Inter-Society Color Council

Upcoming events

    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tue, Apr 14, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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    Abstract: Our eyes can play tricks on us when it comes to color and how the eyes adapt. Lighting designs are affected, positively and negatively, by this. Understanding basic vision science, and how the eye perceives colors of objects and the environment, are important elements in design considerations. Comprehending color metrics that are used with conventional and LED sources will allow for a more thoughtful technical and artistic approach to the design.

    Speaker bio:

    Shelli Sedlak is a lighting professional with almost 30 years of industry experience. She is currently the Senior Product Manager for Commercial Ceilings for GE Current, a Daintree company. Prior to her PM role, she was Manager of The Lighting Institute, a renowned Center of Excellence for Current and GE Lighting. One of the highlights in this role was co-designing the National Christmas Tree for both President Obama and President Trump. Shelli began her career at GE Lighting as a Specification Engineer and eventually managed the North American Specification Engineering Team. Her past industry experiences include Hubbell Lighting (retail national accounts), Southern California Edison (lighting engineer), and Lockheed (engineering consultant).

    Passionate about the industry, Shelli has been involved with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for 25+ years, holding local, regional and national positions. She served a term as Director on the IES Board of Directors as well as the National Lighting Bureau, and is currently serving as the President for the NCQLP (National Council for the Qualifications of Lighting Professionals).

    Shelli earned her M.B.A. (Executive Management) degree from Ohio University and B.S. Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Southern California (USC). She is Lighting Certified (LC), a USGBC LEED AP®, and an IEEE Senior Member. She has proudly served with the USAF Reserves.


    • 05 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tue, May 5, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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    Abstract: The neuroscience research is clear—surface colors influence how we think and behave. Seeing particular colors has been tied to enhanced creative performance and getting along better with others, for example. Other shades have been linked to degraded analytical performance. The emotional implications of seeing particular colors are based in their saturation and brightness levels while groups form strong associations to hues. The science-based findings shared in this session support confident selections of hues and saturation and brightness levels, ones that positively influence the physical, emotional, and cognitive wellbeing of individuals and groups and encourage desired experiences/outcomes. Cultural factors and individual differences, such as personality and gender, will also be addressed in the context of color selection.

    Speaker bio: Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental psychologist and a principal at Design With Science. She has extensive experience integrating science-based insights to develop recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support desired cognitive, emotional, and physical outcomes/experiences. Her clients include design firms, manufacturers, and service providers worldwide.

    Dr. Augustin, who is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, holds leadership positions in professional organizations such as the Environmental Design Research Association. She is the author of Designology (Mango, 2019), Place Advantage: Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture (Wiley, 2009) and, with Cindy Coleman, The Designer’s Guide to Doing Research: Applying Knowledge to Inform Design (Wiley, 2012). Sally’s work has been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Forbes, and Psychology Today.

    Dr. Augustin is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA, economics major), Northwestern University (MBA, majors in finance and marketing), and Claremont Graduate University (PhD, psychology).  


    • 06 Jun 2021
    • 09 Jun 2021
    • Yale University, New Haven CT


    We are excited to announce these three keynotes:

    • Design Futurist Shashi Caan, Founding partner of The Collective US / The SC Collective UK
    • Designer Jill Pilaroscia, founder of Colour Studio
    • Eve Ashcraft, Creator of paint line Eve Ashcraft Color: The Essential Palette

    Visit the ColorImpact2021 web page for the latest details.

Past events

17 Mar 2020 Ellen Divers presents "The 'Blind Spot' in Architectural Color"
25 Feb 2020 Ruthanne M. Hanlon presents "Color and Culture"
28 Jan 2020 Ken Butts presents "ULTRA-PORTABLE COLOR MEASUREMENT – A Spectro in Your Pocket?"
19 Nov 2019 Webinar - Roland Connelly presents "Comparison of LED Lighting Adopted by Retailers to Typical LED Spectra Adopted by the CIE"
22 Oct 2019 Tony Stanton presents: Color Management in the Graphic Arts
21 Oct 2019 IS&T's 27th Color and Imaging Conference
24 Sep 2019 Ann Laidlaw & Jodi Baker present "Introduction to CIELAB"
20 Aug 2019 AATCC Color Management Workshop
09 Jul 2019 Webinar - Fritz Horstman presents "Interacting with Color: the Art and Teaching of Josef Albers"
21 Mar 2019 Webinar - Michael Webster
19 Mar 2019 ISCC Long-term Planning Meeting
17 Mar 2019 TAGA Annual Technical Conference Joint with ISCC
16 Mar 2019 Workshop: Josef Albers's Color Experiments
19 Feb 2019 Webinar - Kristen Dettoni presents "Print on Demand - Exploring the Market Opportunities"
09 Jan 2019 January Webinar: Jean Hoskin
16 Oct 2018 Webinar: Andrew Stockman
15 Aug 2018 AATCC Color Management Workshop
10 Jun 2018 Munsell Centennial Color Symposium
30 May 2018 Webinar: Lori Sawaya, Psychological Color Temperature and Color Harmony
25 Apr 2018 Paul Centore Webinar: A Practical Introduction to the Munsell Colour System for Artists
21 Mar 2018 Webinar: Dr. David Briggs: The New Anatomy of Colour
21 Feb 2018 Webinar: Albert Munsell - the father of color science?
17 Jan 2018 Webinar: Color Science and the Visual Arts
15 Dec 2017 ANTEC® Orlando: The Plastics Technology Conference
18 Oct 2017 LED - A Balancing Act - Don't Be Left in the Dark
16 Oct 2017 AIC 2017 JEJU, Korea
27 Sep 2017 Webinar: Color in Digital Cinema
11 Sep 2017 CIC 25 Twenty- fifth Color and Imaging Conference
31 Jul 2017 CORM/ISCC 2017 Joint Technical Conference
21 Mar 2017 ISCC Winter Webinar: Mark D Fairchild
21 Mar 2017 International Colour Day

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