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The Tesla Memorial Conference - Tesla Spirit Awards Benefit, New York City, January 5 -7, 2013

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

This event was organized by the Tesla Science Foundation in Philadelphia, USA.

Photographs by Peter Vujovic

Nikola Tesla was a New Yorker who lived in New York City for almost 60 years. Tesla gave the world the fruit of his inventions and genius. He lived in Hotel New Yorker for 10 years from 1933 - 1943 and died in Hotel New Yorker on January 7, 1943 in Room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel.

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

Tesla Spirit Awards recipients:

  • UNESCO (World Memory List) - Amabassador Dragoljub Najman who managed to get Tesla's archive in the Tesla Museum - Belgrade listed in the Memory of the World Registry.
  • Westinghouse
  • IEEE Power and Energy Section
  • Tesla Museum in Belgrade
  • Matt Inman, Oatmeal.com for Fundraising
  • The Hotel New Yorker
  • Tesla lifetime achievement award: Dr Ljubo Vujovic

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


Above: Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception on January 5, 2013, Hotel New Yorker, Grand Ballroom.


Above: Marina Schwabic, Benefit Chair - Tesla Science Foundation giving the opening remarks.


Above: Honourable Vuk Jeremic, UN General Assembly President.


Above: Nikola Lonchar - President - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above: Jane Alcorn, President - Tesla Science Museum.


Above: Vladimir Jelenkovic, Director - Tesla Museum of Belgrade.


Above: Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic, President - Tesla Memorial Society of New York receiving the "Tesla Life Time Achievement Award" given from Nikola Lonchar, President - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above: Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic, President - Tesla Memorial Society of New York receiving the "Tesla Life Time Achievement Award" given from Nikola Lonchar, President - Tesla Science Foundation


Above: David Vujic, Chair - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above: Hon. Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia.


Above: Joseph Kinney, Engineer - Hotel New Yorker receiving his Tesla Spirit Award and Nikola Lonchar, President - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above (left to right): Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, Nena Komarica and Drazen Komarica.


Above (left to right): Nikola Lonchar, President/Founder - Tesla Science Foundation, Vuk Jeremic, President - UN General Assembly and Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York.


Above (left to right): Nikola Lonchar, President/Founder - Tesla Science Foundation, David Vujic, Chairman - Tesla Science Foundation, Vuk Jeremic, President - UN General Assembly and Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President - Tesla Memorial Society of New York.


Above: Beginning of the reception.


Above (left to right): Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President - Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Vladimir Jelenkovic, Director - Tesla Museum of Belgrade.


Above: Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia, Marina Schwabic, Benefit Chair - Tesla Science Foundation, Drazen Komarica And Nena Komarica.


Above: Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception on January 5, 2013, Hotel New Yorker, Grand Ballroom.


Above: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic being interviewed by Dara Lucic, Correspondent - Serbian Radio and Television, New York.


Above (left to right): Bill Schmidt and Ana Vujovic.


Above (left to right): Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President - Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Matthew Inman, Oatmeal.com.


Above (left to right): Bill Schmidt, Ana Vujovic, Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, Matthew Inma - Oatmeal.com, Nikola Vujovic and Senka Scopu.


Above: Milica Paranosic - Gusle.


Above: Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception on January 5, 2013, Hotel New Yorker, Grand Ballroom.


Above: Marina Schwabic, Benefit Chair - Tesla Science Foundation giving the opening remarks.


Above: David Vujic, Chair - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above: Award Reception Table.


Above: Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception on January 5, 2013, Hotel New Yorker, Grand Ballroom.


Above: Tesla Spirit Award Benefit Reception on January 5, 2013, Hotel New Yorker, Grand Ballroom.


Above: Marina Schwabic, Benefit Chair - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above: Grachanitsa - Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.


Above: Grachanitsa - Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.


Above: Grachanitsa - Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.


Above: Grachanitsa - Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.


Above: Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic, President - Tesla Memorial Society of New York receiving the "Tesla Life Time Achievement Award" given from Nikola Lonchar, President - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above: Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic, President - Tesla Memorial Society of New York receiving the "Tesla Life Time Achievement Award" given from Nikola Lonchar, President - Tesla Science Foundation.


Above: Marko Vujovic, Web Designer - Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Biljana Radojicic.


Above: Concert "Divine Hand".


Above: Concert "Divine Hand".


Above: Grachanitsa - Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.


Above: Grachanitsa - Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.


Above: Grachanitsa - Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble.


Above (left to right): Nikola Lonchar, Nena Komarica and Dr. Ljubo Vujovic.


Above (left to right) : Dragica Mihailovic, President - Croatian Tesla Society, Jane Alcorn, President - Tesla Science Museum and Nena Komarica, Professor in New York.

Proposal to Proclaim July 10, Tesla's Birthday, an International Day of Science around the world through the United Nations:

Below: Answer from Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations, to the Tesla Memorial Society of New York regarding the proclamation of "Nikola Tesla Day" as an international holiday.

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