Memberships and Benefits

IPAL represents an international network of professionals who promote best practices and the important work of Interpreting Heritage.

In addition to obtaining benefits, members are actively participating to strengthen the position of interpretation as a profession, contributing to professional development and promoting best practices.

The eligibility process and becoming part of IPAL network do not require any payment. The subscription to the Additional Benefits+ is optional and when you decide.

I. Apply

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Interpretive Host

I-PAL AI

For Host-Interpreters who provide informal interpretation and visitor services in organisations and sites.

 

Benefits Included

  • Members area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces.

  • Events. Reservation and registration for conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Training. Workshops, classes, IPAL courses. Including webinars (asynchronous) and live.

  • IPAL Resources. Area I-Learning (independent-autonomous online courses), Ensense Blog, Podcast, Online Store and Video Library.

  • IPAL meetings. Invitations to Podcast Conversations and international meetings.

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Additional+ Benefits

  • Members Area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces. In addition: Special Sections, Job Opportunities, Ensense Blog, I-Learning Forum and Participation Podcast Conversations.

  • IPAL emblem.

  • Encounters. National and international, face-to-face, hybrid or virtual meetings.

  • Events. Invitations, reservation, registration and participation in conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Professional Training. Workshops, webinars and hybrid and live courses.

 

Subscription Benefits + Additional $25.00 USD / Year

Interpretive Guide

I-PAL GI

For Interpretive Guides developing formal front-line interpretive programs and Personal Interpretive activities.

 

Benefits Included

  • Members area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces.

  • Events. Reservation and registration for conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Training. Workshops, classes, IPAL courses. Including webinars (asynchronous) and live.

  • IPAL Resources. Area I-Learning (independent-autonomous online courses), Ensense Blog, Podcast, Online Store and Video Library.

  • IPAL meetings. Invitations to Podcast Conversations and international meetings.

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Additional+ Benefits

  • Members Area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces. In addition: Special Sections, Job Opportunities, Ensense Blog, I-Learning Forum and Participation Podcast Conversations.

  • IPAL emblem.

  • Encounters.  Courtesies and discounts for national and international, face-to-face, hybrid or virtual meetings.

  • Events. Courtesies and discounts, invitations, reservation, registration and participation in conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Professional Training. Courtesies and discounts for workshops, webinars and hybrid and live courses.

  • Online store. Discounts.

  • Library. Books, documents and publications.

  • Promotional offers. Memberships and/or Services with Associate Organisations.

 

Subscription Benefits + Additional $40.00 USD / Year

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Professional Interpreter

I-PAL PR

For Interpreters who develop formal programs of personal and multimedia interpretation with 4+ years of experience.

 

Benefits Included

  • Members area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces.

  • Events. Reservation and registration for conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Training. Workshops, classes, IPAL courses. Including webinars (asynchronous) and live.

  • IPAL Resources. Area I-Learning (independent-autonomous online courses), Ensense Blog, Podcast, Online Store and Video Library.

  • IPAL meetings. Invitations to Podcast Conversations and international meetings.

​​

Additional+ Benefits

  • Members Area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces. In addition: Special Sections, Job Opportunities, Ensense Blog, I-Learning Forum and Participation Podcast Conversations.

  • IPAL emblem.

  • Encounters.  Courtesies and discounts for national and international, in-person, hybrid or virtual meetings.

  • Events. Courtesies and discounts, invitations, reservation, registration and participation in conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Professional Training. Courtesies and discounts for workshops, classes and courses, including webinars, hybrids and live.

  • Online store. Discounts.

  • Library. Books, documents and publications.

  • Promotional Offers. Memberships and/or Services with Associate Organisations.

  • Professional Offers. Invitation to calls, projects and job promotions.

 

Subscription Benefits + Additional $70.00 USD / Year

Mentor
I-PAL MT

For Professional Heritage Interpreters with more than 10 years of experience and who wish to contribute to the training of other Interpreters.

Benefits Included

  • Members area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces.

  • Events. Reservation and registration for conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Training. Workshops, classes, IPAL courses. Including webinars (asynchronous) and live.

  • IPAL Resources. Area I-Learning (independent-autonomous online courses), Ensense Blog, Podcast, Online Store and Video Library.

  • IPAL meetings. Invitations to Podcast Conversations and international meetings.

​​

Additional+ Benefits

  • Members Area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces. In addition: Special Sections, Job Opportunities, Ensense Blog, I-Learning Forum and Participation Podcast Conversations.

  • IPAL emblem.

  • Encounters.  Courtesies and discounts for national and international, in-person, hybrid or virtual meetings.

  • Events. Courtesies and discounts, invitations, reservation, registration and participation in conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Professional Training. Courtesies and discounts for workshops, classes and courses, including webinars, hybrids and live.

  • Online store. Discounts and sales.

  • Library. Books, documents and publications.

  • Promotional Offers. Memberships and/or Services with Associated Organisations.

  • Professional Offers. Invitation to calls, projects and job promotions.

  • IPAL Training Platform. Publication and support in Area I–Learning (asynchronous online courses) and in the Training Calendar.

  • Advertising. Promotion of the training courses in the IPAL Network, social networks and email campaign.

 

Subscription Benefits + Additional $100.00 USD / Year

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Institutional
I-PAL IN

Institutional membership for organizations and interpretive sites.

 

Benefits Included

  • Members area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces.

  • Events. Reservation and registration for conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Training. Workshops, classes, IPAL courses. Including webinars (asynchronous) and live.

  • IPAL Resources . Area I-Learning (independent-autonomous online courses), Ensense Blog, Podcast, Online Store and Video Library.

  • IPAL meetings. Invitations to Podcast Conversations and international meetings.

​​

Additional+ Benefits

  • Members Area. IPAL Network, Chat, Sections, News and Mobile Application IPAL Spaces. In addition: Special Sections, Job Opportunities, Ensense Blog, I-Learning Forum and Participation Podcast Conversations.

  • IPAL emblem.

  • Encounters.  Courtesies and discounts for national and international, face-to-face, hybrid or virtual meetings.

  • Events. Courtesies and discounts, invitations, reservation, registration and participation in conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars.

  • Professional Training. Courtesies and discounts for workshops, classes and courses, including webinars, hybrids and live.

  • Online store. Discounts and sales.

  • Library. Books, documents and publications.

  • Promotional Offers. Memberships and/or Services with Associated Organisations.

  • Professional Offers. Invitation to tender calls, projects and job promotions.

  • IPAL Training Platform. Publication and support in Area I–Learning (asynchronous online courses) and in the Training Calendar.

  • Advertising. Communications of the training and/or event in the IPAL Network, social networks and email campaign.

  • IPAL Events Platform. Publication and support for conferences, congresses, seminars, workshops, etc., in-person, hybrid or virtual formats with management, logistics and application options.

  • IPAL Memberships. Staff discount.

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Subscription Benefits + Additional $200.00 USD / Year

II. Revision

The Steering Committee grants the corresponding badges in order to identify the members and associates accordingly to the type of participation in IPAL and in the Interpretation field.

Membership is granted and badges are issued by any and/or all of the following methods:

- Online questionnaire

- Interview 

- Evidence documents

- The Profile (Profile) published

The IPAL steering committee reserves the right to accept, decline or remove any member for any reason that does not represent and / or does not comply with the operating principles and internal regulations of the IPAL Professional Network.

III. Participation

¡IPAL le da la bienvenida! 

  • Estamos listos para contribuir al creciemiento de nuestra profesión. 

  • Recibirá invitaciones preferenciales para participar en las actividades IPAL, conversaciones, reuniones de trabajo y más.

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IV. Additional+ Benefits

You can activate the Additional Benefits+ by subscribing to the annual plan corresponding to your membership. This activation is optional and can be done at your convenience.  

  • To activate the additional benefits you can make the payment online for one year or divided into months, with cards, by PayPal or by bank transfer.

  • Your payment receipt will be sent by email. If you need an invoice, please send an email with the billing information to invoice@i-pal.net.

  • You will receive the activation validation document by email.

To Know +

Do you want to know more about IPAL? Do you represent an organisation in Heritage Interpretation?  Contact IPAL Liaison to provide special access