The SATE ’13 conference committee, chaired by Aram Ebben of exp, and Stefan Lawrence of Stefan Rules! has released a preliminary program in keeping with this year’s “What’s Next” theme. Additional speakers and details will be announced in coming weeks. The annual design conference, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), is hosted this year at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, Oct 3-4.
Donald Marinelli Keynote Address
Don Marinelli (founder, ETC, Carnegie Mellon University) will deliver a shot across the bow – a challenge to us as an industry to engage in what he calls “whole brain” thinking. When we go beyond
the old left brain/right brain paradigm, we can harness a more complete understanding of the intersection between art and technology.
Adam Bezark (The Bezark Company) presents this lively, entertaining segment about where storytelling is headed in our modern age. An amazing range of story minds, from inside and outside the experience industry, are joining us to discuss such topics as:
Al Cross (PGAV) curates this segment about the state of architecture and its role in the themed entertainment world.
Opening night reception… stay tuned for details
Mk Haley (Disney Research) brings us a segment all about the exciting advances in technology that are enabling us to create richer entertainment experiences.
Phil Hettema (The Hettema Group) leads this segment dedicated to the experience – the result of storytelling, architecture and technology all
Pixar: A Culture of Collaboration – Keynote Address
In the closing keynote, Roger Gould and Liz Gazzano let us inside the world of Pixar. They’ll discuss how Pixar fosters a culture of collaboration among its many departments, and how they work with Walt Disney Imagineering to create attractions that seamlessly step off the screen and into the real world.
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