BACKGROUND

Prior to 2021, for the last three years, the leaders of the official Tesla clubs gathered for an annual Global Leadership Summit in California. The purpose of these Summits was for club leadership to exchange information about best practices in managing clubs and to meet with selected Tesla representatives. With the significant growth of clubs worldwide, it made sense to transition from one Summit in California, to multiple Regional Summits for club leaders across the globe.

In 2020, the plan was to have three Regional Summits in 1) North America, 2) Europe, and 3) Asia. Florida Tesla Enthusiasts (FTE), also known as Tesla Owners Florida, would host the first Regional North American Summit in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, all three regional events had to be canceled or postponed. In the case of the North American Summit, the plan is to reschedule it for November 2021.

In addition to the Leadership Summit, which is exclusively for club leaders, for the first time, FTE will be hosting a Reception and Tesla Convention as part of 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 will be open only to club leaders.

At this time, the plan is for in-person events. These events will be 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.

There are over 32,000 Tesla Owners Club members in North America. Although we have reserved  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 definitely be registration fees for the in-person events, and there may be a nominal fee for virtual participation.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Depending on COVID-19 considerations, we may need to devote an entire day to check-in procedures. These procedures may include temperature screenings, health surveys, and perhaps COVID-19 point of care testing. Face masks, social distancing, liability waivers and certification of vaccinations may be required as a condition of attending these in-person events.

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION (Save these dates!)

It will be many 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, November 19, 2021

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, November 20, 2021

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.  

Depending on COVID-19 considerations, we may set up tables to enforce social distancing.

Leadership Summit: Sunday, November 21, 2021

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.

Depending on COVID-19 considerations, we may set up tables to enforce social distancing.

Possible Optional Activities:

Monday, November 22, 2021

Group tour(s) of the Kennedy Space Center, including transportation to and from the Radisson Resort.

Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26

4-Night Cruise to the Bahamas, including transportation to and from the Radisson Resort.

The CDC has issued a "Framework for Conditional Sailing Order."  It lays out the conditions that the cruise lines must follow to be certified to carry passengers.  Among these requirements cruise lines must conduct "simulated voyages" to test the cruise lines' ability to mitigate COVID risk on ships.  We expect that by November 2021, the cruise industry will have demonstrated that it is safe to resume carrying passengers.  In the unlikely event that cruise ships are not certified by the CDC, we will not be offering this optional activity.


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