Key-note: - Auður Rán Þorgeirsdóttir


is a Project Manager at the Icelandic Ministry for Education, Science and Culture. She has a MSc degree in Cultural Management & Policy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and worked at the Edinburgh International Book Festival after finishing her studies. After moving back to Iceland Auður worked for the Reykjavík City´s Department for Culture and Tourism; as events manager responsible for the organisation and planning of city festivals such as Culture Night and Winter Lights Festival and as as a point person and co-creator of Reykjavík´s submission to become a UNESCO City of Literature. Auður was the Administrative Director of the Reykjavík Arts Festival and was consequently hired by the Minsistry for Education, Science and Culture to manage the implementation of the Biophilia Education Project across the Nordic countries as part of Iceland´s Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers.