The University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, UK 

6 - 7 July 2020

The Organising Committee of the International Society for Circular Economy (IS4CE)* invites you to attend the Inaugural International Conference on Circular Economy, to be held at Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE), University of Exeter, Exeter, UK from 6 to 7 July 2020.

The purpose of IS4CE is to synthesise and evolve the intellectual frameworks, knowledge, evidence and experience base to underpin a shift from a linear, extractive economy to a circular, regenerative and restorative economy.

At IS4CE2020, we have research contributions from academics, practitioners, civil society and policy makers, working in the field of circular economy, via the submission of full papers, workshops and poster sessions in the following areas:


  1. Complexity science [non-linear systems theory]
  2. Design of products, components, materials and systems
  3. Industrial ecology
  4. Business management, business models, especially operations
  5. Materials science
  6. Bio-economy/ecology
  7. Information technology/data
  8. Macro-economics
  9. Finance for circular economy
  10. Psychology, consumer choices
  11. Law, especially around use vs ownership
  12. Climate change and the circular economy
  13. Policy and the circular economy

Call for IS4CE2020 Conference Abstract Submission is Now Closed

Thanks to all who have submitted abstracts!

Many thanks to all those who have submitted abstracts for the IS4CE2020 Conference. We can already see that we have some fantastic submissions to work through in the next couple of weeks. We aim to confirm successful submission at the end of this month (February 29th).

We will be updating this page shortly with more information about the IS4CE2020 Circular Economy Conference in the next two weeks along with some updates about the International Society for the Circular Economy including it's aims, objectives and it's prestigious Advisory Board. The Society will be formally launched at the IS4CE2020 conference.

Important Dates

Important Dates

6th February (23.59 GMT) 2020 
Abstract submission is now closed

29th February 2020
Acceptance notifications to be released

3rd March 2020
Early bird registration open for conference

3rd April 2020
Early bird registration ends for conference

26th May 2020
Approved submissions paper upload for IS4CE2020 Conference.

6-7th July 2020
The International Society for the Circular Economy Conference 2020 (IS4CE2020)