International Conference
on Interpretation

Keynote Address

Dr. Monique Brouiller Seefried

Born a French citizen in Tunisia, Dr. Seefried spent many years in Austria, France, Germany, and Italy before becoming a U.S. citizen in 1985. With a doctorate in history from the Sorbonne, she has worked in education and public policy for 40 years. In June 2014 she was appointed by Congress to serve on the US World War I Centennial Commission, where she is responsible for international partnerships, education, and state initiatives. The French government has honored her with the Order of the Academic Palms, the Order of Merit, and in 2015 with the Order of the Legion of Honor. From her many experiences abroad and her passion for education, she has developed a determined focus on promoting diversity and respect for cultural differences.

Larry Beck and Ted Cable

Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage: For a Better World 
The authors of the soon-to-be-released book Interpreting Cultural and Natural Heritage: For a Better World will inspire critical thinking and meaningful conversations about the challenging issues of our times by celebrating what interpretation can offer the world.
The session and the book it is based upon are especially relevant to the profession of interpretation. Many books have been written on various aspects of interpretation, but this is a singularly comprehensive book on the topic. The session will include opportunities for audience participation as to how their specific interpretive sites contribute to a better world.
After the presentation there will be ample opportunity for informal interactivity with the authors who will be available for questions and answers. Participants will be able to return home inspired with new ideas.

NAI International Conference

Reims, France
April 16-20, 2018

The conference starts with a reception Monday, April 16. Educational off-sites take place Wednesday, April 18. (Some may have an additional cost.)


Early registration closes February 2, 2018
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Scholarship Application

Deadline: January 22, 2018
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Applicants will be notified of their status by January 26, 2018.

How do you pronounce "Reims"?

We don't blame you if you thought it was "Reems," but no, the word is closer to "Rance," as in, rhymes with "France." Roll the first R a little (on the back of your tongue) and let the word disappear somewhere in your throat and you've got it.