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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.

Project owners and creatives share highlights and challenges in making some of the most compelling visitor attractions in the world, the day before those projects are honored at the annual Thea Awards Gala.

Bob Weis, President,
Walt Disney Imagineering,
will speak about Shanghai
Disneyland at TEA Summit
Day 2 - Thea Case Studies

Thea Case Studies Day is open to a broad industry audience including TEA NextGen members and the press. Co-chairs: Roberta Perry of ETI and Pat MacKay of Ones&ZerosMedia.

The annual TEA Summit is a vital, 2-day gathering organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) for business networking, professional development and the celebration of excellence. The 2017 Summit takes place April 20-21, followed April 22 by the Thea Awards Gala presented by Chimelong Group. They are ticketed events, held at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Hashtags: #TEAsummit, #TEAtheas

Co-chairs, TEA Summit Day Two - Thea Case Studies Day (April 21)

Roberta Perry

Roberta Perry – VP Business Development, Edwards Technologies, Inc. (ETI) & Fresh Juice Global
Roberta has worked with such global brands as Universal Studios, Universal City Walk, 20th Century Fox, Cirque du Soleil, US Navy, Coca-Cola, Dick Clark American Bandstand Restaurants and Driscoll Berries. She is a past president of the TEA, and has served as chair of the International Nightclub and Bar Association, on the Board of the National Restaurant Association Marketing Executives Group and NFL Sunday Ticket Advisory Board. Business events where she has been a speaker include IAAPA, ULI, Themed Restaurants, Entertainment Retail, Leisure Expo, TiLE, World Gaming Congress, Nightclub & Bar conferences and POPAI (Global Association for Marketing at Retail) which honored her with the 2015 “Andrea Martin Volunteer of the Year Award.”

 

Pat MacKay

Pat MacKay, Ones&ZerosMedia - Pat MacKay was founder of the publishing entity that produced TCI and Lighting Dimensions (now Live Design), and the LDI trade show. She immediately recognized and acted on mutual interests between her group and TEA, upon TEA's founding in 1991. Her activities included organizing workshops and events such as Themed Entertainment Weekends and Women in Technology meetings that helped focus attention on key issues and trends, and foster industry leadership. In the 1990s, she joined the TEA Thea Awards Committee and served almost continuously through 2014. In 2012 she became a co-chair of the annual TEA Summit conference. Pat was elected Fellow of the USITT in 1985, received LDI’s Life in Light award in 2007, and was honored in 2015 with the TEA Distinguished Service Award.

Speakers & Projects - Thea Case Studies Day, April 21, 2017

5D Castle Theater,
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

5D CASTLE THEATER, CHIMELONG OCEAN KINGDOM

  • Chris Ho, General Manager, International Business Affairs, Chimelong Group Co. Ltd.
  • Paul Yuen, General Manager, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

 

 

Le Dernier Panache,
Puy du Fou

LE DERNIER PANACHE, PUY DU FOU

  • Nicolas de Villiers, President/Artistic Director, Puy du Fou

 

 

 

Ghost Post

GHOST POST, THE HAUNTED MANSION, DISNEYLAND PARK

  • Sara Thacher, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc.

 

 

 

Meow Wolf House of
Eternal Return

HOUSE OF ETERNAL RETURN BY MEOW WOLF

Vince Kadlubek, Co-Founder and CEO, Meow Wolf

Sean Di Ianni, COO, Meow Wolf

 

MEET VINCENT VAN GOGH EXPERIENCE

Abby Coombs, Project Lead, Event Communications

Peter Tabernal, CEO, ArtComm BV; Managing Director, Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience BV

 

 

Chef Eric Kopelow,
Universal Studios Hollywood

SPRINGFIELD, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

  • Eric A. Kopelow, CEC; Vice President, Food Operations, Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Jennifer Koblosky, Director of Projects, Global Live & Location Based Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
  • Jon Corfino, Senior Director and Executive Producer, Universal Creative
  • Greg Lombardo, Senior Vice President, Global Live & Location Based Entertainment, 20th Century Fox

 

TRANSFORMATIONS, MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART

  • Carlos Ortega, Curator of Collections, Museum of Latin American Art
  • Michael DeLano, Founder, COTU Media

 

 

Senate Immersion Module

SENATE IMMERSION MODULE, EDWARD M KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE

  • Christopher Reichert, CIO, Edward M. Kennedy Institute
  • Greg Trefry, Co-Founder and Game Designer, Gigantic Mechanic

 

Decrocher La Lune VI

DECROCHER LA LUNE VI

Anne Roelandt, Managing Partner and Vice-President, Luc Petit Creation

Luc Petit, Luc Petit Creation, The alchemist of the performing arts

 

 

 

CENTER PARCS DOMAINE DU BOIS AUX DAIMS

Domaine du Bois aux Daims
  • Bruno Guth, General Manager, Center Parcs Domaine du Bois aux Daims
  • Michel Linet-Frion, Creative & Innovation Director, Pierre & Vacances/Center Parcs

 

 

 

Camp Discovery

CAMP DISCOVERY, SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND, SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT

  • Dustin Schofield, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Kelly Johnson, Principal Ride Project Engineer, Walt Disney Imagineering

 

 

Pirates of the Caribbean:
Battle for the Sunken Treasure

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: BATTLE FOR THE SUNKEN TREASURE, SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND, SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT

  • Luc Mayrand, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Nancy Seruto, Creative Show Studio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

 

Shanghai Disneyland

SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND, SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT

  • Bob Weis, President, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Laurie Jordan, Creative Entertainment Studio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Mellissa Berry, Executive Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Craig Barr, Show Design and Production Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Hilcia Pena, Senior Facility Designer, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • John Sorenson, Landscape Architecture Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai
  • Ting-Ting Wei, Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering

 

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Thank you to our Sponsors -

TEA Summit 2017 Gold Sponsors -

Scenario / A Cockram Company

Forte Specialty Contractors

Cumming

 

TEA Summit 2017 Silver Sponsor -
 

Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience

 

 

TEA 2017 Summit Sponsors -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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