The National Association for Interpretation announced that registration is open for its 2016 national conference, to be held at the Omni Hotel and AmericanBank Conference Center in Corpus Christi, TX, November 8-12.

The annual training conference for natural and cultural heritage interpreters from throughout the country will provide nine pre-conference workshops, two keynote speakers, ten off-site study sessions, and 120 concurrent sessions.  Located in the Coastal Bend area of Texas, Corpus Christi is a perfect location to address this year’s theme of “Nature Protection, Culture Connection.”  The conference will feature the area’s renowned bird watching and coastal marine and wildlife sanctuaries, as well as the rich South Texas heritage with its blend of Mexican, German, Irish and Czech cultural influences.

Interpreters connect visitors to important natural, cultural, and historical resources at parks, nature centers, historical sites, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and anywhere that people come to learn about places.  Interpreters provide depth of understanding and an enriched visitor experience.  The annual conference will draw over 1,000 interpreters, interpretive site planners and managers, naturalists, historians, exhibit designers, tour operators, program directors, rangers, and academicians.  For more information and to register, go to Early Bird registration fee is $425, $250 volunteer.