These were the taglines linked to the 2018 Association for Heritage and Interpretation conference (AHI), held in Chester.
As the taglines suggest, the main aim was to get people talking; from interpreters and designers, to the visitors who read the wayfinding and interpretation projects.
The conference wanted heritage interpreters and their audience to talk to each other; about places, heritage, landscapes, the issues, their own memories – to generate conversations, engagement and interaction.
This was our first AHI conference and boy was there a lot of talking involved. There were no less than 18 speakers, spread over two days, from diverse areas such as; historians, design houses, National Parks, museums, zoos, film/audio houses and universities. They also visited the historic town of Chester, before moving onto the award winning Chester Zoo, to assess existing interpretation projects.
Speakers and attendees addressed:
A very successful conference was had by all and the place was alive with discussion, so it definitely had the desired effect!
We were there as suppliers, show-casing our wayfinding and interpretation products; primaDURA & ecoDURA. What a reception we received! A very warm welcome indeed; friendliness and inclusion throughout the whole of the conference was brilliant. Gaining quality information, meeting new contacts and putting faces to names of existing customers, meant it was a great experience for NovaDura and overall the event was extremely prosperous for us.
Not only are we looking forward to the Association for Heritage & Interpretation 2019 conference, we have signed up to be a main sponsor for the Awards Category, which is really exciting.
For more information go to https://ahi.org.uk/