2022 National Conference 

Storytelling:
Making People Care Since...Forever

Halifax, NS
October 3-7, 2022 


It’s difficult (if not impossible) to separate the human experience from storytelling. We have a fundamental need to connect with each other and ourselves through the sharing of stories. They are the tool we use to make sense of our lives, experiences, events in history and the world around us. Stories, like interpretation itself, help us make meaning of the world.

Interpretation Canada’s 2022 National Conference in Halifax explores the connection between interpretation and storytelling through presentation and discussions on this broad topic. 

Already planning your trip?

Check out our Discover Halifax page for travel and accommodation information. We've secured a special rate at the conference hotel ($189 plus taxes) and breakfast is included in your room rate. Conference attendees are eligible for WestJet flight discounts; information will be provided in your registration confirmation.

Registration

Registration will be opening by July. We are still planning but anticipate fees will be between $500 and $600. 

Registration fees are per person, and include lunches on Tues, Weds, Thurs and evening receptions on Mon, Tues, Thurs. They also include Wednesday site visits. They do not include the pre-conference workshops, the post-conference site visit, additional 'add-ons' (such as wine-tasting), or supper on Wednesday.

Sponsorship opportunities

Attendees at our conference include folks who make decisions about visitor experience at parks, zoos, museums, historic sites, public gardens, and other tourist destinations across Canada.

Learn how to become a conference sponsor. 

Ready to make a contribution?

Click here for credit card payments or contact us for information on payments by e-transfer or check. 


Conference Sessions

The Selection Committee is well into reviewing proposals for conference sessions. If you submitted a proposal, you can expect to hear from the Selection Committee by the end of May. We will announce sessions on our website by June 1, 2022.

We expect to announce our keynote speaker in early May. Stay tuned!

Format

We are currently planning to hold the 2022 conference in-person, not online. We are not planning a hybrid model. Any changes will be published on our website and social media channels.

The schedule is still in development, however the rough outline is:

  • Monday Oct 3: Optional pre-conference workshops (additional cost)
  • Monday: Conference Opening reception and Kickoff keynote
  • Tuesday: Concurrent sessions*
  • Wednesday: Off-site case study visits (included in registration)
  • Thursday: Concurrent sessions*
  • Friday Oct 7: Optional Post-conference Site Visit (additional cost)
  • *Note that concurrent sessions on Tues/Thurs will be held in Fortress 'casemates' at the Halifax Citadel, and there may be occasional sounds of rifle or cannon fire outdoors.

Volunteer

If you would like to get involved with planning and putting together the Halifax Conference or assisting Interpretation Canada in other ways, please contact us

2023 National Conference

Our 2023 National Conference will be online. Watch for our call for proposals early that year. 

Interested in hosting a future conference?

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