Keynote slides from Seasteading08 are up

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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Post-conference updates: brainstorming sessions, blog posts

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

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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Conference Flyer

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

Some more information on the conference:

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Conference Wiki Signup

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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