Welcome to Halifax! 


Our conference takes place at a number of different host sites around downtown Halifax. 

Our concurrent sessions will all be at the Halifax Citadel.  

Pre-conference sessions, suppers, and receptions will be at other sites within walking distance of the Citadel.

Use the map on the right and the schedule below to navigate your way around the conference.



Sunday Oct 2

1000-1800; Saint Mary’s University

Pre-conference training: Interpretive Guides Association Apprentice Interpreter course (pre-registration required)



Monday, Oct 3

830 am; Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Pre-conference Training: InterpActive Inspire Visitors with PIE and TALK (pre-registration required)

10 am; Saint Mary’s University

Pre-conference training: Interpretive Guides Association Apprentice Interpreter course continued (pre-registration required)


1130-1200; Halifax Central Library

Conference Registration. Drop by the Registration table to pick up your delegate package.


1200; Halifax Central Library

Keynote presentation: Lawrence Hill 


1330-1430; Halifax Central Library

Conference Registration. Drop by the Registration table to pick up your delegate package.


1400; Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Show you conference name tag for free entrance. Explore the museum and join the public guided tours.


1400; Saint Mary’s University

Special Session with Association of Nova Scotia Museums - all welcome

Unlocking Community Museum Collections


Afternoon; Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Museum All Sites Meeting - by invitation only


1630-1730; Saputo Hall, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Conference Registration. Drop by the Registration table to pick up your delegate package.


1730; Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Awards Showcase: Celebrate the winners of Association of Nova Scotia Museum awards and Interpretation Canada’s Awards of Excellence


1900; Bratty Hall, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Welcome Reception



Tuesday, Oct 4

0830; Halifax Citadel

Conference Registration. Drop by the Registration table to pick up your delegate package.


0930; Halifax Citadel

Concurrent sessions*


1300 Staggered Lunches, Citadel Visit, Silent Auction


1430; Halifax Citadel

Concurrent sessions*


1700; Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Supper and Interpretation Canada Annual General Meeting

Keynote Performance: Salar: A Salmon Story


*Note that concurrent sessions on Tues/Thurs will be held at the Halifax Citadel and there may be occasional sounds of rifle or cannon fire outdoors.


Wednesday, Oct 5

0830 Depart for selected off site visits

Timelines for lunch and return will vary.


1800 Supper on your own 

Visit Discover Halifax for a searchable database of restaurants. Show Your Badge for special offers and discounts.


Thursday, Oct 6

0900; Halifax Citadel

Conference Registration. Drop by the Registration table to pick up your delegate package.


0930; Halifax Citadel 

Concurrent sessions*


1300 Staggered Lunches, Citadel Visit, Silent Auction


1430; Halifax Citadel

Concurrent Sessions*


1730; Small Craft Gallery, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Maritime Party/Closing Reception

Live Auction

*Note that concurrent sessions on Tues/Thurs will be held at the Halifax Citadel and there may be occasional sounds of rifle or cannon fire outdoors.

Friday, Oct 7

Post-conference Field Trip: Joggins Fossil Cliffs - separate registration required 







Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada  T4N 3M4

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