IMTAL events and activities are open to non-members, but membership confers several benefits, including:
What happens when members get together?
These enable members and guests to develop techniques for live interpretation. A range of subjects at a range of levels ensures that there is something for the beginner as well as the more experienced professional. Recent courses have included “Less of the Verbal - interpretation without words for those with English as a foreign language or special educational needs”, “Making Money from Murder Mysteries” and “Costumed Character for Beginners”.
Focussed visits at host sites provide opportunities for institutional members to benefit from evaluation, skills exchanges and the injection of new ideas from the professional experience of the membership.
IMTAL Europe create both a biannual European conference, and on alternate years, work with the boards of IMTAL Americas and IMTAP-Asia Pacific to create a global conference which is hosted by each of the regional boards in turn. There are also periodic weekend gatherings within Europe for networking, site visits and skills exchanges.
These gatherings are very friendly and welcoming. Sessions are programmed for a wide variety of performances, practical workshops, panel debates and presentations facilitating the exchange of ideas, the sharing of problems and comparison of approaches. There is also plenty of time built in for networking and discussion at fun social events with delicious food and drink.