These days, Euro is a term that brings to mind countries falling into bankruptcy, chaos in the streets, and potential destruction of the United States through shared hedge fund markets.

But there’s one Euro that we can all be proud of – Euro Disney, the parent company of Disneyland Paris.  And next month, it’ll be playing host to a cornucopia of spoils as the Themed Entertainment Association presents SATE 2012, which stands for Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience.  It’s the TEA’s annual Themed Design Conference taking place Sept 19-21.

The conference is being chaired by Joe Rhode, the Disney Imagineer who brought us animals and adventurer clubs, and Yves Pepin, the man who’s reinvented the perception of water almost as much as Moses.  Both are Thea Lifetime Achievement Award recipients (I would have called them winners, but I’ve been told there are no losers with the Thea’s).

Not enough?  Here’s a rundown of presenters.  Links will take you to speaker bios.  And if you do attend, make sure to catch Ray Hole’s presentation on how to theme gas (“this one smells like rose petals”).

Martin ARNAUD, Les Petits Francais 
Manal ATAYA, government of Sharjah, UAE
Jean Christophe CANIZARES, ECA2
Chris CONTE, Electrosonic 
Andrea DEARDEN, Science Museum London
Bart DOHMEN, BRC Imagination Arts BV
Ray HOLE, ray hole architects ltd
Keith JAMES, Jack Rouse Associates 
Matthew JESSNER, Franco Dragone Entertainment Group
Berni JO, Yeosu Expo 2012 Organizing Committee
Sanjay KARA, Akshardham Temple Representative; Director for BAPS Charities
Christian LACHEL, BRC Imagination Arts
Michel LINET-FRION, Center Parcs/Pierre et Vacances
Jeanette LOMBOY, WDI Show Producer
Alex MCCUAIG, MET Studio 
Andrew MCINTYRE, Director, Morris Hargreaves MacIntyre
Lesley MORISETTI, Morisetti Associates
Frederic NANCEL, Chateau de Chantilly 
Audrey O’CONNELL, Natural History Museum 
Sophie POIRIER, MU-Events 
Steve RHYS, Forrec
Djuan RIVERS, Disneyland Paris 
Steve SIMONS, Event Communications
Carmen SMITH, Walt Disney Imagineering
Patrick STALDER, Event Producer
Vernon TEO 
Koert VERMUELEN, ACT Lighting
Bob WEIS, Walt Disney Imagineering
George WIKTOR, The GW Group 
Jean Francois ZURAWIK, Lyon’s La Fete des Lumieres

For more information or to register for SATE, click HERE!