Conference & Ephemerisle Updates

The [first Ephemerisle Newsletter]( can be found over at [the Ephemerisle blog](, and here’s our first conference update:

### Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for [early registration for the conference]( is September 13th, at which point rates will increase.

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Conference Registration is Open!

[Registration is open](, 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]( for more details.

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Poll on 2009 Conference and Ephemerisle

This year we are starting conference work much earlier, so it will be bigger and better and less rushed. Also because Ephemerisle is a major, major undertaking which requires tons of coordination and planning.

We are working on the dates for these events, and we need your input. Please [fill out this poll]( (And there will probably be more polls to come as we continue to fill in the details. After all, the conference is for **you**, so we care what you want!)

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