International Conference
on Interpretation

Changing Boundaries, Changing Times

Day by day, technology and social networking become more ingrained in our lives, in our careers, and in the way our sites operate. For future generations, the borders of our organizations - like our countries - will become ever more changeable, fluid, and perhaps even insignificant. Join us in Montreal as we welcome interpreters from throughout the world for a week of sharing experiences and learning new skills, reports on recent research in interpretation and discussions of the future of interpretation.

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Join us in Montreal, Canada!

The next International Conference on Interpretation will be a partnership between NAI and Interpretation Canada.

Sure, Canada is the land of Mounties, maple syrup, and polar bears. But, it is so much more. Join us in Montreal, Canada's second largest city, and a thriving, modern, culturally diverse metropolis. Boasting the world famous Cirque de Soleil, Montreal is also the home of exquisite restaurants, beautiful parks and fascinating museums. Interpreters from across the globe will gather here to share ideas and experiences, and yes, even share a serving of poutine.

Off-Site Session Options

Included in the registration fee.  

Mount Royal Park
BioDome and the Montreal Planetarium
Montréal Science Centre
Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History
Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site and Lachine Canal

Optional Post-Conference Trip
Old Quebec City & La Mauricie National Park
May 7-9, 2015

International Standards

Every year at the International Conference, we address a specific topic of importance to the international interpretation community. In 2015, we'll put our heads together to discuss the development of international standards for the field of interpretation, and the possibility of creating an international federation of interpretation associations.

International Conference on Interpretation

Montréal, Québec, Canada
May 3-7, 2015
Hotel Omni Mont Royal


Register online here.
Download a packet.

Early Bird Rate: $350 (until March 16)
Regular Rate: $425


Download a scholarship application.
Deadline: April 3, 2015

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Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, May 3
Registration open
Welcome General Session
Welcome Reception
Dinner – Interpretive Showcase of Ideas

Monday, May 4
Keynote – Chris Mathieson, Chair, Interpretation Canada
Concurrent sessions
Concurrent sessions
Dinner on own in Old Montreal

Tuesday, May 5
Off site study sessions – included in registration
Dinner on own – organized “Dine Around”

Wednesday, May 6
Keynote – Stephen Espiner, Chair of the Executive Committee, Interpretation Network of New Zealand (INNZ)
Concurrent sessions
Concurrent sessions
Dinner and scholarship auction

Thursday, May 7
General Session: Discussion of international standards and the possibility of an international federation of interpretive organizations.
Conference adjourns at noon