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JRA team members take to global stage with industry presentations this Fall

ABOVE: Shawn McCoy, Vice President, JRA

Members of the JRA team will be keeping busy this fall, participating in six conference sessions from Paris to Seattle.

Topics of discussion range from retailtainment to visitor accessibility, career paths to sports of all sorts. Here is where JRA staff will be sharing their insights:

IAAPA Expo Europe (Paris, France)

“TEA Presents: Retailtainment (Part 1) – How Technology Can Interact with the Retail Experience”

Tuesday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m. Featuring JRA Vice President, Shawn McCoy

How can retail spaces at parks and Family Entertainment Centers learn from commercial retail? Discover what technologies can be applied to increase ROI of retail spaces.

Free with IAAPA Expo Europe registration.

TEA SATE Conference (Seattle, Washington, USA)

“Come to Your Senses: Improving Access for Visitors with Vision or Hearing Disabilities”

Friday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time). Chaired and moderated by JRA Director of Communications, Clara Rice.

As we create immersive environments that are increasingly visual and auditory, are we creating unintended barriers for visitors with vision or hearing disabilities?

International Sports Heritage Association Conference (Wichita, Kansas, USA)

“Lions & Tigers & Bears. Oh My! Creating America’s Most Unique Sports Hall of Fame”

Thursday, October 24 at 1:15 p.m. Featuring JRA Senior Project Director, Rick O’Connell

The key collaborators who brought the Mascot Hall of Fame to life will present a fascinating look at how innovative design and fabrication techniques deepened the connection between sports fans and sports characters.

MAPIC (Cannes, France)

“Leisure Workshops: Story-telling @ Work”

November 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Featuring Shawn McCoy

How can storytelling techniques from the attractions industry be used in today’s retail environments to attract new audiences, extend dwell times and increase consumer spending? Find out at this exciting panel taking place at Europe’s top retail conference.

IAAPA Expo (Orlando, Florida, USA)

“2019 Immersive Trends in Emerging Design – New Voices and Perspectives”

Monday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m. Chaired and moderated by Shawn McCoy

This exciting and informative session will explore some of the most incredible new projects at museums and live entertainment venues around the world.

Education conference badge required.

IAAPA Expo (Orlando, Florida, USA)

“Young Professional: Welcome to the Industry Forum”

Tuesday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. Featuring JRA Chief Operating Officer, Dan Schultz

Industry legend Dan Schultz will share wisdom and advice from his storied career. Must be young professional age (18 to 35) to attend the session.

“We are delighted to have so many of our team members contributing to conferences in Europe and North America,” said Keith James, JRA Owner/Chief Operating Officer. “It’s really an honor that these highly respected conferences have called upon them to share their expertise, and I know that all of them are looking forward to sharing their insights on these various topics.”

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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