This Time It’s Personal:

Rethinking Non-Personal Interpretation

 Join us for our Online Conference!

Sept 22 – 24, 2020

Signage, exhibits, labels, brochures, booklets, and digital media are all referred to as 'non-personal interpretation',  but we think it's time to change the way we talk about them.  Interpretation is an art – and art is personal.

Meet us online to focus on 'non-personal' interpretation. What do best practices look like in 2020?  How can we use interpretive media to help visitors make personal connections?  Should we retire the term 'non-personal interpretation'? We are looking for conference sessions that help us explore these questions, offer case studies, share research findings, or inspire us to rethink any aspect of non-personal interpretation.

Lend your voice!  Our call for presenters is now available via Google Form.

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Proposal deadline is May 31, 2020. 


Have questions? Send us a message at conference@interpretationcanada.ca


2021 Conference - Halifax 

Our 2021 Conference will be hosted by the Halifax Citadel and The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  Expect a week of inspiring sessions, knowledgeable keynote speakers, and opportunities to check out interpretive sites around the Halifax area.  We've also heard the conference committee whispering about a Nova Scotia kitchen party.

Interested in hosting a conference?

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.


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Interested?  Click here to see our list of criteria.



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