The Tesla Experience
MacTech Conference has always been all about the experience. And, this year is no different. We want you to experience new things, admire the awesomeness of other people’s work, and be able to discuss that with your fellow tech. An amazing example is Tesla — not just the product, but the entire experience you have with them. Tesla will be on hand at MacTech Conference, and will be conducting several test drives per hour.
What’s the catch? There really isn’t one. You need to give some info and get briefed before you test drive, and then you are off and driving. More details to come — and the time slot reservation system will go online as we get closer to the event.
Fine print: While there’s a large number of test drives allotted, there is a limited number of slots available. Only one test drive per person.
To drive, you must be a registered MacTech Conference 2013 attendee, 25 or older, with a valid U.S. or International driver’s license.
Tesla will be asking you for some personal information (e.g., contact) and ask you to sign a drive waiver.
Take the Captain’s Chair
During the first day of MacTech Conference, New Starship will have the center section from USS Enterprise-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation on display. Sit in Jean Luc Picard’s, Riker’s or Troi’s chair. Feel what it’s like to sit at Ops or Con. Get a picture of yourself. Or, form a “crew” and take a group picture.
But it’s more than that. New Starship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation created to restore one of the Paramount-created sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Their aim is to make the bridge a fully-interactive educational simulation of the USS Enterprise-D. You’ll have an opportunity to talk to the CTO behind this project, as well as the CEO of NewStarship.com. You may even choose to get involved in the project.
Throughout the Day and into the Evening
MacTech Conference is not only about learning, but about forming relationships and building networks. MacTech is known for conference activities that not only give you an opportunity to spend time with your peers, but help you get to know new people and expand your network. As an immersive conference, we’ll have you busy from morning until night … literally.
Bottom line? Just make sure to keep your Wednesday and Thursday evenings open.