Conferences are a vital meeting place for our membership and for rekindling the fires of inspiration that drive us forward in our work. I am delighted to take on this important role.

I am based in the Highlands of Scotland and have a strong commitment to international cooperation and the growth of Interpret Europe. For the last nine years, I have run my own consultancy in tourism, heritage and interpretation. For 20 years, I have been actively involved in promoting the use of effective interpretation to connect visitors and communities to outstanding heritage. Most of my work has been in Scotland, but over the last few years I have been working extensively in Norway and Sweden. I chaired the very successful Vital Spark conference in Aviemore, Scotland, in 2007 and the steering group for IE’s 2013 conference in Sigtuna, Sweden.
Before this, I worked for 30 years in a range of public bodies, including the regional development agency in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, where I was heritage manager; Scottish Natural Heritage, where I was lead for tourism, and managed several of the top conservation and recreation sites in the UK. I was the first project officer on the innovative Highland Interpretive Strategy and contributed to the development and writing of the well-known ‘Sense of Place’ publication on interpretive planning. I was actively involved in the early development of the UHI Masters in Heritage Interpretation and delivered a range of modules.

We will let you know as soon as the dedicated conference website is live so you can keep up to date with the information and developments ahead of next year.

My duties on the IE Supervisory Committee will be on hold whilst I take up this role as Conference Coordinator.

Bill can be contacted at:

To cite this article:
IE Management (2016) ‘Bill Taylor is the new Conference Coordinator for Interpret Europe’. In Interpret Europe Newsletter 4-2016, 33

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