The call for papers for the 2014 conference is closed.

Call for papers

We encourage submissions that are related to the main conference theme on 'sensitive heritage - sensitive interpretation'.

If you would like to make a presentation that is not directly related to the conference theme but could fit well into our sessions about interesting developments in the field of heritage interpretation please put forward a proposal. If you want to share ideas or findings that are significant for the profession, for example new approaches, research findings or innovative practice about interpretation in your country or internationally, your proposal is welcome, too.

Programme arrangements

The formal sessions of the conference will include the following:

  • Invited keynote speakers
  • Parallel presentations of either 25 minutes or 55 minutes, including questions
  • Interactive workshops of either 55 minutes or 1 hour 25 minutes.

Abstract requirements

If you are interested in presenting a paper or workshop, either related to the conference theme or on another topic, please submit an abstract by 15 November 2014 using theonline form on Late submissions will be acceptable only if there is space left in the programme.

Abstracts should include the following:

  • Length and type of contribution requested: presentation or interactive workshop

  • Working title of the paper (max. 100 characters)

  • Summary for the conference programme (max. 1000 characters strictly)

  • Aim of the presentation / workshop – how it will contribute to the theme of the conference or to the wider study of interpretation (max. 500 characters)

  • Author’s full name, email address and phone number(s)

  • Current job title / course and organisation where the author is working / studying

  • Résumé of your experience in working with or studying interpretation (max. 400 characters)

Additional information for interactive workshops:

  • Activities planned and materials needed (max. 800 characters; for example group work with flip charts, individual work with hand outs etc.)

Please note that for fairness, and for programme scheduling, each accepted paper / workshop must have at least one author who is registered on the conference by 14 February 2015. (Registration will be open from November).

Any presenter may co-author up to two presented papers or workshops (or one of each), but there must be at least two registered delegates to present them.

Process of selection

First selection round

Deadline for submission: 15 November 2014
Proposals, including abstracts, will be reviewed by a programme committee who may ask for modifications of approach or length to be made. Modifications may be requested if, for example, they fail to support the conference theme or to present new insights into heritage interpretation or indicate a misunderstanding of Interpret Europe’s definition of heritage interpretation (see, or if the programme is already full. The decision of the programme committee will be final.
If your submission has been selected provisionally, you will be informed by 15 December 2015 at the latest.
Your presentation or workshop will be accepted unconditionally,and scheduled in the programme, only after your complete registration and payment of the conference fee which will be due by 14 February.
Second selection round
Depending on the number and quality of proposals that meet the deadline for the first selection round, we may or may not be able to accept late proposals for a second selection round. Details will be published on our website.

Conference Proceedings

The presentations and the results of the workshops will be published on-line in the conference proceedings, which will be produced after the event.

Deadline for submission of full papers will be 31 August 2014.

With the support of the Culture programme of the European Union