Divisional Events

The four regional Divisions of the Themed Entertainment Association are as follows:

  • Eastern North America
  • Western North America
  • Europe & Middle East
  • Asia Pacific

Each Division has its own Board of Directors and organizes a variety of gatherings and special events to give members an opportunity to network and conduct business locally, and to study relevant projects and developments.

These events can range from simple, no-host mixers at a bar or restaurant, to open houses hosted by member companies, panel discussions and educational sessions, behind-the-scenes visits to local attractions, holiday parties, or gatherings in conjunction with an industry trade event being held in the region.

The themed entertainment industry is a community largely dependent on relationships. It is inherent in TEA’s mission and culture to encourage networking and a full calendar of events.

If you are a TEA member, you will get the best value from your membership by attending as many TEA events as possible. If you are considering TEA membership, connecting with the local Division and attending TEA events is one of the best ways to learn about the industry and the Association. Some events are members-only, but many are open and welcoming to guests.

You are encouraged to keep track of events happening within your TEA Division and, when traveling, to attend events in other TEA Divisions to further enlarge your network. Division events are regularly announced via TEA social media streams, emails to members, newsletters  and the TEA Events Calendar.

If you are interested in helping to organize, host or sponsor an event in your TEA Division’s geographic area, don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Division Board with your ideas. You don’t have to be a Board member to be active in your Division, but you do want to work with your Board to create and promote your event under the TEA umbrella. If you aren’t sure whom to discuss your ideas with, please contact the TEA Headquarters.

Forthcoming events

TEA Explores Brussels

09 July 2021, 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Meet at Museum For Musical Instruments (MIM) , , Belgium

Finally, we can meet in-person again! And TEA is planning to do this in style. Join TEA Explores Brussels on Friday July 9 in Europe’s capital for a day full of meeting industry friends, exploring attractions and finding out some truths and legends about this special city.

We start at the Museum for Musical Instruments, a unique museum with an extensive collection and strong story on the history of music housed in a unique art-nouveau building overlooking Brussels city center from the ‘Hill of the Arts’. We will gather for a coffee and will be introduced to the story of the museum.  We will be guided through the museum which will give us a chance to look at the amazing collection.

Following that, we reconvene at the Brussels Brewers’ House at the Grand Place – the heart of Brussels and the official head office for the beer industry in Belgium. Brewers’ House will open exclusively for us!  We meet for a light lunch and some much needed networking and discover Brussels’ original beer exposition in the basement of this historically important building. After this we make our way to the famous Brussels Bourse for a preview of the currently under construction Belgian Beer World attraction. The hard hat tour will take place in small groups with all necessary safety precautions and Covid measures in mind.

Next on the agenda, a specialized city tour guide will show us key points around the Brussels Grand Place telling us about the legends and stories of the city.  If you think you know Brussels, you are likely to still learn something!  At the end of the tour, we will pop in at a chocolatier to ensure you will not miss out on one of Belgium’s famous produce.

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