Tesla Electric Festival 2017 – Educate and Inspire

The Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation (NTEC) has privately raised the funds to rename the upper portion of "Burlington Street", in Hamilton, Ontario, to "Nikola Tesla Boulevard". Tesla was a genius who changed the world and influenced the industrialization of Hamilton a century ago, specifically around Burlington Street. On October 14th, 2015 The Hamilton City Council approved the renaming upper portion of Burlington Street. The fundraising was an overwhelming success. Enough funds were raised to launch the Nikola Tesla scholarship and a series of Nikola Tesla Awards. Sign changes started on July 5, 2016 and were completed on the QEW on October 24, 2016. Nikola Tesla Boulevard was officially proclaimed by the Councilor Maria Pearson on July 10, 2016 with a grand ribbon cutting ceremony and a Tesla Electric Festival (TEF). July 10th was recognized by the City of Hamilton as Nikola Tesla Day. Happy 160th Birthday Nikola Tesla. On July 9, 2017, the 2nd Annual Tesla Electric Festival is expanding. TEF 2017 will feature a large display of Electric Vehicles, including the Tesla Roadster and the Model S. Come and join in the festivities and learn how Nikola Tesla's inventions change both Hamilton & the World. Location: 220 Van Wagners Beach Rd. Hamilton. Admission is FREE. Check out the TEF page - click the top of the banner.

our mission

To educate the public about Nikola Tesla’s work and to inspire the youth to understand his work. Furthermore, Tesla’s life is a catalyst to encourage our youth to pursue his innovative spirit and higher education.

Our Goal

To spread the knowledge about Nikola Tesla’s work to the public through various mediums, so that our youth can learn about the inventions and the body of knowledge he has left behind.

Our Vision

Is that once a person learns about the life of Nikola Tesla they will be inspired to spread the word about his achievements, which will then encourage the youth to apply these inventions to enhance and build on Tesla’s legacy.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was an inventor, an engineer, a humanitarian, and a visionary. He has worked on and contributed to some of the most paramount feats in human history including: AC induction motors, X-ray imaging, radio communication, remote control, and phosphorescent lighting. His most notable work was that in the design of alternating current (AC) electricity supply systems. Nikola Tesla's AC generating system was utilized at the Niagara Falls and eventually extended to Hamilton, Ontario. Research continues to find all of Tesla's Patents around the world. The number has grown over the years as new ones are discovered. Over the past decade, Tesla has been discovered and inspired a lot of new products. One of the best known is the Electric Vehicles that are powered by Nikola Tesla's AC induction motor. Tesla is started to gain recognition for the contribution he has made to society. In Canada, the City of Hamilton has discovered its own past and the impact that Tesla's technology played in its development. Hamilton has renamed one of its main arteries to Nikola Tesla Boulevard. An iconic roadway which leads into the industrial heart of the City. The sector that gained the most from the arrival of Electricity to the City in 1898.
patents
315
publications
128
languages spoken
8
Number of Countries Using Tesla Inventions
196

The Electric City

The city of Hamilton was the 1st major city in Canada to receive AC electrical power which was received from Decew Falls, Generating Station No. 1. Built in 1898, DeCew Falls 1 is the oldest continuously running hydroelectric power generating station in Canada. The station was build by the “Five Johns” of Hamilton (Dickenson, Gibson, Moodie, Patterson, and Sutherland). The Cataract Power Company, assembled the hydro-electric generating plant about 35 miles from Hamilton in 1898. Electricity flowed to the city for the first time on August 25, 1898.

Our Objectives

Education

To advance education by conducting research, creating educational materials and curriculum on topics relating to Nikola Tesla and distributing these materials to elementary and secondary schools.

Scholarships

To advance education by issuing scholarships to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students who demonstrate academic excellence and interest in topics related to scientific fields and/or other areas relating to Nikola Tesla and his works.

Statue

To provide a public amenity to a municipal, provincial or federal government in Canada by erecting and maintaining a statue of Nikola Tesla.

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About Us

Our organization was incorporated in April 2014. On May 15, 2014 our organization held its inaugural meeting where we adopted a set of bylaws, a mission statement and appointed our first board of directors and officers. As of April 17, 2015 the Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation is a Canadian Registered Charity in support of schools and education. Our organization has been working hard to increase the members, and to promote both our organization and Nikola Tesla. We welcome anyone who shares our vision and wants to contribute both financially and with your time to make our vision a reality.

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