Tesla just didn't carry their bit. They are, after all, the greatest benefactor here.
I don't understand this comment. As I heard it, Tesla did not contribute money to the conference, only to allow some employees to speak, allow use of the room at HQ (all contents had to be provided by the conference organizers), and provide factory tour slots.
I wish Tesla would contribute more to TMC connect.
EDIT: To clarify, I agree that Tesla didn't do as much as I would expect or hope. That is what my previous sentence says. The part I don't understand is the "greatest benefactor" statement -- Tesla was not much of a benefactor at all, as my first paragraph says.