Interpret Europe Web Conference | 1-4 October 2021 | #iecon21
If you attended our last conference in May 2020, then you know we rocked the online world of conferences. This year, you can bet we’ll provide an even greater experience.
The programme of the web conference, ‘Recreating tourism through heritage interpretation’ includes sessions in different formats. There are the fixed core activities, familiar to those who have been to our live Interpret Europe conferences, such as keynote speeches and workshops and presentations that are based on reviewed paper abstracts.
Besides this, you will find a broad variety of activities where you can contribute by yourself. These will include short presentations under the themes of ‘Photovoice’, ‘The power of creativity, ‘Taste of your place’, and ‘Speakers’ corner’.
Activities that will emerge during the conference. depend on your interaction with others, such as thematic round tables, coffee tables, whiteboard and conference barometer.
Finally, don’t miss the fun offering of the entertainment in between sessions and especially during the evenings.
Regular one-time sessions
We shall introduce you to the conference theme, the components of the programme and the technical secrets of the web conference. Make sure you arrive in time.
Nobody will have had the opportunity to attend all sessions, but an experienced interpreter will seek to highlight the key features and to catch the spirit of the whole event.
Regular repeated sessions
Four renowned speakers will open each of the four days of the conference and ensure they contribute to our theme, ‘Recreating tourism through heritage interpretation’ from different perspectives.
IE conferences are based upon contributions from attendees whose paper abstracts have been reviewed and accepted. They will offer practical experiences from the field as well as theoretical considerations. We hope you are looking forward to their presentations.
In workshops, groups of attendees will discuss issues and come up with their own results. We shall use several tools to enable you to present, split up, discuss and reunite.
In a free-access event, on Day 4, we’ll exchange practical experiences on recreating tourism through heritage interpretation. You can find more about it here.
We shall assemble experts from different parts of the world on your screen, discussing the current hot issues and exciting solutions from different angles.
If you feel the need for a spontaneous ten-minute talk, then Speakers’ corner offers you a 15-minute time slot for this. Book one during the conference and fill it with what comes to your mind.
Sit back and enjoy, after a long day, some of the most enjoyable methods in interpretation. However, the stage can be yours too! But, there is a challenge, as well!
Why not try out your creativity by serving drinks with the ingredients you have at home? However, be ready for some unusual instructions from our evening host!
You are the traveller of the future... Fill your bag with what you want to keep from “life before” but leave space for “the changes we want”.
Thematic table round
Our popular regular online programme will feature a special edition of Thematic tables, offering you a candy bar of different subjects to select from.
Meet other attendees in a facilitated activity giving you a chance to connect with your interests for international projects.
Are you searching for a project partner? Or offering an internship? Inviting someone for a table round? On the whiteboard you can place any message you would like to be seen by others.
How was your day? What did you like most and what do you feel should be improved? Have a look at the feedback provided by you and your colleagues – and at the reaction of the conference team.
Communicating outside the venue
How is the conference mirrored on the Facebook pages of those who are involved or who is watching us with interest? Have a look at the Facebook feed on our platform.
Use the hashtag #iecon21 and check it out on Twitter after the programme ends to see what conference attendees wrote and how others from the heritage interpretation community around the world commented.