Speakers for The Seasteading Conference Announced

We are proud to announce the first round of speakers for The Seasteading Conference. The latest research from the Institute? You’ll hear it. Maritime law and aquatic engineering? We have it covered. Financing, entrepreneurial opportunities, and budding ventures? You’ll be the first to learn about all of this and more from these leading minds, along with many others we will be confirming over the next few weeks:

  • Patri Friedman (Chairman of the Board, The Seasteading Institute)
  • Michael Keenan (President, The Seasteading Institute)
  • Jonathan Cain (President, Thiel Foundation)
  • Jim O’Neill (Managing Director, Clarium Capital)
  • George Petrie (Director of Engineering, The Seasteading Institute)
  • Ricardo Radulovich (Professor of Water Science, University of Costa Rica)
  • John Briscoe (Senior Visiting Scholar at the Law of The Sea Institute, University of California Berkeley)
  • Myron Nordquist (Associate Director, Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia)
  • Leighton Chong (Blue Revolution, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion)
  • Alexander D. Wissner-Gross, Ph.D. (Institute Fellow at Harvard University)
  • Melissa Roth (Engineering Intern, The Seasteading Institute)
  • Dario Mutabdzija (President, Blueseed)
  • Max Marty (CEO, Blueseed)
  • Dan Vlad Dascalescu (CIO, Blueseed)

You can download the full program and speaker bios here.

We are also accepting applications for conference attendees to present seasteading-related ideas in our lightning rounds. Each individual or organization whose application is accepted will have four minutes to present their basic concept or idea. We welcome a diverse range of proposals, from aquatic farming to remote security technology, and everything in between. If you are interested in sharing your big idea with the world of seasteading enthusiasts, please fill out this application.

And don’t forget, the cost to register increases by $100 after March 12th — register today to secure your place at this fascinating and historical event!


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