Save the Date: EAGxMars

post by OllieBase · 2022-04-01T11:44:59.930Z · EA · GW · 13 comments

Contents

  Who is EAGxMars for?
  What’s the difference between a “normal” EAGx and EAGxMars?
  How much are tickets? Is there financial aid?
  Will I need a visa?
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CEA is excited to announce that EAGxMars will take place in October 2040.[1] We look forward to welcoming ambitious members of the community for a weekend[2] of talks, networking and civilisation-building on this relatively nearby planet.

Applications will open in 2030 to give attendees sufficient time to make their journeys physically possible. We will make a slack channel to help people coordinate on this.

Who is EAGxMars for?

EAGxMars will be a locally-organised conference designed primarily for people:

What’s the difference between a “normal” EAGx and EAGxMars?

The target audience is different - EAGx events are for people comfortable with planes, trains and other parochial modes of transportation. EAGxMars is for people who are ambitious.

How much are tickets? Is there financial aid?

We will offer discounts and financial support to make sure that cost is not prohibitive for anyone. The whole thing is probably prohibitive enough as it is.

Will I need a visa?

We don’t yet have this information available.

  1. ^

    Precise dates TBC. These kinds of details aren’t top of mind for us at present.

  2. ^

    It’s possible that attendees will plan on staying for longer than a weekend, given the journey. We might organise some retreats around the event.

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comment by Michael Townsend (Michael_Townsend) · 2022-04-01T12:56:56.058Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I'd just like to give a shotout to the organisers for their great work!

I don't think anyone appreciates how hard running a conference can be at the best of times. But on Mars, the logistical difficulties are on another planet: the organisers have had astronomical health and safety challenges,  and don't get them started on the availability of vegan catering... 

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comment by OllieBase · 2022-04-01T15:17:51.568Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Yep, big +1 here. I really appreciate this moonshot effort, truly ambitious.

comment by Nathan Young (nathan) · 2022-04-01T12:16:28.380Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Shall I tweet and tag Elon? (and grimes)

comment by A_lark · 2022-04-01T22:44:53.892Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

This deadpan logistical footnote is my favorite; I actually lol’d: “ It’s possible that attendees will plan on staying for longer than a weekend, given the journey. We might organise some retreats around the event.”

comment by Devon Fritz (DevonFritz) · 2022-04-01T12:52:59.213Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Do you know approx. how many COVID-19 boosters one needs to attend?

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comment by OllieBase · 2022-04-01T15:19:08.754Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Is that a new type of rocket? I've not heard of it but good luck.

comment by james.lucassen · 2022-04-01T12:56:48.737Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

~20, assuming trend is linear. If it's exponential, god help us all

comment by Carol Chen (Carol Yongqi Chen) · 2022-04-01T13:51:38.684Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Would love to know the feasibility of growing potatoes on the soil in the conference’s area just in case something goes awry

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comment by OllieBase · 2022-04-01T15:18:29.411Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I've heard there will be a pre-event meetup to check out the soil! Pleaes check Swapcard nearer the time.

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comment by A_lark · 2022-04-01T22:46:22.987Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

ALLFED is presenting on this, pretty sure. Make sure to fully fill out your Swapcard and tell people you’re interested in this and I’m sure they’ll be happy to have additional one on ones about the topic.

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comment by Denkenberger · 2022-04-02T15:35:43.645Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Yes, ALLFED will be there. We have the hydrogen single cell protein, glycerin, and vinegar worked out. This should give us enough time to make a balanced, palatable, vegan diet.

comment by Tom Gardiner · 2022-04-01T15:57:31.388Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Will we need to email Clare whenever some new oxygen needs producing?

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comment by OllieBase · 2022-04-01T16:06:23.144Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Yes, thanks for the heads up, I'll email nearer the time (2025 maybe)