Monday, June 16, 2014

TEA president Christine Kerr describes vision for SATE '14 design conference Oct 2-3 in Sarasota FL

SATE co-chairs Aram Ebben (exp) & Stefan Lawrence (Rethink)
SATE '14 is a professional, international dialog on Experience Design, Oct 2&3, hosted by Florida State University at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Organizer: Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). SATE '14 presenting sponsors are Christie and Electrosonic.

"Partnering with an educational institution - in this case Florida State University - gives our conference a level of validation and sets a benchmark for quality of the presentations. It also reinforces TEA's NextGen initiative and dialog with academics and students," says TEA president Christine Kerr of BaAM Productions.

"As TEA serves the makers of compelling experiences and places, the location for SATE needs to be interesting and inspiring in its own right. The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and its location on Sarasota Bay certainly have this, with an estimable art collection and a circus museum, and splendid grounds and facilities. The historical connections between circus, live entertainment and themed entertainment make it all the more appropriate...."

Click here to read the complete interview on the SATE blog, and learn more details about SATE '14.

Photo: reception at SATE '13 - TEA president Christine Kerr in foreground