Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Keeping up with PIAXP Award Week

It's a busy week over here at the X PRIZE Foundation (XPF) as we are gearing up for a HUGE and EXCITING moment...the awarding of our second X PRIZE! On Thursday, September 16, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE will take its place in history as up to $10 million will be awarded to as many as three teams. It's an important moment for the Foundation, but also for each and everyone one of you as the ceremony does not mark the end of the competition, but, rather, signifies the beginning of truly transforming the way we think about cars and super-efficent vehicles. We can only look ahead from this moment, and we here at X PRIZE believe that the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP) will revolutionize the automotive industry just as the Ansari X PRIZE launched a new era of private spaceflight. So, get ready for what's to come!

With that said, here's a little breakdown of how you can keep up with all the buzz regarding this week's big event! We are busy spreading the word and want you to be a part of it.

LiveStream of PIAXP Award Ceremony
Can't make it to D.C.? Want to witness the excitement of the winning teams? Be sure to catch the livestream of the award ceremony on Thursday at 10:30amEDT/7:30amPDT (yes, it's early for the West Coast folk, but, if it's any consolation, you'll be rooting and hollering in spirit with all of us at X PRIZE headquarters in Playa Vista who couldn't make the trek to D.C.). Check out http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/ for details! You can also connect and participate live with other viewers via UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/progressive-insurance-automotive-x-prize.

Like what we do? "Like" us on FaceBook! Check out the official PIAXP page at www.facebook.com/piaxp or the official XPF page at www.facebook.com/xprize.

Like to Tweet? Follow us on Twitter to receive up-to-date information about the award ceremony as we receive it. Be sure to use the official hashtag of the award ceremony, #PIAXPAward. Like Trivia? Be part of our Twitter Trivia where we ask different questions about PIAXP. Be the first to answer correctly and you'll walk away with one-of-a-kind PIAXP item (not even all of us X PRIZErs have some of these things). Trivia contest will end tomorrow, September 15.

Are you a video person? Check out our youtube channel at www.youtube.com/xprize to see all of the cool PIAXP videos that our production team has produced. Here, you'll find interviews with XPF officials, teams and some really cool footage of the cars as they tested their vehicles at the Michigan International Speedway this summer. Pretty awesome stuff!

One-Hour National Geographic Television Special
Set your DVR/TiVo! National Geographic Channel will present a one-hour television special, "X PRIZE Cars: Accelerating the Future," on Thursday, September 16 at 9pmEDT/6pmPDT. Tune in for all the highlights, drama and behind-the-scenes look on today’s innovators and their race to build a 100MPGe vehicle to capture a $10 million prize and revolutionize the auto industry.

So there you have it! A quick overview of where you can be part of all the PIAXP action. We hope that you'll help us spread the word and have some fun with us!

By: Valerie Arias, Associate, Communications

No comments: