It is only fitting that these biennial events be hosted in Colorado Springs where Tesla reached his zenith as he dared to confront the unknown.
Unlike many of his peers, Tesla would constantly challenge the conventional wisdom of his day in a number of different fields. Now, a nearly a half century after his death, the conventional wisdom is still standing and is once again being challenged.
At the University of Graz, Tesla raised the issue utilizing AC power. Chastised and rebuked by his peers and his professor as being out in left field somewhere. Tesla went on to develop the Alternating Current motor which would bring the 20th Century home to millions!