The Hellenic graphic communication – media, printing and packaging communities, welcome iarigai and IC in Athens, Greece, for their annual scientific conferences, to take place in September 19-24, 2021. iarigai – the International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media and Graphic Arts Industries and IC – the International Circle of Educational Institutes of Graphic-Media Technology and Management are among the most prominent research and educational organizations in these fields worldwide.

The 47th annual conference of iarigai with the title “Printing in the Digital Era” and the 52nd conference of the IC with the title “Print Education – Challenges in an Uncharted World”, are jointly organized by HELGRAMED, the Hellenic Union of Graphic Arts and Media Technology Engineers in cooperation with GRAPHMEDLAB, the Hellenic Graphic-Media Research Lab, University of West Attica, Greece.  

The extended abstracts submitted, are now in the peer reviewing process and will be finalized by the end of May 2021.  In addition, registration for both conferences will be available also by the end of May 2021.

Regarding COVID19, as vaccination process is intensifying the world becomes more safe, leading to a gradual opening of activities, travel and tourism. Therefore, we as organizers, are quite positive that iarigai and IC conferences will take place as planned. However, if the situation will not be improved in the course of time, the organizers will consider the re-organization of the conferences, in a hybrid form – both live and virtual for those not being able to travel. If this is the case, there will be a possibility for fee reduction for presentation of a paper and attendance from distance.

 Meanwhile, we are quite optimistic that finally we will be able to organize a great event! Therefore, we invite all – scholars and entrepreneurs, employees and companies, students and educators, business and manufacturing companies in the graphic communication, media, printing and packaging fields, to register as attendees at both conferences.

We will be ready to welcome all conference participants, with safety and we can’t wait to meet eachother in person in order to exchange ideas and research results and to share experiences and practices from our activities in technology and management, the industry and business, education, and culture.

The Director of the Conferences: Prof. Dr. Anastasios E. Politis


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Registration is now open for both conferences!

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Booking of the official conference Hotels is now open!

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