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The Seasteading Institute Invites You Aboard the 2011 Reason Cruise

You asked -- we listened!

At the 2009 Seasteading Conference, many of you expressed interest in joining us aboard a cruise ship for our next gathering.

Thus we are pleased to announce that Reason Magazine and The Seasteading Institute are teaming up to bring you a seven-day Caribbean Cruise featuring thought-provoking speakers, influential journalists, and an all-star cast of thinkers and freedom fighters from around the world.

Patri Friedman

As a guest on the Solstice, Celebrity Cruises' beautiful luxury liner, you'll be able to take part in special seasteading events geared towards exploring the concepts of seasteading, hosted by TSI staff:

The Case for Seasteading - Could seasteading revolutionize government as we know it? We make the case that seasteading is necessary in order to spur innovation in government. TSI Status Update – We bring you up to date with the latest news from TSI. Commercial Seasteading - Is seasteading economically viable? Commercial seasteading could pave the way for doing business on the high seas. Ephemerisle – We discuss our plans to evolve an embryonic seasteading city from a small floating festival on the Sacramento River Delta to a permanent city in international waters.

In addition, we'll be encouraging all cruise participants to contribute to the discussion of seasteading, and inviting YOU to present your ideas to a forum of open-minded, reason-oriented fellow attendees. TSI welcomes you to take part in the following social events:

The Seasteading Simulation – Put your seafaring business skills to the test in a simulation where you play a character trying to design, fund, and operate a seastead! Unconference Talks – Other seasteaders discuss their plans and ambitions in this “un-“conference. Seasteading Mixer – Socialize over drinks and lunch with other seasteaders.

Be sure to mention The Seasteading Institute on your registration form under the question, "How did you hear about the Reason Cruise?"

This Is Seasteading

The latest engineering research suggests that converting cruise ships may be best option for establishing near-term, ocean-stable settlements. What better way to dive into the mental landscape of seasteading than to experience life first-hand aboard a genuine city-at-sea, as you take in the gorgeous physical landscapes of four seaside ports of call.

This cruise aboard The Solstice will take you from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to three beautiful Caribbean islands: San Juan (Puerto Rico), St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands) and St. Maarten (Netherland Antilles), at a time of year celebrated for warm, calm, and balmy weather. The full itinerary can be found on this page.

A Thought-Provoking Line-Up

Matt Ridley

Nick Gillespie

Ronald Bailey

The Reason Cruise is your chance to hobnob with some of the most incisive writers and thinkers in America. In addition to all the wonderful activities aboard the Celebrity Solstice and in port, this exclusive Reason Cruise event includes: Moderated panel sessions featuring Reason editors and guest speakers, along with plenty of discussion. Special sessions hosted by The Seasteading Institute. Many chances to meet and spend time with our editors and special guest speakers. Exclusive parties and dining with our editors and guest speakers. You will dine with your fellow Reasoncruise attendees, so that you have the chance to meet many of your fellow freedom lovers. Admission to Reason seminars and ad-hoc sessions Admission to numerous Reason cruise private cocktail receptions. Admission to Reason group excursions. Port charges, taxes, fuel surcharges, and government fees. Accommodations and all meals. Most shipboard activities. A fully escorted cruise.

And much more...

With exclusive cocktail parties, special dinners, and fun excursions with fellow seasteaders and Reasonistas, it will be a week you'll never forget!

Ready to Sail?

Cabins are already selling fast -- book now to reserve your spot aboard this fantastic voyage. And remember to mention The Seasteading Institute when you register -- you'll support TSI and be eligible for a discount on a new or current membership in The Seasteading Institute.

Getting your membership discount is easy. At the top of the registration questionnaire, you are asked "How did you hear about the Reason Cruise?" Choose "The Seasteading Institute" and complete your cruise registration. Remember to provide an email address where you can be reached easily both for updates about the cruise and so that one of our staff members can contact you about your membership discount.


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