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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.

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Schedule & Links: TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles, Oct 5-6 at CalArts
15 August 2017

Schedule & Links: TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles, Oct 5-6 at CalArts

Day-to-day schedule and basic info for TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles, Oct 5-6 at CalArts. SATE is the definitive conference on Experience Design, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). (Storytelling ...

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Speakers, sessions & info: TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles, Oct 5-6 at CalArts
15 August 2017

Speakers, sessions & info: TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles, Oct 5-6 at CalArts

Confirmed sessions and speakers for TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles, Oct 5-6 at CalArts , are listed below. SATE is the definitive conference on Experience Design, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ...

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Welcome New Members!
07 August 2017

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for June and July 2017. Find them in the TEA Member Directory to discover more about them and extend a welcome of ...

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TEA and the themed entertainment industry mourn Marty Sklar, 1934-2017
28 July 2017

TEA and the themed entertainment industry mourn Marty Sklar, 1934-2017

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 83. During a 54-year career, Marty worked closely with ...

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See all the 2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala official videos
26 July 2017

See all the 2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala official videos

Now on TEA TV! Click here . See videos of presentations from the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) 2017 Thea Awards Gala ... An international industry moment at the ...

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The media identify trends and build stories from the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index
25 July 2017

The media identify trends and build stories from the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index

A number of top media outlets reported on the 2016 edition of the TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index. Below, we share stories, editorial angles and trends that emerged. Story by Judith Rubin ...

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More relevant than ever: CalArts, site of TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles
24 July 2017

More relevant than ever: CalArts, site of TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles

On October 5-6, 2017, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) opens its doors to the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) annual SATE Conference on Experience Design. Holding SATE on the ...

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TEA Member Spotlight: Joe Fox, Birket Engineering
23 July 2017

TEA Member Spotlight: Joe Fox, Birket Engineering

If you've attended a Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) conference such as the annual TEA Summit or  TEA SATE , you have likely met Joe Fox , and/or heard his ...

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80+ attendees for TEA EME Division mixer in Abu Dhabi: David Gray reports
22 July 2017

80+ attendees for TEA EME Division mixer in Abu Dhabi: David Gray reports

Abu Dhabi, UAE - On July 4, the Europe & Middle East Division of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA EME) hosted a mixer for attractions industry professionals to meet and network. ...

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Photos from TEA events in Singapore, France & Los Angeles
18 July 2017

Photos from TEA events in Singapore, France & Los Angeles

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) organizes professional gatherings in all parts of the world, reflecting the international nature of the themed entertainment industry and the four active  Divisions ...

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DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North
18 Aug 2017

DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North

Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, with a new fund established ...

17 Aug 2017

Knott’s HangTime to Become First Dive Coaster on West Coast in 2018

HangTime’s ride structure itself will come to life and illuminate the Boardwalk area with colorful nighttime track chase lighting that will accompany the coaster train’s travels across the smooth steel ...

16 Aug 2017

Great Nor’Easter now granny proof

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks, New Jersey, has unleashed the newly refurbished Great Nor’Easter roller coaster. During the winter, the 1995 Vekoma suspended looping coaster located on Surfside Pier ...

Source: ParkWorld
Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama to open eponymous museum in Tokyo
18 Aug 2017
Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama to open eponymous museum in Tokyo

A new website has announced the opening of the Yayoi Kusama Museum, in Tokyo, Japan....

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TEA Events

23 August 2017
TEA Western Division: Education Panel at the Art Center in Pasadena
ArtCentre Hillside Capus, Ahmanson Auditorium, Pasadena, United States
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24 August 2017
TEA Shanghai Mixer
Sasha's, Xuhui Qu,, China
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07-08 September 2017
Efteling - Behind The Scenes of Symbolica and Loonsche Land
Efteling , Kaatsheuvel , Netherlands
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26-28 September 2017
TEA @ EAS 2017 Berlin
Messe Berlin Exhibition Center, Berlin, Germany
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27 September 2017
TEA Mixer @ EAS Berlin
Zoo Restaurant & Terrace, Berlin, Germany
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05-06 October 2017
TEA SATE 2017 - Los Angeles
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, United States
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07 October 2017
GibGab SATE Los Angeles 2017
CalArts, Valencia, USA
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01-03 November 2017
TEA SATE Asia 2017
Pullman Beijing South Hotel, Beijing, China
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