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Hey Reasonoids! Have You Heard About Voice & Exit?

Check out this conference/festival of the future in Austin on June 20-21.

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Reason is a sponsor of this year's Voice & Exit conference, June 20-21 in Austin, Texas. Interested? Check out the information below.

The post-political era has arrived. It did so without a lot of fanfare. But it's here. People are figuring out how to opt out of old systems and build new ones in parallel. From open source law to crypto-currency, startup cities to seasteading.

It's a simple idea: we can voluntarily exit annoying Facebook groups and unsubscribe from email lists…why can't the same be true of our community memberships and political associations?

It's true that a lot of people are still into the tribal, us-versus-them mentality of elections—that's likely to go on for a while. Increasingly though, people are coming to see voting as a little like going to confessional: you feel better after you do it, but not much changes. The action is in what we call "humanity's great open source project."

We started Voice & Exit because we were tired of the tribalism, weary of the whitepaper-industrial complex, and fed up with the ideological purity tests.

We wanted to celebrate the experimenters, the iterators, the non-conventional sorts who are out there questioning the orthodoxies—making the world better and freer through a hundred little acts of defiance, and a thousand little acts of creation.

Voice & Exit is a conference and festival devoted to those willing to criticize by creating:

  • The biohackers
  • The seasteaders
  • The Bitcoiners
  • The dark web spinners
  • The startup entrepreneurs
  • The psychonauts
  • The singularitarians
  • The burners
  • The agorists
  • The artists
  • The techno-optimists
  • The libertarians

… and anyone fed up with our outdated two-party system. It's for those willing to think, to roll up their sleeves, and collaborate to solve problems. 

This year, Jim Epstein of Reason TV and Lauren Galik of the Reason Foundation will participate. Some attendees drove over 2,000 miles for last year's event, and this year's speaker lineup is just as impressive.

Oh, and there is a special discount pass for Reasonoids, too.

The conference is June 20-21 in Austin, Texas, and let's celebrate the first wave of the post-political era.

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  1. No, but Porcfest is happening soon!

  2. I wish I had money to do this 🙁

    1. It’s tough budget on a $1.63 without abandoning one’s wishes.

  3. Will there be woodchipping?

    1. Woodchipping, really, really hot underground caverns with VIP sections, you name it, it’s there.

      1. /Stefon

      2. “Come for the woodchipping, stay for the inescapable hellfire!”?

  4. Austin? Austin is OVER, man! If this event wants to really be the vanguard for political and social change, it should he held in Cleveland Heights, OH.

    1. Why pick on the one halfway decent part of Cleveland?

      1. Because it’s still in Ohio.

        1. This is the best time of year to have something in Ohio though, since most of the native Ohioans are at Myrtle Beach for the summer.

          1. False. There is no best time of year to do anything in Ohio. Except leave Ohio, and the best time to do that is “as soon as possible.”

            1. I live in Ohio, and this is 100% accurate. There’s a reason you see “Stuck in Ohio” bumper stickers.

            2. I spent a really pleasant night in Zanesville once during a snowstorm. I highly recommend the Olive Garden.

      2. Because East Cleveland wouldn’t issue the festival permits?

  5. I want this conference beamed into my living room as a hologram or all you dreamer types haven’t gotten there yet.

  6. Shit. My parents are coming to Gouston that weekend. Pick Not Fathers Day next year please.

  7. Can I just register my plans to attend with the DoJ, and cut out the middlemen?

    1. Seems to me you just did.

      1. I’d suggest it was time for regime change, except for my landlord would become upset with me if an armored personnel carrier drove through this house. So instead I’ll just say: ?Viva la Fascism!

  8. Didn’t Austin recently try to ban commercial BBQing?

    1. City gov’t in Austin is definitely dominated by Progressives. We did recently change to a larger city council elected by single member districts instead of at-large as before. The result of that is that there are now a couple of Republican types (tho city elections are non-partisan) including a more anti-gov gadfly. Totally outnumbered, but sometimes able to embarrass the others by pointing out more egregious overreaches.

      The BBQ thing got sent to committee where it died.

  9. The post-political era has arrived. It did so without a lot of fanfare. But it’s here. People are figuring out how to opt out of old systems and build new ones in parallel. From open source law to crypto-currency, startup cities to seasteading.

    Far out, man. These all sound like totally boss ideas.

  10. We wanted to celebrate the experimenters, the iterators, the non-conventional sorts who are out there questioning the orthodoxies — making the world better and freer through a hundred little acts of defiance, and a thousand little acts of creation.

    Voice & Exit is a conference and festival devoted to those willing to criticize by creating:

    I trust you’ve received your appropriate licensing and paperwork for this conference? Have you made all the appropriate access requirements for disabled, handicapped and other differently-abled persons? And does your board have the appropriate, government-certified list of diversity-centric members?

    Because these things, my friend, you can’t ‘unsubscribe’ from.

  11. So, an even lamer version of TED talks then.

  12. “Opt” out. That’s cute.

  13. “The biohackers

    The seasteaders

    The Bitcoiners

    The dark web spinners….”

    The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.

  14. Voice & Exit but not Loyalty?

    *makes note in DOJ notebook*

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  16. Ross Ulbricht found out it’s not quite so easy to “opt out”, but I readily admit that it’s still worth considering. Too bad there’s no torrent of this that I could just download.

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