A geopark conference is arranged each year: every other year it is a reginal conference and every other year an international one. In 2018, an international conference was held in Italy, and 2019 will see a regional conference in Sevilla, Spain.
Participation in the international geopark conferences is obligatory for those who want to be approved as a UNESCO Global Geopark. This is where we meet colleagues from all over the world and establish contacts which can lead to collaborations. This is also where we best learn how geoparks work in practice, which is a vital experience when developing our own park.
Each geopark around the world functions as an ambassador for all the other geoparks, and it is common with collaboration and exchange between geoparks.