7th Symposium


Dear Colleagues, 

Welcome to the 7th International Nikola Tesla Symposium which will be held simultaneously with Telfor 2011 Conference on 23 November 2011 in the Sava Center, Belgrade, Serbia.

The First International Symposium on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Nikola Tesla was held in Yugoslavia in 1936. The celebration included meetings organized in Belgrade, Zagreb, Gospic and Smiljan. Scientific meetings were held in Belgrade on May 28, 29 and 30, in the Engineering Union Building, new University Building and Technical Faculty. All papers presented were devoted to Tesla's research and invention, most of them by foreigners. In 1937, the Society for Foundation of the Nikola Tesla Institute in Belgrade published Symposium Proceedings. Nikola Tesla was invited but could not come due to old age.

On the hundredth anniversary of the Tesla's birth in 1956, many professional and community organization throughout the world celebrated the anniversary. In Belgrade the National Committee organized the Scientific Congress on July 10, 11 and 12. The papers, opening speeches and addresses by delegates were published in the commemorative volume issued by recently opened Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

The Third Nikola Tesla International Symposium was held in Zagreb, Gospic and Smiljan on June 7-12, 1976. The Symposium was organized by the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts. Among 94 papers presented, 19 papers were devoted to Tesla's work.

The Fourth International Nikola Tesla Symposium was organized by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Due to unfortunate events in Yugoslavia, the intention to visit Tesla's birth place was not fulfilled and the Symposium was held in Belgrade on September 28-30, 1991. Over thirty papers were presented by eminent scientists and experts, some of them from abroad.

The Fifth International Conference on the occasion of the 140th birthday of Nikola Tesla was held in Belgrade, from October 15 to 18, 1996. Authors from sixteen countries were present and 116 papers, divided into six sections, were submitted.

The Sixth International Nikola Tesla Symposium, on the occasion of 150th birthday of Nikola Tesla was held again in Belgrade. Throughout the whole 2006 year, in many places all over the world, 150th Anniversary of Tesla's birth has been celebrated and many exhibitions devoted to life and work of Nikola Tesla are refreshing memories of his great achievements.

The Seventh International Nikola Tesla Symposium, on the occasion of 155th birthday of Nikola Tesla will be held Sava center in Belgrade. The organizers of the Nikola Tesla Symposium are Nikola Tesla Society and Institute of Electrical Engineering "Nikola Tesla". On the behalf of the Technical Program Committee, I wish you successful presentations and pleasant stay in Belgrade !


Prof. Dr. Bratislav Milovanović
Nikola Tesla Symposium Chairman