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The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is an international non-profit association representing the world's leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences.

Our members bring the experience of engaging storytelling and entertainment to a vast number of casinos, restaurants, retail stores, museums, zoos, theme parks and an ever-growing list of destinations that aim to bring a higher level of visitor experiences world wide.

We provide the proper channels and opportunities to network, educate and help your business or career grow.

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Guangzhou: 50 attend successful TEA event hosted by Chimelong
14 December 2017

Guangzhou: 50 attend successful TEA event hosted by Chimelong

One of the foremost theme park destinations in Guangzhou, China is Chimelong Safari Park and Paradise, and this was the site of a two-day tour for Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ...

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200 attend TEA SATE Asia 2017 Nov 3-5 in Beijing
08 December 2017

200 attend TEA SATE Asia 2017 Nov 3-5 in Beijing

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) invited all members of the global attractions industry to attend its signature, international conference on Experience Design, SATE, in Beijing Nov 3-5, 2017. Theme: ...

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Orlando: 120 experience ICE! at TEA Eastern Division event
04 December 2017

Orlando: 120 experience ICE! at TEA Eastern Division event

An event organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Eastern North America Division drew 120 people on Nov 29.  Report by Matt Kent , Director of Business Development ...

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Welcoming Matt Barton of 7thSense Design as TEA's new EME Division President
30 November 2017

Welcoming Matt Barton of 7thSense Design as TEA's new EME Division President

We're happy to share this announcement from 7thSense Design announcing Matt Barton's new responsibilities as head of the TEA EME Division, along with some photos of Matt: Matt Barton of ...

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Highlights of TEA presence at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017
29 November 2017

Highlights of TEA presence at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017

It was another great year for the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) and for the industry that TEA serves - visibly so as the international community came together in record ...

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TEA-supported panels explore the integration of retail and leisure at MAPIC 2017
29 November 2017

TEA-supported panels explore the integration of retail and leisure at MAPIC 2017

To explore the integration of retail and leisure, the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) supported two panels at the 2017 MAPIC Retail Property Conference in Cannes in November 2017. The ...

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TEA President’s Forums introduce member companies to operators, and foster business development
28 November 2017

TEA President’s Forums introduce member companies to operators, and foster business development

The TEA President’s Forums enable members of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) to have direct conversations with owner/operators and developers in the interest of business development. Story by Judith ...

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TEA Member Spotlight: Bryan Boehme of Christie
28 November 2017

TEA Member Spotlight: Bryan Boehme of Christie

Bryan Boehme is director of location based entertainment & events at Christie, and newly elected to the Western North America Division Board of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). ...

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Melissa Ruminot, The Nassal Company, becomes TEA Eastern Division President
20 November 2017

Melissa Ruminot, The Nassal Company, becomes TEA Eastern Division President

Melissa Ruminot of The Nassal Company is the new head of the TEA Eastern N.A. Division.  She is pictured here with Paul Osterhout of Universal Creative, who sits on the ...

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TEA names 24th annual Thea Awards recipients; Awards Gala and Summit to be held in Anaheim in 2018
13 November 2017

TEA names 24th annual Thea Awards recipients; Awards Gala and Summit to be held in Anaheim in 2018

BURBANK, California USA – The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients – to be formally awarded April 7, 2018 at the ...

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DOF ROBOTICS Conference Sponsor of IAAPA FEC Summit
06 December 2017

DOF ROBOTICS Conference Sponsor of IAAPA FEC Summit

DOF ROBOTICS Conference Sponsor of IAAPA FEC Summit which will take place on 28-30 January 2018 at Laguna Beach, LA. Visit us at Summit and let's discuss our future business ...

SottoStudios finally joined and glad we did.
28 November 2017

SottoStudios finally joined and glad we did.

After being a part of this industry for over 30 years, first at Knott's, then Landmark, and a long stretch at Disney Imagineering, our company finally joined the TEA. Why ...

TEQ4 selected to represent UK at IAAPA Expo 2017
27 October 2017

TEQ4 selected to represent UK at IAAPA Expo 2017

TEQ4 is very proud to have been selected by the DIT (the UK Government’s Department of International Trade) as one of a handful of creative immersive technology businesses to represent ...

Canyon Brings Home the Gold! 7 Awards in 4 Categories
24 October 2017

Canyon Brings Home the Gold! 7 Awards in 4 Categories

http://www.canyoncreative.com   Wow! Are we ever excited! Canyon Creative received seven awards at the 2017 AGIA Las Vegas Work Show on October 14th. We won in a broad range of ...

ParadropVR: the world’s first VR paragliding experience
04 October 2017

ParadropVR: the world’s first VR paragliding experience

We’re thrilled to announce that TEQ4 has partnered with UK-based adventure experience company, Frontgrid, on ParadropVR™ – the world’s first virtual-reality paragliding experience. Developed by two Special Forces veterans who ...

TEQ4 creates Chaperone™ technology to transform Native American exhibition into immersive educational attraction
25 August 2017

TEQ4 creates Chaperone™ technology to transform Native American exhibition into immersive educational attraction

Visitor tracking, augmented reality and 3D printing are among the cutting-edge technologies TEQ4 has used to turn a collection of artifacts from indigenous peoples of the Americas into a unique ...

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13 December 2017
TEA New York City Ugly Holiday Sweater Party!
Blue Telescope, New York, United States
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14 December 2017
TEA Asia Pacific: 2nd Annual Holiday Mixer
Sasha's Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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19 December 2017
TEA Festive London Day Out
London, United Kingdom
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23 January 2018
TEA Eastern Division: BTS Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, United States
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05-06 April 2018
TEA Summit 2018
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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07 April 2018
24th Annual Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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