Misc Updates

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This is sort of a mini-newsletter, since this is a busy time of year for us I wanted to give you some updates.

### Conference

Since opening registration last week, we’ve had conference signups from as far away as Germany. Continue reading

Conference Registration is Open!

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[Registration is open](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09), with some great speakers, including Peter Thiel (PayPal founder and philanthropist), Paul Romer (Stanford professor behind charter cities), David Friedman (Santa Clara professor and well-known political theorist), Erwin Strauss (author of “How To Start Your Own Country”), Sean Hastings (founder & CEO of HavenCo on SeaLand) and others. See [the press release](http://seasteading.org/stay-in-touch/press-releases/the-seasteading-institute-announces-its-second-annual-conference) for more details. Continue reading

The Seasteading Institute Announces its Second Annual Conference

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August 10, 2009 — The Seasteading Institute is excited to announce that [registration is open](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09) for the second annual Seasteading Conference, to be held September 28-30, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Continue reading

Seasteading Design Contest Winners To Be Featured In Art Exhibition

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This exhibit will include high-quality giclee posters of the [seasteading design contest winners](http://seasteading.org/design-contest-winners), designed and printed by volunteers Jesse Crawford and Dave Walen:

[29 Chains to the Moon: Artists’ Schemes for a Fantastic Future](http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu:16080//exhibitions/29chainstothemoon/)
Guest curated by [Andrea Grover
](http://www.gentleridevan.blogspot.com/)
Organized by [Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
](http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/)
Aug. 28 – Dec. 6, 2009
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2010 SOLAS Deadline

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Important to know for anyone researching used vessels:

**[2010 SOLAS Deadline Looms For Older Ships](http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=488)**

> For some of cruising’s older ships, 2010 is a watershed that could see them sent off to the breakers’ yard. Continue reading

Why Ephemerisle Matters To Seasteading

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Seasteading is creating permanent dwellings on the ocean – homesteading the high seas. For a brief intro to seasteading, click here.

This post is being written to supplement our [announcement of the First Annual Ephemerisle Festival](http://seasteading.org/stay-in-touch/press-releases/the-seasteading-institute-announces-first-annual-ephemerisle-festival-p). Some people may wonder why Ephemerisle is an important initiative for seasteading, and why it is worth devoting some of our limited resources to. Continue reading

The Seasteading Institute Announces the First Annual Ephemerisle Festival of Politics, Community, and Art

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The Seasteading Institute is excited to announce that [public registration is open](http://ephemerisle.org/getready.html) for the [first annual Ephemerisle Festival](http://www.ephemerisle.org), being held October 2-4, 2009 in the Sacramento River Delta. Ephemerisle is a floating festival of politics, community, and art in celebration of political freedom and diversity. Continue reading

TSI July 2009 newsletter

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Welcome to the Seasteading Institute’s July 2009 Newsletter!

### July Highlights


#### Fundraising Drive For New Projects

TSI needs your help. We have some great ideas about how to advance the vision of seasteading, but our financial resources are limited. We can’t depend on our single major donor forever, so we need to pull together as a community to independently fund important initiatives. Each of these projects will help us answer an important open question about seasteading, and the sooner we can get them funded, the sooner they can get started. Continue reading

The Seasteading / Video Game link continues

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From [the Brink website](http://www.splashdamage.com/brink):

> **The Story**

> A man-made city at sea called the Ark, made up of hundreds of separate islands, is on the brink of all-out civil war. Originally built as an experimental self-sufficient and 100% “green” habitat, the reported rapid rise of the Earth’s oceans has forced the Ark to become a refuge for humanity. Continue reading