Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Headline speakers at SATE 2012 conference 19-21 September include Bob Weis of Walt Disney Imagineering

Yves Pépin produced the millennial pyrotechnic show at the Eiffel Tower in 2000 (photo: ECA2)
The SATE 2012 Experience Design conference organized by the Themed Entertainment Association has released an updated program. Headline speakers include the following:
Yves Pépin
Yves Pépin, independent producer 
SATE co-chair

…rose to world fame as producer of the Millennial pyrotechnic show at the Eiffel Tower in 2000; creator of waterscreen projection
Joe Rohde, Walt Disney Imagineering
SATE co-chair 
…drove the creation of Disney Animal Kingdom, and Aulani Resort
Matthew Jessner
a principal creative with Franco Dragone Entertainment
Jean Francois Zurawik
of Lyon’s acclaimed La Fete des Lumieres
Patrick Stalder
Event Producer

…played a key role in development of the Youth Olympic Games
Bob Weis
Walt Disney Imagineering

…primary creative in redesign of Disney California Adventure, and creation of Shanghai Disney Resort
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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