Upcoming events

    • 1 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 AM (PDT)
    • 30 Nov 2022
    • 11:59 PM (PST)
    Register

    2022 Awards of Excellence


    Do you have an amazing interpretive program? Engaging exhibit? Out of this world Facebook Live session? Awe-inspiring guided hike? Submit your entry for the 2022 Awards of Excellence!

    Each year, Interpretation Canada hosts the Awards of Excellence program which highlights inspiring interpretation all across Canada. 

    The Awards of Excellence program is not a competition; entries are judged based upon individual merit and are not compared against each other. 

    Each product that meets the benchmarks for its category will be recognized. 


    All entries should fit within the broad definition of heritage interpretation: 

    "Heritage interpretation is any communication process designed to reveal meanings and relationships of cultural and natural heritage to the public, through first-hand involvement with an object, artifact, landscape or site." (Interpretation Canada, 1976)


    Categories

    We have two categories: 

    Personal Interpretation: Interpretation facilitated by a live interpreter that allows audience interaction in real time and can include, but not limited to, face-to-face interpretation, live-streamed programs, webinars, prop talks, evening programs, costumed interpretation, theatrical programs, guided hikes, historical reenactments, etc. 

    Please note that the 2019 categories of Personal Interpretation (Non-Theatrical) and Personal Interpretation (Theatrical) have been combined into this category.


    Non-personal interpretation: Interpretation that does not rely on the physical presence of an interpreter and does not allow the audience to interact with the interpreter in real time. This type of interpretation uses communications media such as text panels, exhibitions, video, digital media, pre-recorded programs, trail signage, activity booklets, podcasts, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, etc. 


    Please submit one interpretive product per entry, not a compendium or collection, and not a marketing or outreach product featuring multiple programs. If you have questions regarding this, please contact awards@interpretationcanada.ca


    For more information on how to enter, please visit https://interpretationcanada.ca/How-to-Enter/ 

    • 3 Oct 2022
    • (ADT)
    • 4 Oct 2022
    • (ADT)
    • 2

    2022 National Conference - ANSM Registration

    Storytelling:
    Making People Care Since...Forever

    Halifax, NS
    October 3-4, 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. 

    ANSM registration includes Monday keynote, Monday Awards Reception, and Tuesday Concurrent Sessions. 

    • Monday: Conference Opening reception and Kickoff keynote
    • Tuesday: Concurrent sessions*
      • *Note that concurrent sessions on Tuesday will be held in Fortress 'casemates' at the Halifax Citadel, and there may be occasional sounds of rifle or cannon fire outdoors. 


    • 3 Oct 2022
    • (ADT)
    • 7 Oct 2022
    • (ADT)
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Registration is closed

    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 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.

    COVID-19

    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/. 

    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

    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 

    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?

    Learn More

    Connect with us on social media!

    Please use #interpcanconf in your conference-related social media posts.

    For additional details, visit https://interpretationcanada.ca/2022-National-Conference



    • 3 Oct 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 7 Oct 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Registration is closed

    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 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

    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 

    Format

    We are currently planning to hold the 2022 conference in-person, not online. We are not planning a hybrid model. 

    COVID-19 

    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/.

    Photo Release

    Please bear in mind that photo and video recording will be in process throughout the conference. By participating in the conference, you give Interpretation Canada the right and permission to photograph and record participants for promotional purposes. Participants acknowledge and agree to waive any right to inspect or approve the use of the photograph and/ or recording. The rights to any photos and promotional media is reserved by Interpretation Canada and Association of Nova Scotia Museums.

    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?

    Learn More

    Connect with us on social media!

    Please use #interpcanconf in your conference-related social media posts.

    For additional details, visit https://interpretationcanada.ca/2022-National-Conference



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

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software