The Themed Entertainment Association's (TEA) 2013 Weekend of Events, April 4-6 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim USA, is made up of the TEA Summit business conference (April 4-5), and the Thea Awards Gala (April 6). The TEA Weekend of Events is one of the foremost gatherings of the attractions industry. Day One (April 4) of the 2-day Summit is a limited-seating Executive Master Class, keynoted by Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet. Day Two (April 5), open to a larger and wider audience including students, is Thea Case Studies Day, showcasing the people and projects that will be honored the following night at the Thea Awards Gala (April 6) - a lavish, ticketed, black tie dinner event celebrating excellence in the Experience Industry. Register and buy tickets at the TEA Box Office.
Roberta Perry, TEA Summit co-chair
Vice-President Business Development
Edwards Technologies, Inc. (ETI)
Perry has been a key personality in the development and growth of the
themed entertainment and leisure entertainment industries for more than
20 years. Roberta has enjoyed working with many Global Brands including
20th Century Fox, Iwerks Entertainment, Cirque Du Soleil, Paramount
Creative Services, LA Center Studios, The WOW Factor (Times Square, New
Year’s Eve in Times Square, & Coca-Cola,)
United States Navy, Dick Clark American Bandstand Restaurants, and
Driscoll Berries. Back working with Edwards Technologies, Inc. (ETI) as
Vice-President of Business Development to launch Cloud based Media
Management Systems into the Retail, Shopping Centers, Museum, Zoo &
Aquarium, Visitor Centers and Theme Park markets.
Ms. Perry was a
founding member of the Themed Entertainment Association and served as
the association’s president for two years. She is the past chairman of
the International Nightclub and Bar Association, past board of
director’s member for the National Restaurant Association Marketing
Executives Group, past member of the NFL Sunday Ticket Advisory Board
and the City of Seattle Fair Campaign Practices and Ethics Committee.
Currently serves as on the Board of Directors for The Earth Organization
and on the Board of Directors for Toastmasters International.
has been a guest speaker at many conferences including the
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA),
Urban Land Institute (ULI), Themed Restaurants conferences,
Entertainment Retail conference, Leisure Expo, TILE (Europe), World
Gaming Congress, and the Nightclub & Bar Annual conferences.