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New TMC member and S85 owner curious about TMC Connect

Discussion in 'TMC Connect' started by P.Mac, May 16, 2015.

  1. P.Mac

    P.Mac Member

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    Hello,

    I am a new (and happy) owner of 7+ months. I am curious about the upcoming TMC connect, especially the Saturday conference and party. From what I have read is looks like its just an opportunity for people to stand around and talk about their cars. Seven months ago I would have thought that was crazy. Now it sounds like a great idea.

    Can someone give me some idea of what else we do? I think I might also bring my college-age son (engineering major). What types of sessions and presentation are there? Do many Tesla engineers present attend, and what type of things do they talk about? Will there be tours?

    We are local, so we will not be staying at the hotel.

    Thanks for any info

    P.Mac
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Hi P.Mac,

    We won't have a full agenda published for a while yet. Tesla is typically a bit last minute in terms of letting us know who they're sending. But you can look at last year's agenda to get an idea. We will also be arranging factory tours.
     
  3. P.Mac

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    Thanks, Doug
     
  4. roblab

    roblab Active Member

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    There's also the [email protected] at Bonnie's place in Sacramento (Loomis) on Sunday July 12. Beautiful place, and some of us that can't make all the TMC Connect functions get to spend a few hours among the oaks in the foothills. Lunch, pool, hiking, conversation, lots of beautiful Teslas, a few wackos flying our drones. I would PM Bonnie if you're interested.
     
  5. artsci

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    I've attended all three so far and I can assure you that this is not a typical car event. Given the knowledge and technical expertise of many owners the conversations tend to be quite informative and the sessions themselves often a marvelous learning experience. I've also made a number of new friends. And the people that Tesla arranges to speak often advance our knowledge of the technical aspects of the car. In short, I highly recommend you attend. I'm driving out from Maryland with a group of other Telsa owners -- it's that important to us that we'd drive 6,000 miles plus out and back to attend.
     
  6. JPP

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    ...and if you get to meet and talk to artsci/Rick and see what he has done with his S (and for many of us with his mods), you will find the meeting totally worth it...
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Math check...
     
  8. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Each one was so good, it counted as 1.5 conferences.
     
  9. artsci

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    Including this year there will three. In 2013 it was called Teslive. Name was changed to TMC Connect last year. I'm counting 2015 in "all three" which is perhaps a bit of a stretch as it hasn't happened yet:)
     
  10. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    But you've got the little "15" icon already, so it counts. :biggrin:
     

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