The program

Here you will all the details of the exciting program.

February 26th
Travelling and arrival of conference participants
Registration 
19:00 Get-together in Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark Visitor Center

February 27th
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Opening session (Magnús Stefánsson, Mayor of the Municipality Garður)
9:15 - 9:45 Key Note (Patrick McKeever - Secretary of the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme)
9:45 - 10:00 Introduction to the Drifting Apart Project (Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust)
10:00 – 10:35 Session One – Developing a Transnational Visitor Trail, Best Practice Interpretation and Access in Peripheral Geoparks (Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark)
10:35 - 10:50 Tea/coffee and networking break
10:50 - 11:35 Session Two - Innovative learning experiences and visitor technologies in Geoparks (Magma UNESCO Global Geopark)
11:35 - 12:20 Session Three Best Practice Sustainable Management of Geoparks in Peripheral Locations (Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark)
12:20 - 13:20 Lunch
13:20 - 13:50 Key Notes (Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir – Director of Visit Iceland)
13:50 - 14:35 Session Four - Involving business, community and education in Geopark activities (Shetland UNESCO Global Geopark)
15:05 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 Final review and closing (Drifting Apart Partners))
16:30 Bus to hotel

18:30 Bus to dinner
19:00 Dinner at LAVA Restaurant  
22:30 Bus to hotel

February 28th
Field trip to Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark and Katla UNESCO Global Geopark

March 1st
Travelling and departure of conference participants

  • Reykjanes information center
  • Duus - culture centre
  • Duusgata 2-8
  • 230 Reykjanesbær, Iceland
  • (+354) 420 3246
  • info@visitreykjanes.is