TEA SATE 2023 North America Conference in Kansas City, MO

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is a non-profit that represents intriguing places and experiences worldwide. This year, TEA will host the Storytelling, Architecture, Technology and Experience (SATE) conference for North America from October 11-12, 2023, in Kansas City, MO.


2023 TEA SATE Theme

This year’s theme is “Origins and Influencers: The people, places and ideas that shape our industry.” Registration is currently open with early bird discounts available through August 29, 2023.

According to the organization, “This event will provide participants with ample opportunity to gain precious new insight into the rapidly evolving fields of themed entertainment.” Attendees will have opportunities to network with fellow leaders, participate in interactive and educational sessions and enjoy social events.

Conference Highlights

On the docket for this year’s event:

  • Hard Hat Laugh O Gram Studio Tour
  • Opening Reception at Union Station
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos NFL football game
  • An evening of events at Worlds of Fun


During June’s TEA SATE Europe 2023 event at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, they released their 2022 global attractions attendance report. This booklet, the 2022 TEA/AECOM Them Index and Museum Index is chock full of information on the world’s most-visited museums, theme parks and water parks. This is an extremely helpful tool for any activities provider.

TEA has reserved a block of rooms at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center with a discounted group rate of $189 per night. To register for the conference, visit their website and secure your spot today.