Interpretation Canada 2019 Conference

Unpacking Dialogue

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winnipeg, Manitoba

September 912, 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.

Call for Sessions

Help us delve into dialogue! Facilitators using dialogic and participatory interpretation will be given extra consideration. Round tables and panel discussions welcome.
Click here for the application form.

Submit proposals by March 17, 2019. 

Registration will open April 15th.  
We’re still working on our budget but estimate less than $500 for early bird members.


We are pleased to be staying at the ALT Hotel Winnipeg for our 2019 National Conference. ALT Hotel is in the heart of Winnipeg and a short walk to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

Room Rates: $169/night (1 Queen Bed), $189/night (2 Queen Beds)

These conference rates are available until August 8, 2019.

Reservations: Individual reservations can be made with 3 options:

  1. Use Interpretation Canada’s designated link

  2. Visit ALT Hotel’s website and use the Group’s Block Code: 1909IC

  3. Call the hotel (1-844-946-6258) and mention the Group Name / Block ID: Interpretation Canada Conference 2019 - 6107294.

Monday, September 9:
Museum Admission
Programs and Activities by Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Evening Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 10:
Keynote Address
Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, September 11:
Field study trips to other interpretive sites

Thursday, September 12:

Keynote Address

Annual General Meeting

Concurrent Sessions
Evening Awards Banquet and Auction

Friday, September 13
 Post-Conference Activities 

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

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