TEA Connect Blog

27 September 2017

Speakers announced for TEA SATE 17 Asia in Beijing, Nov 3-5

“As TEA grows, and as our industry grows, we’re pleased to be able to grow SATE,” says TEA International Board President David Willrich of DJ Willrich Ltd. The SATE 17 Asia theme is "Cultural and Historic Futures." 

Earlier in 2017, TEA SATE Europe took place in the UK. TEA SATE 17 LA (Oct 5-6 at CalArts) will be followed by TEA SATE Asia 17 Nov 3-5 in Beijing


TEA SATE 17 Asia: Tickets, hotel & program information

Official SATE blog


Confirmed speakers for SATE 17 Asia:

  • Mr Chen Jianjun - President, Chief Creative Specialist, Silkroading
  • Chris Ho - General Manager, International Business, Chimelong
  • Rick Rothschild - Creative Director, FAR Out! Creative Direction; TEA Past President
  • Mark Wijman - Associate Director, AECOM
  • Ron Merriman - Managing Director, Profun China
  • Paul Kent - Senior Consultant, Entertainment, Electrosonic; President, TEA EME Division
  • David Willrich - Managing Director DJ Willrich Ltd.; TEA International Board President 
  • Arish Fyzee - Creative Director, Prana Studios
  • Thomas Megna
    Crayon Yao - Creative Leader, YAOX Entertainment & Design
  • James Anderson - Lead Creative Director, Forrec
  • Michael Blau - Vice President, Adirondack Studios
  • Christine Kerr - Vice President, BaAM Productions; TEA Past President
  • Thomas Megna - CEO Silkroading; President, TEA Asia Pacific Division 
  • Katja Ikäheimo-Länkinen - Chairman of the Board, Santa Park Arctic World
  • Rick Solberg - Executive Director, China Cuningham Group
  • Christine Kerr
    Kelly Ryner - President, Thinkwell Asia, Thinkwell Group
  • David Camp - Principal D&J International Consulting
  • Jean-Christophe Canizares - Chairman & CEO, ECA2

The SATE acronym stands for Story + Architecture + Technology = Experience. SATE also 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.



David Willrich

TEA SATE 17 Asia: Tickets, hotel & program information

Official TEA SATE blog

Posted by Judy Rubin



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