Call for Presentations

Get a Mile High on Interpretation

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Concurrent Session Proposals
Submit a Presentation Proposal Here

Climb to new heights at the 2019 NAI National Conference in Denver! At 5,280 feet above sea level, the mile-high City of Denver offers a good base to explore Colorado, from the wide-open prairies to the towering Rocky Mountains.

NAI returns to Denver after the city hosted one of our best-attended conferences in 2014. As Colorado’s capital, Denver offers a wealth of cultural opportunities and is near local open space and national forest land. Rocky Mountain National Park is an hour’s drive away. Art and western culture along with modern micro-breweries, distilleries, and fabulous restaurants add to the charm. A long history of ranching and agriculture mingle with opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, and wildlife viewing. November daytime temperatures average in the mid-50s with mostly sunny skies, but there’s always a chance for a snowstorm and cold temperatures!

Our 2019 conference theme focuses on ways to ensure that interpretive programs remain relevant in the face of emerging technologies, overcrowding or decreasing visitation, interpretation in urban settings, budget uncertainties, and access for all. How can we lift our field to new heights in the face of all of these challenges? If you have new ways to explore cultural richness, reveal historical secrets, or reconnect to nature, we want to know.

We are looking for sessions that highlight new and innovative ways to engage audiences and handle emerging issues. Session proposals will be evaluated on how well they fit the theme and further the interpretive profession. This can include new technologies, strategies to reach diverse audiences, and examples of how to spark passion—be creative! Let your ideas soar! 

Whether you’re coming from west, east, north, or south, we hope you’ll join us in Denver to “Get a Mile High on Interpretation!”

We’ll see you in the Mile High City!

Please note that all session presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference.
Presenting at a professional conference is a way for those in the field to contribute to promoting professionalism in the interpretive community and a way to build a professional network. With over 150 presenters and co-presenters participating in each national conference, it is not possible to waive registration or provide other financial support for attending. Please know we value your contribution and its value to the field of interpretation!

Pre-conference Workshops
Pre-conference workshops were designed for NAI sections to provide in-depth, subject-specific content, and to raise funds to support other projects throughout the year. They are also a great way for consultants to build their brands, network, and give back to the field of interpretation by offering a one- or two-day educational workshop that gives the attendee an opportunity to dive deep into a subject that helps them further their professional development.

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NAI National Conference

Denver Colorado
November 12–16, 2019

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