2019 National Conference
Unpacking Dialogue

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Winnipeg, Manitoba

September 9–12, 2019


Through interpretation, we engage our audiences, encourage conversation, and facilitate experiences. Ideally, this happens through participation and dialogue — but these terms can sometimes seem more like buzzwords than concrete concepts.

Our 2019 Interpretation Canada National Conference will explore incorporating dialogue into our practice. We will unpack what it means to use dialogic interpretation, explore various tools and techniques, and uncover what it means to create a safe space for open discussions. Our host site, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, is committed to exploring the subject of human rights through promoting respect for others and encouraging reflection and dialogue.

Dialogue is a powerful way to engage people in difficult stories and inspire reflection which can lead to action. Dialogue can build bridges, mend divides, connect societies, and involve communities. Together, let’s learn how to really listen to our visitors and each other.

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2021 - Accepting proposals

The Interpretation Canada National Conference is held in person in odd numbered years, and hosted by an interpretive site such as a museum, park, or botanic garden, with conference activities centered around the site and surrounding area.

Hosting an Interpretation Canada conference is an excellent professional development opportunity for your education, exhibit, and interpretation staff as well as a unique opportunity to showcase your site to interpreters and other visitor experience professionals from across Canada.

Interested?
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