Director of Attraction Development presents ‘The Best Ideas Don’t Have to Be Yours’
“Throughout history, a lot of the great inventions were actually invented by teams, not by a single person,” explains Wible in an interview with HECTV St. Louis. “There are a lot of kids in school who think they can’t possibly be that one genius, when in reality we need all those kids to embrace science, to embrace art, to embrace all the things you need to embrace to make the big ideas that change the world.”
For nearly 30 years, Jim Wible has helped to create some of the world’s most remarkable theme parks, zoos, aquariums, and museums, where an estimated ten to fifteen million families happily come together each year. Devoted to communicating ideas and bringing imagined worlds to life, he and PGAV Destinations partner with leaders in the entertainment industry like SeaWorld, the Georgia Aquarium, Universal Studios, and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. Together, we create new attractions that entertain and inspire. Jim’s passion is building one-of-a-kind destinations that bring families together and make memories that last forever.
BOUNCE: An Innovative Playground of Possibilities is taking place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts on the campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School. This year’s event features 14 speakers and entertainers engaged in cutting-edge work throughout our community. Their fascinating presentations and energetic event ensures that everyone attending will end up inspired, and maybe even in someplace completely different. Attendees leave ready to take things in a new direction — with more energy than ever to learn, connect and grow. RSVP on Facebook for Jim’s presentation and purchase tickets TEDx Gateway Arch online.
About PGAV Destinations
PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. Now entering its sixth decade, the practice has evolved to become the ideal destination-consulting partner, skilled at developing growth-oriented master plans and translating those plans into successful projects. No other firm offers such an integrated approach to destination planning.
PGAV’s key clients include industry leaders such as Delaware North Companies, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Biltmore Companies, Bass Pro Shops, Ameristar Casinos, Universal Studios, The Gettysburg Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo, and many others. Recent assignments include planning and design at many of the world’s “must see” destinations, including the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the Georgia Aquarium, the Hoover Dam, and SeaWorld Adventure Parks. www.PGAVDestinations.com
About TEDx Gateway Arch
TEDxGatewayArch plays a vital role in making St. Louis a leader in technology, innovation and growth. Each year they host a flagship conference of TEDx talks, entertainment, exhibitors, and ideas worth spreading. The presenters are influential people from a wide variety of disciplines who are connected to St. Louis and focused on developing creative approaches to our community’s complex issues and opportunities. Their talks inspire action, challenge beliefs, provoke thought and evoke wonder. Drawing a hugely diverse audience, this event provides intentional, cross-pollinated networking opportunities that spark new perspectives and build connections — sending ripple effects of possibility throughout the St. Louis region. www.tedxgatewayarch.org