April 29–May 2, 2019
Asilomar State Park & Conference Grounds
NAI and California State Parks are partnering once again to bring you three days of innovation, interpretation, and technology. The fourth annual InterpTech conference will explore the intersection of technology and interpretation. The conference will take place at Asilomar State Park & Conference Grounds on the Monterey Peninsula.
The event opens the evening of Monday, April 29, with Digital Media Madness, a reception and showcase of the latest and greatest in technology that can enhance interpretation. April 30–May 2, we're putting together a schedule of cutting-edge presenters and special events that we'll announce soon. We'll wrap up in the early afternoon on Thursday, May 2.
Keynote Address by Danni Washington
TV Personality, Science Communicator, Marine Biologist, "Mocha Mermaid" discusses digital interpretation
Danni Washington is the first African American woman to host her own science television series. Washington has spent the last decade inspiring the next generation to connect and understand the natural world, and finding creative ways to convey her passion for the ocean and science in exciting, high-profile ways.
She has appeared on such media outlets as Fox, Amazon Prime, and the Science Channel, among others. Danni is the host of the STEM educational TV series called XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST, which features the latest advancements in bio-inspired technology and design.
At age 21, Washington co-founded the Big Blue & You, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through arts and media. In addition to her love of marine science, youth outreach, and the arts, she is a scuba diver, stand-up paddle boarder, digital influencer, self-described "curly girl," and overall lover of the outdoors.
As the keynote speaker of InterpTech2019, Danni will offer her insights into using digital and social media as a means to increase awareness and introduce a larger and more diverse audience to science topics and conservation issues.
Learn more on Danni Washington's website, www.danniwashington.com.