TEA Connect Blog

The TEA Connect blog is an online platform for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) to share TEA announcements, event notices and reports with the TEA membership, the industry and the public, to share a selection of relevant articles from TEA members, TEA Divisions, and TEA Committees, and to provide a gateway to other TEA resources for the themed entertainment community and for the press. 

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08 October 2014
Steve Birket of Birket Engineering will be next TEA International Board President

Burbank, Calif USA – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced that its next International Board President will be Steve Birket, PE, of Birket Engineering. Birket officially became TEA President-Elect by a unanimous vote of the Board on May 13, 2014. In November 2014, he will succeed sitting President Christine Kerr of BaAM Productions in the position.


07 October 2014
TEA & AECOM Publish Global Theme Park & Museum Attendance Numbers for 2013

The annual TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index, the definitive annual attendance study for the themed entertainment and museum industries, was released in spring 2014.


09 September 2014
TEA launches webinar series for tomorrow's themed entertainment creatives

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is launching a new webinar series Oct 7, entitled "TEA Talks: A NextGen Web Series," to help students and others learn the professional side of the attractions business. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required and tickets are limited. Click here for registration info


07 April 2014
Photos from 2014 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala

Photos from the 2014 TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala, April 3-5 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, have been posted in several albums on Facebook. Use the links below to view them, look for your friends and colleagues, do some tagging - and if you weren't there in person, make your resolution to attend next year.


18 March 2014
Bob Gurr to speak at TEA Summit Day Two, April 4 in Anaheim

Bob GurrDisney Legend (2004) and Thea lifetime honoree (1999)


04 March 2014
BRC’s Karen McGee to receive 2014 TEA Distinguished Service Award

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is proud to announce that Karen McGee will be presented with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award at the Thea Awards on April 5th, 2014 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The award is given in recognition to a TEA member’s outstanding contributions to the association. Karen McGee has served as the Thea Coordinator for the Awards Nominating Committee for over 12 years. McGee administers and manages all of the applications, submissions, nominations, media presentations, record-keeping and committee communications for the Thea Awards Judging Committee. 


03 February 2014
Report & photos from TEA Strategic Planning Meeting 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) held its strategic planning meeting for 2014 Jan 23-24 at the Globe Theater, Universal Studios Hollywood. TEA president Christine Kerr of BaAM Productions was in her second and final term as TEA president to be completed in November. Among the milestones Kerr recounted at the meeting were effecting the transition to a new COO of the association, putting the development of TEA's new website into motion, the growth of the TEA NextGen initiative and enhanced collaborations with IAAPA.


18 November 2013
Themed Entertainment Association hires Jennifer Nevin as COO

Burbank, Calif. USA, November 18, 2013 – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the global alliance for the creators of compelling places and experiences, announced that veteran association executive Jennifer Nevin has become TEA's Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Nevin’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace retiring Executive Director, Gene Jeffers, who departs TEA after 12 years of stewardship and honors.


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