The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has published information about sessions and speakers for its SATE ’11 Conference, TEA’s annual conference about Experience Design, to be held in Orlando Sept 22-23.
Sessions and confirmed speakers for SATE ’11 Orlando include:
- Digital Dome Stories – about creating immersive guest experiences for the digital dome. Moderator: Dan Neafus of the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Speakers: Markus Beyr of Kraftwerk Living Technologies, Martin Howe of Global Immersion, Mark Rhodes of Universal Creative and Ryan Wyatt of the California Academy of Sciences.
- From Autobots to Decepticons – showcase of recent Universal Creative projects King Kong 360 3D, Transformers: The Ride 3D and Despicable Me! Speakers: Universal Creative’s Thierry Coup, Dale Mason, Mark Rhodes and Mike West.
- Story & the Art of Theatre – panel produced by SATE conference chair Kile Ozier. Speakers: Ken Davenport, Davenport Theatrical Enterprises; Kurt Stamm, Mason Street Warehouse and Michael Jung, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment.
The Architecture of Engagement – how a story is presented in terms of specific visual cues, sensory and environmental effects, spatial relationships, and the visitor’s movement through space. Panelists: Fran Boettcher AIA, LEED AP, PBS&J Entertainment and Hospitality Studio; Al Cross, PGAV Destinations; Jonathan F Douglas AIA, VOA Associates Inc. and Roberta Perry, Edwards Technologies Inc.
Interpretive Storytelling: The Art of Weaving Facts into Fascination – panel produced by SATE co-chair Larry Tuch. Panelists: Carmen Aguilar, Rockwell and Jonathan Katz, Cinnabar.
The Use of Technology to Create a Compelling Personalized Experience in a Group Environment – Panelists: David Cobb, Thinkwell Group and Linda Perry-Lube, American Museum of Natural History.
- Placemaking on the World’s Biggest Cruise Ships – Moderator: Robert Koval, COO Funa International. Panelists: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Scott Arnold, ShowSys