Louis Alfieri returned this year as part of an esteemed panel of judges for the 2022 Themed Attraction Student Showcase.
Alongside Louis on the judge’s panel was Mark Amos (Vice President, JRA and part of RWS Entertainment Group), Scott Ault (Managing partner of Railton Entertainment Design), Ian Mac Vittie (Executive Vice President at Technifex XR), Jason McManus (Principal at Thinkwell Group), Paitoon Ratanasirintrawoot (Executive Creative Director/ Executive Producer at ITEC Entertainment), John Polk (Vice President / Senior Project Director at TECHNIFEX), Peter Cliff (CEO at Conductr), Mk Haley (Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin & Former Imagineer), and Mel McGowan (Chief Creative Officer at Storyland Studios).
(Featured Above) Daedalus: The Lost Wings, submitted by the Texas Theme Park Engineering Group (TxTPEG) from University of Texas at Austin, won Best in Show.
The purpose of the Showcase, per the Themed Attraction website, is to “provide a bridge between the attractions industry and the academic world, to help the next generation make meaningful connections with industry professionals while developing relevant skills.”
The competition was sponsored by Conductr, JRA, ITEC, Storyland Studios, Thinkwell, Red, Technifex, and Raven Sun Creative. The student’s and their work were judged in numerous categories including storytelling, technology, and sustainability.
See the full results and winners of the Student Showcase here.
We’re excited to see you all there next year!
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