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The Tesla Memorial Society
21 Maddaket, Southwyck Village
Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
William H. Terbo
Executive Secretary
  Maria Godfors
Treasurer
Nikola Tesla: 1856 - 1943
Events and Activities

Recent and Upcoming Activities (under the direction or with the participation of the Tesla Memorial Society )

(Recent information immediately below, or Click Here for Events Archives)

William Terbo, March 2009 Personal Appearances
Nikola Tesla Memorial Monument - Dedication and Unveiling, Niagra Falls Ontario - 2006
Bust of Nikola Tesla Dedicated at St. Sava Cathedral - 2007 
Trip to Sydney, Australia - 2002
Trip to Belgrade and Serbia - 2002
Czech Ministry of Education To Produce Video Program On Nikola Tesla
A&E Biography Honors the 15 Greatest Inventors of the 20th Century
SCI-FI Television Tesla Program
Auction of Letters and Memorabilia
University of Illinois Receives Bust of Tesla
John Wagner Honored at Annual Telluride Tech Festival
Dan Mrkich European Research Trip

Tesla Movie
Tesla Course, University of California - Berkeley
Nikola Tesla and Computers
Society Media Support
Commercial Use

Tesla Movie
Famous motion picture director, Ken Russell, has announced filming to begin this summer on a dramatic biography tentatively titled Tesla and Katherine. Russell, whose cinema credits include The Rainbow, Gothic, Crimes of Passion, The Boyfriend and French Dressing among others, is often controversial in his film treatments. As mentioned in a March 24th, 2002 article in the London Sunday Telegraph, Russell plans to savage Edison for his ruthless tactics in opposing Tesla's Alternating Current system in the famous "War of the Currents." The Society has provided certain background material to the film's Producer. Cast has yet to be announced.

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Tesla Course, University of California - Berkeley
UC Berkeley is the first American university to offer a specific course to acquaint first-year engineering and science students with Nikola Tesla, his life, his most important inventions, and to examine how his inventions influenced the technological and social changes in the 20th Century. The course, Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit The World (Engineering 24) is comprised of reading, projects and 14 weekly live and video lectures by experts in Tesla technology, history and personality.

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Nikola Tesla and Computers
The most recent book written or edited by Society Executive Board member Leland I. Anderson, Nikola Tesla: Guided Weapons & Computer Technology, is available through the publisher, Twenty First Century Books, or the Society. The book identifies and discusses the seminal patents issued to Tesla for Remote Control and for the Computer "AND" Logic Gate in 1898 to 1905.

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Society Media Support
The Society's mission is to honor and perpetuate the memory and ideals of Nikola Tesla in an accurate manner. The Society actively cooperates with film and video producers to provide technical support and personality insight on Tesla through on-camera interviews; use of memorabilia and photos; and referrals to knowledgeable individuals. The Society requires end credit recognition for itself (and the Tesla Museum, if appropriate) and copies of completed programs for Society archives. Similar support is available to all forms of print media. For a summary of recent Society media support, please access the Society website or contact the Society directly.

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Commercial Use
The Society receives many offers to use the name and image of Nikola Tesla for commercial purposes. The Society cooperates with those projects that support and enhance the reputation of Tesla in appropriate ways. Compensation received is shared equitably between the Society and the Nikola Tesla Museum.

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The Tesla Memorial Society, Inc., founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980, is the oldest U.S. based international organization in continuous operation honoring and perpetuating the memory and ideals of the great electrical scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla. The Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, all volunteer tax-exempt corporation operating under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 
04/15/05

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