Friday, March 1, 2024

TEA calls for presentations for SATE 2022 taking place in Las Vegas

The Themed Entertainment Association seeks presentations for its 2022 SATE Conference taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 13-15. This year’s conference theme is “Industry Innovations and Beyond,” where the conference hopes to discuss those ways in which the industry drives toward a greater tomorrow. SATE has always been a chance for its attendees to imagine what new Experiences might emerge out of the intersection of Storytelling, Architecture and Technology. The deadline for submission is June 10.

The co-chairs are seeking submissions to fill roughly 15-20 programming segments across the two-day SATE 2022 conference.

Particular attention will be paid to submissions dealing with the following subjects:

The world around us
  • Sensory innovation (sound, lighting, show sets)
  • Psychological innovation (thrill, emotions, choice and personalization)
  • Experiential innovation (museums, mixed reality, media personalization, replayability, livestreaming)
Practical application
  • Risks and rewards of innovation
  • Models and challenges of leadership
  • The role of diversity and inclusion in innovation
  • How-tos of leadership and innovation
Learning from Las Vegas
  • Vegas past and present
  • Revitalization and reinvention
  • Other centers of innovation in the US and globally
  • eSports, brand experiences, and spectacle
Beyond the pandemic
  • Innovation in retail and cruise industries driven by the pandemic (technology, entertainment, storytelling, infrastructure)
  • How the industry has responded to other societal disruptors
  • Living in the new future (safety and preparation, new experiences, other improvements)
Submission requirements

If you are interested in giving a presentation that relates to this year’s theme of “Leadership in Innovation,” please provide the following information to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday, June 10, 2022. Presentations may be made by a single speaker or by a moderated group of speakers.

Speaker background (applies to all speakers)
  • Speaker name(s)
  • Speaker bio(s) (<100 words)
  • Professional title(s)
  • Organization/Company
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • List of relevant speaking experience
  • Indicate whether you have spoken at a previous SATE or other TEA event
Presentation info
  • Title of presentation
  • 150-200-word description including goals and connection to conference theme Presentation outline
  • A description of how you will present your topic in an innovative manner and a list of any special A/V or technical requirements*

*Please note your presentation submission will be assessed as much on content as the means of delivery.

Additional requirements:
  • Strive for diversity of team and diversity of thought
  • Speakers should be available for both days of the conference to allow for flexibility in scheduling.
  • Presentations should be between 15 and 20 minutes in length. Exceptions will be made for some panels and shorter “bite-sized” content.
  • Visual content must be formatted to a 16:9 ratio (eg. not 4:3) and be high resolution so that it  does not appear blurry when projected.
  • Speakers may not recycle material from previous presentations unless done so with a substantive new spin and must have permission to use the content they share.
  • Speakers must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
  • Speakers should avoid self-promotion, balance own work with examples of others.

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