The talk I held at the 2009 Seasteading conference is up! Thanks everyone who was there, for the interesting discussions we have had afterwards.
Some comments on the then and now: I unfortunately no longer have the confidence in this concept I had back then, for the reasons explained below:
### The Seasteading Institute November 2009 Newsletter ###
### Table of Contents ###
* The Poseidon Project: Building the World’s First Independent Seastead by 2015
* Conference Recap
* Ephemerisle Recap
* Hiring – Three positions
* Poseidon Project
* Awareness & Community
* Membership Program
#### The Poseidon Project: Building the World’s First Independent Seastead by 2015
At the Seasteading 2009 Conference, we were excited to un
Terry Floyd gave an unconference presentation at Seasteading09 about the possibility of holding a conference on a cruise ship. This could replace or supplement our 2010 Conference (for example, it could be in a different region like Europe, Asia, or the US Eastern Seaboard). Terry created a survey which many conference attendees have filled out, and we’d like to get y’alls responses as well.
[Fill Out The Survey Here](http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8dyp1NzACT6q6pxkEFWM8g_3d_3d)
BTW, videos from the conference should start appearing this week or next!
### Final Program & Brochure Completed!
We’d like to remind everyone of our upcoming [Second Annual Conference](http://www.seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09) and [First-Ever Ephemerisle Festival](http://ephemerisle.org/), where the far-flung seasteading community will gather in person to explore the theory and practice of seasteading.
### New speakers
We are pleased to announce two additional [speakers](http://www.seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09#speakers) in the engineering track: Dominique Roddier from [MI&T](http://marineitech.com/) will speak about their [ClubStead](http://www.seasteading.org/mission/additionalreading/clubstead) design which TSI c
The deadline for early registration for [the Seasteading 2009 Conference](http://www.seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09) is this Sunday, September 13th. After that date, the rates will increase.
The [first Ephemerisle Newsletter](http://www.ephemerisle.org/blog/?p=50) can be found over at [the Ephemerisle blog](http://www.ephemerisle.org/blog/), and here’s our first conference update:
### Deadlines Approaching
The deadline for [early registration for the conference](http://www.seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09#registration) is September 13th, at which point rates will increase.
[Registration is open](http://www.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://www.seasteading.org/stay-in-touch/press-releases/the-seasteading-institute-announces-its-second-annual-conference) for more details.