2018 IA National Conference Sydney

12-14 September 2018 | Circular Quay, Sydney

Conference Registrations

Early Bird Registrations are now open. Click here to register. 

Interpretation Australia members receive discounted registration, as well as ongoing professional development, networking and resource benefits. To get the best deal on tickets become a IA Member –  join up now.

Conference Program NOW ONLINE

This year’s conference is focused on getting back to basics, consolidating foundations and being exposed to a diverse range of professionals working within the interpretation industry. Our theme, Creating Living Memory, is meant to intrigue and inspire the imagination in connection with the work we do every day. To understand the influence, meaning and importance of interpretation – in every context. We have an exciting program this year that will engage you, make you think and hopefully provide you with some amazing insights and some new skills to take away and put into practice.

Some of our speakers and talks include:

We are privileged to have speaker, trainer, author and coach Michelle Pascoe with us for the 2018 IA National Conference. She will be presenting the Opening Keynote and running a hands-on interactive workshop! Michelle’s workshop is called “Exploring the Link Between the Engaged Customer and the Engaged Employee”. This workshop looks at what you can do to improve, rebuild and strengthen between customers and employees or volunteers in your business. We look forward to this immersive experience! For more information on Michelle, go to this link http://michellepascoe.com/

Taronga Zoo will be presenting at the 2018 IA National Conference on their new immersive experience – “Tiger Trek”, an Indonesian-themed tour which allows you to get up close with Sumatran Tigers. At the conference, Taronga Zoo will explore the process of interpretation, design and implementation for this highly successful and engaging wildlife experience. For more information, go to https://taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo/tigertrek

Don’t forget to book your gala awards ticket when doing your conference registration. You will be treated to an evening at the glamorous Sir Stamford Hotel, located opposite Sydney’s beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens on Macquarie Street. With guest speaker, ‘Interloop’ artist Chris Fox, and Interpretation Australia’s National Awards being presented it will be a night to remember!

Plus loads more…

Conference Call for Papers & Workshops

Call for Papers & Workshops are now CLOSED.


Tuesday 11th – Evening Welcome Drinks (for those who arrive early!)
Wednesday 12th – Cliftons C Suite, 10 Spring Street, Sydney
Thursday 13th – Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park (travel included)
Evening – 2018 Gala Awards Evening at the luxurious Sir Stamford Circular Quay
Friday 14th – Cliftons C Suite, 10 Spring Street, Sydney

Key Dates

Call for Papers and Workshops – Friday, 15 June 2018 – NOW CLOSED

Registrations NOW OPEN

Award Entry Close – **Extended** Sunday, 12 August 2018

Early Bird Registration Close – **Extended** Friday, 17 August 2018