Webinars

Most months NAI conducts two webinars—one focused on improving the skills of a field interpreter and the other for individuals that may have positions involving interpretive management, media, planning, etc. Webinars are a low-cost way to learn, obtain continuing education hours for your certification, and/or train your staff for less than two hours on a topic that interests them/your site.

Group Discounts

For our Institutional and Commercial members wishing to purchase attendance for multiple staff members: the first registrant will pay normal pricing and each registrant after will pay $20 for one-hour webinars or $30 for two-hour webinars. To setup the discount, please register your first individual, then email webinars@interpnet.com for a promo code for your additional registrants.

Registration

Registration closes 4 hours prior to the start of each webinar. Login information is generally sent the day before the webinar occurs. If you do have trouble prior to the webinar, call Emily at 970-420-1032 and she will try to assist you.

Logging In

Need help logging in to the NAI website to register? Please email login@interpnet.com to have your login credentials reset.

Continuing Education Hours

If you are wishing to gain continuing education for certification from the webinar, you will need to log into the webinar on your own computer. This allows us to verify your attendance and show the hours on your account. 

Webinar Cancellation Policy

NAI will accept registration cancellations or changes, in writing, up to 5 business days prior to a webinar. Participants can choose to change their registration to a different webinar of equal or lesser value (no fee), or receive a refund ($5 processing fee). Registrants who are unable to participate after the cancellation deadline will be sent a link to the recording of the webinar, when available. Changes and cancellations should be emailed to webinars@interpnet.com.

System Test

We conduct our webinars using Adobe Connect and Zoom. Be sure to check your confirmation email for system test information. 

Rising to the Surface: New Visitor Engagement

Therese Huffman
December 16, 2021
12p Pacific/3p Eastern (1 hour)
$35 Members / $50 Nonmembers
Register Here

This webinar is a series of case studies showcasing interpretive techniques, styles, etc that resulted in effective visitor engagement. Though through COVID-19, we were cooped up for a period time, it provided the time and opportunity to revisit the way we’ve been approaching our exhibit presentations. 

Therese is principal of Signature Design—a niche, woman-owned business established in 1993. She has over 30 years of international experience in design/build for branding, wayfinding, signage, exhibit and environmental design projects. Therese believes in working across disciplines—alongside architects, engineers, landscape architects, graphic designers, urban planners, and her clients and their communities—together as a team. 

 

Previous Webinar Recordings

Not seeing what you were hoping for as an upcoming webinar? It might be because we have actually already covered that topic before but now have it available as a recording in our webinar archive. Click here to access the recordings of previous sessions and purchase them at a discount rate.

 





Webinars in Spanish

The PUP Global Heritage Consortium and NAI offer Spanish webinars on topics related to heritage interpretation. NAI membership discounts apply. To view upcoming offerings, visit PUP online.

NAI Members, click here to get your discount code.


See an introductory video narrated by Sam Ham.

FREE WEBINAR RECORDINGS

 
Picture of the productFrom Fungus Fair to Hummingbird Week: Virtual Interp. Events
Panel Discussion
75 minutes
CE: 1.25
Date: April 12, 2021
Webinar Recording

Interested in moving beyond virtual programming to a full-fledged festival online? Come hear from innovative interpreters from two park agencies on how they did just that and reached thousands of visitors.


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Picture of the productMaking it Count
Setting yourself up for Success in a Virtual World
Panel Discussion
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: April 5, 2021
Webinar Recording

Come hear from interpreters doing K-12 and public virtual interpretation from across the country. Learn about successful and innovative programs on virtual nature journaling, K-12 engagement in the Everglades, Facebook Live EDVentures from the North Carolina Zoo and much, much more! Discover what it takes to plan for virtual engagement and glean the hard-earned tips and tricks from interpreters who have been making it work, while reaching millions of visitors.


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Picture of the productBest Practices for Digital Engagement
Erin Gates, Roger Gray
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: December 3, 2020
Webinar Recording

Now that the world is digital, let’s be sure that we are looking our best during our video conference presentations, programs, and meetings! Discover some tips and tricks for delivering online interpretive programming, both from your computer, and live, in the field.


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WEB12032012/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Picture of the productElevating Indigenous Voices
Panel Discussion
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: September 30, 2020
Webinar Recording

Using interpretation to amplify Indigenous voices provides spaces for healing and education within the local Indigenous and wider communities. This panel discussion will highlight a unique partnership between California’s largest Native American tribe, the Yurok Tribe, and California State Parks. These two entities have been working together for over three decades to make parks relevant through elevating the voices of the people who have cared for these landscapes since time immemorial.

This recording is free to NAI members. The nonmember price will help support the ability for NAI to continue to offer these webinars.


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Picture of the productTime Management for Interpreters
Matt Villamaino
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: August 11, 2020
Webinar Recording

We all have the same amount of time each week to do what needs to be done. Learn how you can use that time more efficiently to become more productive. In addition to covering core time management fundamentals, we will also cover how to integrate the challenges of scheduling while working a public facing job with minimal administrative time.


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Picture of the productRace, Social Justice, and Interpretation
Panel Discussion
90 minutes
CE: 1.5
Date: June 25, 2020
Webinar Recording

Recent events have thrust issues of race and social justice to the forefront of the national conversation, but systemic inequities have been obstacles for generations. Interpreters are uniquely positioned to effect positive change, but what actions can we take, regardless of where we work or what we interpret, to overcome injustice, not only at our sites but throughout society? This panel discussion highlights accomplished interpreters who work to serve underserved populations, promote cultural understanding, and amplify voices for positive change.

This recording is free to NAI members. The nonmember price will help support the ability for NAI to continue to offer these webinars.


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Picture of the productInterpretive Innovation During a Global Pandemic Panel
Panel Discussion
60 minutes
CE: 1
Date: May 28, 2020
Webinar Recording

Come join us for a free hour long panel discussion and hear from interpreters across the country about how they have altered and changed their interpretive activities during COVID-19. Learn about technologies such as virtual reality and 3D scanning while also hearing about innovative ways to offer summer camp and interpret to your neighbors using the NextDoor app. Find out what it has been like to work at the first zoo in the U.S. to open after shelter in place orders have been listed. After short presentations by each panelist, we will then host a Q&A period to get your questions answered and learn more from these innovative interpreters!


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WEB0528205/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
Picture of the productStaying Virtually Connected with your Audiences
OnCell
60 minutes
Date: May 5, 2020
Webinar Recording

Join NAI partner, OnCell for this free webinar to take a deeper dive into digital experiences with a focus on apps and how to augment or create one fast, but efficiently. Included will be helpful tips on promoting your experiences and choosing the best methods for your organization.

With over thirteen years of experience in the mobile tour market, OnCell understands the power of merging storytelling and technology. OnCell provides solutions that stand alone in their ability to offer historic and cultural destinations a seamless digital experience for visitors both on and offsite. Currently, OnCell has served over 800 subscribers and has launched over 3000 projects worldwide.


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Picture of the productBest Practices for Virtual Learning
Panel Discussion
60 minutes
Date: April 6, 2020
Webinar Recording

Do you find yourself wondering how to best engage with your visitor while your facility is closed or with limited staff? If so, join us for this free webinar and learn from a series of panelists on how they’ve been using Skype, Facebook Live and Twitter both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear their thoughts, see some of their ideas (have you seen the penguins wandering around the Shedd Aquarium yet?) and get your questions answered during this discussion with Q&A.


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WEB0327204/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Picture of the productClosed for Business. Open for Impact.
Immersive At Home Visitors Inside Your Interpretive Site Within 48 Hours With Nothing More Than A Camera and Laptop

Timelooper
60 minutes
Date: April 3, 2020
Webinar Recording

With your doors closed for the foreseeable future, how can you maintain (or even expand) relationships with your community? As part of our effort to bring more free, timely programs to our members, NAI presents a webinar hosted by one of our corporate partners, TimeLooper, where we will explore the power of virtual reality and use cases in the current environment and practical ways to get your site online within 48 hours.

Learn how to share your experiences, educational plans, living history, and natural beauty with key stakeholders who are stuck at home, including:

Families with kids dealing with cabin fever
Educators forced into distance-based learning
Topic enthusiasts and institution members searching for engagement
In this Zoom-based webinar, TimeLooper will discuss (and answer questions on) the following topics:

Best practices on how (and why) to build VR-based immersion experiences
Types of experiences you can easily develop
Easy off the shelf tools to consider
- Hardware (how to capture footage)
- Distribution platforms (how to share the content)
Creative tips on how to make content more meaningful


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