2020 Heartland Region Workshop

Discover what makes your heart beat in Manitoba as you reflect, engage and inspire with Interpreters in Brandon, Manitoba – the hub of western Manitoba.

Engage with Manitoba’s immersive culture. People from all corners and walks of life quickly become neighbours.

Manitoba’s beauty is breathtaking, diverse and vast – and we can’t wait to showcase the Westman area of the province to you!

Be inspired by our first naturalists - Grey Owl, famed conservationist when you visit Riding Mountain National Park; or follow in the footsteps of Ernest Thompson Seton in the sand hills of Spruce Woods Provincial Park.

Look through this registration guide for keynote descriptions, browse the concurrent sessions, off-site adventures and special events. There is something for everyone who wears the title “Interpreter”. Consider the networking opportunities, not just the formal ones through programming but the informal ones that happen annually at these workshops. We hope our workshop speakers and sessions will offer you the opportunity to reflect, engage and inspire with colleagues from across the Heartland Region.

Welcome to Manitoba!

The Workshop Committee would like to respectfully acknowledge that the Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 territory lands we now call Manitoba are the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the Metis homeland.


 All registration fees are in US Dollars.
Full Workshop Fees
Single Day Fees
(Wed, Thurs or Fri)

Early Bird
(ends Mar 15)
(ends Mar 30)

Early Bird
(ends Mar 15)
(ends Mar 30)

 NAI Member $300 $350 $375 $175 $225 $250
 NAI Student Member*  $225 $275 $300 $125 $175 $200
 Non-Member**  $375 $425 $450 $250 $300 $325
 Guest Tickets       $50 $60 $70
*Students must be an NAI member prior to registering for the workshop.
**Nonmember registrations include a one-year NAI membership.
***On-site registrations will only be accepted if space allows. Cash or check payments only.

What is included?
Full Workshop Fee: Access to all concurrent sessions, both keynote speakers, entertainment and special events, off-site sessions and included meals (Lunch Wednesday, Lunch and Dinner Thursday, Lunch and Dinner Friday).
Wednesday Single Day Fee: Attendance at Wednesday’s concurrent sessions and keynote speaker, and meals that day (lunch).
Thursday Single Day Fee: Attendance at one off-site session with lunch, Dinner and auction.
Friday Single Day Fee: Attendance at Friday’s concurrent sessions and keynote speaker, unConference session, and meals that day (lunch, scholarship dinner and evening entertainment).
Guest Fee:
Wednesday: meals (lunch)
Thursday: meals (lunch, dinner), no offsite included
Friday: meals (lunch, awards dinner) and evening entertainment.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellations must be requested in writing. Email your request by March 31 to Jennifer.Bryson@gov.mb.ca. Refunds will be processed minus a $50 cancellation fee. Refunds are not available after March 31 or for workshop and guest fees purchased on-site at the workshop.

What lodging is available for the workshop?

Lodging fees are not included in any workshop fee category. Rooms have been blocked under NAI at the Victoria Inn. Breakfasts are included in the nightly room rate. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.
Victoria Inn Brandon: Toll-free 1-800-852-2710
Nightly Room Rate: $119 Canadian
Group Name: National Association for Interpretation
Address: 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB R7B 2R4

There are numerous other hotel options within short driving distance of the Victoria Inn and varying price points.
4/14/2020 - 4/17/2020
Victoria Inn Conference Centre 3550 Victoria Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 2R4 CANADA

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01. Off-Site Sessions

Sand dunes shifting on the whim of the wind; unlikely plants like the pincushion cactus; and strange creatures like the hognose snake cause one to wonder.... Manitoba? This is the truly unique Spirit Sands. Come along on a horse-drawn covered wagon ride through the dunes.

By mid-afternoon you're enjoying the coolness of river bottom forests, wandering through the sweet mixed-grass prairie and lingering at the striking views of the ancient Assiniboine River valley. Explore our premier Visitor Centre and uncover the stories in the dunes.

All of this is Spruce Woods, a unique mixture of natural contrasts and wondrous adventures on Treaty 1 Territory.
01. Off-Site Sessions
Not specified - 4:00 PM

During this off-site, you’ll reflect on the past – and future - of a nearly-lost species as you gaze over a herd of plains bison inhabiting remnant fescue plains. On the way, the aspen parkland offers the ideal setting to engage in meaningful dialogue on the homeland and history of the Anishinabe in Treaty 2 Territory, at the crossroads of Treaties 1 and 4.

The staggering diversity of living things that call Riding Mountain home are on full display as you meander up the Parkway to the shores of Moon Lake. Be inspired to celebrate Manitoba’s 150th by searching the boreal forest of Moon Lake for the Great Grey Owl, our provincial bird.

Enjoy the rustic Tudor architecture in the historic Victorian town of Wasagaming, our home base on the shores of pristine Clear Lake.
01. Off-Site Sessions

02. Guest Tickets

Includes lunch only.
02. Guest Tickets

Includes lunch and dinner. If guest plans to attend an offsite, they will need to register for a one day registration.
02. Guest Tickets

Includes lunch, awards dinner, and evening entertainment.
02. Guest Tickets