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Tesla Memorial Conference marking the 70th Anniversary of Nikola Tesla's passing at Hotel New Yorker from January 5th - 7th, 2013

Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception

Above: Tesla Spirit Awards Benefit Reception on Saturday,
January 5th, 6:00 pm –8:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, New Yorker Hotel
481 Eight Avenue, NYC
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Please join us at Tesla Spirit Awards Benefit Reception endorsed by HRH Prince Philip of Serbia (the son of HRH Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia) and honoring Nikola Tesla's memory. Nikola Tesla died on January 7th, 1943 at Hotel New Yorker.

The conference is designed to include benefactors, sponsors and willing contributors supporting the Tesla Science Foundation’s vision, programs and projects committed to promoting the message - “Why Tesla Matters”.

The recipients of the "Tesla Spirit Award" and participants of the Tesla Memorial Conference would like to thank the "Tesla Science Foundation" and it's President, Nikola Lonchar, for organizing the event.

Participants of the Tesla Memorial Conference would like to thank Marina Schwabic for concept and organization of this important event.

Jane Alcorn, President of the Tesla Science Museum on Long Island, NY is the recipient of Tesla Spirit Award. Alcorn has petitioned to create a Tesla Museum on the site of Tesla's Laboratory in Wardenclyffe. Her tireless work has kept the memory of Nikola Tesla alive.

Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of NY is this year’s recipient of Tesla Spirit Award for his lifetime achievement in promoting Tesla'a life and legacy worldwide.

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

Tax deductible checks may be addressed and mailed to: Tesla Science Foundation, 20 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010.

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


Marina Schwabic
Executive Director
Tesla Science Foundation

Phone: (857) 417 8719



Nikola Lonchar
Above: Nikola Lonchar is the President of the "Tesla Science Foundation" and organizer of this event.

Matthew Inman.
Above: Matt Inman, creator of humor website The Oatmeal is working to save Nikola Tesla's old laboratory in Wardenclyffe, Long Island.

Above: Jane Alcorn, President, Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe speaking at the The Rally to Preserve Tesla's Lab in Shoreham", Long Island on May 30, 2009. Jane Alcorn is the recipient of Tesla Spirit Award for her effort in perserving Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory. Alcorn has petitioned to create a Tesla Museum on the site of Tesla's Laboratory in Wardenclyffe. Her tireless work has kept the memory of Nikola Tesla alive.

Above: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York speaking at the "The Rally to Preserve Tesla's Lab in Shoreham", Long Island on May 30, 2009. Dr. Vujovic said "Tesla's Laboratory is a holy place for science in America and around the world and should be preserved". Dr. Ljubo Vujovic this year’s recipient of Tesla Spirit Award for his lifetime achievement in promoting Tesla's life and legacy worldwide.

The First Visit to Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower (June 10, 1990)

Visit to Wardenclyffe

Above: Group Photo from a visit to Tesla Tower, June 10, 1990 demanding the proclamation of Wardenclyffe Tower Site as a National landmark.  From left to right: Melvin Drossman, Boris Mardesic (with sun glasses), Peggy McKinnon Clark, Dr. Dushan Kosovic, Dr. Mariza Pezzulic, Dr. Ljubo Vujovic (organizer of the meeting), Slavka Bulajic, Mrs. Hochbruckner, Aleksander Shah, Congressmen George Hochbruckner, William Terbo, Dr. David Dasic (Consul General of Yugoslavia)  and Dragoslav Pejic (Ambassador of Yugoslavia to United Nations).


"The present is theirs;
the future, for which I really worked, is mine."
- Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit the World

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) - Scientist and Inventor.
The Genius Who Lit the World

Above: Nikola Tesla, with Roger Boskovich's book "Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis", in front of the spiral coil of his high-frequency transformer at East Houston St., New York



Above: Transmitting Tesla Tower and Laboratory built in 1901-1905 by Stanford White, famous architect and Tesla's friend.  Located in Wardenclyffe, Long Island.  This was to be the first broadcasting system in the world.  Tesla wanted to transmit electricity from this Tower to the whole globe without wires using the Ionosphere.  The source of the transmitted electricity was to be the Niagara Falls power plant.

Wardenclyffe Tower

Above: Wardenclyffe Tower with electrical sparks.  Tesla built this tower to transfer electricity without wires to electrify the entire earth and to be the first broadcasting system in the world.

Above: Tesla commemorative plaque on Hotel New Yorker unveiled July 10, 2001 by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Hotel New Yorker.

Nikola Tesla and King Peter
Nikola Tesla with King Peter of Yugoslavia in Hotel New Yorker on July 15, 1942. Tesla's nephew, Sava Kosanovic, is third from the left.


Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception
Saturday, January 5th
6:00 pm–8:00 pm




Guest arrival and silent auction

La Guardia Commemorative Tesla Speech

Gusle - Short avant-garde Musical peace

Created and performed /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 Museum, Long Island)

· 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

7:40 - 7:45

Concert “Divine Hand”

Closing remarks - TBD



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.

Reserve your Early Bird special tickets on line:

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

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

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.


The Tesla Science Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the life, legacy, and scientific innovations of Nikola Tesla. Today, our Foundation is the most active Tesla related organization in United States having successfully hosted numerous lectures, seminars, forums, to include our annual Energy Independence Conference. Through its dedicated efforts, TSF has attracted large numbers of scientists, engineers, artists, students and other Tesla enthusiasts worldwide. Visionary prodigy and scientist, Nikola Tesla was voted one of the100 most influential Americans of the 20th Century and is included in the UNESCO Memory of the World register.