Join us in Chester for our annual conference 3-5 October.

Its good to talk but are our visitors talking about the right things?

Heritage interpreters want people to talk to each other; about our places; about our heritage; about our landscapes; about the issues; about their own memories. When interpretation generates conversations then it is generating engagement and interaction.

Join us in the historic city of Chester to discuss how interpretation can provoke conversations and address provocative or sensitive issues.  Find out how you get your visitors to deliver the interpretation for themselves.

Our conference speakers and site visits are addressing these areas:

  • How can interpretation be used to generate meaningful discussions within visitors to heritage sites?
  • How can informal conversations be evaluated and how can it be used as an evaluation method
  • Critical examination of case studies that promote dialogue.
  • Identification of best practice in engaging visitors through dialogue and conversation.
  • How to manage controversial, contentious, or challenging conversations in heritage interpretation.

Pre conference workshop:  James Carter discusses the development and use of interpretative themes.  Join us for the a masterclass. Site visits within Chester's historic centre and to the award winning Chester Zoo.

Do you want to talk to us?  There is still time to submit a proposal for a presentation or workshop.