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Dave Asprey’s Biohacking Conference Review

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This post is a full review of my experience at the Biohacking Conference, hosted by Dave Asprey, in Dallas, TX. I’m grateful that a media VIP pass was provided to attend this amazing experience.  Hi friends! How are you? I hope that you’re having a wonderful morning so far! I’m back in Tucson after an…
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This post is a full review of my experience at the Biohacking Conference, hosted by Dave Asprey, in Dallas, TX. I’m grateful that a media VIP pass was provided to attend this amazing experience. 

Hi friends! How are you? I hope that you’re having a wonderful morning so far! I’m back in Tucson after an inspiring and transformational trip to Texas last week to attend the Biohacking Conference.

To be totally honest, I’ve been feeling pretty blah about fitness and health conferences lately. There hasn’t been anything that’s caught my eye, and usually conferences are a chance to learn more about what’s happening in our industry, and light a fire of inspiration. Conferences can be expensive in terms of travel, attendance, childcare, hotel, etc., and I haven’t seen anything that looked particularly worth it lately.

Then, I was ad targeted for the Biohacking Conference, hosted by Dave Asprey, and I immediately knew that I wanted to go. The lineup of speakers included so many of my favorites, and I’m a huge fan of Dave.

Photos courtesy of the 10th Annual Biohacking Conference

Needless to say, I was so thrilled when they offered a media pass to attend. While my attendance was provided, please note that this post isn’t sponsored and all opinions are my own.

Also, I have SO MUCH to say, so I’m going to be splitting this into three separate posts and a podcast episode!

1) My review of the actual conference and if I think attendance is worth it (this post)

2) A list of takeaways and the things I learned from the various sessions (blog post coming later this week and podcast will air next week)

3) My favorite gadgets from the conference, including biohacking strategies you can do at home for low cost, or for free (coming early next week)

(with Giselle!)

Dave Asprey’s Biohacking Conference Review

So what is biohacking exactly?

“Biohacking is about taking control of your own biology, using science, data, and technology to upgrade your health and performance. The Biohacking Conference brings together the brightest minds in the field to share knowledge, explore cutting-edge technologies, and empower individuals to become the CEOs of their own health.”
Dave Asprey

I feel like biohacking is the next level for my friends who are already interested in health and wellness, and who want to take their routines to the next level. We’ll continue to see more and more about biohacking, as the industry is estimated to be worth 96 billion by 2030.

The conference and speakers:

The Annual Biohacking Conference, curated by the visionary Dave Asprey, is a transformative 3-day event pushing the boundaries of human advancement, performance, and longevity, captivating attendees with thought-provoking keynotes and fully immersive experiences. For over a decade, this conference has reigned as the premiere gathering, connecting people with the world’s most innovative minds who are pioneering human optimization and biohacking.

The conference started with around 100 attendees 10 years ago, and has grown to over 3,000 attendees — all passionate humans with a desire to learn more about improving their health and longevity. At the keynote speech, Dave Asprey gave a “State of Biohacking” address.

Some of my notes from his opening keynote speech:

– There is no average age for biohackers; it ranges between all ages

– 60% of biohackers are women

MCT oil reverses Alzheimer’s in phase 2 trials

– Hot/cold therapy can 16x growth hormone

– Strategies you can use monitor over time to reduce biological age, including telomere testing, cell health analysis, visceral fat, brain response time, gait speed (how fast you walk is correlated with how long you will live), grip strength (I tested mine in the tech hall!), focus on bioavailable proteins, stress reduction

– Plus very specific notes about what he does in his own routine, like supplements (NAD, Spermadine, Urolithin A), lasers, follistatin, stem cells, Wasabi Method, and I’m sure he’ll be detailing all of it in his next book.

The speakers for this event included so many of my favorites, including Dr. Will Cole, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Anna Cabeca aka The Girlfriend Doctor, Jim Kwik, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Bo Eason, Gabby Berenstein, Dr. Joe DIspenza, and more. It was one of those things where I couldn’t decide which session to attend because there was a surplus of amazing options.

I’ll share some notes from the sessions I attended in an upcoming post and some of the things I learned while I was there!

They had keynote speakers, fireside chats, giveaways, and also Upgrade U sessions in smaller rooms. The Upgrade U sessions occured simultaneously, so you could decide which ones you wanted to attend and register in advance.

Some examples of the Upgrade U sessions:

– Maxmize your body’s protein functions and biohacking ROI

– Biohacking your brain and acheiving peak performance

– Tapping into the regenerative power of your own stem cells

– The science and benefits of cryotherapy

– Unlocking the secrets to longevity for our cats and dogs

– Exploring the benefits of PEMF and voltage

and so much more.

The food:

The food was all Dave Asprey-approved, and included a mix of protein, veggies, healthy fats, and grain-free desserts with organic ingredients. Even though it was mass-produced for a huge crowd, the quality was excellent.

Day 1: grassfed burger with bacon (I skipped the bacon), veggies, and a chocolate mousse with cacao nibs and berries

Day 2: wild-caught salmon with an herb sauce, sweet potato puree, veggies, and a mixed berry trifle

The hotel also had a special Biohacking Conference curated menu with various options at the deli and the restaurant. It was so great to be able to order options that used organic ingredients and were prepared without seed oils. The care that they put into the food quality was evident. Usually when you attend work events or conferences, it’s kind of a mixed bag for food, and it was so easy to stick to the nutrition habits that make me feel my best while we were there.

The tech hall:

THE TECH WONDERLAND. It was everything a health and wellness nerd like yours truly (and all of my reader BFFs) could ever want.

It was enormous, and included vendors for nutrition supplements, food, blue light glasses, skin care, Danger coffeee, saunas, Air Doctors, pillows, beddings, PEMF, lymphatic drainage, meditation, cold plunges, cryotherapy, books, wellness tests, IVs, fitness equipment, so.many.things. Stay tuned for my favorite things I tried in the tech hall, but here’s a sneak peek!

I loved the opportunity to experience new products in person and added quite a few to my suitcase and my “buy ASAP” list.

The VIP lounge:

As media, my friend Giselle and I had the opportunity to access the VIP lounge. We were able to try more of the products with a much shorter line. They also had snacks, drinks, privacy booths, and books from the various authors, swag for VIP guests.

VIPs also had the option to purchase a VIP dinner with Dave, and I say based on the quality of the regular conference food, if you can swing it, do it.

Dave Asprey himself:

When you follow someone online for so long, it’s difficult to know if their online persona matches their real-life energy and personality.

Photo courtesy of the 10th Annual Biohacking Conference

With Dave, what you see is what you get. He has an incredible vibe and energy; he’s the real deal. While I didn’t get to meet him in person, I was blown away by all of his talks. He’s obviously very smart and has an inspiring story of healing, and he’s generous with his knowledge, what he does currently, and what he’s learned along the way.

He has some exciting things coming in the next year, and I’m excited to spread the word about his new book and Upgrade Labs, which enables you to track over 100 different biomarkers and get real-time advice for improving your health and wellbeing. The app also syncs with your Oura ring, Whoop, or Apple Watch. (I’ll do a full review post after I try it!)

Is the Biohacking Conference worth it?

100000% yes.

I’m already looking forward to next year’s conference! It will be in Austin next May. I’m asking for a discount code, so if it’s approved, I’ll post it here for you — I’d love to see you there next year 🙂

So tell me friends: does this look like something you’d like to attend? What’s your favorite event (work or personal) that you look forward to each year?

xoxo

Gina

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