Webinar: How to be a PRO at Pronouns
January 17, 2024
1-2 p.m. EDT
Join Committee Member, Adrea Gibbs, in a webinar all about pronouns.
As our workplaces, families, and communities welcome more gender diverse people; one topic in particular has emerged as a struggle for individuals to incorporate into their lives— personal pronouns. Join Evan Forman (they/she) and Natalie Nielsen (she/her) as they offer insight into their personal experiences as gender expansive people who work in the theme park industry. They will use industry concepts, terminology, and storytelling to guide participants through this webinar as a way to connect the guest experience to their personal experience. With Natalie’s passion and Evan’s wit, you’ll be a pro at pronouns in no time!
- Learn how to better navigate communicating with and advocating for gender diverse people.
- The attendee will know how to interpret and utilize gender neutral and expansive pronouns.
A question and answer session will follow the webinar. Attendees are eligible to earn one continuing education unit (1 CEU) towards IAAPA recertification. For more information about IAAPA Certifications, please contact Alissa DeMeglio
A devotee to celebrating conservation, sustainability, and IDEA (inclusivity diversity equity accessibility), Adrea Gibbs’ work aligns those core concepts with operational, creative, cultural and experience-driven needs to elevate organization’s internal and external product. Her combined background in communications, cultural awareness, live entertainment, operations, brand development, fitness, child development, retail/merchandising, leadership development and management gives her a unique perspective and insight into a cross-section of industries. Working with companies worldwide including Ramoji Film City, Slagharen Attractie-Park, Disney, Santa’s Village, Windows On China, Meow Wolf, Junior Miss, Boys & Girls Clubs, Planet Aqua Group Foundation, and IAAPA among others, she is a sought-after presenter, consultant, and trainer whose “secret sauce” blends organization, function, education with a focus on multi-level learning and communication, and experience seamlessly to organizations on the world stage. An advocate for mentorship and youth development, she is an active, engaged volunteer, seeking ways to excite and encourage children to learn more about their world and the power to be a positive influence.
A sought-after branding and re-branding expert who draws on her spectrum of experience working with organizations both within and outside of themed entertainment, Adrea has long been an advocate of IAAPA having served as a member of the Education Committee, Hall of Fame Committee, and as Chairman of the IAAPA Games & Merchandise Subcommittee, in addition to being a presenter and speaker at IAE, Adrea is actively engaged in the mentorship program, a former member of the IAAPA Board of Directors, Chairman of the IAAPA Awards Committee, and is proud to hold the IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive (ICAE) distinction. She is dedicated to creating experiences that excite, engage, and elevate the human spirit.
Evan Forman (they/she) is a Maintenance Manager with Palace Entertainment. Over the years, they have had the honor to work for Great Coasters International, Premier Rides, Oceaneering, Morey’s Piers and other reputable companies in the industry. Through these experiences, they have cultivated a diverse skill-set that continues to influence and support their current position with Palace Entertainment. They are 29 and live in Pittsburgh, PA with their wife and cat.
Natalie Nielsen (she/her) is an independent Creative Producer in the Themed Entertainment industry. Over the past 9 years she has developed her skills with multiple companies such as On Track Themes, The Bezark Company, and currently B Morrow Productions.
She has gathered a multidisciplinary awareness of the process of attraction design and that has made her a valuable member of the industry. Her passion lies in both the complex artform of LBE attractions and the power of connection that they have the capability of creating. She is 35 and lives in Burbank, California with her wife and two cats.