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TEA blog

07 October 2015
Intellectual property issues for attraction designers: Keith James of JRA shares insights in TEA presentation

Balancing IP and Client Desires: One of the biggest challenges as a designer or architect is that you are typically hired (and paid) by the licensee, but JRA CEO/Owner Keith James addresses ...

28 September 2015
Enjoy TEA SATE '15 photos & tweets; Save Oct 6-7 for SATE '16 in NYC

Anthony Daniels and Scott Trowbridge, holding a "Conversation" at SATE '15 Richard Hebert, ENTI-UB Selected photos and Tweets from TEA SATE 2015 in Pittsburgh Sept 17-18 are shared here, with ...

27 September 2015
TEA International President Steve Birket attends Wanda Xishuangbanna grand opening

The weekend of Sept 26, 2015, Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) International President Steve Birket of Birket Engineering attended the grand opening of the Xishuangbanna International Resort Complex in Xishuangbanna, China, ...

27 September 2015
A Themed Entertainment tour of Vancouver - Nathan Jones of Vekoma reports

Colleagues and industry leaders met on Canadian soil for The Vancouver Experience  with the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) for a jam-packed educational excursion organized by TEA's Western North America Division on ...

26 September 2015
TEA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Keith Goodman, Modern Postcard

People in TEA are just off-the-charts passionate about what they do! -- Keith Goodman, Modern Postcard What are some of the benefits a direct marketing company finds in being a ...

25 September 2015
First two SATE '15 videos now available to view

These two videos taken by Christopher Chien for the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) show aspects of the SATE '15 conference, Sept 17-18 in Pittsburgh. The first video contains ...

24 September 2015
Arielle Rassel named as new TEA NextGen Committee Chair, succeeding Clara Rice

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced during its annual SATE conference (Sept 17-18) that Arielle Rassel would step up to chair the TEA NextGen Committee . Arielle Rassel ...

24 September 2015
TEA NextGen initiative shows results! Connecting students with themed entertainment careers

The NextGen Initiative of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) launched in earnest around 2011 when TEA passed its 20th anniversary. Cameron Kania, Marissa Blake, Andrew Hansen all found ...

15 September 2015
Taiwan: TEA Asia Pacific Division director Jill Wu of YAOX5D receives National Intelligence Award

Jill Wu receives the award from Former Vice President Siew Wan-chang of Republic of China Congratulations to Jill Wu of YAOX5D Group ! Ms. Wu, a Board member of the ...

15 September 2015
DRC Think Tank, Beijing: TEA participates in government-organized themed entertainment and urbanism forum

Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Asia Pacific members joined the DRC Think Tank Parallel Forum “Themed Leisure Tourism and New Type of Urbanization” on September 12 in Beijing, China. ...

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Industry news

12 Oct 2015
EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger Rides Europa-Park’s VR Coaster: “Alpenexpress VR-Ride”

“It is an international trailblazing innovation ..."...

Source: Blooloop
12 Oct 2015
Killer Whale Dies at Marineland Antibes in Aftermath of Park Flooding

Antibes, France (October 12, 2015) — Marineland, a Parques Reunidos resort, has issued the following statement. CLICK HERE FOR INPARK’S COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF STORM COVERAGE TO THE REGION AND MARINELAND ...

07 Oct 2015
World-first Peter Rabbit attraction coming to UK

Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s character Peter Rabbit is getting his own adventure play area after Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire, UK, announced plans for a £1m (US$1.5m, €1.3m) expansion of ...

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TEA Events

14-17 October 2015
TEA @ Prolight + Sound Shanghai
Shanghai New International Exp Center, Shanghai, China
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16 October 2015
TEA @ ASTC Mixer - Montreal, QC
Hotel Nelligan, Montreal, Canada
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22 October 2015
Halloween Mixer at Boney Island
Boney Island, Sherman Oaks, United States
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16-21 November 2015
TEA NextGen @ IAAPA Orlando
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, United States
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19 November 2015
TEA @ IAAPA Footprints 5K Walk 2015
Give Kids The World Village, Kissimmee , United States
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06-07 October 2016
SATE 2016
Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, United States
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