Saturday, December 9, 2023

Preliminary program and speakers for SATE 2012 at Disneyland Paris, 19-21 Sept

The SATE Conference Committee has released preliminary information about sessions and some of the confirmed speakers, below:

Joe Rohde

Wednesday, Sept. 19 (Evening)
Opening Session and Introduction
Joe Rohde, Walt Disney Imagineering

Thursday Morning, Sept. 20
Working within a Multicultural Environment with a Multicultural Team

Michel Linet-Frion, Center Parcs
Bart Dohmen, BRC Imagination Arts

Matthew Jessner

Speakers include:
Patrick Stalder, International Olympic Committee
Koert Vermuelen, ACT Lighting
Matthew Jessner, Franco Dragone Entertainment Group
Keith James, Jack Rouse Associates
Steve Rhys, Forrec

Thursday Afternoon, Sept. 20
Interpretation/Cultural Representation Challenges & Responsibilities

Jan Maarten de Raad, JoraVision
Audrey O’Connell, Natural History Museum

Martin Arnaud

Speakers include:
Steve Swaby, Natural History Museum for King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
Sophie Poirier, OCT Shenzhen
Martin Arnaud, Les Petits Francais

Friday Morning, Sept. 21
New Cultural Territories within the Global Market

Lesley Morisetti, LM Associates
Chris Conte, Electrosonic

Speakers include:
Manal Attaya, Sharjah Museums Authority
Andrea Dearden, Science Museum, London
Frederic Nancel, Chateau de Chantilly
Ray Hole, rh architects
Jean Francois Zurawik, Lyon’s La Fete des Lumieres
Alex MacCuaig, Drug Information Center Hong Kong

For more information and to register, visit

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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