The ISCC is the principal professional society on the field of color in the United States, encompassing the arts, sciences and industry, pursuant to the Aims and Purposes described here. Other national organizations with an interest in color are Member-Bodies of the Council and appoint delegations to participate in the Council's work. Individual members are the largest single group.
The Annual Meeting takes on a variety of formats depending, on the year and the decisions of the organization. There are three Interest Groups:
which may be represented as dedicated sessions within the meeting, or simply by the breadth of paper selection by the program committee. There is typically a main program devoted to a specific aspect of color, and where appropriate a Poster Paper session.
Joint programs with one of the Council's Member-Bodies are interesting and educational.
In past years there have been separate topical Williamsburg Conference, where a single color subject is explored in depth with participants from all over the world providing state-of-the-art information. Attendance at these conferences is usually smaller than at Annual Meetings, reflecting their topical nature and permitting interaction between speakers and participants. More recently there have been "Special Topics" meetings, serving a similar purpose, albeit with a more traditional conference format.
The ISCC is the U.S. Member of the Association Internationale de la Couleur (AIC), which holds general meetings quadrennially and topical meetings annually.