The joint iarigai – IC conferences, Athens, Greece  in a hybrid form

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.

The conferences will run in parallel at the premises of the University of West Attica-Egaleo Park Campus in a hybrid form – both live (at different rooms) and from distance. During live sessions with physical presence, all measures regarding COVID-19 will be strictly kept.

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 organizer of the conferences is 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 8 contributions by top keynote speakers and invited experts will be presented at both conferences. The keynote presentations cover innovation and further evolution in research, industry and education of the graphic communication, print, media and packaging sectors. The conferences and the social events will be unique, and no-one should miss them!

Important notice: Virtual attendance (from distance):

The option for participation from distance has been added.

Conference participants that are not able to attend the conferences with physical presence, have the possibility to attend from distance.

For registration and attendence from distance please visit the links below:

For iarigai conference:

For IC conference:


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.


Registration is still open for both conferences!

For iarigai registration please click here (including virtual attendance)

For IC registration, please click here (including virtual attendance)

Booking of the official conference Hotels is still open!

Important notice for Hotel booking:

The conference official Hotel is the Grand Wyndham Athens. All participants that have already booked one of the other Hotels, have been upgraded for accommodation at the Grand Wyndham at no extra cost.

For booking a room at the Conferences official Hotel, please click here. To go to the iarigai conference, please click here     

To go to the IC conference please click here


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


To go to the iarigai conference, please click here     

iarigai-Athens 2021-final progam


To go to the IC conference please click here

IC-Athens 2021-final progam


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