Blue Zones: Lessons of Longevity

In 2009, Dr. Archelle Georgiou was the medical correspondent for an international expedition to Ikaria, Greece with National Geographic researcher Dan Buettner, best-selling author of Blue Zones. In Ikaria, she worked with Buettner to explore the underlying explanations for the island population's longevity. In her captivating keynote, Dr. Georgiou shares the findings discovered by the Blue Zones team as well as the unpublished events that taught her the distinction between “health” and “healthcare,” transforming her professional perspective about how to live a long, healthy life.


“My clients found Dr. Georgiou’s presentation on Blue Zones very compelling and motivating. With clients living longer and spending more time in retirement, the information she shares can have a great effect on the right approach to investing in as well as maintaining a good quality of health. Both are crucial to the enjoyment of a long life. Her speaking style is outstanding! She exhibits terrific knowledge and intellect combined with warmth and engaging energy. We loved her!”

Roxane Gehle, CFP
Wealth Management Advisor 
Merrill Lynch


“As health and longevity are core interests for my clients, I found Archelle’s presentation very informative, thought-provoking, and well-delivered. Archelle compelled us to integrate some of her ‘how-to’s’ into our daily living.”

Theresa B Ward CIMA
Wealth Management Advisor
The Ward Group, Merrill Lynch