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See Elon at the Tesla Factory, May 14-15

Discussion in 'EVents' started by doug, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Nov 28, 2006
    tl;dr version:

    Tesla board member Ira Ehrenpreis is putting on what looks to be an amazing event this May at the Tesla Factory. The 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum has a prestigious line up of speakers including Elon, Solar City CEO Lyndon Rive, and Nobel laureate Steve Chu. I thought this event would be of interest here so I spoke with Ira and managed to secure a $750 discount (yes that's the discount) just for TMC members (use the code TMC750). Just think, your savings will more than cover your registration for TMC Connect in July.


    promo version:

    Tesla Motors Club is excited to announce that the 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum will be held at Tesla's Fremont manufacturing facility on May 14-15. This is expected to be a sold out event, so register early!

    Tesla enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to be part of this highly anticipated event being hosted this year by Tesla Motors. The World Energy Innovation Forum convenes the most influential leaders of our time in the energy innovation sector to discuss the critical energy issues and opportunities of our time. Come hear Elon Musk -- Tesla's CEO and Fortune Magazine's 2013 "Businessperson of the Year" -- kick off the event and share his views on energy innovation.

    Chaired by prominent industry leader Ira Ehrenpreis, a long-time member of Tesla's Board of Directors, this year’s event will take place in Tesla's 5.5 million square foot Bay Area manufacturing facility in Fremont, California, which produces the award-winning Model S sedan and is regarded as the leading epicenter of cleantech innovation. Attendees will get a much coveted look at Tesla's award-winning facility, as well as a chance to test drive the Model S.

    The Forum will feature many key leaders in the energy innovation ecosystem, all of whom will take to the podium to address the pivotal energy issues and opportunities of our time. The event will host leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, policymakers, and other prominent members of the sector for two exciting days of conversation, dialogue, and networking.

    The 2014 world-class lineup includes, among many others:

    • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and recently named 2013 Fortune's Businessperson of the Year
    • Steven Chu, 12th United States Secretary of Energy
    • George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State
    • Ahmad Chatila, CEO of SunEdison
    • Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan
    • Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Stanford and Former Director, McKinsey & Company
    • John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President, Shell Oil Company
    • Emilio Lozoya, CEO of PEMEX
    • Arun Majumdar, VP of Energy, Google and Founding Director, ARPA-E
    • Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity
    • Matt Rogers, Director, McKinsey & Company
    • Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower

    The World Energy Innovation Forum marries the best in thought-provoking discussion with the best in industry networking.

    This is a not to miss opportunity for Tesla owners and enthusiasts. The event will likely sell out, so register ASAP.

    To register, go to and use discount code TMC750 by February 28th to receive $750 off the $2,495 general registration rate.
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Feb 6, 2011
    Columbia River Gorge
    Has anyone from TMC signed up for this? I'd be interested in hearing about it.
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    The entrance fee is more than I care to fork out, but I would hope that there will be live streaming video or at least post-event video freely available. This is the 21st century, after all...
  4. franklandfield

    May 13, 2011
    Palm springs, California
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Skaneateles, NY
    That's an absurd fee. Shame on them.
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Nov 28, 2006
    Actually, $2K+ is not uncommon for this sort of thing. And they really do have an impressive line up: Agenda | World Energy Innovation Forum

    If you are involved in the energy sector, it's probably worth it.

    And they got Jake Shimabukuro! I've seen that guy in concert a few times at Stanford, and he's simply amazing.
  7. Michael Gebert

    Michael Gebert New Member

    May 15, 2014
    it is for sure a very impressive line up. but a website design from 1990 - also it is easy for Ehrenpreis to get the venue and secure the speakers He is a backer of Tesla with 750 Mio USD under management. so the 2.5k ticket fee is more thought as a club entry fee for a very elite circle i guess...

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