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Foundations Entertainment University Attracts 63 Attendees

The 28th Foundations Entertainment University held in Las Vegas March 18-19 in conjunction with Amusement Expo attracted 63 attendees who obtained knowledge from seven of the industry’s top consultants, designers and operators on the A to Zs of developing and operating family entertainment centers and location-based entertainment centers. Attendees included a broad international representation from Brazil, India, Dominican Republic, Ukraine and Canada.


Foundatons Entertainment University #28

The next Foundations Entertainment University will be held July 16-18 in Chicago at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel located just two-miles from O’Hare Airport. Unlike the 2-day Las Vegas event, the 2.5-day Chicago seminary program will be limited to only 40 attendees on a first come basis to assure the intimacy of the workshop and opportunities to network and meet one-on-one with the instructors who have a combined industry experience of over 200 years. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit and have behind the scene tours of a family entertainment center, a bowling lounge and an outdoor family fun center. Attendees can also attend the half-day Remarkable Parties & Groups: Past, Present & Future seminar immediately following Foundations for only an addition $10. Registration is now open.

Foundations Entertainment University is now in its 10th year and is considered the platinum standard for family entertainment center and bowling industry education.

About Randy White

Randy White is CEO and co-founder of the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group. The 31-year-old company, with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, has worked for over 600 clients in 37 countries throughout the world. Projects the company has designed and produced have won seventeen 1st place awards. Randy is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on feasibility, brand development, design and production of leisure experience destinations including entertainment, eatertainment, edutainment, agritainment/agritourism, play and leisure facilities.

Randy was featured on the Food Network's Unwrapped television show as an eatertainment expert, quoted as an entertainment/edutainment center expert in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times and Time magazine and received recognition for family-friendly designs by Pizza Today magazine. One of the company's projects was featured as an example of an edutainment project in the book The Experience Economy. Numerous national newspapers have interviewed him as an expert on shopping center and mall entertainment and retail-tainment.

Randy is a graduate of New York University. Prior to repositioning the company in 1989 to work exclusively in the leisure and learning industry, White Hutchinson was active in the retail/commercial real estate industry as a real estate consultancy specializing in workouts/turnarounds of commercial projects. In the late 1960s to early 1980s, Randy managed a diversified real estate development company that developed, owned and managed over 2.0 million square feet of shopping centers and mixed-use projects and 2,000 acres of residential subdivisions. Randy has held the designations of CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

He has authored over 150 articles that have been published in over 40 leading entertainment/leisure and early childhood education industry magazines and journals and has been a featured speaker and keynoter at over 40 different conventions and trade groups.

Randy is the editor of his company's Leisure eNewsletter, has a blog and posts on Twitter and Linkedin.

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