Virtual InterpTech

May 12-14, 2020
Registration for this event has closed, but individual sessions will be available on this website shortly.

InterpTech 2020 will be held online

Enjoy all of the innovation, interpretation, and technology of InterpTech from the comfort and safety of your own home. The fifth annual InterpTech conference will bring you a schedule of cutting-edge online presentations of the latest and greatest in technology that will enhance your interpretation.

Tuesday, May 12

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Keynote: Abundance vs. Scarcity Mentality in the Digital Interpretation Age
Tom Medema, Acting Associate Director for Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers, National Park Service

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Personality + Policy: Ways to Hook Your Audience and Earn Engagement
National Park Service Social Media Team

Ayo, COVID-19 Check: Interpret on TikTok
Lyndzee Rhine and Rachel Roth, NAI Interpretive Media Section

Wednesday, May 13

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Using Digital Interpretive Tools to Engage Audiences On-Site & Remotely Post COVID
Andrew Feinberg and Yigit Yigiter, Timelooper
Jenn Seva, Geocaching – Adventure Labs

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Increasing Digital Access to ALL Audiences = Increasing Physical Access to ALL Audiences – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Panel

  • Moderator: Nina Roberts, PhD, Professor, Dept of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism, San Francisco State University
  • Panelist: Jose Gonzalez, Founder of Latino Outdoors
  • Panelist: Myrian Solis Coronel, Director of Community Engagement, Parks California
  • Panelist: Yanira Castro, Owner, Humanity Communications Collective

Thursday, May 14

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Digital K12 Classroom Interpretation: The Great Equalizer
Erin Gates, Flipgrid, Skype in the Classroom, Digital Program Presentation by California State Parks using VR/AR in a live K12 virtual field trip 

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Keynote: The β€œNew” Normal: The Need for Both Traditional and Digital Interpretation post COVID-19
  • Tom Medema, Acting Associate Director for Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers, National Park Service
  • Toby Bloom, Acting Director of Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness, Southwest Region 3, USFS; National Program Manager, Travel, Tourism and Interpretation, US Forest Service
  • Sam Ham, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Idaho; Author of Interpretation: Making a Difference on Purpose
  • Stacey Yankee, Interpretation and Education Division Chief, California State Parks
  • Ky Harkey, Chief of Interpretation, Texas State Parks




Paul Caputo
National Association for Interpretation

Erin Gates
NAI Board of Directors