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Is anyone going to be in Amsterdam the day before? We could have Substack meet up haha

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Not a bad idea if enough people are interested. Or the day after.

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Sunday would be great!

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I made a telegram group for people who'd like to coordinate and hang out before/after the Meetup! https://t.me/+JQ8x_UuqzNgwZjZl

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Great initiative.

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I would propose this location for the Sunday, https://www.thermenbussloo.nl

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Wow that looks awesome! Have you been there before? We could always go there and then have a meet up at some restaurant/bar after on Sunday

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just a thought, I am happy to act as a guide for those who may be on a first visit.

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Hey Danijel do you have a way I can contact you? Like IG or WhatsApp? We can work together and create a meet up for Sunday

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Hi Jacob, have created an event https://lu.ma/4ioobqys

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Oct 19, 2023·edited Oct 19, 2023

hmm, weird, thought I had replied yesterday, I am https://www.instagram.com/manukura.kiwi on instagram

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Oct 16, 2023·edited Oct 16, 2023

Hi. yes, it was one of the best resort visits, lead to me currently in training to be a Sauna Master. It is a great way of active relaxation. There is also two restaurants there and a hotel onsite.

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I’m definitely down to check that spa out though, I’ll be there the whole week

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Sounds good. What spots do you think would be best in the city?

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Oct 19, 2023·edited Oct 19, 2023

In the city there is not much that is this kind of experience, there is 3 other resorts maybe 30 minutes out of Amsterdam, Bussloo is a good fit as it has the largest range of experiences and space. Fort Beemster is a converted WWII fortification, Thermen Soesterberg is a very nice visit too. These places tend to be located where they can easily spread out over a larger area.

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That would be great! Yeah I’m sure a lot of us will be visiting for the first time including myself. That spa is a hour away from the city center, my only concern is that might be hard for a lot of us to get to? Maybe we should do something in the city the day before?

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Ok. Well, there is also closer places, and we could find out if there is group transport available.

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Great idea

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Great idea. I'm based in Amsterdam and would join.

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Hi Balaji, I'm organising a pre-conference dinner at Soho House Amsterdam at 19:00 on Sun 29. Come along if you're free! Benedict

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I'm down for Sunday. Let's meet.

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The day after would work for me if possible. Arriving late on the 29th 😆

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Hey Alex - I created a meetup for the next day, 10am at the Met Hotel if you wanted to join: https://lu.ma/pvm3onaa

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I'm arriving on the 28th, would love to meet u all, very excited for this conference :)

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I live in Amsterdam and would be interested in any Pre Event Meetings

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Would love to join.

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Hey Kalindi - I created a meetup for the next day, 10am at the Met Hotel if you wanted to join: https://lu.ma/pvm3onaa

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Hey Junaid - so nice to connect! Thanks for organizing this - see at the TNS and for brunch at the Met.

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We are hosting a meetup the day before for entrepreneurs with families who would like to discuss creating spaces that foster familial bonds and entrepreneurial success. In case that would fit 🙂 https://lu.ma/as5ronwy

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Hey Jacob - I created a meetup for the next day, 10am at the Met Hotel if you wanted to join: https://lu.ma/pvm3onaa

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This is cool and I'll go to this, but does anybody know if there are any meetups happening the day before?

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We are also hosting one in the afternoon the day before. It is especially for entrepreneurs with families who would like to discuss creating spaces that foster familial bonds and entrepreneurial success. In case that would fit 🙂 https://lu.ma/as5ronwy

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Hi Rob, yes I am organising a day at https://www.thermenbussloo.nl on Sunday. Offering to guide people if it is their first time/

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dude it's weird to meet up in a sauna, lol.

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weird? maybe, maybe if you have not visited a sauna resort previously.

My first time was also weird, everything was new, and afterwards I realised that novel experiences so often feel weird. It is why I offered to act as a guide to people who may be on their first visit, I had a guided the first time and it made a big difference in my ability to relax as deeply as I have ever relaxed.

Sharing a sauna with others, while you all sweat, there is something about sharing the uncomfortable experience as a group that builds a sense of community.

There is a large range of saunas at Bussloo, from memory 34 different saunas, and generally a sauna cycle takes anywhere from 45-90 minutes.

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https://t.me/+JQ8x_UuqzNgwZjZl

Make sure to join the telegram group if you haven’t already! We are making meetup plans here

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like to meet Sunday night somewhere.

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I'll be there a few days before

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I'll be there for the week, happy to meet up

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Thank you for organizing this event and sharing this perspective, Balaji.

You capture some of the core reasons for a general malaise in my demographic (25-year-old male).

Ambitious, solution-oriented young people must participate in systems that, in many instances, actively discourage accomplishment and adherence to truth, and instead encourage a twisted self-loathing and mentality of victimhood. The alternative to this path is to embark on a lonely, failure-prone foray into entrepreneurship, often characterized by incumbent abuses and regulatory overreach.

Sadly, many in my age group have resorted to hedonistic pursuits in an attempt to fill the void left where true purpose should be. This issue is one of the greatest of our time and it is manifesting itself across many vectors in society.

I hope to attend your event if I can do so in a non-financially ruinous way.

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Oct 16, 2023Liked by Balaji

This is great news 🥳 coming from London, looking forward to connecting, learning and be inspired. Meet ups before would be great!

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Oct 24, 2023·edited Oct 26, 2023

I'm hosting a pre-conference meetup at Newspeak House, in Shoreditch (E2 7DG), this Thursday. https://lu.ma/nslondon

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i'm in London and I'm interested in attending but that link does not work for me (404).

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I fixed the link. https://lu.ma/nslondon

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I'm sorely tempted, but it means coming down from North Norfolk, finding somewhere to stay etc. etc. See you at the event though!

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Hi Daljit, i am organising a day at https://www.thermenbussloo.nl on Sunday, happy to act as a guide for those for whom it may be a first time.

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Hey Daljit - I created a meetup for the next day, 10am at the Met Hotel if you wanted to join: https://lu.ma/pvm3onaa PS. Also coming from London!

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Very excited to meet everyone! Full-time in the DAO ecosystem, 2yrs specifically focused on Network State concepts, with successes & failures, and trying to wrap my head around how to actually get a larger group of decentralized people rallied around an agreed action plan for the implementation of a Network State initiative.

So much easier said than done, but the vision is real, and so is the reality that Network States are the future for humanity. Really looking forward to hearing about all your experiences in this space and learning from it :)

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MemeBrains would love learn more about your experiences.

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Great read, It made me buy a ticket. See you in Amsterdam

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> Moreover, the Internet is the basis for an entirely new global political coalition. It won’t be based on “Western values”, for the simple fact that (a) too many in the West itself reject those values, (b) most population, time, and even capital is increasingly on the Internet rather than in the West itself,

Call them, "Historically Western Values".

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That’s also a good phrase. And a good basis for someone’s startup society. Not mine, but someone should do something like that -- with the classical music, clothes, and culture of a historical European country.

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Oct 16, 2023Liked by Balaji

I live near Amsterdam and will be at the conference. I’m happy to join others the day before or after.

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Hey Mordekhai - I created a next day connect at the Met Hotel if you wanted to join: https://lu.ma/pvm3onaa

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Done!

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(Sorry about the confusion in my first names, I usually go through life as Sacha.)

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Planning to be there virtually! I have found your voice and builder spirit very refreshing.

I do have higher hopes that America could evolve into something healthier than she is now but I admit she is quite ill in ways a lot of people don’t seem to appreciate.

For anyone browsing, I have a substack about what some of these parallel institutions might look like both for news, governance, and enforcement that I tried to write in a funny and entertaining way. I’m a very practical person and I describe some fairly straightforward functional things to get all of us living in the same reality again.

https://extelligence.substack.com/p/introduction-to-a-boring-utopia

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Hey @Balajis I think you have a spammer.

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Oct 16, 2023Liked by Balaji

Just booked my ticket! Would love to meet anyone interested in building a dashboard for their communities/network state to proof their purpose. Let me know in the comments here

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this is how the dashboard would look like: https://twitter.com/manastuerenberg/status/1713811172502253925

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Excited abt the conference, thanks for doing it. It would be great to have some sense of programmer/schedule.

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If you end up hearing of anything going on the Sat/Sun prior plz lemme know :)

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Organising a day at https://www.thermenbussloo.nl on Sunday

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Yes, I'm also looking forward to receiving the programme

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Excited for the conference and chat with startup society founders!

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Oct 17, 2023·edited Oct 17, 2023Liked by Balaji

What I love about this idea is the amount of new countries and living communities that will form as a result of this conference. Is nation the new startup?

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I will come

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Just booked! Looking forward to meeting everybody. I'm flying in from London Gatwick 1625 on Sunday eve. If anyone else is on that flight wild be good to connect 😁

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I'll be around on Sunday as well :)

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See you there. I'm staying in the Easy Hotel

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In Zaandam, or in the city?

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Zaandam. Will be there 1930ish

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Hi Matthew, did you make it!?

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Plane was delayed but now on the metro going to see VitaDAO. Are you in Zaandam?

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Ah, ok. I'll be there already. It would be great to meet, if you're up for it.

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If you're free tonight, come to this in Shoreditch - lu.ma/nslondon

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bugger - missed this!

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Conference sounds great. I follow @balaji pretty close and this is the first I've heard of this conference, was it announced earlier?

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It's actually my pinned tweet, but this is first Substack blast. Do come!

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First time for me attending a conference as a cofounder - nervous and excited.

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