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Sep. 19th, 2008

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As some of you know, I’ve volunteered to organize the first Seasteading Institute conference. Right now, we’re trying to get the word out as much as possible to groups that might be interested.

Patri has been interviewed for a couple of radio shows:

BBC Culture Shock
The Business Shrink (autoplays)

We’re planning to flyer Bay Area campuses (the conference is free to students).

We’ve also posted press releases to a number of mailing lists and blogs.

Who else would you recommend we contact?
If you’ve organized a conference before, what did you do to get the word out?
What would make you want to attend?

Thanks!

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From:crasch
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Cool, thanks! You can point them here:

http://movement.meetup.com/72/calendar/8606039/

I've already posted to the LJ libertarian community.
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From:kimeidoplex
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Posts to facebook, tribe, or linkedin? Post to craigs list?

Not sure if you are going to create a community on a social site... something to think about. I also know of a company that is putting together a social networking site for groups. They are looking for people to test it out to get into the us market. If interested let me know.
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From:crasch
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

I've posted to craigslist. Good point to post to faceboook, tribe, linkedin.

I'd like to find out more about the social networking site. I'm not sure what I would be able to do with them now, but maybe after the conference.
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From:kimeidoplex
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Ya- let me contact John and see if I can get some info to send to you.
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From:crasch
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:kimeidoplex
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
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I've seen gimmicks work. Like if you get 100 attendees than Patri would shave his head, type of thing. But since Patri would do something like that or even dress like a pirate, it may not work that well.

Or how about 10% off my seastead :)
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From:jhogan
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Maybe Crasch could shave his head. Or post naked pictures of himself on the internet.

Oh, wait...
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From:crasch
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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I haven't shaved my head yet!

Now if we could get Kim to post naked pictures...:>
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From:jhogan
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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I'll get to work on that!
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From:crasch
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

Patri would shave his head

Too late!

even dress like a pirate

Too late!

Or how about 10% off my seastead :)

Hmmm...10% of $50 million is....quite a discount...:>
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From:kimeidoplex
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Ya, like I said. Something outrageous for Patri would need a lot of thought and creativity.

Well you asked for ideas ;-)
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From:crasch
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Heh. For Patri, it would have to be something like tattooing "I love the DEA" on his forehead.

Thanks for the ideas! Keep 'em coming.

Edited at 2008-09-19 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From:tdj
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Make magazine. Definitely.
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From:crasch
Date:September 19th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Good one! I just submitted a suggestion to their blog.
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From:kimeidoplex
Date:September 21st, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Another thought- the Squid List?
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From:zzzing
Date:September 21st, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
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http://www.ridelust.com/off-on-a-tangent-seasteading-switching-governments-and-boats/
we get about 3k+ people a day at RideLust.com I hope it helps

I also plan on posting to my other two websites:
adsavvy.org and csinvestor.com
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From:zzzing
Date:September 21st, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
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btw, could you please get Patri to post a link to that post on the Seasteading website?
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From:crasch
Date:September 23rd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Cool! Thanks for your help.

We posted a link to your article here:

http://www.seasteading.org/stay-in-touch/blog/3/2008/09/22/snippets-20080922
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