International Conference
on Interpretation

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.


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Aerial photo by Rob Suisted


International Conference on Interpretation

Wellington, New Zealand
April 3-7, 2016

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