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How A Lifetime of Learning Through Play Inspired A Disney Imagineer

Learning Through Play


Matt Conover
Disney Imagineer


Being An Imagineer

Back in the early 1950’s, Walt Disney was beginning to crystallize his vision for a theme park – different from the amusement parks he had visited with his kids. A theme park that would bring to life the stories he and his animators had created on film in an immersive, family-friendly environment. He took some of his animators and hired some engineers and coined term “Imagineer” — combining imagination and engineer as he believed these jobs and people had to dream as much as they applied the math and … READ MORE

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Raising Nerd Profile: The Disney Imagineer

No matter what part of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) curriculum strikes

their fancy, being a Nerd is all about passion. And there are few people in the real world more passionate about what they do than the talented Disney Imagineers at The Walt Disney Company.

I’ve known Matt Conover for nearly my entire life and I’ve always been amazed by the sheer joy he projects when he’s working. From high school through college, to the present day as he continues to produce some of the biggest live entertainment events in the world, Matt’s creative zeal and love READ MORE