forefront thinkers on the intersection of the human and the machine, social media, digital work and online learning. He is a Leonardo Award laureate under the patronage of European Parliament for "Humanity in Digitization". Mr. Arina is the founder of three award winning technology companies, co-founder of Quantified Self & Biohacking Finland and co-author of the Biohacker’s Handbook for optimizing health and wellbeing with technological and biological tools. Mr. Arina is a popular keynote speaker who has presented internationally in countries such as USA, UK, Japan, Hongkong, Russia, the Netherlands, and Germany.
Nutrition Specialist, Independent Wellness Entrepreneur, Author @ Biohacker’s Handbook
Jaakko Halmetoja is a nutrition expert, author and professional speaker. Jaakko has managed multiple special caféterias in Tampere and works as a product developer for food growth companies. Halmetoja has been popularizing health benefits and unique uses of e.g. chaga mushroom, chocolate, wild foods, various berries and medicinal herbs. Halmetoja maintains a non-profit website loydalahde.com, a database for finding local springs around Finland and hosts weekly talk show – InspiRadio Podcast. He has also written a book on chaga mushroom as well as co-authored the Biohacker’s Handbook. Halmetoja is a popular lecturer with over 500 public lectures and performances.
Host @ Smart Drug Smarts, Co-founder @ Axon Labs
Jesse Lawler is the founder and host of Smart Drug Smarts, a top rated podcast featuring “practical neuroscience.” Each week he speaks with a world-leading expert in cognitive enhancement, psychopharmacology, brain-tech, or the social issues touching on these sciences. Jesse is also a software developer, self-experimentalist, and a health nut; he tweaks his diet, exercise habits, and medicine cabinet on an ongoing basis, seeking an optimal balance for performance and cognition. In 2015, he co-founded the nootropics company Axon Labs.
Licensed General Practitioner, Helsinki Antioxidant Clinic, Author @ Biohacker’s Handbook
Olli Sovijärvi is a Licensed General Practitioner at Helsinki Antioxidant Clinic and co-author of the Biohacker’s Handbook. He is one of the pioneers in holistic medicine in Finland and the only Finnish medical doctor with a psychologic-philosophical Integral Theory degree from John F. Kennedy University. Sovijärvi graduated 2006 as a licensed physician from University of Helsinki. He has pioneered health podcasts in Finland with Helsinki Paleo Podcast and Biohacker’s Podcast. Sovijärvi has also consulted many natural health brands and organizations.
Founder @ Biotrakr & Flowgrade
Maximilian Gotzler is the Founder and CEO of Flowgrade, a leading brand for cutting-edge Performance Nutrition. As a biohacker, former professional athlete, blogger, and organizer of the Quantified Self group in Berlin, Maximilian’s work has been covered by prominent media outlets including ZEIT ONLINE, Brand Eins, ARD, ZDF, and Bloomberg. Based in Berlin, Maximilian and his team are working to offer the highest-quality nutritional products to the European biohacking community. Maximilian holds an MSc in Economics from Sorbonne University in Paris and a BA in Psychology from Boston University.
Director, Founder @ SuperCharged Performance
Sarah is the co-producer and director of the movie SuperCharged” and founder and spokesperson of SuperCharged Performance. Sarah began her career as a research scientist for a number of big pharma companies including 6 years at GlaxoSmithKline, where she investigated the effect of electrostatic “charge” in the human body, and how it relates to physiological function. She has also worked as a Head of Research for a bio-energetic medicine company, conducting and overseeing small-scale trials. Sarah has a degree in Nutritional Medicine and also a master ’s degree in Neuroscience & Psychophysiology of Stress.