Historical Settlement Example - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


Dyck: Saint John’s Newfoundland – historical example of settlement

St John’s Newfoundland was the first European settlement in North America after Columbus. It was not established by any government, it was built by fishermen. They city dates its founding to the first house built for a caretaker to overwinter in 1497, so the city celebrated its 500th anniversary in 1997. What started as a fishing camp grew to a city, and is now the capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Founded more than a century before Jamestown, almost a century before Roanoke. This settlement demonstrates cooperation between businessmen from various countries, and ability to build profitable business and a successful settlement without any government involvement. At a time when multiple government sponsored colonies failed.

The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. This convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.

You can register on the main website http://www.marssociety.org After you register, you can access the convention's main application Attendify at http://convention.marssociety.org using code "TakingFlight".

More info and session listings are in the hub world, code PDK958

This meeting is interactive. Most of the time the speakers and members are appearing on a Zoom screen. You will be able to grab the mike so you can talk to the people in Zoom.

The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.