Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Instytut Geografii i Rozwoju Regionalnego

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Instytut Geografii i Rozwoju Regionalnego


pl. Uniwersytecki 1,

50-137 Wrocław


tel. +48 71 375 22 44

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2nd International Conference on Geoheritage & Geotourism


20-23 September 2017
Wrocław / Poland

Scope of the conference – aims, goals

  • Geoheritage and the region – adversary or partners
  • To strengthen the position of geoheritage in the local and regional planning of the sustainable development
  • Integrate both sides of the discussion: scientific and professional in order to develop a favorable climate for the implementation of knowledge to the practical tourist activity
  • To expand the idea of sustainable development for the conservation of the geoheritage
  • To create the platform of the permanent discussion for all the entities engaged in the process of regional sustainable development
  • To continue the discussion about the core content of geotourism.

Conference Themes

  1. The role of geoheritage in the complex tourist product in the local and region scale
  2. Geotourism and promotion of the region
  3. Sustainable development of geotourism and local economy
  4. Geo resources – a core or complementary value for tourism development
  5. Geotorurism and policy of the local authorities
  6. Tourist infrastructure in service of geoheritage
  7. Geotourism as an alternative to mass tourism phenomenon?
  8. Geotourist – active or passive participant?
  9. Geotourism and geoproducts
  10. Geotourism and its development perspectives

Benefits of Attending

  • Conference participants will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the end of August 2017.
  • Conference papers/Abstracts are peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Committee and other colleagues
  • Abstract/Summaries will be published in Abstract Book and distributed to all participants and relevant organizations

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr Ian Smalley, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Prof. Dr Ken A.O’Hara-Dhand, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Prof. Dr Thomas A. Hose, Buckinghamshire New University, UK
  • Prof. Dr Slobodan B. Marković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Dr Đorđije Vasiljević, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Prof. Piotr Migoń, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Dr Krzysztof Widawski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Prof. Zdzisław Jary, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Dr Przemysław Mroczek, UMCS University, Lublin, Poland
  • Prof. Andrzej Solecki, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Prof. Włodzimierz Kurek, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Prof. Jerzy Wyrzykowski, University of Business in Wrocław, Poland

Official language of the conference is English

Important Dates & Deadlines

The deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2017
Standard registration: 30 March 2017
Second call: 31 May 2017
Conference date: 20-23 of September 2017

Conference program in brief


Wednesday 20th September 2017
18.00 Welcome and ice breaker party
18.30 Registration
Where? Room 312, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, University of Wrocław, Pl. Uniwersytecki 1, Wrocław, Poland


Thursday 21st September 2017
8.00 Registration
9.00 Opening Ceremony
9.30 Start of the lectures & sessions with coffee breaks and lunchbreak
Wincenty Pol Hall, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, Pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland
17.00 – 19.00 – Wrocław walk
20.00 – Official lunch


Friday 22nd September 2017
9.00 Start of Conference Fieldtrip – Geoheritage of Lower Silesia – I day – Kłodzko Land
Lunch, supper and accommodation included


Saturday, 23rd September 2017
9.00 Conference Fieldtrip – Geoheritage of Lower Silesia – II day – Karkonosze Mountains
Breakfast and lunch included
17.00 coming back to Wroclaw

More information about Lower Silesia Geotour will be published in the second call

Conference fees:

  • Regular conference fee: 150 Euro
  • Fee for PhD students: 100 Euro

Conference fee includes:

  • Conference materials,
  • Coffee breaks,
  • Conference dinner and official supper
  • Geoheritage Lower Silesia Tour

Organisation Committee

  • Rajmund Papiernik – Director of Lower Silesia Tourist Organization Bureau
  • Dr Maciej Zathey – Director of Institute of Territorial Development
  • Dr Andrzej Raj – directior of Karkonoski National Park
  • Janusz Korybo – Director of Stołowe Mountains National Park
  • Piotr Śnigucki – Lower Silesia Landscape Parks Ensamble
  • Dr Krzysztof Widawski, University of Wrocław
  • Dr Piotr Owczarek, University of Wrocław
  • Dr Magdalena Duda, University of Wrocław
  • Dr Janusz Łach, University of Wrocław
  • Dr Krzysztof Kołodziejczyk, University of Wrocław
  • Dr Dagmara Chylińska, University of Wrocław
  • Dr Anna Zaręba, University of Wrocław
  • Arkadiusz Ochmański, University of Wrocław
  • Magdalena Chmura, University of Wrocław
  • Jacek Skurzyński, University of Wrocław
  • Marcin Krawczyk, University of Wrocław

PDF version of 1st circular