• Coffee Talk (July Seasteading Social)

    Online event

    Join us for an open discussion on all things seasteading. Come with your questions and project ideas!

    Bring your coffee (or any beverage of your choice) to this open discussion about all things seasteading. Bring your questions about how The Seasteading Institute is working to put seasteads in the water ASAP, seasteading project ideas, comments about growing food on an artificial floating island, the Rose Island documentary on Netflix… anything you want to talk about. Seasteading Institute staff and Ambassadors will be available to answer any questions.

    ** To ensure you are able to join the Zoom call, please sign in 30 minutes early. Spots are limited and your ticket does not guarantee that there will be a spot for you. **

  • Ocean Builders Project Development (June Seasteading Social)

    Grant Romundt, CEO of Ocean Builders, will reveal the new Wiki and project management system for collaborating on projects for seasteads.

    Once a month, we will host an online discussion on a topic related to seasteading.

    Seasteading is living on environmentally restorative floating islands with some degree of political autonomy.

    The term comes from homesteading, which means making a home for oneself in new, uninhabited places. It generally has associations with self-sufficiency and a frontier lifestyle. Seasteading is reminiscent of that idea, but at sea.

    The topic for our June meeting is: Ocean Builders Project Development with Grant Romundt.

    **Please plan to log in to the Zoom meeting 30 minutes before the event starts! Your RSVP does not guarantee a spot for you.**

    Grant has a talent for spotting innovative technology and figuring out ways to use it to make life better. He has been an early adopter across many fields. He was the first and youngest to write a software program in Canada and compete in a science fair in 1980 at the age of 8, he had the most advanced mobile paperless office in Canada in 1995 including being the first to use VoIP technology in Canada, and he lived in a tech “frat-house” in San Francisco with one of the 6 co-founders of PayPal.

    Today he owns several businesses specializing in software development, video production, education, sales, and training. His customers include billion-dollar multinational companies like Wella Professionals, OPI, Clairol, Nioxin, Sebastian, L’Oreal Professional, and many others.

    For the past four years, he has been living in a floating home and he is bringing his years of experience in innovation, business leadership, and design, to Ocean Builders to develop the technology & systems needed to build open-source eco-restorative futuristic floating homes on the blue frontier.

    For our June meeting, Grant will show us how to use the new Ocean Builders project management site for people around the world to collaborate on developing technology for building seasteads.

    Joe Quirk, President and Seavangelist of The Seasteading Institute, will join us to talk about our new Incubator Scholarship to support the growth of the seasteading community.

  • Free Private Cities with Titus Gebel (Governance Part 2)

    Once a month, we will host an online discussion on a topic related to seasteading.

    The topic for our May meeting is: Free Private Cities with Titus Gebel (Governance Part 2).

    Our guest speaker is Titus Gebel, Board Member for The Seasteading Institute.

    Gebel is also founder, President & CEO of TIPOLIS Corporation and board member of the Free Private Cities Foundation. He is a German entrepreneur with a PhD in international law and an extensive worldwide network. Among others, he founded Frankfurt-listed mining company Deutsche Rohstoff AG, retired as their CEO in 2015 and emigrated with his family to Monaco. With Free Private Cities, he wants to create an entirely new product in the “market of living together”. If successful, it will fast-track knowledge and progress for humanity. Titus has written the book, Free Private Cities – Making Governments Compete For You, where he states the theoretical and practical groundwork. At the same time he is working with his partners to make the worldwide first Free Private City a reality.

  • Governance Seasteading Social (Part 1)

    Online event

    Join seasteading enthusiasts around the world for our first Seasteading Social about possible Governance Structures for seasteads. (The second part of this discussion will take place May 8.)

    Event Host:
    John Bush

    John Bush is a radical activist, entrepreneur, and father of two based in Austin, TX. Since 2002 he has worked tirelessly to create a more free and peaceful world through political activism and the promotion of alternative institutions like cryptocurrencies and decentralized systems of social organization. He is a proponent of health freedom and operates Brave Botanicals which offers kratom, CBD, Delta 8 THC and other natural medicines. In 2015 he laid out his vision for Freedom Cells, small mutual aid groups networked with other cells to achieve common goals and secure the sovereignty of group members. The Freedom Cell Network has since grown to over 19,000 people across the world and hopes to one day replace the state as a means of social organization.

    Guest Speakers:

    Tony Olsen

    Tony Olsen is the founder of Freedom Haven, an open-design, freedom-based seasteading micronation.

    He sees his planned Libertarian seastead as providing a land of opportunity for those fleeing oppressive governments, a place for the free market to thrive so that healthcare can be affordable and higher quality, and giving people a safe place to be free.

    Tony is a software developer and a longtime Austrian economist. He spent three years studying concrete, ship building, metallurgy, 3D modeling, international law, and anything that could be helpful in designing the seasteading community that he seeks.

    John McCone

    In addition to being an ambassador for the Seasteading Institute, John McCone is the Managing Director of Socibuild, a company which aims to increase location value by building up social capital through creating communities which are desirable places to live. Previously a physicist and a philosophy writer, John is currently working on a project in a farm in Norfolk that aims to increase the material self-sufficiency and resilience of the local community there.

    In this talk, John will outline Socibuild’s business plan and discuss how Real Estate development might be the business model that best aligns profits with the overall good of the wider community.

  • Book Club on Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith

    Online event

    Join the Seasteading Institute for a virtual group discussion of the book Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith.

    The book is a James Beard Award winner and is the story of Smith’s life from former fisherman to developing a groundbreaking model for farming the ocean sustainably. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, and—by creating new jobs up and down the coasts—putting working class people back to work.

    Purchase your copy of Eat Like a Fish on Amazon and support The Seasteading Institute by using our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3rBS0Gz

    Reading Schedule:

    February 27: Part 1 – Chapters 1-6
    March 6: Part 2 – Chapters 7-10
    March 20: Part 3 – Chapters 11-12
    March 27: Part 4 – Chapters 13-15
    April 3: Part 5 and 6 – Chapters 16-20

  • Book Club on Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith

    Online event

    Join the Seasteading Institute for a virtual group discussion of the book Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith.

    The book is a James Beard Award winner and is the story of Smith’s life from former fisherman to developing a groundbreaking model for farming the ocean sustainably. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, and—by creating new jobs up and down the coasts—putting working class people back to work.

    Purchase your copy of Eat Like a Fish on Amazon and support The Seasteading Institute by using our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3rBS0Gz

    Reading Schedule:

    February 27: Part 1 – Chapters 1-6
    March 6: Part 2 – Chapters 7-10
    March 20: Part 3 – Chapters 11-12
    March 27: Part 4 – Chapters 13-15
    April 3: Part 5 and 6 – Chapters 16-20

  • World Water Day Discussion on Environmentalism

    Online event

    This World Water Day, join seasteading enthusiasts from around the world to discuss unique solutions to climate change problems.

    Guest Speakers

    Paul Gambill is the CEO and co-founder of Nori, the carbon removal marketplace. In 2015, Paul established the first community dedicated to carbon removal called Carbon Removal Seattle. He has 10+ years of experience in managing mobile and web application projects for clients including Nike, Showtime, Target, and Starbucks, and has shipped well over a dozen different apps to the public. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Arizona State University, and his Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University.

    Greg Delaune is an internationally recognized consultant, teacher, speaker, and writer specializing in public-private partnerships (PPPs) for green clean and smart cities, sustainable economic development, ocean-based regenerative tech, and innovation ecosystem design. He is Cofounder and CEO of The Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX Global), and Cofounder of the New Orleans-based Deep Blue Institute, which is focused on development, deployment, and scaling Regenerative Marine Infrastructure to fuel the Blue Economy revolution.

    Holly Fretwell is vice president of outreach and a research fellow at PERC where she has focused her research on public lands policy, property rights, and markets for over two decades. As an outdoor enthusiast, Fretwell strives to enhance conservation through cooperation and entrepreneurship. She is author of Who is Minding the Federal Estate: Political Management of America’s Public Lands. She has presented papers promoting the use of markets in public land management and has provided Congressional testimony on the state of U.S. national parks and the future of the Forest Service. An educator at heart, Fretwell taught economics at Montana State University for 15 years, works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics providing high school teachers with better tools to motivate economic thinkers, and co-authored curriculum for high school teachers on economic principles. Fretwell holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in resource economics from Montana State University. For Fretwell, Montana is the perfect home where she can ski, hike, bike, fish, and explore the environment with one step out the door.

  • Book Club on Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith

    Online event

    Join the Seasteading Institute for a virtual group discussion of the book Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith.

    The book is a James Beard Award winner and is the story of Smith’s life from former fisherman to developing a groundbreaking model for farming the ocean sustainably. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, and—by creating new jobs up and down the coasts—putting working class people back to work.

    Purchase your copy of Eat Like a Fish on Amazon and support The Seasteading Institute by using our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3rBS0Gz

    Reading Schedule:

    February 27: Part 1 – Chapters 1-6
    March 6: Part 2 – Chapters 7-10
    March 20: Part 3 – Chapters 11-12
    March 27: Part 4 – Chapters 13-15
    April 3: Part 5 and 6 – Chapters 16-20

  • Book Club on Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith

    Online event

    Join the Seasteading Institute for a virtual group discussion of the book Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith.

    The book is a James Beard Award winner and is the story of Smith’s life from former fisherman to developing a groundbreaking model for farming the ocean sustainably. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, and—by creating new jobs up and down the coasts—putting working class people back to work.

    Purchase your copy of Eat Like a Fish on Amazon and support The Seasteading Institute by using our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3rBS0Gz

    Reading Schedule:

    February 27: Part 1 – Chapters 1-6
    March 6: Part 2 – Chapters 7-10
    March 20: Part 3 – Chapters 11-12
    March 27: Part 4 – Chapters 13-15
    April 3: Part 5 and 6 – Chapters 16-20

  • Book Club on Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith

    Online event

    Join the Seasteading Institute for a virtual group discussion of the book Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith.

    The book is a James Beard Award winner and is the story of Smith’s life from former fisherman to developing a groundbreaking model for farming the ocean sustainably. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, and—by creating new jobs up and down the coasts—putting working class people back to work.

    Purchase your copy of Eat Like a Fish on Amazon and support The Seasteading Institute by using our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3rBS0Gz

    Reading Schedule:

    February 27: Part 1 – Chapters 1-6
    March 6: Part 2 – Chapters 7-10
    March 20: Part 3 – Chapters 11-12
    March 27: Part 4 – Chapters 13-15
    April 3: Part 5 and 6 – Chapters 16-20