Travelling Stories: Connecting People and Landscapes. 

A joint conference with Interpretation Australia and the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology

This will be a conference with a difference, one that will travel in its venues from Launceston to Hobart via key natural and cultural heritage places throughout Tasmania!

“Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes” and it will bring people together to explore new ways of telling stories about the important landscapes, places and environments in which we live and work. It will be a travelling conference, moving through venues from Launceston to Hobart via key places along the Midlands Highway including the World Heritage-listed Brickendon; Ross; the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and the Shene Estate.

We anticipate the attendance of people from a broad range of disciplines and professions – interpretation specialists, archaeologists, writers, designers, heritage consultants, heritage tourism operators, digital technology specialists, museum curators, tour guides, parks rangers, naturalists, visitor program managers – to explore common ground and approaches.

October 10th: attendance at the opening evening event in Launceston
October 11th: full day conference sessions in Launceston at The Tramsheds
October 12th: day trip by coach from Launceston to Hobart via key places along the Midlands Highway (the World Heritage-listed Brickendon Estate; Ross; and either Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or Shene Estate)
October 13th: full day conference sessions in Hobart at The Baha’i Centre for Learning (morning and lunch) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (afternoon)
Morning tea, a light lunch and afternoon tea on October 11th, 12th and 13th

Two optional tours are available:
October 10th: Visit to Oura Oura in the Liffey Valley (numbers limited to 24) – $20.00.
October 14th: Port Arthur Seminar, Port Arthur Historic Site (numbers limited to 50) – $50.00.

For full details and to register please go to:

*Please read the instructions for registering carefully before booking.

Registrations for ‘Travelling Stories’, are now open!!

Last Chance Early Bird Closing 5pm AEST Monday 4th September 2017.  Full registrations and Single Days are available.

Full price tickets are as follows (click on image to enlarge):

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.


Call For Sessions/Papers

Call for Papers/Presentations Criteria PDF (Extended Closing Date Monday 28th August 2017)