EGN Meetings

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European-GEOPARKS-logo_transparent_250The 38th EGN Coordination committee meeting will take place in the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark on Monday 26th September 2016, the day before the start of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks (GGN2016).

Please see details of the full programme below for dates and times of the EGN Meetings and the GGN2016 conference, or DOWNLOAD A COPY

 

Click HERE to register!

 

Saturday 24th September

09.00 - 17.00       UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Meeting 

Local transfers provided from Newton Abbott Railway station
and Exeter Airport

Sunday 25th September

09.00 - 17.00             UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Meeting 

Arrival in Torquay of the EGN Advisory Committee representatives

Arrival in Torquay of the EGN Coordination Committee representatives

Local transfers provided from Newton Abbott Railway station
and Exeter Airport

18.00 – 21.00            EGN Advisory Committee Meeting , the Cary Arms                                                          

 

19:00 – 23:00            Evening programme and dinner at Kents Cavern

Monday 26th September

09:00-17:00               EGN Coordination Committee Meeting , Imperial Hotel,
                                               Torquay

Arrival in Torquay of the GGN2016 delegates

11.00 - 21.00               On-site registration and GeoFair set up at the 
                                                 Riviera International Conference Centre

18:00 – 21.00             Ice breaker for the 7th International Conference on
                                                UNESCO Global Geoparks, Torre Abbey 

18.00 - 21.00              GGN Executive Board Meeting, Torre Abbey 

 

Tuesday 27th September

09:00 – 12:00            Conference Opening ceremony and keynote speeches
                                               Riviera International Conference Centre

12:30 – 14:00            Lunch
                                               Riviera International Conference Centre                                              

14:00 – 17:00            Themed presentations and sessions
                                                Riviera International Conference Centre
                                                Torre Abbey 

19:00 – 23:00            Barn Dance at Occombe Farm, Paignton

Wednesday 28th September

09:00 – 11:00            Panel discussions and keynote speeches
                                               Riviera International Conference Centre

11:00 – 12:20            Themed presentations and sessions
                                                Riviera International Conference Centre
                                                Torre Abbey

12:30 – 14:00            Lunch
                                               Riviera International Conference Centre             

14:00 – 17:00            Themed presentations and sessions
                                                Riviera International Conference Centre
                                                Torre Abbey               

16.00 - 18.00                GGN General Assembly, 
                                                  Riviera International Conference Centre 

Free evening for delegates to explore the town

Thursday 29th September

08.30 - 17.00              Field Trips

19:00- 23:00              Conference Gala Dinner –
                                               Riviera International Conference Centre

Friday 30th September

09.00 - 11.00                 GGN Advisory Committee Meeting

09:00 – 12:00            Themed presentations and sessions
                                                Riviera International Conference Centre
                                                Torre Abbey

09:00                                 Parallel GGN Advisory Committee closed meeting
                                                Riviera International Conference Centre   

12:30 – 14:00            Lunch
                                               Riviera International Conference Centre

14:00 – 14:40            Themed presentations and sessions
                                                Riviera International Conference Centre
                                                Torre Abbey                                
                                    

14:40 – 16:15            Closing ceremony and announcements
                                                Riviera International Conference Centre

16:30                               GGN2016 closes and delegates depart

 

17.00 - 19.00              GGN Executive Board Meeting 

 

Registration

Please book your places to attend EGN CC via the Register page HERE choosing EGN Committee Member as your delegate type . If you click register and complete your contact details you will then be taken to a screen showing the various booking options ie EGN AC, EGN CC, conference etc in order that you can register for the parts that are relevant to you.    

Attendance at the EGN CC Icebreaker on the evening of Sun 25th and the meeting on Monday 26th September is free of charge for the two official representatives listed on the EGN website. No others will be admitted unless a formal request is made to the EGN coordinators.  A detailed agenda for this meeting will circulated by the EGN coordinators in due course.

Delegates attending the EGN CC are encouraged to stay and attend the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks (GGN2016) for which the delegate registration fee applies.   The conference will run from 19:00 on Monday 26th September to 16:00 on Friday 30th September 2016.  Registration to attend GGN2016 must be made following the online system as per above. Please do not delay as we already have bookings from delegates from over 32 countries, and note that the booking deadline is 31st July 2016.

Accommodation

Accommodation options can also be found and booked HERE

Rooms have been reserved at the Imperial Hotel for EGN Advisory Committee members, who will be contacted separately with details of how to book. 

For information the EGN CC meeting will be held at the Imperial Hotel but if you do not wish to stay at that hotel there are many other hotels within walking distance of this and the main GGN2016 conference venue. Please book your accommodation soon as hotel spaces are filling up.

Transfers

Please note that coach transfers to hotels in Torquay will be available from Exeter Airport (EXT) and Newton Abbot railway on Sunday 25th September, (details to follow). For those flying into London or Bristol airports there are regular train services that operate from Paddignton station (London) and Bristol Temple Meads station to Newton Abbot railway station. Train tickets can be purchased in advance (this is always the cheapest option) here www.nationalrail.co.uk or direct at the station. There is also a coach service from Heathrow Airport to Torquay operated by National Express but you will have to book this at http://www.nationalexpress.com

Once you have registered, please help us to organise the transfers by completing your arrival and departure information on THIS LINK

NB: Additional information will be sent separately to the EGN AC regarding transfers and hotel accommodation

 

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