Important notice: The early bird registration is extended until 31st of August 2021. The reason for the extension is to provide the possibility to all colleagues to register at early bird fees, due to possible problems caused by COVID-19 in some countries

The Hellenic graphic communication – media, printing and packaging communities, welcome 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” in Athens, Greece. The annual scientific conferences of iarigai and IC are jointly organized 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.


Hosts and organizers are 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.  

More than 50 peer-reviewed papers and eight top keynote and invited speakers will present at the conferences, creating a unique scientific event that no-one should miss!


We invite all colleagues of the graphic communication, print, media and packaging fields, to register and attend the conferences and we look forward to welcoming all speakers and participants in Greece, at a safe environment and with ALL measures and safety guidelines for COVID-19 to be strictly kept during the conferences.


Programs of the conferences uploaded

The programs of both conferences have been uploaded at the respective fields of the website. They will be updated with changes and alterations regularly.

For the iarigai conference program please follow the link:

iarigai Conference programme (subject to changes and alterations)

 For the IC conference program please follow the link:

IC Conference programme (subject to changes and alterations)


Updated information on COVID-19 and vaccination:

Based on the current situation regarding COVID-19 in Greece (July 2021), the conference will take place as planned live and in person. However, in order to ensure a safer conference for all, it is obligatory for all conference participants to provide a valid certification of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and/or a proof of fully recovered from infection, prior to the arrival in Greece/Athens and the conference location. This will be required by the University authorities and during the events (receptions, industrial visit, gala dinner and excursion) and is obligatory for ALL conference attendants.

Conference attendants travelling from abroad, must fill-in the Passenger Locator Form. For more information and to fill in the Passenger Locator Form for entering Greece, please click the link or visit the website: In addition, constantly updated information regarding travelling in Greece, can be found at the following websites: and

For countries where there are/will be still restrictions and speakers are not able to travel, the organizers will provide the opportunity to present from distance. For this case a fee reduction for the presentation of a paper will be considered.

Important notice: Conference Location disinfection

On July 16-19, a full disinfection for COVID-19 took place at the premises of the University of West Attica – the location of the Conferences, as an additional prevention and safety measure.

Early bird registration:

Due to the constantly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 travel and restrictions, the conference organizers will consider the extension of the early bird fees.


For more information on the registration process please click here

Registration is open and running and colleagues around the world are registering. We are confirming our keynote speakers and we formulate the program of both conferences. Therefore, we are quite optimistic that we will be able to organize a great event! 

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 each other in person in order to exchange ideas and research results and to share experiences and practices from our activities in science, technology and education, our industry and business trends and culture.

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


To go to the iarigai conference, please click here     

To go to the IC conference please click here


Registration is now open for both conferences!

For iarigai registration please click here

For IC registration, please click here

Booking of the official conference Hotels is now open!

For booking a room at one of the Conferences official Hotels, please click here