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If you want to get an early jump on planning your conference sessions and activities, download the conference program guide. Hard copies of this document will be distributed to all participants, so there's no need to print it, but download it to your mobile device and you'll always have it on hand!
Download abstracts for the research that will be presented at the conference.
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Renewing our spirit, sharing our journeys
NAI and INNZ invite you to the 10th annual international conference to be held in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, April 3-7 2016. Join your peers, and expand your networks as we explore and seek to share our knowledge of interpretation through our conference theme.
Tihei Mauri Ora
The story begins …
I am the story, the story is me.
The story is us, the story is we.
In the local traditions of Aotearoa New Zealand’s indigenous people – Māori – ‘Tihei Mauri Ora’ is a claim to the right to speak. It is used to emphasize the importance of what is about to be said. It also refers to new life and new ideas, new beginnings, the beginning of understanding and of wisdom; the wisdom of you, the wisdom of me, the wisdom of us, the wisdom of we.
Interpretation should always aim to have something important to say. Interpreters seek to capture visitors’ attention, to reveal new meanings about our people, our places, objects, cultures and living things.
We invite you to explore and share new ways of presenting our stories; through new techniques and technology, research, and new approaches to working with local communities. How do we maintain the integrity of place and people in an ever-changing world? Conference tracks include research, leadership and development, indigenous cultures and interpretation, partnerships and collaborations, emerging trends and technology, nurturing guardianship, and living collections.
The story begins here.
Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities
Join up to 200 delegates from all over the world as we gather to explore and share new ways of presenting our stories; through new techniques and technology, research, and new approaches to working with local communities. Space is limited to 12 vendors and table location is subject to availability at the time your application is received, so don’t delay!
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