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Yves Pépin & Joe Rohde to co-chair TEA’s SATE 2012 conference in Paris, Sept 20-21


Joe Rohde

The Themed Entertainment Association announced that the co-Chairs of the 2012 SATE Conference will be Yves Pépin, and Joe Rohde of Walt Disney Imagineering. SATE 2012 will be held in Paris, France on 20 & 21 September. SATE stands for Storytelling – Architecture – Technology – Experience. Pépin and Rohde will head up a volunteer committee drawn from around the world.

Pépin and Rohde have received many industry accolades including both having been honored with TEA’s Buzz Price Thea Award for a Lifetime of Outstanding Achievements (2006 and 2012 respectively). (Read more about the Thea Awards.)

Yves Pépin

With strong successes in both Amsterdam and Orlando in 2011, the SATE conference will now be held once a year and will alternate between North America and Europe, bringing together the industry’s expertise in a unique, international, educational and networking event that focuses on the creation of outstanding guest experiences. (Read about the SATE ’11 conferences in Amsterdam and Orlando.)

TEA will publish additional details of SATE 2012 in the near future on its website.

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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