Divisional Events

The four regional Divisions of the Themed Entertainment Association are as follows:

  • Eastern North America
  • Western North America
  • Europe & Middle East
  • Asia Pacific

Each Division has its own Board of Directors and organizes a variety of gatherings and special events to give members an opportunity to network and conduct business locally, and to study relevant projects and developments.

These events can range from simple, no-host mixers at a bar or restaurant, to open houses hosted by member companies, panel discussions and educational sessions, behind-the-scenes visits to local attractions, holiday parties, or gatherings in conjunction with an industry trade event being held in the region.

The themed entertainment industry is a community largely dependent on relationships. It is inherent in TEA’s mission and culture to encourage networking and a full calendar of events.

If you are a TEA member, you will get the best value from your membership by attending as many TEA events as possible. If you are considering TEA membership, connecting with the local Division and attending TEA events is one of the best ways to learn about the industry and the Association. Some events are members-only, but many are open and welcoming to guests.

You are encouraged to keep track of events happening within your TEA Division and, when traveling, to attend events in other TEA Divisions to further enlarge your network. Division events are regularly announced via TEA social media streams, emails to members, newsletters  and the TEA Events Calendar.

If you are interested in helping to organize, host or sponsor an event in your TEA Division’s geographic area, don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Division Board with your ideas. You don’t have to be a Board member to be active in your Division, but you do want to work with your Board to create and promote your event under the TEA umbrella. If you aren’t sure whom to discuss your ideas with, please contact the TEA Headquarters.

Forthcoming events

TEA Eastern Division: TEA & TEN Networking Mixer at ASTC

20 September 2019, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

SPin Toronto, W. Toronto, Canada

Please join TEN and TEA for a nightcap and an opportunity to network and challenge your colleagues to a game of ping pong at SPIN Toronto (a ping pong social club). Pick up a paddle! Have a drink! Have some fun to kick off ASTC!

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TEA Eastern Division: Mixer at Bar Louie Orlando

24 September 2019, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Bar Louie, Orlando, United States

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TEA Western Division: Welcome to the Emerald City Mixer

25 September 2019, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

FareStart Restaurant, Seattle, United States

Just steps away from The Westin Seattle, official conference hotel for TEA SATE Seattle 2019.

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TEA SATE - Seattle

26-27 September 2019

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, United States

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TEA Seattle Saturday Experience

28 September 2019, 11:00AM – 3:30PM

Pier 54 on Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, United States

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TEA Asia Pacific Division: Behind-the-Scenes Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 9

05 October 2019, 3:00PM – 8:00PM

Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island, Singapore

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TEA Western Division: Behind-the-Scenes at Dark Harbor

06 October 2019, 5:00PM – 11:59PM

The Queen Mary, Long Beach, United States

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TEA Eastern Division: BTS Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

11 October 2019, 7:30AM – 10:30AM

Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, United States

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TEA Western Division: Halloween Mixer at Garner Holt Productions

19 October 2019, 3:00PM – 7:00PM

Garner Holt Productions, Redlands, United States

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TEA Summit 2020

16-17 April 2020, 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States

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26th Annual Thea Awards Gala

18 April 2020, 5:00PM – 10:00PM

Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Anaheim, United States

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