Sustainability in Creative Industries 4th Edition
Sustainability in Creative Industries 4th Edition

IEREK Conference

  • 25, Nov / 27, Nov 2025
  • In Collaboration with Universitas Ciputra, Indonesia
Conference Email
[email protected]

The rise of creative industries in the world is a phenomenon that continues to shape the global landscape. With each passing day, these industries experience mounting growth, captivating people’s attention, and pushing boundaries like never before. This rise can be attributed to the increasing demand for innovative and engaging content across various platforms. From film and television to music and design, creative industries are driving economic growth, promoting cultural diversity, and providing countless opportunities for talented individuals to show their skills. As technology advances and globalization expands, the creative industries are set to bloom even further inspiring generations to come.

Ensuring sustainability in creative industries is of massive importance in a rapidly evolving world. As these industries continue to prosper, it becomes crucial to prioritize environmental control, social responsibility, and economic practicality. By adopting sustainable practices, such as reducing carbon footprints, embracing renewable energy sources, and minimizing waste, creative industries can contribute to a greener future. Promoting diversity, inclusivity, and fair labor practices within the industry can maintain social sustainability. In addition to that, by investing in long-term growth strategies and ethical business models, creative industries can secure their economic sustainability, benefiting both the industry and society as a whole. To protect and ensure the longevity and impact of creative industries, sustainability must remain the main concern.

In the 4th edition of its online “Sustainability in Creative Industries” conference, IEREK is planning to continue the conversation regarding the idea of ensuring sustainability in several fields of creative industries. The conference will discuss multiple industries varying between old and relatively new, and different methods to ensure sustainability in these industries including materials needed to carry out these industries and different strategies.

Conference Scope

The "Sustainability in Creative Industries" conference aims to bring together professionals, experts, and enthusiasts from various creative fields to explore and address the intersection of sustainability and creativity. The conference will provide a platform for in-depth discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaborative opportunities to promote sustainable practices within the creative industries. Attendees will discuss a diverse range of topics including eco-friendly production methods, ethical sourcing, waste reduction, renewable energy, and the impact of creative industries on the world. The conference will allow participants to gain insights, exchange ideas, and form partnerships to encourage sustainable practices in their fields.

Statement of Purpose

The 4th edition of the conference aims to inspire, educate, and empower attendees to embrace sustainability as a core value in creative industries and contribute to a more sustainable future for all. The "Sustainability in Creative Industries" conference’s main purpose is to cultivate a collective understanding and commitment towards integrating sustainability into the depth of creative industries. Through this conference, conversations are made easier, best practices are shared, and collaboration among professionals, artists, and policymakers is encouraged. The purpose is to inspire and empower participants to rethink traditional practices, embrace innovative solutions, and take accountability for the environmental, social, and economic impacts of their creative pursuits. By exploring the vital connection between sustainability and creativity, the aim is to quicken positive change, promote responsible consumption, and pave the way for a more sustainable future where creativity goes hand in hand with the planet and society.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Sustainable Consumption

    1.1. Sustainable Packaging Design

    1.2. Circular Economy in Creative Industries

    1.3. Collaborative Consumption and Sharing Economy

    1.4. Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Apparel

    1.5. Sustainable Product Design and Innovation

    1.6. Consumer Education and Awareness

    1.7. Sustainable Tourism and Travel

    1.8. Social Impact and Sustainable Consumption

  • 2. Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design

    2.1. Passive Design Strategies

    2.2. Net-Zero and Energy-Positive Buildings

    2.3. Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

    2.4. Bioclimatic Design

    2.5. Adaptive Reuse and Renovation

    2.6. Water Management and Conservation

    2.7. Resilient and Climate-Responsive Design

    2.8. Community Engagement and Social Sustainability

  • 3. Sustainable Graphic Design and Advertising

    3.1. Eco-friendly Printing Practices

    3.2. Ethical Branding and Marketing

    3.3. Digital Design for Sustainability

    3.4. Sustainable Typography and Visual Communication

    3.5. Upcycling and Repurposing in Design

    3.6. Social and Environmental Campaign

    3.7. Sustainable Print and Digital Advertising Campaigns

    3.8. Collaboration and Partnerships for Sustainable Design

  • 4. Sustainable Film and Media Production

    4.1. Green Production Practices

    4.2. Sustainable Film Financing and Distribution

    4.3. Ethical and Diverse Representation in Media

    4.4. Sustainable Film Sets and Locations

    4.5. Eco-friendly Production Design and Props

    4.6. Energy Efficiency in Post-production

    4.7. Sustainable Film Festivals and Events

    4.8. Sustainable Film Education and Training

  • 5. Sustainable Art and Design Exhibitions

    5.1. Curating Sustainable Art Exhibitions

    5.2. Sustainable Exhibition Spaces and Installations

    5.3. Art and Activism for Sustainability

    5.4. Sustainable Art Installations in Public Spaces

    5.5. Sustainable Art Materials and Techniques

    5.6. Art, Design, and the Circular Economy

    5.7. Sustainable Art Education and Outreach

    5.8. Art and Design as Agents of Change

  • 6. Sustainable Music and Entertainment Industries

    6.1. Green Touring and Live Performances

    6.2. Sustainable Music Production and Recording

    6.3. Sustainable Music Festivals and Events

    6.4. Ethical and Sustainable Music Merchandise

    6.5. Music and Activism for Sustainability

    6.6. Sustainable Music Streaming and Digital Distribution

    6.7. Sustainable Music Education and Outreach

    6.8. Music and Soundscapes for Environmental Conservation

  • 7. Sustainable Digital Design and Technology

    7.1. Sustainable User Experience (UX) Design

    7.2. Green Web Design and Development

    7.3. Energy-Efficient Digital Technologies

    7.4. Sustainable Data Centers and Cloud Computing

    7.5. Eco-friendly Mobile App Design

    7.6. Sustainable E-commerce and Online Marketplaces

    7.7. Digital Design for Social Impact

    7.8. Sustainable Digital Advertising and Marketing

  • 8. Sustainable Craftsmanship and Traditional Skills

    8.1. Revitalizing Traditional Crafts for Sustainability

    8.2. Sustainable Materials in Craftsmanship

    8.3. Ethical Supply Chains in Craft Production

    8.4. Traditional Skills for Sustainable Design

    8.5. Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Craftsmanship

    8.6. Craftsmanship and Social Entrepreneurship

    8.7. Sustainable Craft Education and Training

    8.8. Craftsmanship and Local Economies

  • 9. Sustainable Publishing and Literature

    9.1. Sustainable Printing and Paper Choices

    9.2. Digital Publishing and E-books for Sustainability

    9.3. Sustainable Book Design and Packaging

    9.4. Ethical Publishing and Author Rights

    9.5. Literature and Environmental Activism

    9.6. Sustainable Book Distribution and Logistics

    9.7. Publishing for Sustainable Education

    9.8. Publishing Industry Initiatives for Sustainability

  • 10. Sustainable Food and Beverage in the Creative Industries

    10.1. Farm-to-Table Practices in the Creative Industries

    10.2. Sustainable Food and Beverage Packaging

    10.3. Sustainable Food Waste Management

    10.4. Sustainable Beverage Production and Consumption

    10.5. Sustainable Event Catering and Food Service

    10.6. Food Education and Awareness in the Creative Industries

    10.7. Community Gardens and Urban Farming in Creative Industry Spaces

    10.8. Collaboration and Partnerships for Sustainable Food and Beverage

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline 30 May 2025
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 15 Jun 2025
Start Payment Date 20 Jun 2025
End Payment Date 20 Aug 2025
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline 10 Aug 2025
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 22 Aug 2025
Conference Program 25 Oct 2025
Conference Launch 25 Nov 2025
Registration & Fees

A. Online Attendance

Type of Registration ASTI Book by Springer Scopus indexed Open Access IEREK press Journals Co-author/ Audience Payment Deadline
Student 250 € 200 € 50 €


25 Aug 2025

Academic 300 € 250 € 100 €
Professional 350 € 300 € 100 €
The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 25 June 2025 to 25 August 2025.
  • The fee covers:
    • A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
    • Acceptance Letters in softcopy
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Access to conference recordings
  • If multiple abstracts are submitted by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.
  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.
  • A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference Abstract book in soft copy. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.
  • Students must provide proof of enrollment in a university by providing an enrollment certificate or a valid university ID (with issue/ expiry date) etc.

B. Extra Fees

*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.    100 €

Loyalty Membership Discounts

The more you attend, the more you're rewarded! 
IEREK offers its loyal participants with the following discounts depending on his/her attendance: 











*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.


Payment Methods

 Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer 

Kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive bank details to complete the payment.

2. Online payment gateway (PayPal)

Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive a customized link to complete their payments.

3. Cash in IEREK branches

Payment in person can be arranged. Please contact the conference coordinator/ Email to receive further information.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.

  • Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.

  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.

  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper (if submitted) can only be given after the peer review process.

  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.

  • Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.

  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted submissions to the conference, after a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process by the respective and a highly-extinguished Editorial Board, will be published in one of the following:

  • Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature. (Scopus indexed)  

About ASTI

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on important emerging research that redefines the current disciplinary boundaries in science, technology and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. It not only discusses the progress made towards securing more resources, allocating smarter solutions, and rebalancing the relationship between nature and people, but also provides in-depth insights from comprehensive research that addresses the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as set out by the UN for 2030.

The series draws on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences to promote the creation and development of viable solutions for a sustainable future and a positive societal transformation with the help of integrated and innovative science-based approaches. Including interdisciplinary contributions, it presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both economic and sustainable development, through better use of data, more effective institutions, and global, local and individual action, for the welfare of all societies. The series particularly features conceptual and empirical contributions from various interrelated fields of science, technology and innovation, with an emphasis on digital transformation, that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water and energy security to achieve the SDGs. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues in different regions of the world. Read More.

The ASTI series is fully indexed in Scopus and any chapter/ paper published as part of this series will be seen on the Scopus database. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

About Built Heritage Journal

Built Heritage aims to enhance pluralism and criticism in debates on heritage conservation and revitalization with a globalized perspective. The conceptual basis of this refereed journal lies on the fundamental cultural differences concerning built heritage conservation, recognizing these differences as a source for creativity and a motivation for cutting-edge experimentation. It fosters scientific exchange between Chinese and international scholars and practitioners, offering a platform to record the latest developments in the field. Encouraging international authorship and evaluation, it allows for the homologation of research and practice with regards to cultural diversity.

Built Heritage promotes the awareness for built heritage conservation in China and internationally, inviting scholars to reflect on current hot topics discussions as: the role of contemporary architecture in historic environments; the balance between conservation and development; new tools of heritage management; policy, culture and identity; energy consumption and sustainability.


  • IEREK Press Journals, a multidisciplinary publisher that aims to cultivate and disseminate research.

Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

ESSD is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the research-driven curiosity and evidence-based discourse of aspiring scholars that seek to contribute to the academic community. As the world is currently living in an age of information where sources are widely available on the Internet, we at ESSD seek to efficiently utilize the available information to help create robust and evidence-based knowledge. In the process, we offer researchers, in general, and young and aspiring ones in particular a quicker way to get their work published and gain exposure through online open access. We pride ourselves on getting submitted work to be published quickly, through the use of our worldwide pool of subject specialist peer reviewers. Find out more about ESSD International Journal here.


The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

ARChive is an open-access journal that publishes conference proceedings on a wide range of topics relating to social sciences. Consequently, it accepts original research papers on a wide spectrum of subjects. ARChive is a journal published on behalf of researchers that perpetually make an effort to contribute to their fields and provide them with high visibility of research submitted. The series publishes, both, theoretical and experimental high-quality papers of current and perpetual interest. It serves to cultivate, propagate, and essentially archive academic research that has been authored and submitted for academic conferences.

Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.


Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)

Resourceedings is an open access journal that publishes conference proceedings. Conference proceedings compromise of different disciplines, ranging from Engineering including built environments, architecture, and sustainability. Disciplines also include Technology and Energy. Resourceedings is a journal that publishes research articles that shed light on different crucial issues in order to provide them with solutions and suggestions. The journal publishes articles submitted by researchers of interest in different fields.

Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.


BAHETH International Journal - Arabian Researchers Database (Arabic Papers only)

“BAHETH” in Architecture, Engineering, and Technology, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original academic research in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, and Technology. The journal welcomes research in the Arabic Language with an English Abstract. Papers submitted to this journal in Arabic must be presented in the English Language in the conference.

Find out more about BAHETH International Journal here.

Participants’ Instructions

IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, based on the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

  • The author should prepare and submit an Abstract of at least 150 – 300 words through the website.
  • The abstract should be concise and clearly state the proposed research study's purpose, results, and conclusions.
  • The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.
  • The author can use/download an Abstract Writing Template prior to submission
  • To submit your abstract, you first need to (1) click on the “Register” button on the conference page, (2) click on “Submit Now” and:
    • Select the Topic in which you are making the submission
    • Insert the title of your study in the "Paper Title" section
    • Insert the full abstract in the "Abstract" section/upload a file in the .pdf, .doc, .docm, or .docx format
    • Add in writing 3 – 5 keywords that define the field, subfield, topic, and research area covered by the article to help other researchers understand and find your work.
    • Provide the names, affiliations, and E-mails of all authors/ co-authors involved
    • Confirm your submission by ticking having read the instructions and “submit Abstract”

Step 2.1: Abstract Acceptance

  • After acceptance of your abstract of at least (150 – 300 words), you will receive a proforma invoice and specific instructions to complete the payment online or by bank transfer (See Conference Fees) to confirm your participation,
  • Once your abstract has been accepted, please refer to the important dates tab and carefully review the announced dates to avoid late payment, as late payment comes at an extra charge (early bird/regular/late).
  • After successfully completing payment, you will be issued upon request with the following:
    • A signed/ stamped abstract acceptance letter
    • Please note that acceptance of participation, abstract submission, and extended abstract/short paper submissions all have different deadlines. To stay up to date and avoid paying extra fees, or delaying your paper, please carefully review the important dates tab.
    • Receipt of Payment/ Payment Invoice
    • Visa Invitation Letter, if needed
  • After abstract acceptance, you may be given the option to extend the abstract to publish your work in the conference proceedings in ASTI published by Springer Nature (indexed in Scopus/SCImago) (optional not obligatory).

    This is not a prerequisite for presenting your work at the conference. Meaning, you can present your submitted abstract without intending to publish your work.

Step 2.2: Abstract Extension / Short Paper (Optional)

  • Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
  • The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
  • The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.
  • Here: Authors may need more pages than the allotted maximum of 6 to insert figures, tables, appendixes, etc. In this case, they can submit regular papers (max. 12 pages) with the same fixed fee. For a detailed outline of the fees, please refer to the payment table in the conference fees tab.
  • The conference does welcome Arabic submissions (with abstracts written in the english language), which will only be considered for publication in BAHETH by IEREK Press.

يمكنك تقديم بحثك باللغة العربية (مع كتابة الملخص باللغة الأنجليزية)، وسيتم نشرها بعد المراجعة في مجلة باحث (مجلة علمية محكمة تنشر أبحاثا أكاديمية في مجالات الهندسة والتكنولوجيا)

Step 3: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)

This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:

  • If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
    • % from all sources: 10-15%
    • % from one source: 3-5%
    • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
    • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
  • IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/ taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.
  • Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
  • If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
  • If your short paper is accepted for publishing without edits/ comments, the corresponding author will be contacted to provide the final version of their chapters/ papers following Springer Guidelines and sign the Springer consent-to-publish (CTP) form to authorize publication in the conference proceedings.
  • A back-and-forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Participants/ Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).
  • If you are not interested in publishing an extended abstract in the proceedings in ASTI by Springer Nature, please inform the conference support ([email protected]).

Step 4: Extended paper 

  • After the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their research, 8 – 12+ pages in length, (optional) of their short papers for publishing in an edited volume to be published by Springer Nature.
  • Publishing your short paper (i.e., extended abstract) in the conference proceedings does not prevent the submission of the full version for publishing consideration after the conference if the similarity percentages (SR%) in Step 3 are taken into account.
Benefits Of Attending

Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.

2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, the University, and Partnering Organizations.

3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer or by IEREK Press Journals, both of which are indexed in world-renowned databases.

4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

Refund Policy

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event 59 days before the event
Penalty 20% 100%

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.

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