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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 ([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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