I will be making a number of trips in 2009 for TSI-related business and speaking engagements, and I need your help to maximize the number of people I can meet and reach on each of these trips. There are two major ways you can help:
- Get a talk or speaking engagement for me. Groups that might be interested include futurists, transhumanists, libertarians, and engineering & architecture departments at local colleges or universities.
- Coordinate a social for locals interested in seasteading – doesn’t have to be anything fancy, dinner or drinks at a bar works fine. You pick the venue and try to generate interest (through friends, local social groups that you may belong to, etc.)
If you’re interested in doing either of these, please email ">, and let us know where you live. (If you previously marked yourself on the volunteer wiki as a regional evangelist, we probably have you down already). We are particularly interested in people who live in the US Northeast, as I have two upcoming trips there already:
- New Hampshire Liberty Forum – March 5th-8th. I am interested in visiting Boston before or after, if anyone can arrange talks / socials there.
- GMU Public Choice Workshop April 8th (Fairfax, Virginia). I could easily visit DC before or after, and I plan to visit Philadelphia and NYC, probably after.
So if you are in Boston, New Hampshire, DC, Philadelphia, or NYC, and willing to help me spread the word about seasteading, please ">drop us an email! Other possible trips in the next few months include Miami and Panama City.
If you ever think about taking a trip to Bermuda, there are 2 places that come to mind:
http://www.buei.bm/ or http://www.buei.org/
It is an interesting place, with displays & museum, but high class, with one of the best restaurants on the island. It also has excellent conference & meeting facilities. Basically, it can be seen as one gathering point in the city of Hamilton for some names in international business in Bermuda. A lot of the local “money & politics” can be congregated here for you to give a presentation & talk. Something such as seasteading, backed by Peter Thiel, with fewer government regulations, would be interesting to hear about. Keep in mind, though, that politics & law on the island can be deliberately flexible, to an extent, for a company entering the island with a sufficient level of investment, in order to attract international business, and seasteading could be taken as possibly healthy competition or a novel business opportunity to be explored & pursued, depending on how it is presented.
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
A research institute located in Bermuda that has many academics coming through from around the world in order to do research in the mid-Atlantic. It was founded in 1903 as the Bermuda Biological Station by scientists from Harvard and New York University to take advantage of Bermuda’s ideal location. Georgia Sullivan () is one contact, but normally she is based out in Washington D.C. in her role maintaining connections as Director of Advancement. She would certainly be able to refer you to the right contact in Bermuda.