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TEA blog

19 August 2015
TEA steps onto TheStreet financial media via "Most Alluring Theme Parks" list

An article in TheStreet examines the international theme park industry and selects the "Ten Most Alluring Amusement Parks in the World," including several that were honored with TEA Thea Awards. Click here ...

18 August 2015
TEA in NYC: architecture, design, history, guest experience -- August 2015 SATE Academy Day recap by Michael Blau

I am sitting in Penn Station waiting for my train north back to the Adirondacks. Take the fastest elevator from the bedrock to the sky at the 102nd floor to One World ...

18 August 2015
Cecil Magpuri, Tony Miceli, Adam Bezark, Joshua Jeffery, Matthew DuPlessie, George Nauman to speak at TEA SATE 2015, Sept 17-18, Pittsburgh

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced additional sessions and speakers for  TEA's SATE 2015 conference, Sept 17-18 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh . More speakers and program information ...

14 August 2015
SATE '15 feature: "A Conversation With Anthony Daniels" of Star Wars fame

"A Conversation With... Anthony Daniels" will be an 'Inside the Actors Studio' - type, onstage interview and meeting of minds between Anthony Daniels, the actor known world-wide for his role as C3PO ( ...

05 August 2015
TEA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Traci Klainer Polimeni, Luce Group

Be open to all opportunities in themed entertainment. There is a entire world out there full of creative possibilities including theatre, museums, theme parks, live events, film, Traci Klainer Polimeni, Luce Group; ...

03 August 2015
TEA Asia Pacific Division addresses Shenzhen theme park & resort conference in 2015

At the 4th annual Theme Park & Resorts Asia Congress, 11 June 2015 in Shenzhen, China, the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Asia Pacific Division organized a panel discussion of industry leaders, ...

29 July 2015
Matt Earnest, Thomas Fo, Deanna Francl, James Grady, Richard Hebert, Chris Russell to speak at TEA SATE 2015, Sept 17-18, Pittsburgh

SATE: STORYTELLING + ARCHITECTURE + TECHNOLOGY = EXPERIENCE SATE is the annual Experience Design conference of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). SATE '15 is hosted Sept 17-18 at Carnegie Mellon ...

25 July 2015
TEA community turns out in force for Bezark open house

Adam Bezark of The Bezark Company delivered this report on the firm's July 23 open house, "A Midsummer Night's Magic," celebrating their new headquarters in Atwater Village in metropolitan Los ...

16 July 2015
From the President – The “five people” in the themed entertainment business

by Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) International Board President Steve Birket of Birket Engineering There are only five people in this themed entertainment business. I have long noticed, beginning in ...

16 July 2015
David Willrich explains: TEA mixers are good for your business health and your morale

A recent TEA mixer took place at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Leavesden: The Making of Harry Potter, as part of a "London Day Out" with the TEA Europe & ...

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Industry news

01 Sep 2015
Polin Again Named Among Leading 100 Companies in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (August 31, 2015) — Polin was recently identified as among The Turkey100, a prestigious list of “game-changing entrepreneurs” identified by AllWorld Network. AllWorld cited Polin among the businesses ...

28 Aug 2015
WhiteWater Waterpark Projects Win Dream Design Awards

Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark at Camelback Lodge, Vana Nava Water Jungle and Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Florida...

Source: Blooloop
07 Aug 2015
Shigeru Ban’s Oita Prefectural Art Museum to act as 'cultural catalyst' for local community

Shigeru Ban’s latest project – the Oita Prefectural Art Museum – has opened in Japan, becoming an artistic piece in its own right to inspire the local community, acting as ...

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TEA Events

09-10 September 2015
Expo Milan 2015 - Sept. 9 & 10 - SATE Academy Day
Expo 2015 S.p.A. , Milan, Italy
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17-18 September 2015
SATE 2015
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
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19 September 2015
TEA NextGen - GibGab @ SATE 2015
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
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06-08 October 2015
TEA @ EAS - Euro Attractions Expo 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Svenska Massan, Massans Gata, Gothenburg, Sweden
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