Videos for the Startup-Societies Summit were posted on the organization's Facebook page. Here is one panel, discussing the Jones Act and other goodies. Here is a short talk by me, starting at 26 minutes. And here is another panel. Here is me chatting after the conference.
Link to the summit is here.
The discount code for me is "speakerfriend".
Available on YouTube here.
Made available at the Facebook page of the Institute for Competitive Governance.
.FB link to talk.
I am speaking at the Chapman Law Review Symposium 2018: Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside the United States, Jan. 26
I am speaking on special economic zones and policy lessons for the United State's foreign trade zones. Location is Chapman University, Orange County.
From the symposium description:
"Countries across the world have sought to encourage growth by creating Special Economic Zones (SEZs) that operate under different rules from the surrounding area. In the United States, these take the form of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs)--secure areas located in or near its ports of entry, such as harbors or airports, but outside of its customs or duties territory, legally speaking. Despite the growing popularity of such zones, however, and their unusual features, they have largely escaped the attention of legal scholars.
How do SEZs fit within conventional models of state authority? Does the extra-territorial status of U.S. FTZs, and their special tax statute, raise constitutional issues? Should the United States reconsider the growing popularity of FTZs or leverage their success to create new and even more comprehensive special jurisdictions?"
Link to previous sympsia here.
The Startup Societies Foundation is hosting a conference at Georgetown in Washington D.C. The event was initially planned for January 19-20, but had to be postponed. Updates will follow with the new date.
Self recommended! The venue will "discuss the importance of special jurisdictions, blockchain technology, and green infrastructure in rebuilding Puerto Rico."
I am speaking on the 20th at 11:30 am. Link to the conference here. And you can gett your conference tickets here.
(22 min) The full interview is published on YouTube here: YouTube-link.
"For those who wish to obtain an overall understanding of the potential and pitfalls of SEZs, as well as understanding of the multiple types and past successes and failures, this relatively thin volume provides the best overall description and analysis produced to date."
Read the whole thing here.
I converse with author, aquapreneur, and President of the Seasteading Institute Joe Quirk. Download the podcast here.
His comment to the podcast: "I wouldn’t understand the power of seasteading if I didn’t understand the power of Special Economic Zones. What are those? Let’s ask the expert."
The conference will take place on August 11-12, in San Francisco.
"The Startup Societies Summit is a trade show for "startup societies" or small experimental governments such as smart cities, special economic zones, eco-villages, micro states, intentional communities, and even "seasteading"."
I believe this will be the greatest gathering of innovative thinkers in new communities in a good while. There is still an opportunity to register your attendance!
More information at the Link.