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30 October 2019

TEA at the 2019 IAAPA Expo - Seven ways to connect!


The biggest trade show of the year for the attractions industry is coming up and the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will be there! We hope to see you at the 2019 IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Nov 19-22  (Tuesday - Friday) in Orlando. #TEAiaapa #IAAPAExpos #TEAtheas  

Here are seven ways to connect and participate:

  1. VISIT THE TEA BOOTH (#1066) on the IAAPA exhibit floor, every day of the show, Nov 19-22. Simply put, the TEA booth at IAAPA Expo provides themed entertainment industry members with one of the best networking opportunities of the year. Haven't joined TEA yet? Come to the booth to learn about the benefits of TEA membership and how to sign up. 
  2. ATTEND THE TEA THEA AWARDS PRESS CONFERENCE. This is the first public announcement of the new slate of Thea Awards recipients, who will be formally awarded at the Thea Awards Gala on April 18, 2020 in Los Angeles. Don't miss it! The TEA Thea Award is considered one of the highest international honors of our industry and this is a much-anticipated announcement. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2:25 pm, in the TEA booth (#1066) #TEAtheas  Note: An official press release will be issued shortly after the formal announcement from the booth.   Learn more about the TEA Thea Awards    Press inquiries
  3. At the annual TEA Members Meeting during IAAPA Expo, new leaders
    are installed at the International and Divisional levels, and TEA reports
    on the state of the association. Shown in this photo (center, standing)
    from the 2018 meeting is the 2019-2020 TEA International
    Board president elect, Michael Blau of Adirondack Studios.
    MEET YOUR COLLEAGUES AT THE ANNUAL TEA INTERNATIONAL MIXER: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 - 11:30 pm, Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk. RSVP Here
  4. TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THE ANNUAL TEA MEMBERS MEETING. At this meeting, TEA officially installs the new TEA International Board President (for 2019-2020, Michael Blau of Adirondack Studios is succeeding Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design) as well new Board members at the International and Divisional level. We welcome these new and returning leaders and express appreciation and thanks to those who are stepping down. The TEA Annual Members Meeting is also where the TEA leadership delivers a report to members on the state of the association. This meeting is a great opportunity for members to get to know their fellow TEA members and leaders a little better. Friday, Nov. 22, 8:00 am, IAAPA Expo Meeting Room S230 FGH, South Side, Level 1. RSVP Here    Discover some of the ways you can be more involved with TEA.
  5. TEA NEXTGEN MEET & GREET: TEA NextGen members are students and recent grads finding their way into the industry. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2:00 pm, in the TEA booth (#1066)  #TEAnextgen
  6. FOOTPRINTS FROM THE HEART WALK/RUN to benefit Give Kids the World. Join the TEA team in this worthy cause. Thursday, Nov 21, 6:30 am. More information/signup
  7. TEA MEMBER BOOTH MIXER, HOSTED BY BARCO: Thursday, Nov. 21, 4:00 pm in the TEA booth (#1066)

More info: See the report and photos on TEA at IAAPA Expo Orlando 2018

TEA @ IAAPA Expo 2019 Schedule


Many thanks to our TEA Global Partners:

TEA Global Partners

And thanks to our TEA Global Sponsors:

TEA Global Sponsors


Posted by Christy Nakada



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