Inverness conference – Update


Less than three months to go until our conference in Inverness and by Sunday 9th July we had 162 delegates registered from 26 countries.
There is still time to register and we have some spaces leftโ€ฆdon’t miss out on what we are sure will be a memorable event in the Capital of the Highlands.
With our partner, AHI Conference Manager Ruth Coulthard, we are firming up all the essential details of fitting everyone into the venue; making sure all the catering and entertainment is sorted and that all the speakers who have been asked to present are able to be with us. The four site visits are all coming together, indeed two of them are now fully subscribed with a full coach load. There are still two excellent visits available to the UK’s largest National Park based around the Cairngorm Mountains. Both these are full days focusing on the Park’s strategic approach to interpretive provision in this beautiful area.
We would not be able to deliver these visits without the active support of partners:
  • The Loch Ness, Culloden and Urquhart Castle visit has had financial support from Historic Environment Scotland (our national built heritage conservation body) and the National Trust for Scotland (conservation charity). Staff from HES will lead this visit and Steve Farrar and Kit Reid have been a great help in this. Generous sponsorship from NAI has helped make this visit possible.
  • The Beinn Eighe and Knockan Crag visit would not be possible without the financial and human support from Scottish Natural Heritage (our national nature conservation body) and Susan Luurtsema has provided all the support for this visit, which is directly funded by SNH, and she will lead the visit.
  • The two visits to Cairngorms have been funded by the Cairngorms National Park Authority and, right from the start, Pete Crane and Jacquie Barbour have supported the conference and these visits are possible because of CNPA funding and their personal support.
Inverness is a great wee city and the conference centre, all the accommodation offers and a great range of pubs and restaurants are all centrally located to make the event a very compact one for all delegates. If you are still trying to make up your mind, then don’t miss out on this opportunity. I know I am biased, but I think you’ll have a lot a fun in great company and you will go away inspired by what you see and hear. We are interpreters, that is what we do!
Find out more and sign up from the conference website: http://www.interpreteuropeconference.net/ 
To cite this article:
Taylor, Bill(2017) ‘Inverness conference – Update’. In Interpret Europe Newsletter 2-2017, 22. 
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