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The 6th Annual Themed Experience and Attractions Academic Symposium is coming on Friday, November 17th, 2023 to the Orange County Convention Center.

TEAAS 2023 is the only academic event that brings together academic scholarship on themed experiences and attractions in an exciting one-day symposium featuring presentations from a variety of academic fields. This year’s Symposium theme, “The Multiverse of Theming: Understanding Themed Attractions Across Dimensions,” promotes and reflects the multiple perspectives, disciplines, and worlds through which our understandings of theming and attractions experience is situated.

This year’s Symposium will feature a full program of original academic research in themed experience and attractions, a poster-paper networking lunch, keynote speakers, and morning and afternoon coffee.

The event is presented by the Themed Experience and Attractions Academic Society with generous partner level support from IAAPA, as well as support from the School of Business at Farmingdale State College(SUNY), and

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The theme of this year’s Symposium is “The Multiverse of Theming: Understanding Themed Attractions Across Dimensions,” and will feature presentations and posters on the latest academic research on themed experience and attractions ranging over a wide array of topics, including attractions design and engineering, themed narrative and storytelling, management and operations, guest experience, and more. You can view the full agenda online here.

Early bird Symposium ticket price is $60. All tickets will include the full day of presentations, keynote speakers, a poster-paper networking lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Tickets to the IAAPA Expo are not required to attend the TEAAS 2023.

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