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Ambassadors

The Seasteading Institute ambassadors are volunteers committed to promoting the seasteading vision and representing the organization. Each ambassador’s efforts are crucial to the success of The Seasteading Institute’s movement building campaign. Ambassadors take on an important role representing the organization and advocating on behalf of the movement at conferences, schools, other events, online and through other special assignments. We seek to maximize the usefulness of any ambassador’s unique skill set.

Who can serve as an ambassador?
Anyone who believes that the world can be improved through seasteading can apply to be an ambassador. Ambassadors are expected to have a fluid understanding of the organization’s mission, vision and strategy. They should be able to persuasively articulate these elements in order to encourage more people to join the seasteading movement.
Why serve as an ambassador?

Serving as an ambassador will be a rewarding experience for anyone inspired by the possibilities for seasteading to help humanity by propagating innovative startup governments. Ambassadors benefit from great opportunities to engage with interesting people at conferences and events. Whether you are ready to move to a seastead now or just excited to have seasteading exist, being a seasteading ambassador is not only experientially rewarding, but it is fun too. Ambassadors receive recognition. Serving as an ambassador provides someone with a greater level of visibility in the seasteading community. Ambassadors receive recognition throughout the year in a variety of ways:

  • Listing on the Seasteading Institute’s Ambassador web page
  • Recognition in the organization’s email newsletter
  • Introduction and recognition at seasteading events where they volunteer

Ambassadors will also be provided with business cards with their names on them to aid in networking on behalf of the organization.

What kind of commitment does the ambassadors program require?

Ambassadors are asked to make a one-year commitment to the organization. During this year the work is likely to be sporadic. That is, at times ambassadors may find there are several obligations over a short period, while at other times there may be lulls without much to do. How much work an ambassador puts into the program will depend on how proactive she is in seeking opportunities to promote seasteading. There will likely be times when the organization finds an event in an ambassador’s local area and requests the ambassador’s attendance on our behalf. But the more proactive one is, the more publicity we will receive — which we appreciate. As part of the year-long commitment to be an ambassador, we expect ambassadors to do one of the following, or a combination thereof:

  • Represent seasteading at events and/or host educational/networking events four times
  • Post something online/write letters to editors of papers/magazines twice monthly
What kind of assignments are ambassadors asked to complete?

It is the responsibility of ambassadors to stay well informed of The Seasteading Institute’s progress, since they will be serving as a liaison between the organization and the general public. Ambassadors are asked to:

  • Table at conferences, schools and other events
  • Give presentations when possible to interested audiences (if the ambassador is comfortable with public speaking)
  • Host networking/educational events
  • Actively promote seasteading through as many online channels as one can by generating buzz in chat rooms and blogs
  • Spread seasteading stories to networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, etc.
  • Assist The Seasteading Institute staff on a project basis
  • Suggest and actively seek out opportunities to promote seasteading
Do ambassadors have to adhere to a particular political philosophy?
No. People from any political philosophy are welcome to apply to the ambassadors program, as long as they are excited about the idea of enabling many groups to experiment with a variety of innovative political systems. The Seasteading Institute as an organization is apolitical, even though it is made up of many people with strong political beliefs. The goal of the organization is to enable the creation of thousands of seasteads that will experiment with a variety of innovative political ideas. There is room on the high seas for many different beliefs, and there is room in our ambassador program for many beliefs as well. That said, ambassadors can choose to only represent The Seasteading Institute on occasions where they are comfortable interacting with others.
What is the application process?
The online application is linked here and below. Ambassador candidates should familiarize themselves with the Seasteading Institute’s mission, vision, strategy and primary website pages. Prospective ambassadors are required to submit a short essay (less than 500 words) explaining their desire to be one of The Seasteading Institute’s ambassadors.
Where do I sign up?
Ambassador candidates should fill out this form. A member of our team will contact you shortly afterward.
United States

Washington, D.C., Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin

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Australia

Ashley Blake

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Brazil

Bruna Augusto Pereira, Marcus Brancaglione, Nima Kaz, Stefano Justo

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Canada

Francis Brunelle, Franco Cortese, John McCone

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Croatia

Josip Šimecki

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Denmark

Anders Arfelt, Lasse Birk Olesen

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England

Chris Corbishley, James McBennett, Niraj Dalmia, Sean Andrews, Srooley Harp

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France

Damien Serre, Mathieu Blondel

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Germany

Bjoern Christian Wolf, Philipp Kalwies, Vasco Bontje

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Ghana

Alfred Amanor

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Greece

Filippos Lymperopoulos, Manolis Katsouris

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Hong Kong

Leonhard Weese

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India

Aditya Bakshi, Venkatesh Geriti

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Italy

Alessio Nanni

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Malta

Phil Rocquemore

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Mexico

Eduardo Morelos

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Netherlands

Mario Rueda, Sean Hickman

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New Zealand

Stacey Lupton

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Nigeria

Falade Oluwatoniloba

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Poland

Robert Radek

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Russia

Anatoly Grigoryev, Egor Ryjikov

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Slovakia

Aleš Nohel

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South Africa

Julian Le Roux

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Spain

Oliver Cojo

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Sweden

Emil Dahl

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Ukraine

Daria Sinichenko

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