TEA Connect Blog

28 September 2016

TEA SATE 2016 - Midtown Manhattan Oct 13-14

SATE is the annual conference on Experience Design presented by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). TEA SATE 2016 takes place October 13-14 in New York City. Hashtag: #TEAsate

Welcome to the official TEA SATE '16 information hub!

SATE alludes to a collaborative culture of production, in which designers, technologists, producers, developers and operators work closely together from the early stages of a project, in a team structure often more horizontal than hierarchical. 





Theme - Walking the Tightrope: Taking Risks


Latest news

  • A Conversation With... Scott Zeiger, producer of the Cirque du Soleil Broadway show Paramour
  • Mixer at 30 Rock sponsored by the SATE Co-Chairs
  • Saturday at 9/11 Memorial Museum includes panel discussion with Amy Weisser & Bryan Abelowitz 
  • Sessions & speakers updated
  • See details of all sessions, speakers and events


Tickets and Essentials



SATE '16 Co-Chair
Traci Klainer Polimeni, Luce Group




SATE '16 Co-Chair
Chris Conte, Electrosonic




Segment Chairs:

SATE '16 Co-Chair
Michael Blau, Adirondack Studios





SATE '16 Segment sponsors

Social Media & video

  • SATE '16 Segment Chair
    Paul Osterhout, Universal Creative
    Follow TEA - on Twitter @tea_connect; on Facebook; and LinkedIn. Hashtag: #TEAsate
  • Video! Watch sessions recorded at previous SATE conferences on TEA TV





Media Relations

  • A limited number of places are available for qualified members of the press to attend SATE. Contact Judith Rubin to inquire.


SATE '16 Segment Chair
Deanna Siller, Gensler 


The annual SATE conference was created by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) in 2007 to foster professional dialog about the methodology of Experience Design. SATE reaches across a broad range of creative disciplines and market sectors within the attractions industry.

SATE provides an environment for learning and professional development: to share diverse ideas and concepts, to challenge and inspire, to learn about breakthrough projects, best practices and trends, and to discover collaborative opportunities in the field of attraction design and development.

SATE '16 Segment Chair
Chris Manson, Fox and Crow Inc.

In addition to enriching working professionals with an exchange of information and creative stimulus, the SATE conversation benefits TEA’s NextGen Initiative of collaboration and dialog with educators, and with students of design, media production, theater, engineering and other related disciplines who are interested in pursuing careers and finding mentors and guidance in the themed entertainment industry.



TEA global partners

TEA Global Sponsors

SATE '16-specific sponsors


Posted by Judy Rubin



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