Nick Buettner

Blue Zones VP of Product

It's time to rethink our ideas about what it means to live a healthy, long life. Learn the crucial health guidance you and your team need to know to help everyone live a better, longer life.
Will you live to be 90? Will you feel better about your body at 104 than you did at 103?
This engaging and entertaining keynote speech will inspire and provoke you into rethinking longevity. Speaker Nick Buettner impacts the health of millions of people every day as director of community and corporate programs for Blue Zones Projects. He and his team explore the commonalities between healthy individuals and their communities. So far, he has led 17 world expeditions to areas like Greece, Nicoya, Costa Rica, and Okinawa, Japan, to identify why specific people live longer, healthier lives than others
Research shows that where people live more significantly influences their health than their genetics. Blue Zones® is a company that tackles this "zip code effect" using scientifically proven lessons of longevity, health, and happiness gleaned from 20 years of research to boost the well-being of entire cities, towns, counties, and regions
Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live better for longer. The company's work is rooted in explorations and research done by National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner in Blue Zones regions around the world, where people live extraordinarily long and happy lives.

Using original Blue Zones research, Blue Zones works with cities and counties to make healthier choices easier through permanent and semi-permanent changes to our human surroundings. You will learn how participating communities have experienced double-digit drops in obesity and tobacco use and have saved millions in healthcare costs. The company assists entire communities in making permanent and semi-permanent changes to policies, systems, streets, surroundings, and social networks; this makes it easier for residents to eat wisely, move naturally, and connect more with others as they advance throughout their day.
By improving the area close to home where most Americans spend 90% of their lives, Blue Zones has dramatically improved overall population health and well-being. You'll learn how participating communities have seen double-digit drops in obesity and smoking rates, economic investment in downtown corridors, grant funding awards to support policies and programs to improve health equity, and measurable savings in healthcare costs.