The Themed Entertainment Association has announced that 2018s TEA SATE conference will be held at Orlando’s Sea World resort.
The event, held from 4-5 October, explores the theme of “The Experience Recipe”, and is designed to spark imagination with fresh new “recipes” and techniques for creating ground-breaking experiences.
The sessions will blend Storytelling, Architecture and Technology to show how rich, diverse projects are created, with inspiration taken from hot trends in hospitality, retail, food, costumes/fashion, scenery/theming and even horticulture, inviting participants to broaden their thinking and explore beyond the boundaries of traditional attraction design.
Co-chairs, Bettina Buckley, vice president of Disney Parks live entertainment – Walt Disney World, and John Paul Geurts, experiential entrepreneur, will lead the conference.
Bettina Buckley has worked around the world, dedicated to taking the entertainment industry to a higher and more effective level of creativity. As vice president of Disney Parks live entertainment – Walt Disney World, she leads a variety of teams to create, produce and deliver high-quality, innovative and culturally relevant live entertainment experiences.
Creative entrepreneur John Paul Geurts has a strong passion for exceptional guest experience and exquisite design, and currently consults on unique global projects. While with Nickelodeon, he led the experience design team and also produced the award winning SpongeBob SquarePants musical for Broadway, and opened attractions for Universal Studios Florida and developed Halloween Horror Nights.