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


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Regular Rate: $425


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Deadline: April 3, 2015

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Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, May 3

Registration open 12:00–6:00PM

Welcome Reception 4:30–6:00PM

Welcome, Dinner, and Interpretive Showcase of Ideas 6:00–8:00PM

Monday, May 4

Keynote – Chris Mathieson, Chair, Interpretation Canada 8:15–9:15AM

Exhibit Hall Open 9:15AM–6:00PM
Concurrent sessions 9:30AM–12:30PM

Lunch 12:30PM–2:00PM
Concurrent sessions 2:00–4:15PM

Dinner on own in Old Montreal 6:00PM 

Tuesday, May 5

Off site study sessions – included in registration (all day)

Dinner on own – organized “Dine Around” 6:30PM

Wednesday, May 6
Keynote – Stephen Espiner, Chair of the Executive Committee, Interpretation Network of New Zealand (INNZ) 9:15–10:15AM

Concurrent sessions 10:30–11:30AM
Lunch 11:30AM–1:15PM

Concurrent sessions 1:15–4:15PM

Dinner and scholarship auction 6:00–10:00PM

Thursday, May 7

Breakfast 7:00–8:15AM
General Session 8:15AM–12:00PM
Discussion of international standards and the possibility of an international federation of interpretive organizations

Conference adjourns at noon