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SATE ’13 conference by TEA set for Oct 3-4 at SCAD: call for proposals

The Themed Entertainment Association welcomes proposals for its annual SATE Conference – a professional dialog on Experience Design, to be held October 3&4, 2013 in Savannah, Georgia USA at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). SATE is an annual, international gathering of themed entertainment and experience design creators, producers, owners and operators. As such, it explores issues, opportunities and possibilities relating to the creation of compelling guest experiences for entertainment, education, retail and branding. Each year a new theme is emphasized and explored through the lenses of the specific elements that contribute to successful guest attractions and projects: Storytelling, Architecture, Technology and Experience (SATE).

TEA's SATE '12 conference was held in Paris.
TEA’s SATE ’12 conference was held in Paris.

SATE’13 Theme and Areas of Emphasis
Exploring Storytelling, Architecture, Technology and Experience with a look at what’s coming and how it will…

  • Shape content
  • Be impacted by products and services
  • Leverage tools and technologies
  • Influence design
  • …. and engage the next generation of guests.

Members of the attractions industry with expertise in one of the SATE areas described above are encouraged to send in proposals to TEA. Proposals could highlight a growing trend or technology of importance to the community, and/or the desire to organize and/or moderate a panel that explores areas relevant to those listed above. Proposals should be in the form of a brief description (one page or less) of the topic and, if proposing a panel, a list of the experts who would participate in the panel.

SATE proposal options also include making suggestions of featured speakers – individuals who represent outstanding creative thinking, accomplishment and leadership in the field of Experience Design who would be an inspiring model to SATE attendees.

Proposals should be sent to Gene Jeffers, [email protected] no later than April 30 for consideration by the SATE organizing committee.

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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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