Conference DVDs are available!

December 8, 2008 by

The DVD’s for the first Seasteading Conference are here! Couldn’t attend the conference? Now is your chance to see what you missed! The two volume set includes footage from all of the sessions:

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Keynote slides from Seasteading08 are up

November 18, 2008 by

I finally got the slides from my Vision/Paths keynote uploaded (was having problems w/ my DSL for awhile).  Thanks to Sean Lynch for getting them to me.  They are in PPTX format (some kind of XML PowerPoint open format), and they are 350MB, which won’t open on older computers.  The Presenter Notes sections contain the rough text of the talk, so make sure to display those.  With those caveats:

Keynote in PPTX format

PDF, with notes

And of course, you can see the talk delivered on Google Video at the Seasteading08 page.

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Seasteading08 conference up on Google Video!

November 6, 2008 by

Thanks to our videographer Vijay and volunteer Chris Rasch, both halves of the conference are now available on Google Video.  We will have links to DVDs for online purchase shortly.

Disc 1

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Post-conference updates: brainstorming sessions, blog posts

October 15, 2008 by

I have captured the group brainstorming sessions by taking pictures of each sheet (not uploaded yet), and creating Google Docs.  Anyone is welcome to edit the doc, just comment here or email for editing privileges:

Several attendees have blogged about the event:

If you attended and are a blogger, please blog your thoughts and impressions and give us some link love :).  (And list yourself here).

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First Seasteading Conference – 2008

October 14, 2008 by

Thanks to the 60+ people from 8+ countries who attended our conference-related events over the past few days!  It was a great turnout for our first event, and it seemed like people learned a lot and had a blast.  We’ve already started talking about doing the next conference next summer – followed by an Ephemerisle in the SF Bay for the experiental section :).

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Snippets through 10/6/2008

October 6, 2008 by

 Mainly we’ve been working on the conference, so not much else has happened in the past week.  Here are some details:

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Conference Flyer

September 18, 2008 by

Volunteers Helen Lein (designer) and Chris Rasch (conference organizer) made us this great flyer (PDF). We’ll be postering parts of Stanford and UC Berkeley with it, and of course y’all should feel free to post it anywhere in real or virtual space. The image links to a larger PDF.

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Conference Update

August 29, 2008 by

Some more information on the conference:

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Conference Wiki Signup

August 8, 2008 by

I made a wiki signup page for the conference (October 10th in Burlingame, CA, USA).  So far it’s just me on there, so please add yourselves :).  Also, we could use a couple more people to help organize and run the conference, if you are interested please email

This is not a "sit around and listen to a few presenters" sort of conference. Instead, we’re going to have a bunch of small workshops where groups brainstorm about solutions to some of the challenges we face, research those solutions, and come up w/ recommendations.  Examples include: Geographic location, Business plan for seastead resort, Transportation to/from seastead, Marketing/PR (making our ideas sticky), etc.  You can suggest more workshop topics on the wiki.

The cost for the conference will be $195, including food (but not a hotel room).  This is our cost for the space, food, and equipment (projectors, internet access).

We’ll be posting a discount code for rooms at Embassy Suites, as well as information about cheaper hotels within walking distance.

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Save The Date: October 9th/10th

July 1, 2008 by

Our first annual conference will be Friday, October 10th, at Embassy Suites in Burlingame, CA.  There will also be a reception Thursday evening (10/9), and an informal breakfast Saturday morning (10/11).

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