Monday, June 2, 2014

Copenhagen, June 12-13: Visit Tivoli & Tycho Brahe with TEA

Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Europe & Middle East Division presents:
Thursday 12th and Friday 13th June 2014
A Professional Development excursion for members of the attractions industry

Register now for this unique event! 
Thursday at Tivoli Gardens:
Ride the renovated roller coaster in the morning (The Rutschebanen is one of the oldest roller coasters in the world), enjoy unstructured time in the afternoon, then mingle with colleagues at a mixer as the lights are turned on in the evening.

Friday at Tivoli & Tycho Brahe:

• A VIP tour of Tivoli Gardens
• A series of presentations from a group of invited speakers including Arne Kvorning, Tivoli Garden's Mogens C. Ramsloev and other world-class experience designers and experience economists.
• A visit to the Tycho Brahe Planetarium.
• Attendance: FREE for TEA association members in good standing; non-members may attend for a €25 fee ex VAT.

SATE (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience) is an annual, international gathering of themed entertainment and experience design creators, producers, owners and operators. As such, it explores issues, opportunities and possibilities relating to the creation of compelling guest experiences for entertainment, education, retail and branding. SATE is presented by the world's largest interest organization within this field, Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

In 2014, the European and Middle Eastern Division of TEA brought a one-day version of SATE on the road throughout Europe and the Middle East with SATE Academy Days. Following events in Amsterdam, Dubai and Snowdon, now it's Copenhagen's turn, with an event themed "Experience" while celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Tivoli Garden's newly updated roller coaster, complete with snow-covered mountain tops.

Burbank, June 3: Ladies of the TEA networking event

Roberta Perry of ETI, past president of the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association), invites women of the theme park and visitor attractions industry to gather for an evening of networking, for fun and business

Ladies of the TEA

Tuesday June 3, 2014
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

Daily Grill at the Marriott (Bob Hope Airport)
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Please RSVP:
Register Now!
I can't make it

Questions? Contact Roberta:
Edwards Technologies, Inc.
+1 310-536-7070

Orlando Sentinel interviews TEA president-elect Steve Birket of Birket Engineering

Steve Birket, PE, of Birket Engineering, who will step up to the presidency of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) in November 2014, was interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel's Jason Garcia, who specializes in writing about the theme park industry.

Garcia: What was the most important lesson you learned working at Disney or Universal?
Birket: The thing that comes to mind, I guess, is the first day I worked as a project manager for Walt Disney Imagineering. The program manager to whom I reported leaned over close to my face and said, "Nothing negative."

...Read the full interview here.