Monday, March 27, 2023

SATE ’14 opens in Sarasota

SATE 2014 collage July 2014_lower res
SATE ’14 schedule – subject to change 

Click here for PDF of SATE program

SATE ’14 is presented by Christie and Electrosonic and hosted at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida

Organized by TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) with Florida State University

Wednesday, October 1 – evening

Informal mixer – Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar
Starting at 5:30 pm –

Click here for photo album from opening night mixer

…and photo album from SATE Day One (Oct 2, 2014)

(photos taken for TEA by InPark’s own Martin Palicki)

Thursday, October 2 – Morning

STORYTELLING with segment chair Phil Hettema

Christine Kerr_Steve Birket

  • 7:30 – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast, coffee & tea at the Mertz (FSU Center for Performing Arts) – mezzanine and lobby
  • 9:00 am Opening, Welcome & Acknowledgments
  • 9:30 am Raul Fernandez
  • 10:20 am Refreshment break
  • 10:35 am Denise Weston
  • 11:25 am Short break
  • 11:30 am A Conversation with Kenneth Feld

1:00 pm Buffet Luncheon – Mertz mezzanine & lobby

2:15 pm SATE scholarship recipients acknowledged by Clara Rice, TEA NextGen Chair

Thurs, Oct 2 – Afternoon

ARCHITECTURE with segment chair Al Cross

Marty Palicki Tommy Bridges Eric Cantrell Stephan Villet

  • 2:20 pm Dr. Timothy Parker
  • 3:10 pm Zack Zanolli & Abbey Rosen Holmes
  • 4:00 pm Refreshment break
  • 4:20 pm Jeff Sugar
  • 5:10 pm Wrap-up with speakers, co-chairs and segment chairs
Thurs, Oct 2 – Evening
5:30 PM Optional activities:

  • Docent tours at The Ringling Circus Museum. Debbie Walk, Curator of Circus Museum, will greet SATE delegates in front of Tibbals, then let guests guide themselves with stationed docents in museums.
  • Theater doors open into shared Mertz Lobby for Sarasota Ballet’s 6:00 PM Event, opening of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

7:00 pm Dean’s reception – Ca d’Zan Terrace of Dreams
8:00 – 10:00 pm Ringling Underground

  • FSU invites all SATE delegates to  Ringling Underground, with “Live music, art and atmosphere! Up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. South Galleries open. Joseph’s Coat Skyspace show will be on 1-hour loops all evening.

Friday, October 3 – Morning

TECHNOLOGY  with segment chair Mk Haley

EDUCATION with Dean Peter Weishar

  • 7:30-9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast, Mertz mezzanine & lobby
  • 9:00 am Welcome from SATE co-chairs and TEA leadership
  • 9:15 am Sports panel with Prof Mark Francis, Bill Walsh, Daren Dulac, Matthew Chaka Bainbridge, Larry Blocker & Johnny Miller
  • 10:30 am Refreshment break
  • 10:45 am Vegas to Theme Parks panel with Tommy Bridges, Stephan Villet, Eric Cantrell and moderator Martin Palicki
  • 12:00 noon Themed Entertainment curricula: Dean Peter Weishar, Mk Haley and Carolyne Henne of FSU, Shirley Saldamarco of Carnegie Mellon ETC and James Oliverio of Digital Worlds Institute

1:00 pm Buffet Luncheon at Museum Loggia/Courtyard of Ringling Museum
Fri Oct 3 – Afternoon

EXPERIENCE with segment chair Adam Bezark

  • 2:30 pm Joe Garlington
  • 3:30 pm Cory Rouse
  • 4:15 pm Refreshment break
  • 4:30 pm James Anderson & Matthew Dawson
  • 5:15 pm Wrapup with speakers & chairs
  • 5:30 pm SATE ’14 officially concludes

Fri Oct 3 – Evening – Optional activities

  • 5:30 pm Museum Galleries Open to SATE Delegates for *Private Viewing* w/Docents Stationed
  • 6:55 pm – sunset (about one hour) FSU Invite to SATE delegates: first come, first served access to watch Sunset Show at Joseph’s Coat Skyspace
  • 7:30 pm, Captain Curt’s: Informal planning for karaoke night outing #SATEoke

Note: Ground transportation will not be provided between the Hotel and event locations.

Sat Oct 4 – TEA NextGen activities

  • 9:00 – 11:30 am, Charles Ringling Mansion: NextGen “Meet the Masters” Coffee Nosh, Hosted & Catered by New College
  • 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm NextGen travel to Busch Gardens Tampa
  • 1:45 – 6:00 pm NextGen Plus Field trip at Busch Gardens Tampa for Pantopia Behind-the-Scenes (TEA Next Gen and Eastern North America Division Board Members)
  • 6:00 – 10:00 pm Busch Gardens Tampa, cont’d: NextGen Dinner and Howl-O-Scream (optional, available at an additional cost to interested participants).
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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