June 11-15, 2023

 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY


Join us for 2023 Color Impact: Color and Human Experience, to be held in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Munsell Color Science Lab at RIT.

Gather with your friends and color colleagues for five days of fascinating keynotes, thought-provoking presentations, hands-on workshops, short courses, field trips, an art exhibit and more. We expect attendees from around the world and from across the spectrum of color professions including Science, Industry, Education, Art & Design. 

Program information, schedules and registration details will be available in Winter 2022. 

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Call for Papers, Presentations and Participation

ISCC is soliciting contributions from color practitioners, researchers, students, and professionals on Color and Human Experience.

Because the scope is broad, we welcome a variety of presentation formats.

Rochester, NY is a long-term incubator in color, demonstrated by the historic contributions of Eastman Kodak, Xerox Corporation, and many others. There has been long-term academic presence, celebrated as a part of this conference with the 40th Anniversary of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory. Today, Rochester is still home to world class industrial research and entrepreneurship in many fields related to color, particularly color imaging.

Presentation Topics and Formats

Proposals may include audience participation and should not be commercial in nature. The Program Committee will announce results on March 1, 2023. It will designate some presentations for poster format and recognize outstanding student presentations.

Color in Science and Industry

  • Perception, Vision, and Physiology
  • Language and Psychology
  • Lighting
  • Measurement and Management
  • Imaging and Reproduction

Color in Art and Design

  • Art and Design Projects
  • Creative Uses of Color
  • Practical Applications of Color
  • Interactions of Color
  • Environmental Color

Color Education

  • Multidisciplinary Color Experience
  • Innovative Teaching Methods and Materials
  • Color History


  • Oral Presentation Topic conveyed orally with slides (20 minutes)

  • Lightning TalkBrief oral update on work in progress (5 minutes)

  • Poster with Short PresentationShort oral overview of topic followed by discussion at the poster (2 minutes presentations; 2-hour poster session)

  • Group ActivityExamples are roundtable discussions, games, or teaching activities (15-60 minutes)

  • Short CourseInstruction and deep coverage of topic (2 hours). Presenters will be compensated.

  • Commercial Product ExhibitSpace for companies to display products or Services related to color (2-hour reception; we anticipate 1-2 days of conference)

  • Art Exhibition at RIT University GalleryCreative responses to Color and the Human Experience from professional artists and students. See 'Call to Participate in a Juried Show' on ISCC website in early 2023.


Please submit proposals by January 30, 2023.  Choose the appropriate form using one of the links below.


We invite you to share the Call for Contributions with your colleagues and students.
Please feel free to print and distribute the attached PRINTABLE FLYER



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