Related Color Organizations

As the words "Inter-Society" imply, the ISCC was historically composed many different professional societies. These societies joined ISCC as Member Bodies, with the goal of mutually promoting activities in both the ISCC and the Member Bodies. ISCC has evolved into a society run by individual members, but we still maintain important connections to the former member bodies through those individual members. We occasionally hold joint meetings to further information cross-pollination between the organizations. There is no fee for organizations to be on this list, and individuals who are active in the these organizations are invited to join ISCC as individual members.

If you belong to one of our former member body organizations, we encourage you to work with ISCC and your society to further the connection. Contacting the ISCC President is a good place to start. If your organization not on this list and you think it should be, then the ISCC President would enjoy hearing from you too.

AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design

The Environmental Colour Design (ECD) Study Group is an international group of scientists, urban planners, landscape architects, architects, color consultants, artists, designers, historians, psychologists, and other professionals who share an interest in the theme of color as a means of environmental colour design, and secondly, its human, emotional, cognitive and behavioral effects.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

Founded as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Association continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile and materials industries. AATCC has served textile professionals since 1921. Today, the Association provides test method development, quality control materials, education, and professional networking for a global audience.

American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTM is in charge of writing and maintaining over 12,000 standards that operate globally. These standards improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with their innovative business services, ASTM enhances performance and helps everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.


American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving thousands of professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and supporting technologies. 

The Color Association of the United States, Inc.

Founded in 1915, The Color Association of The United States creates and delivers global color intelligence across industries. A membership based organization headquartered in New York City, the Color Association serves as premier forecast agent, specialized educator, and trusted advisor to color professionals whose responsibility is to ensure marketplace success for their color decisions in the realm of brands, product and service, and spatial environments.

Color Marketing Group

Color Marketing Group

Color Marketing Group®, the leading international association of color design professionals. For over 50 years, CMG has provided color forecast information based on the contributions of color design professionals across industries.

Color Marketing Group®, founded in 1962, is a not-for-profit international association of color design experts who forecast color directions and is a forum for the exchange of all aspects color. Members represent a broad spectrum of designers, marketers, color scientists, consultants, educators, and artists. Color forecasting events are held throughout the world and the results from these events become part of the global World Color Forecast™ revealed at the annual International Summit.


Color Pigments Manufacturers Association

The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is the only U.S. trade association representing color pigments manufacturers, intermediate suppliers, pigment dispersions, preparations, and distributor companies in North America. 


Council for Optical Radiation Measurements

CORM is an organization of industrial, academic and government professionals coming together to promote and advance the changing needs of industry in the development of physical standards, calibration services and inter-laboratory collaboration programs. Our organization has a rich history of inter-industry technical interchange. 


Detroit Colour Council

The Detroit Colour Council is a professional society based in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area, which promotes communication and education about color issues. Members represent a wide variety of professional functions including engineers, designers, sales people, scientists, consultants, and lab technicians. A majority of the members are employed by suppliers to the automotive industry. 

GIA Gemological Institute of America

The Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts. Founded in 1931, GIA's mission is to protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones by setting and maintaining the standards used to evaluate gemstone quality. 


Illuminating Engineering Society

Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For over 100 years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. 


International Color Consortium

The International Color Consortium was established in 1993 by eight industry vendors for the purpose of creating, promoting and encouraging the standardization and evolution of an open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components. The outcome of this co-operation was the development of the ICC profile specification. 


National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers

The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has been the only national trade association for the printing ink industry since it’s founding in 1916. The overall purpose is to promote the general development and improvement of member companies by fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry as well as representing the industry as a whole on a national basis. In addition, NAPIM provides seminars, conferences, publications, bulletins and consultation services to its member companies on an ongoing basis. NAPIM members include ink manufacturers, companies that supply raw materials and manufacturers of instrumentation and equipment utilized by the printing ink industry.


Optical Society of America

Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation. 

The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry

SCAD's mission is to promote and foster greater awareness, research and education for color and appearance in dentistry. This is accomplished by fostering communications and research among dental disciplines, industrial researchers, institutional scientific investigators, clinicians, laboratory technicians and others with an interest in color and appearance in dentistry. SCAD also strives to promote the health of the general public through advancement in the art and science of color and appearance in dentistry. 


Society for Information Display

Society for Information Display is comprised of the top scientists, engineers, corporate researchers, and business people of the display industry. SID was formed in 1962 to promulgate display technology, publishing a monthly Journal of SID, Information Display magazine, and our annual Digest of Technical Papers, which is presented at our annual spring Display Week Symposium and Exhibition. These publications are available online without additional charge for members. SID’s annual Display Week is the world’s largest technical symposium and exhibition for emerging technologies in the high-growth global electronic display industry. Attendees represent nearly every major industry sector, including but not limited to aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, commercial, education, entertainment, financial, government, industrial, marine, medical, military, retail and transportation.

Society of Plastics Engineers, Color & Appearance Division

SPE is the largest plastics professional society in the world. We are the professional “home” for nearly 16,000 plastics professionals around the globe. For more than 70 years, we’ve been the “go to” technical information, training, networking, and knowledge-sharing source for plastics professionals who want to advance in their knowledge and their careers. The Color and Appearance Division of SPE strives to educate, train, inform and to provide professional interaction opportunities to the global community involved in visual performance and aesthetics of plastics. Our membership consists of mainly technical professionals from plastics producers, colorant and masterbatch producers, and plastics compounders and those working upstream and downstream in the supply chain. These pages serve our members and the community of plastics color specialists around the world. 


Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Founded in 1947, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology is an international professional organization dedicated to keeping members and others apprised of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging through conferences, educational programs, publications, and its website. IS&T encompasses all aspects of imaging science, with particular emphasis on digital printing, electronic imaging, color science, image preservation, photofinishing, pre-press technologies, hybrid imaging systems, and silver halide research.

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