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TEA releases program and speaker info for SATE ’11 Orlando conference on Experience design

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 Engagementhow 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
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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