- uploaded: Feb 19, 2013
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All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed - only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle. Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs, the future, for which I really worked, is mine."
The Tesla Science Foundation got its start as the Nikola Tesla Inventors Club on July 10th, 2004. The goal of the organization was to promote the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla and to also give inventors interested in Tesla's work an opportunity to work together. We quickly realized that there was much more interest in Tesla and formed the Nikola Tesla Club. The Nikola Tesla Club is still around and is a strong organization with affiliates in several different cities and countries. On January 7, 2010, the Tesla Science Foundation was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, we have connected Tesla enthusiasts around the world. We have contact with over 12,000 people who share our vision of telling the world about Tesla. Additionally, we have found great opportunities to work with other Tesla-related organizations and there is strong interest in starting chapters all over the US and the world. We have been approached to join in on several great projects, some of which could lead to a solution for the world energy crisis. For the past three years, we have hosted over 100 lectures, conferences and social events, making the Tesla Science Foundation the most active Tesla-related group in the world. But we're not satisfied yet. We need to do more. And for that reason, we need to change our strategy and grow as a group. We will need full time employees and a physical space to promote Tesla's life and work the way he deserves. The plan for this year is to broadcast most of our lectures over our webinar, allowing up to 1000 Tesla-enthusiasts to tune in live from across the globe. Additionally, we will post the recordings of lectures to www.TeslaTalk.TV for all to listen later. We have unlimited storage on our server and plan to use it. This kind of exposure will build a community. Lecturers will become known for their specialized knowledge and the more popular lecturers will be invited to speak again and to conferences. Our awards committee will also recognize top speakers. Moreover, we will be offering an award for a project in the works to recognize efforts and offer the Tesla Science Foundation's assistance in completing the project. Our Presidential Scholarship will be awarded to talented students who display a commitment to our mission of promoting the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla. Awards will be given twice per year. Once at the annual Tesla Days Celebration July 9th and 10th in Philadelphia and at the "Spirit of Tesla" Commemorative Conference in New York on January 7th. I urge all Tesla enthusiasts to get involved in this cooperation effort. We need everyone working together. Join our group. Join our board. We will even have online board meetings to minimize time commitment. The Tesla Science Foundation would like to give a very special thanks to Promorific MotionGraphics and Tesla's Ambassadors for their wonderful support of Nikola Tesla.