2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala

TEA COO Jennie Nevin
TEA Chief Operating Officer Jennie Nevin
at the 2016 Thea Awards Gala

April 20-22, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Calif. USA

Celebrating and documenting the best recent examples of experience design for leisure, entertainment and education

  • 14th Annual TEA Summit - April 20-21
  • 23rd Annual Thea Awards Gala - April 22

Hosted by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) - the global alliance for the makers of compelling places and experiences. 


TEA Summit Day One (April 20) addresses business issues and trends in the visitor attractions industry and showcases the

TEA President
David Willrich

headline Thea Awards recipients. Tickets are on sale now.

Thea Case Studies Day (April 21) showcases the Thea Awards recipients being honored the following evening at the Thea Awards Gala. Tickets are on sale now.

The Thea Awards Gala (April 22) is an elegant, black-tie dinner affair. TEA's annual Thea Awards are considered the highest honor of the themed entertainment industry, and the Thea recipients for 2017 span the globe. Tickets are on sale now.

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16 May 2017
2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala a huge success - Nominations are now closed for next year

The 2017 Summit & Thea Awards of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) took place April 20-22 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim CA USA and the entire weekend of events was a great success, with full houses, relevant programming, high production values, networking, discussion, and pageantry that reflects the culture and creativity of our unique industry. The themed entertainment stars were out!


29 March 2017
April 2017: One big weekend in Anaheim with TEA and the superstars of themed entertainment

Anaheim, CA, USA - Theme park industry leaders meet April 20-22: Bringing together top executives and creatives of Disney, Universal, Chimelong, 20th Century Fox and Puy du Fou, among others - with hundreds of entertainment professionals - the annual Thea Awards Gala and Summit of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will soon convene at Disneyland Resort.


20 March 2017
TEA Summit 2017: Thea Case Studies Day, April 21 (Day Two)

TEA Summit Day Two - Thea Case Studies Day (April 21, 2017) is a full day of presentations showcasing the current slate of Thea Awards recipients. The place: Disneyland Resort, Anaheim.


16 February 2017
Key support for the 2017 TEA Thea Awards Gala begins with Chimelong Group

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) wishes to acknowledge crucial support for the 2017 Thea Awards Gala from three outstanding sources that will once again help make this a very special year: 


14 February 2017
Meet the 2017 TEA Summit Co-Chairs and learn about the Day One sessions

The annual Summit & Thea Awards Gala of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) unite the international leisure attractions community.


05 December 2016
Become a TEA Summit 2017 Sponsor


15 November 2016
TEA names 23rd annual Thea Awards recipients; Awards Gala to be held in Anaheim in 2017

BURBANK, California USA, Nov 15, 2016 -- The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients – to be formally awarded April 22, 2017 at the 23nd annual Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim, presented by Chimelong Group.


26 October 2016
TEA to announce new Thea Awards recipients Nov 15, 2016 at IAAPA Orlando, 2pm

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will announce the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients Nov 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm (local time) during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. TEA International President Steve Birket of Birket Engineering will make the announcement from the TEA booth, #1366.


04 May 2016
Record turnout for Themed Entertainment's big awards weekend in Anaheim

Attendance topped 1,000 for themed entertainment's biggest weekend of the year: The annual Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Summit and TEA Thea Awards Gala, March 31-April 2 at Disneyland Resort.


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