2022 National Conference
Making People Care Since...Forever
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.
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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 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.
We are thrilled to be gathering together in-person. Interpreters will be travelling from across Canada from many different communities to join us. The safety and wellbeing of our attendees, presenters, and volunteers is very important to us.
COVID-19 is still an active disease at the national level, and we ask everyone to follow current public health guidelines. To protect yourself and others, Nova Scotia Public Health recommends that you wear a mask in crowded, indoor places. We ask that all attendees wear a mask in indoor spaces such as the auditoriums and concurrent session rooms we will be gathering in at the conference. Additionally, please watch for symptoms and stay home if you feel sick.
There are outdoor spaces available to take your meals at the Halifax Citadel, the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Monday evening’s reception will be in a large open room where physical distancing is possible but there will not be easy access to an outdoor space to eat.
For more information on how to protect yourself and others, please visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/avoiding-infection/.
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.
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We are happy to announce our keynote speaker on Monday October 3 will be Lawrence Hill.
Find the concurrent sessions here: https://interpretationcanada.wildapricot.org/2022-Concurrent-Sessions
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.
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.
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For additional details, visit https://interpretationcanada.ca/2022-National-Conference