2019 Conference Call for Papers


The Interpretation Australia National Conference in 2019 will consider the topic of sustainability in interpretation.  We will contemplate the importance of telling sustainable stories in a time of global uncertainty and climate change.

The conference will consider sustainability in interpretation as a method of economic, cultural and social sustainability.  Papers will be presented on the topics of sustainability of practice, of the environment, of story, of community, of heritage, and of culture.

Key Dates

  • Call for papers Close – 31st May, 2019
  • Conference: Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 October, 2019

Sessions and Presentation Guidelines

  • 40-minute key note presentations (plus time for questions/discussion)
  • 1-hour workshops
  • 20-minute conference papers
  • PechaKucha lightening talks (20 slides, 20 secs per slide)
  • Field Trip

Conference Topics

  • Sustainable storytelling
  • Cultural heritage tourism
  • Working with communities
  • Interpreting difficult stories
  • Eco-tourism
  • Technology as a sustainable storytelling
  • Interpreting Indigenous stories
  • Sustainability of audience
  • Sustainable placemaking

Conference Registration All presenters of accepted presentations will be required to register for the Conference to ensure his/her paper(s) is included in the final Program.


Abstracts for all session types should be:

  • Prepared and presented by an author or person directly related or involved with the project or topic.
  • Be submitted through the Conference Abstract Submission Form.
  • Include a short 100-word biography.

The acceptance of an abstract for the Interpretation Australia National Conference does not imply provision of travel, accommodation, or registration for the conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract, nor any costs associated with attendance at the Conference.

By submitting your abstract, you agree to have your abstract (if accepted) published on the Conference website and in the Conference program handbook and on the Conference.