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Join interpreters from around the world to share ideas and experiences, and yes, even share a serving of poutine!
The joint NAI/IC International Conference on Interpretation is set for May 3-7, 2015 in the beautiful city of Montreal.
Participants from 30-70 countries come to this annual international conference.





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Theme: Changing Boundaries, Changing Times
Day by day, technology and social networking become more ingrained in our lives, in our careers, and in the way our sites operate. For future generations, the borders of our organizations - like our countries - will become ever more changeable, fluid, and perhaps even insignificant. Join us in Montreal as we welcome interpreters from throughout the world for a week of sharing experiences and learning new skills, reports on recent research in interpretation and discussions of the future of interpretation.


Regular Rate: USD $425
1-day Rate: USD $175
Post-conference trip option: USD $425
Rates are equal for IC and NAI members, members and non-members, and for everyone anywhere in the world.
Download registration package

Last-Minute 1-Day Only and Full Registration Available for Montreal conference May 3 - 7 

Onside at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, starting approximately noon Sunday


Schedule at a Glance
Sunday, May 3
Registration open from approximately noon to 6pm
Welcome Reception starts 5 pm, including 
6 pm-ish Dinner – Interpretive Showcase of Ideas until 8 or 9 pm
Monday, May 4
Keynote – Chris Mathieson, Chair, Interpretation Canada (IC)
Concurrent sessions
Concurrent sessions
Dinner on own in Old Montreal
Tuesday, May 5
Off site study sessions (included in registration) options:

  • BioDome and Montreal Planetarium
  • Montréal Science Centre
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site and Lachine Canal

Dinner on own – organized “Dine Around”
Wednesday, May 6
Keynote – Stephen Espiner, Chair, Interpretation Network of New Zealand (INNZ) 
Concurrent sessions
Concurrent sessions
Dinner and scholarship auction
Thursday, May 7
General Session – International standards *
Conference adjourns at noon

Optional Post-Conference Trip
Old Quebec City & La Mauricie National Park
May 7-9, 2015

Cost: $425 (two-night, three-day trip includes transportation, lodging, and all meals except Friday night dinner.)

International Standards
Every year at the International Conference, participants address a specific topic of importance to the international interpretation community. In 2015, we'll put our heads together to discuss the development of international standards for the field of interpretation.

Registration through IC's partner for this conference, the National Association for Interpretation(NAI):
Click links at top of page for more information

Download registration package

Download a scholarship application - (applications from interpreters in developing countries are preferred)

Download auction item donation form - (this auction supports the scholarships above, and is hilarious fun)