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The Foundation Circuit would be a series of periodic conventions organized and hosted by the LUF and run in locations around the globe. The early FMF did organize an annual convention for its members which were quite popular but also very costly and limited largely to the US. Today, a glut of convention centers and hotels around the globe and their recognition of the growing scale of the market thanks to burgeoning small fan communities, sub-culture groups, professional training programs, and technical conferences has now made the costs of conventions much less, their organization much easier, and the range of interesting venues vast. Conventions and conferences can now be organized on a contingency basis, facility reservations contingent on pre-registrations from patrons collected on-line. This has now allowed truly obscure groups and sub-culture communities with little money to organize quite sophisticated events. Even solitary individuals now make the organization of these a personal hobby. And venues range from the traditional hotels to theme parks, wilderness resorts, spa, historic buildings, and cruise liners.

It may take some time for Foundation to cultivate an audience sufficient for routine conventions. Thus an initial tactic would be to exploit the existing space and futurism conventions as forums for meetings of smaller groups of TMP advocates, likely in concert with the TMP 2 Lecture/Presentation Program and Space Advocacy Community Outreach Effort described elsewhere. Over time, more ambitious members of the LUF may choose to take on the mantle of organizer for modest scale conventions in their geographical region, collaborating on scheduling, choice of venues, presentation materials, and promotion, news, and registration web sites with other organizers to establish a coordinated convention circuit that offers members and others interested in TMP a variety of event options for their vacation periods. Convention venues would be chosen to compliment TMP’s themes, with coastal locations, cruise liners, and Modernist architecture being favored. Long-term, the communities established by Foundation and other TMP phases may host these conventions.

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Phases Foundation Aquarius Bifrost Asgard Avalon Elysium Solaria Galactia
Cultural Evolution Transhumanism  •  Economics, Justice, and Government  •  Key Disruptive Technologies
References
Foundation Community Network
Foundation Promotional Effort Community OutreachTMP 2 LecturesFoundation Convention CircuitStar FestivalsFoundation Fairs
On-Line Community Program Virtual Habitat Program
Open Source Everything Project Utilimobile ProjectUtilihab ProjectOpen Energy ProjectOpen Computer ProjectOpen Space ProjectOpen Fabber ProjectFIY - Fab-It-Yourself SeriesEnclosure ProfilesOSbot
Open Courseware Network
Foundation Media
TMP Media Gallery ProjectTMP 2.0 Book ProjectTMP Film/Video Projects
M3 Game ProjectTMP Model SeriesFuture Fair/Museum of Tomorrow
Foundation CIC
Portfolio Development Project
GreenStar Properties
GreenStar Securities
GreenStar Credit Union
GreenStar Community Cooperative CulturalEducationMedicalReliefSecurity
GreenStar Ventures
GreenStar Industrial Cooperative Foundation MediaAerospaceAgroSystemsBiotechCodeworksConstructionDigiTechEnergyMaterialsModular Building ProductsPharmaTechRoboticsTelecommunicationsToolworksTransitTransportation SystemsAquarian BountyAquarian Marine ResourcesAsgard Mining CooperativeAsgard Orbital Services
GreenStar Free-Market Exchange Network
GreenStar Science Research Cooperative
Foundation Communities
Eco-Community Design Concepts eVillageOrganicaSeaBox VillageSolar CircleTectonicTerra Firma
GreenStar Resorts
Arcology Earth

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