ZAGREB, July 8, 2019 – The 10th edition of the Tesla&friends event will be held in Zagreb on July 9-11 to mark the 163rd anniversary of the birth of the world-famous Croatian-born scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla.
The three-day event will also mark the national Day of Nikola Tesla – Day of Science, Technology and Innovation in honour of the great scientist.
The programme will start on Tuesday, July 9 with a demonstration of Tesla’s experiments at the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, a concert by students at the Music Academy, and a concert at the Komedija Theatre.
The fountains on the lawn outside the National and University Library will be illuminated to project the image of Tesla.
On July 10, Tesla’s birthday, representatives of the Nikola Tesla – Genius for the Future association, the Ruđer Boskovic Institute and the City of Zagreb will lay flowers at the monument to Tesla, and the annual Nikola Tesla – Genius for the Future awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Hotel Esplanade.
On Thursday, July 11, a conference called “Tesla in Zagreb” will be held at the Zagreb Chamber of Commerce, presenting successful cultural, scientific, educational and tourism-related projects in the country and the region that were inspired by Tesla.
On July 9, several government ministries, tourism boards, associations, counties and towns will sign a cooperation charter with the Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre in the village of Smiljan near Gospić, where Tesla was born, to launch the procedure of certification of the Tesla Network project at the Council of Europe Institute for Cultural Routes.
The certification will make it possible for destinations in Croatia that are connected with Tesla to become part of the European network of cultural routes.
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