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The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is an international non-profit association representing the world's leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences.

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Conference co-chair Shannon Martin builds excitement for TEA SATE - Seattle, Sept 2019
03 July 2019

Conference co-chair Shannon Martin builds excitement for TEA SATE - Seattle, Sept 2019

The TEA SATE conference cycle is underway for 2019, with TEA SATE - Seattle taking place September 26-27, plus a welcome mixer the evening of Sept 25, and an optional post-conference ...

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Welcome New Members!
02 July 2019

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for June 2019. Find them in the TEA Member Directory to discover more about them and extend a welcome of your own. ...

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Behind the scenes at Santa Monica Pier with the TEA Western Division - David Price reports
01 July 2019

Behind the scenes at Santa Monica Pier with the TEA Western Division - David Price reports

"Sometimes you’re just plain lucky to be alive, enjoying the sights and sounds of people and the moment," wrote David Price, sharing the warmth and excitement of a summer 2019 gathering ...

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From the President: How TEA is working to fulfill its global mission to grow the association and serve its members
26 June 2019

From the President: How TEA is working to fulfill its global mission to grow the association and serve its members

A message to Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) members from International Board President Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design   An exciting time for TEA This is an exciting ...

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Successful TEA SATE Asia 2019 in Shanghai featured WDI keynote; Sign up now for TEA SATE - Seattle in Sept.
18 June 2019

Successful TEA SATE Asia 2019 in Shanghai featured WDI keynote; Sign up now for TEA SATE - Seattle in Sept.

Some 115 people participated in  TEA SATE Asia 2019 , held 14-16 June at the Shendi Center in Shanghai.  TEA SATE conferences - in Europe, Asia and North America - engage participants ...

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Conference co-chair Ian Klein gives a 12-point perspective on TEA SATE - Seattle (Sept 2019)
08 June 2019

Conference co-chair Ian Klein gives a 12-point perspective on TEA SATE - Seattle (Sept 2019)

The TEA SATE conference cycle is underway for 2019, with TEA SATE - Seattle taking place September 26-27, plus an optional post-conference outing on Sept 28. The TEA SATE - ...

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Speakers & sessions: TEA SATE Asia - Shanghai, 14-16 June 2019
07 June 2019

Speakers & sessions: TEA SATE Asia - Shanghai, 14-16 June 2019

The TEA SATE conference cycle is underway for 2019. Tickets are available now for TEA SATE Asia - Shanghai, 14-16 June 2019 at the Shendi Center. Theme: "Moving People." Purchase tickets via  ...

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70 attend TEA educational panel on 3D audio - Tracy Balsz reports
05 June 2019

70 attend TEA educational panel on 3D audio - Tracy Balsz reports

Making the most of resources within the TEA creative community, the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Western North America Division organized an educational panel discussion on 3D Audio, “Ear ...

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Successful TEA SATE Europe 2019 at Parc Astérix - Register now for TEA SATE in Seattle
04 June 2019

Successful TEA SATE Europe 2019 at Parc Astérix - Register now for TEA SATE in Seattle

More than 150 people participated in TEA SATE Europe 2019 , held at Parc Astérix, near Paris. TEA SATE conferences - held in Europe, Asia and North America - engage participants in a ...

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Welcome New Members!
31 May 2019

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for May 2019. Find them in the TEA Member Directory to discover more about them and extend a welcome of your own.   ...

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ETC upgrades networking with Response Mk2 DMX Gateways
08 July 2019

ETC upgrades networking with Response Mk2 DMX Gateways

Middleton, WI (2 July 2019) – Modern luminaires and networked controls allow users to take lighting to more places than ever before. ETC’s new Response Mk2 DMX Gateways ensure DMX ...

The Seinfeld Experience Opening This Fall in NYC
03 July 2019

The Seinfeld Experience Opening This Fall in NYC

Superfly recently announced the fall opening of The Seinfeld Experience , a new attraction in New York City that provides a fully immersive behind-the-scenes look at the legendary television show. ...

McDonald's Global HQ in Chicago Selects West Loop Neighbors Leviathan for Brilliant Interactive Installations that Engage, Educate and Inspire
27 June 2019

McDonald's Global HQ in Chicago Selects West Loop Neighbors Leviathan for Brilliant Interactive Installations that Engage, Educate and Inspire

CHICAGO - Over the past year, McDonald's Corporation's iconic new 480,000-square-foot global headquarters, designed by the renowned architecture firm Gensler, has earned rave reviews. Acclaimed as a symbol of the ...

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Hits Home Run with Tour Renovations
21 June 2019

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Hits Home Run with Tour Renovations

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has upped its game with an exciting new factory tour experience. From Forest to Factory The tour now begins with a thrilling 3.5-minute movie that ...

Hamilton Exhibition Opens in Chicago
07 June 2019

Hamilton Exhibition Opens in Chicago

Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive museum exhibition currently running in Chicago. The creators of ...

Lisa Gibson-Dorr joins Barton Malow as Senior Business Development Manager-Healthcare
29 May 2019

Lisa Gibson-Dorr joins Barton Malow as Senior Business Development Manager-Healthcare

Barton Malow Company, one of North America’s leading contracting firms, has hired Lisa Gibson-Dorr as Senior Business Development Manager-healthcare for the Orlando office.   With more than 20 years of ...

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18 June - 19 July 2019
TEA Masters Program - Call for Nominations - DEADLINE: July 19
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, United States
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16 July 2019
TEA Western Division: Game Night at Two Bit Circus
Two Bit Circus, Los Angeles, United States
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17 July 2019
TEA Mixer Seattle Bar Hop: Networking + Play
El Sirenito, Seattle, United States
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24-26 July 2019
TEA Explores: Montreal
Montreal, Saint-Laurent, Canada
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26-27 September 2019
TEA SATE - Seattle
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, United States
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