The ISIE board has met with the conference organisers of the 2021 ISIE conference scheduled to be held in Leiden in July 2021 and it was decided to postpone the conference. Many countries currently experience a second wave of the Coronavirus and many travel restrictions continue making an international meeting next July a very unpredictable undertaking. For these reasons we believe it is prudent and responsible to postpone.
The ISIE board plans to hold a series of fully virtual events instead of the conference in 2021 and we are discussing the relationship of circular economy and industrial ecology as a possible topic. We are currently also working with the conference committee in Leiden to find a suitable date for a face-to-face conference.
We trust that you will understand this decision and we hope that we will be able to have a meaningful virtual get-together next year.