Saturday, November 16, 2013

TEA activities at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 - See you in Orlando!

Tuesday, Nov 19
Thea Awards Announcement
2:00 pm - TEA booth #1355
Join us for the first public announcement of the new slate of Thea Awards recipients who have been named to receive honors at the 2014 Thea Awards Gala (April 5 at Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim). 

Can't attend the live announcement? Watch this blog! A press release with details of the 13 Thea awardees and photos will be published on this site at the same time.

Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)
Booth #1355 
2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo, Orlando

Tuesday, Nov 19 cont'd:

TEA International Mixer, 6:30-9:00 pm
KINGS Orlando, 8255 International Drive, Suite 120, Orlando 32819
(Located on I-Drive behind Ripley’s Believe It or Not! And Charley’s Steakhouse. Enter from I-Drive or Universal Boulevard.)
No RSVP required - All welcome

Free admission, complimentary appetizers, drink tickets, specially priced beverages and discounts for bowling! - All provided through the generosity of sponsors: ThemeWorks, AECOM, Philip Hartley Associates Ltd, D J Willrich Ltd, and Color Reflections Las Vegas.

2013 IAAPA Expo Booth Sponsors: 
Edwards Technologies, 
The Nassal Company, AES
Additional Sponsors: 
Canyon Creative, Color Reflections, 
BaAM Productions, Modern Postcard
Global Sponsors: 
JRA, Electrosonic, 
Adirondack Studios, Rethink Attractions, 
BRC Imagination Arts, Fountain People

Wednesday, Nov 20
TEA Members meeting, 8:30-9:30 am
Orange Cty Convention Center, room S310A
All members encouraged to attend - includes coffee and light breakfast

NextGen Excursion - (SOLD OUT)
SeaWorld - meet at front gate at 10:30 am

Thursday, Nov. 21

TEA Team – IAAPA 5K run/1K walk 
for Give Kids The World
7:30 am – 9:00 am
210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Cost:  $20 Team Registration to Run/Walk / Optional Donation welcomed!

Join the TEA Team for the ‘IAAPA Footprints of the Heart 5k’ - an event that sponsors Give Kids The World. Everyone is encouraged to run, or walk, or just donate to this worthy organization! (All levels of participation welcomed!) This will be the second time TEA has organized a team for this event and in 2012 TEA took home the TOP Team Fundraiser Award! The goal of this charity event is to raise funds for Give Kids The World, a non-profit that exists solely to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Thursday, Nov. 21 continued

Christine Kerr
TEA panel, 9:00 am
Planning new capital projects for your facility
Orange County Convention Center, room S310GH
This session is moderated by TEA president Christine Kerr of BaAM Productions and features reps from TEA member companies: Steve Rhys (Forrec), Anthony Esparza (Herschend Family Entertainment), and Mark Dvorchak (Pro Forma Advisors), joined by Jeff Strickland from Playland in Vancouver.

TEA panel, 3:30 pm
Future Legends of the Industry
Orange County Convention Center, room S330AB
With Christian Lachel (BRC Imagination Arts), Denise Weston (Apptivations), Joseph Schmelzeis (SEGA), Kathleen Cohen (National Constitution Center), and Robert Cortelyou (NBC Universal).

Friday, Nov 22
Ladies of the TEA networking breakfast
8:00 am - 9:45 am, Orange Cty Convention Ctr room S310A 
Includes Working in the world of themed entertainment: opportunities & barriers for women in the industry. Panel discussion moderated by Christine Kerr.
No charge, but RSVP is required:

Marty Sklar
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Wed, Nov 20
Legends and their legacies panel
3:30-4:45 pm, Orange Cty Convention Ctr room S330FGH
With Bob Rogers (BRC founder), Marty Sklar (Disney legend), Jack Lindquist (Walt Disney Company, retired), Lee Cockerell (Walt Disney World exec VP, retired) and others.