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16 May 2017

Photos and recap: TEA SATE Europe in Beaulieu, May 2017

Some 90 people attended the TEA SATE Europe conference on Experience Design, hosted 4-5 May 2017 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, UK. The theme was "Cultural and Historic Futures."

TEA SATE Europe was organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) with the TEA Europe & Middle East Division taking the lead.

The next such conference in 2017 will be TEA SATE Los Angeles, 5-6 October at the California Institute of the Arts

Photo at top: TEA Past Presidents Nick Farmer, Christine Kerr and Steve Birket with sitting President David Willrich

The National Motor Museum was a watershed project for TEA International Board President David Willrich of DJ Willrich Ltd., and the event included a black-tie reception at the Museum. The keynote session was a conversation between Willrich and Ken Robinson of Leisure Recreation and Tourism Ltd. The event coincided with Willrich's birthday, and he was presented with a cake at the opening reception. A cruise was the concluding gathering. See the conference program.

Sponsors: Garmendale Engineering, Barco, Electrosonic, Christie, Alterface Projects, 7thSense Design, Wartsila Funa, Chailey Heritage Foundation, DJ Willrich Ltd.

Some members of the press were in attendance and Blooloop followed up with an original, feature story.

See many more photos of the event: Album 1 and Album 2.

Additional speakers at SATE Europe in Beaulieu: Marcus Arthur - President BBC Worldwide UK & EIRE and ANZ Global Advertising; Paul Osterhout - Universal Creative; Mike West - Universal Creative Architecture; Michel Linet-Frion - Creative and Innovations Director Center Parcs; Chris Lange - Creative Director at Europa Park Technology; Bob Simpson - Founder of Electrosonic; Dr Oscar Garcia-Panella - Professor at ENTI; Benoit Cornet – Alterface Experience; Matt Barton - Managing Director 7th Sense; Liz Platt – Teacher and Sensory Needs Co-Ordinator Chailey Heritage Foundation School; Nick Blofeld - Divisional Director Merlin/Warwick Castle; Margreet Papamichael - Director Economics AECOM; Steve Foran - Thorpe Park/Merlin; and Dr Pieter Cornelis - Fontys Academy of Creative Arts

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about TEA SATE Los Angeles, Oct 5-6

A look back: SATE 2012, Paris

Disneyland Paris was the venue of a previous TEA SATE conference in Europe, in 2012, co-chaired by Yves Pepin and Joe Rohde. There are several photo albums from this event: SATE 2012 Promotional images; SATE 2012 People; SATE 2012 Opening Night; SATE 2012 Day One; SATE 2012 Day Two

Posted by Judy Rubin



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