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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.

Our members bring the experience of engaging storytelling and entertainment to a vast number of casinos, restaurants, retail stores, museums, zoos, theme parks and an ever-growing list of destinations that aim to bring a higher level of visitor experiences world wide.

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Welcome New Members!
02 August 2019

Welcome New Members!

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

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Speakers & sessions: TEA SATE - Seattle, Sept 2019
30 July 2019

Speakers & sessions: TEA SATE - Seattle, Sept 2019

Sessions and speakers announced for TEA SATE - Seattle, September 26-27, 2019 (If you can, plan also for the Welcome Mixer on the evening of Sept 25, and optional post-conference TEA Seattle ...

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Nathan Jones, the Pacific Northwest and TEA SATE - Seattle, Sept 2019
17 July 2019

Nathan Jones, the Pacific Northwest and TEA SATE - Seattle, Sept 2019

TEA SATE is the  Themed Entertainment Association 's signature international conference on Experience Design, bringing together the brightest minds and top decision makers exploring what's next in Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, and Experience in ...

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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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Barton Malow Employees Perform Week of Community Service Benefitting 10 Central Florida Nonprofits
21 August 2019

Barton Malow Employees Perform Week of Community Service Benefitting 10 Central Florida Nonprofits

Part of the sixth annual national Community Week organized by the Barton Malow Foundation   Orlando, Fla. (August 21, 2019) – The 200-plus employees in Barton Malow’s Orlando office joined ...

Technifex Welcomes New Execs - John Polk, Howard Smith, John Neilson
19 August 2019

Technifex Welcomes New Execs - John Polk, Howard Smith, John Neilson

August 19, 2019 – Valencia, CA – Technifex welcomes three key executives John Polk, Vice President and Senior Project Director, Howard Smith, Vice President of Production, and John Neilson, Technical ...

Toyota Celebrates Employees with JRA-Designed Experience Center
16 August 2019

Toyota Celebrates Employees with JRA-Designed Experience Center

Toyota Motor North America recently celebrated the grand opening of the Toyota Experience Center (TEC) , Toyota’s first and only comprehensive visitor attraction in North America. At the TEC, Toyota ...

Scruffy Dog Group awarded multi-million pound entertainment project in the UK.
15 August 2019

Scruffy Dog Group awarded multi-million pound entertainment project in the UK.

Scruffy Dog Group has been awarded a major design and build entertainment project by ITV and Lifestyle Outlets, who are part of Peel L&P, with a multi-million pound value, due ...

Watch the Tramcar Please - JRA Designs New Morey's Piers Coaster
15 August 2019

Watch the Tramcar Please - JRA Designs New Morey's Piers Coaster

Morey’s Piers, celebrating fifty years on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, officially opened the Runaway Tram. The family-friendly roller coaster pays homage to the Wildwood Sightseer Tramcar, an icon ...

Scruffy Dog launches Film and TV division, appointing Mark Hackett as Business Development Director.
09 August 2019

Scruffy Dog launches Film and TV division, appointing Mark Hackett as Business Development Director.

Scruffy Dog, the international creative experience company, is delighted to announce the launch of their Film and TV division.   The division, which opened at the beginning of the year, ...

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15 August - 13 September 2019
TEA - Call for Board Candidates - Deadline Sept. 13
Themed Entertainment Association
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23 August 2019
TEA Eastern Division: Tailgates with Orlando City Soccer!
Orlando Elks Lodge, Orlando, United States
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17-19 September 2019
TEA@IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 - Paris - Booth, Mixer, Sponsors & Panels
Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
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26-27 September 2019
TEA SATE - Seattle
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle, United States
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28 September 2019
TEA Seattle Saturday Experience
Pier 54 on Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, United States
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16-17 April 2020
TEA Summit 2020
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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18 April 2020
26th Annual Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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