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July 26, 2017

VIDEO: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Speaks at National Governors Association Meeting in Providence


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Before wrapping up the 2017 National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence today, Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk was part of a long conversation today on emerging technologies and their effects on the energy and transportation sectors that are changing our everyday way of life.
The conversation was more than two hours long and included questions for Musk from governors from Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kentucky, Arkansas, Colorado and Arizona.
Video courtesy of National Governor Association on youtube.
The session including Musk, was the last event of the weekend in Providence for the Summer Meeting.

After the closing plenary session at the Rhode Island Convention Center this afternoon, the Governors departed Providence for Newport on board buses at 4:30 pm.

On their trip to Newport, they will have the opportunity to watch the premiere of a new NGA Documentary.

From 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Governors (and those invited) will get an exclusive look at Belcourt of Newport. Carolyn Rafaelian, founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of ALEX AND ANI and Owner of Sakonnet Vineyards, owns Belcourt and has been working to restore Belcourt’s splendor, she is in the process of reviving the mansion’s former glory.

Upon departing Belcourt, guests will head to The Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park for an “Ocean State Clambake”. Once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Eisenhower House is owned by the State of Rhode Island and managed by the Fort Adams Trust.

The event will take place under a tent on The Eisenhouser House’s lawn from 6 pm to 9 pm and includes a reception, dinner and fireworks. As many as 900 guests are expected to attend the event. The fireworks are scheduled to be shot off at 9:30 pm and will last for approximately 12 1/2 minutes.

Governors and guests are scheduled to depart Newport for Providence at 9:30 pm.

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