| October 11-14, 2007 | Yuntaishan World Geopark,China
The Forum's Organizing Committee is sincerely inviting you to participate in the International Forum on Geoparks: Interpretation and Sustainable Development that will be held in Yuntaishan World Geopark, Henan Province, China, October 11-14, 2007. This is the first conference on Interpretation in China.
To promote the research about interpretaion and sustainable development in Geoparks , to share information and experiences on Interpretation system and sustainable development of Geoparks ; to identify major challenges about interpretation and sustainable development that Geoparks are facing and ways to overcome such challenges; to facilitate communication and networking among geographers and educators about Geoparks; to raise public awareness on interpretation and sustainable development in Geoparks.
Yuntaishan World Geopark , Henan Province , China
The working language of the forum is English. Simultaneous English-Chinese translation will be available for the opening session.
Paper submissions due: May 30, 2007
Final paper deadline: June 30, 2007
Abstract deadline: June 30, 2007
Meeting: October 11-16, 2007
Executive Members of IGU
Representatives of Geoparks
Representatives of National Parks in U.S.A, Germany, U.K etc.
Representatives of United Nations University
Representatives of National Association for Interpretation (NAI)
Experts on Interpretation and regional sustainable development in the world
UN agencies including UNESCO , UNEP etc.
Executive members of Geopark Task Force of IGU
Representatives of national and selected local governments in China
Relevant Media etc.
Beijing Normal University
Yuntaishan World Geopark Management Committee
University of Missouri-St.Louis (UMSL)
International Geographical Union (IGU)
Xiuwu County Government
Jiaozuo City Government
China Society of Geography
UNESCO Beijing Office
National Association for Interpretation(NAI)