Our club, in partnership with Tesla, is planning to host the North American Tesla Convention & Club Leadership Summit. This will be a three-day event. The first two days will be open to the General Membership of all official Tesla Owners Clubs in North America. The last day, the Leadership Summit, will be available only to club leaders.
General Membership Session
Our club reserved Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23, 2022, for this event at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The resort is near both the Kennedy Space Center and Port Canaveral. Following these events, optional activities may be offered for anyone wishing to extend their stay in Florida.
We will be inviting over 42,000 Tesla Owners Club members in North America. Although we have considerable convention space, it can only accommodate a fraction of that number. Therefore, we will be supplementing in-person activities with virtual presentations.
It is too early to determine the costs, but there will be registration fees for the in-person activities and a nominal fee for virtual participation.
Depending on COVID-19 considerations, we may need to devote an entire day to check-in procedures. These procedures may include health surveys, face masks, social distancing, liability waivers, and voluntary certification of vaccinations or COVID-19 rapid onsite testing. It is also possible that there may be no COVID-19 measures in place, in accordance with health official guidance at the time.
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION (Save these dates!)
It will be months before we can open the registration process with detailed pricing and a description of activities, but the below information will give you an idea of what we have in mind.
Check-in & Reception: Friday, October 21, 2022
The plan is to have a reception on Friday, which would be open to both the General Membership and Club Leaders. You will be able to network with other members and leaders from across the country in an informal and social atmosphere.
Depending on COVID-19 considerations, we may need to devote the entire day to check-in procedures.
Tesla Convention: Saturday, October 22, 2022
The Tesla Convention will last all day and will be open to both the General Membership and Club Leaders. It will include presentations by Tesla celebrities, experts, and influencers. We plan to serve breakfast and lunch on the premises.
Leadership Summit: Sunday, October 23, 2022
The Leadership Summit will last all day. As in the past, this event is limited to Club Leaders Only. In the morning, there will be presentations from Tesla representatives. In the afternoon, there will be moderated, interactive Breakout sessions among Club Leaders. We plan to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the premises.
Possible Optional Activities:
Monday, October 24, 2022
Group tour(s) of the Kennedy Space Center, including transportation to and from the Radisson Resort.
Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 29, 2022
5-Night Cruise to the Bahamas, including transportation to and from the Radisson Resort.
The Radisson Resort is about a mile from Port Canaveral.
Currently, the governor of Florida has an ongoing legal dispute with the CDC concerning COVID-19 requirements for the cruise industry. However, measures have been implemented by the cruise industry that satisfy interim CDC requirements. As a result, ships are already beginning to sail from Florida ports. Therefore, the outcome of this legal battle is essentially irrelevant. Further, we expect that by October 2022, both legal and pandemic considerations will be resolved for all intents, and our guests should be able to confidently cruise safely.