Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception & Tesla Memorial Conference, Jan. 5-7, 2013, NYC

by Sparta on December 12, 2012

in history, NYC, science and nature, Serbia, Stella (Stavroula) Jatras

Nikola Tesla 70th Year Memorial Conference

Why Tesla Matters

Tesla Science Foundation & Patron HRH Prince Philip

have the great privilege to invite you to attend and participate in the forthcoming:

The Tesla Memorial Conference & Tesla Spirit Awards Benefit

January 5 – 7, 2013 @ New Yorker Hotel, New York City

The world’s brightest minds, scientists, engineers, alternative energy entrepreneurs, innovation experts, artists and a myriad of Tesla enthusiasts will gather for this 3 day Tesla extravaganza to honor Tesla’s legacy, 70 years since his passing on January 7th, 1943, in the New Yorker Hotel. This unique Tesla forum will include a diverse array of Tesla-related lectures, presentations, discussions and documented evidence of growing interest and recognition of Tesla’s contribution to the 20th and 21st Century.

Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception

Saturday, January 5th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grand Ballroom, New Yorker Hotel

For tickets please click HERE

Tesla Spirit Award Benefit

The Tesla Spirit Awards Reception is endorsed by HRH Prince Philip of Serbia (the son of HRH Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia) and will behonoring Jane Alcorn, President of Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe on Long Island, NY. Designed to include benefactors, sponsors and willing contributors supporting the Tesla Science Foundation’s vision, programs and projects are committed to promoting the message –
“Why Tesla Matters”.

The event program will include a number of prominent speakers, dignitaries, artists and distinguished individuals designated to receive this year’s Tesla Spirit Awards.

Reserve your special tickets on line:

Tesla Memorial Conference at http://teslamemorial.eventbrite.com/

Tesla Spirit Award Reception at http://teslabenefitreception.eventbrite.com

Or pay by tax deductible checks, addressed and mailed to:
Tesla Science Foundation, 20 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010.

Book your New Yorker hotel on time: Take advantage of our special rate by Dec 25th, follow the link:

We appreciate your interest in supporting Nikola Tesla’s name and legacy and invite you to attend and participate in this important Tesla Tribute.

Finally, in addition we invite those who are observing the Serbian Orthodox Christmas to join us in paying our respects by remembering one of the most prominent of American-Serbs “the man who invented the 20th Century”, our Nikola Tesla. We are most grateful to have received the blessings for these events from the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York City. Lenten meals will be available for ones who are fasting.

Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to your attendance and support.


Nikola Lonchar Marina Schwabic, MPA
President/Founder Executive Director
Tesla Science Foundation Tesla Science Foundation
Phone: (484) 955-0545 Phone: (857) 417 8719
nikolalonchar@gmail.com mschwabic@gmail.com

Tesla Science Foundation

Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception

Patron HRH Prince Philip of Serbia
Sponsored by: New Yorker Hotel
Saturday, January 5, 2013, 6pm – 8 pm
Grand Ballroom @ NEW YORKER HOTEL, NYC

Guest arrival and silent auction

La Guardia Commemorative Tesla Speech
Short avant-garde Musical piece
Created and performed by Milica Paranosic

Short welcome: TSA Benefit Chair, Marina Schwabic
TSF Chair, David Vujic
TSF President/Founder, Nikola Lonchar

Opening remarks by Patrons

Guests of Honor:

  • Jane Alcorn (Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe)
  • Vladimir Jelenkovic (Tesla Museum of Belgrade)

Grachanitsa Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble

6:50- 7:20
Tesla Spirit Awards recipients:

  • UNESCO (World Memory List)
  • IEEE – PES
  • TESLA MUSEUM in Belgrade
  • Fundraising: Matt Iman/Indigogo
  • Tesla life time award: Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic

7:20 – 7:40
Concert “Divine Hand”

7:40 – 7:45
Closing remarks – TBD

Tesla Memorial Conference
January 6-7, 2013

NEW YORKER HOTEL, Crystal Ballroom


Sunday, January 6, 2013
7:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening Statement: Tesla Science Foundation, Nikola Lonchar, President
Marina Schwabic, Executive Director
David Vujic, Chairman
Marc Seifer, Ph.D.
9:30 am – 9:45 am WFUCA-UNESCO: Aleksandar Protic
10:00 am – 10:15 am NikolaTeslaMuseumBelgrade: Vladimir Jelenkovic
10:15 am – 10:30 am New Yorker Hotel: Joe Kinney NYH;Kyle Driebeek,
10:30 am – 10:45 am Tesla & Film: Milan Knezevicfilm director
10:45am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 am TeslaScienceMuseumLongIsland– Jane Alcorn & friends – confirmed
12:00 am – 12:15 pm IEEE – Power & Energy Society
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Short presentations: Mark Passio, Howard Lipman, David J. Kent, Brian Yetzer, Vladimir Visnjic, Francis X. Taney, John Wasik
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Tesla & Serbs In America– Dusan Lopusina
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Tesla Tower Projects – Zvezdana Scott, Dragica Mihailovic, Natalija Princi
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Tesla Memorial Society of New York – Dr Ljubo Vujovic, MD
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm The Vision of Nikola Tesla — a movie Joseph Sikorski, filmmaker
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tesla As Artistic Inspiration Tesla Virtual Museum, Tesla Opera, Tesla Books, Tesla Art, Tesla Films:
Miriam Seidel, Terry O’Reilly, Wil Cashen, James Jaeger, Melissa, Dunphy, Adolphe Alexander, Branislav Juranovic, Francis McCabe
Special Guest: Natalie Paige Bentley
5:00 pm – 6: 00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION – In Tesla’s Memory:
Barriers, Challenges & Opportunities, Lessons
Chair: Alex Lightman
Monday, January 7, 2013
7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and coffee
8:30 am – 9:30 am “WHY TESLA MATTERS”Keynote Addresses: TBD
9:30 am – 10:00 am Alternative sources of energy: Sterling D. Allan
10:00 am – 10:30 am Wireless energy transmission: Nicholas Simos, Ph.D. Brookheaven Nat. Lab
10:30 am – 11:00 am Medical equipment: Tom Valone (with experiments)
11:00 am – 11:30 am Tesla and Robotics: Marko Popovic, Ph.D.
11:30 am – 11:45 am Coffee Break
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Tesla and Music: Mano Divina and David Pokrajac, Ph.D.
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch break
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Wireless energy transmission: Garry Peterson (with experiments)
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Tesla waves machine presentation: Goran Marjanovic, ing.
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm PhD Predrag Jelenkovic – (to be confirmed)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion: World Beyond Tesla
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wireless energy transmission: Jim Hardesty, Ph.D. (with experiments)
5:00 pm – 6: 00 pm Why Tesla matters discussion: James Corum, Ph.D. (with experiments)
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm Serbian Orthodox Cathedral St.Sava
Memorial Service for Nikola Tesla (pomen)
15 West 25th Street, off Broadway
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Hall Evening Reception
(suggested donation to Church: $20)

NOTE: The organizer retains the right to modify schedule of the event without prior notification to guests and participants due to speakers cancelation or any unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to inclement weather.

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