THE LONGEVITY AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
Driving social change to support century-long lives
What is the Ambassadors Program?
As a member of the Stanford Center on Longevity’s inaugural cohort of Longevity Ambassadors, you will deepen your understanding of longevity issues, make connections to others who share your interests, and learn how to communicate about longevity topics using the Center’s work as a lens. We will train and support you and you will be invited to our annual Century Summit, an important annual convening of top thinkers in longevity research and practice. In exchange, you will be expected to create social media posts about the Center’s work, give talks and interviews, and actively engage in the international, interdisciplinary conversation we are leading about how to redesign our world to support the health, social, and financial needs of century-long lives.
Who are the Ambassadors?
Ambassadors are a highly diverse group of thought leaders, professionals, and students who are passionate about our mission and excited to join an international community of like-minded peers. They include everyone from high-level researchers to graduate students, as well as fellows and alumni from Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, the Graduate School of Business, and the Center on Longevity.
What are the benefits of participation?
- You will form ties with a group of like-minded people from all over the world with whom you can exchange insights, ideas, and experiences
- You will gain access to knowledge and resources developed by the Stanford Center on Longevity
- You will learn about our strategic plan for redesigning a longevity-ready society – the New Map of Life – and develop a sophisticated understanding of the changes necessary to prepare individuals and societies for century-long lives
- You will complete the education program (see below), and become an informed speaker on a range of longevity topics
- You will be listed on the SCL website and in collateral materials as a Longevity Ambassador
- You will attend the annual Century Summit at Stanford University (November 2023)
What is the education program for Ambassadors?
The education program for every cohort of SCL Ambassadors includes lectures, workshops, and networking sessions. These are held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PST time over Zoom to accommodate an international membership. Networking events include a wide range of activities, some of which are zoom-compatible and some of which include in-person opportunities for those who are local. You will be part of a community of Ambassadors who communicate with one another and collaborate on projects of their own devising.
The key 2023 dates are below. All sessions will be held from 9:00am to 10:30 am (PST) on the fourth Thursday of the month, and each is followed by optional networking activities.
- May 24 – Kick-off meeting
- June 22 – Reimagining work & retirement in the era of longevity
- July 20 – Speaking on behalf of the Stanford Center on Longevity
- Aug 17 – Health, technology and the 100-year life
- Sept 21 – Social connections and intergenerational relationships
- Nov 6-8 – Century Summit at Stanford
What is your commitment as an SCL Ambassador?
- Complete the educational program
- Engage in structured networking activities with other Ambassadors
- Make a minimum time commitment of two hours per month for one year, beginning at kick-off
- Follow the rules and guidelines of the Ambassadors program
Interested in becoming a SCL Ambassador?
Contact us at: [email protected]