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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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TEA blog

03 March 2021

TEA Digital Presents: Mardi Gras Makeover

  On February 16, 2021, the TEA Western Division celebrated Fat Tuesday in style with their digital presentation, Mardi Gras Makeover . Brett Jackson of Live Action Attractions hosted a ...

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01 March 2021

Themed Entertainment Association Recognizes Erica Schwehr’s Valued Contributions

Erica Schwehr (right) working backstage as Stage Manager, supporting talent with Lynn Allmandinger at SATE Seattle 2019   01 Mar. 2021 Erica at a 2018 dinner with TEA International Board ...

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Themed Entertainment Association Recognizes Erica Schwehr’s Valued Contributions
26 February 2021

TEA Digital Presents: TEA Western Division Hosts - Home for the Holidays

’Twas nine days before Christmas, on the seventh night of Hanukkah… Every TEA creature was stirring, from Cincinnati to Santa Monica… Ugly sweaters were worn, hearty beverages were poured… Thankful ...

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25 February 2021

TEA Press Release

Announcement of Selection of Executive Search Firm for TEA’s Executive Director Position February 25, 2021 BURBANK – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is looking to hire a visionary Executive Director ...

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TEA Press Release
05 February 2021

TEA holds first-ever Town Hall Meeting

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 was an historic day for the TEA. The first-ever, global and association-wide Town Hall was convened at 7am/Pacific by co-hosts Lacy Katherine Campbell and Kile Ozier ...

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TEA holds first-ever Town Hall Meeting
17 December 2020

TEA Digital presents a “Wild” Time with Zoos & Aquariums

TEA Digital hosted an inspiring webinar on Wednesday, December 2nd, all about how zoos & aquariums are finding ways to connect with audiences, even in these extraordinary times. Hosted with ...

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17 December 2020

2020 TEA Masters Honored on December 9th - Looking Towards the Future

The 2020 TEA Masters were honored on December 9th, 2020.  Recognized as Masters of their Craft, having demonstrated their talents with significant bodies of work achieved over decades.  TEA Masters lead ...

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2020 TEA Masters Honored on December 9th - Looking Towards the Future
17 December 2020

TEA Presents “REINVENTION” SATE Global 2021

  Accepting that it would not be possible to safely gather in person for any SATE conferences initially planned for 2020, TEA leadership brought together Co-Chairs Shannon Martin , Christine ...

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TEA Presents “REINVENTION” SATE Global 2021
30 November 2020

2020 TEA Member Meeting: Leadership transitions and Thea Awards announcement

Several hundred attended the annual Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Member Meeting for 2020, held on a digital platform this year, on November 19. In past years, this meeting ...

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2020 TEA Member Meeting: Leadership transitions and Thea Awards announcement
29 November 2020

Congratulations! TEA announces 27th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients (official press release)

BURBANK, California USA, Nov 19, 2020 -- The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients, honoring people, projects and technologies representing excellence ...

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05 March 2021

Scruffy Dog Creative Group accepts invitation to join the OCT Alliance of Planning and Design

We are proud to announce that Scruffy Dog Creative is now a member of the OCT Alliance of Planning & Design and was awarded the certificate during the 4th OCT ...

Scruffy Dog Creative Group accepts invitation to join the OCT Alliance of Planning and Design
02 March 2021

Storyland Studios Issues $20K Design Challenge for Freelance Creatives to Celebrate 20th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Storyland Studios launches NEW International Design Challenge for freelance designers in themed entertainment March 2, 2021 Lake Elsinore, Calif. - Experience design and themed entertainment firm Storyland ...

Storyland Studios Issues $20K Design Challenge for Freelance Creatives to Celebrate 20th
02 March 2021

TECHNIFEX NABS FORMER WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING EXEC IAN MAC VITTIE TO LEAD TECHNIFEX XR

Technifex is pleased to announce Ian Mac Vittie has joined Technifex as Executive Vice President of Technifex XR. Ian is the most recent themed entertainment industry veteran to join Technifex’s ...

TECHNIFEX NABS FORMER WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING EXEC IAN MAC VITTIE TO LEAD TECHNIFEX XR
27 February 2021

Location-Based Entertainment Specialists Form Spider Entertainment

Firm to Provide Concept-to-Operations Services to the Out-of-Home Entertainment industry . Industry leaders Rob Hetherington, Kevin Williams, Tracy Balsz and a consortium of founding partners have established Spider Entertainment – a ...

Location-Based Entertainment Specialists Form Spider Entertainment
22 February 2021

Storyland Studios welcomes veteran Disney Imagineer and Universal Studios Creative Director Jason Surrell

Lake Elsinore, Calif. - Experience design and themed entertainment firm Storyland Studios is excited to welcome Jason Surrell to their rapidly expanding team as Executive Creative Director. Surrell, a veteran ...

Storyland Studios welcomes veteran Disney Imagineer and Universal Studios Creative Director Jason Surrell
10 February 2021

ETC introduces ArcLamp Flicker

The award-winning ArcLamp LED solution from ETC gets an upgrade with the addition of a new Flicker variant. Ideal for use in themed environments, the specialized Flicker lamp creates a ...

ETC introduces ArcLamp Flicker
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