Alcor is having a Texas (TX) Readiness Team Training this July 25th and 26th.
This training is free and open to Cryonics Institute members as well.
July 25th 2009, 10:00am to 5:00pm, lunch provided at 1:00pm
July 26th 2009, 10:00am to 3:00pm, lunch provided at 1:00pm
All TX area cryoncists are encouraged to attend to learn more about the stand-by process, what First Responders do, and how optimal suspension is aided by the local community volunteers. Suspensions can be aided by having area cryonicist volunteering and working together. Any suspension is good experience to have the confidence in place to help with further suspensions. Attending a hands-on training gives you the tools to know what to do and how to do it.
We’ll have the opportunity to have training on the standby stabilization equipment. Whether or not you are interested in volunteering for the cryonicist community this is an excellent time to learn more about the process of suspension and taking the training can help you in your own planning.
Anyone who is interested in being on the TX area readiness team as a first responder should attend, but this training is open to those that would just like to learn more about what a Readiness Team does as well.
I confirmed with Regina, the Alcor Readiness Coordinator, today that she and Aaron Drake, the Alcor Transport Coordinator, will be running our TX training. Alcor Team Field Member Todd Huffman will most likely be attending. Here is a recent interview with Regina if you want to learn more about her and what she is doing now at Alcor: http://www.evidencebasedcryonics.org/2008/11/01/interview-with-alcor-readiness-coordinator-regina-pancake/
Here is info on Aaron Drake, Alcor’s new Transport Coordinator, at the Alcor Staff information page: http://www.alcor.org/AboutAlcor/meetalcorstaff.html
This is a link to Alcor Team Field Member Todd Huffman’s interesting home page: http://toddhuffman.pbworks.com/FrontPage
The training is being held at a central TX, Austin location: Steve Jackson Games 3735 Promontory Point Drive, Austin, TX 78744
If you are planning on attending and will need a place to stay for the night, this hotel is just blocks from Steve Jackson’s business, has great reviews and is economical: http://www.super8.com/Super8/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=14545
If you’d not like to attend the entire training but would like to come socialize with local Alcor members, there will be an Alcor Information Session at 4:00pm on Saturday July 25th. You are welcome to also invite any friends and family or people who want to learn more about cryonics to this meeting. We’ll have a presentation about Alcor as well as hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and socializing.
Feel free to copy, paste and share the following announcement, or just to invite people on your own :-) :
Ever wanted to learn more about “cryogenics”? Come to an informational session about modern cryonics hosted by the cryonics organization Alcor this July 25th, 4:00pm here in Austin at Steve Jackson Games: 3735 Promontory Point Drive. There will be a presentation by Alcor, and you can meet many Alcor members. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine will be provided and there will plenty of time for socializing. For questions contact Alcor volunteer and TX Readiness Coordinator Shannon Vyff at (512) 673-3431 or shannonvyff(at)yahoo.com.