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AIC2023 Updates

Color Society of Thailand and the International Colour Association will host AIC2023 the 15th Congress of the International Colour Association. It will take place from November 28th to December 2nd, 2023 at Chiang Rai, the most northern city of Thailand, where you can experience nature and ancient culture.

At the Congress, there will be special lectures from invited speakers and keynote speakers as well as oral and poster sessions which include many topics related to color science and design. In addition, there will be three awards for the best poster presentation supported by The Colour Group of Great Britain's Robert W G Hunt International Poster Awards.

The early bird registration is open from June 1st – September 15th, 2023, through the website

For more information and news of AIC2023, please visit the website or contact us at We hope to see you in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

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AIC Study Group in Environmental Color Design

Color Research And Application: Environmental Color Design Research Collection

Special Collection Editors: Verena M. Schindler (Switzerland), José Luis Caivano (Argentina).

Submission is now open. You can submit your paper via the Color Research and Application journal's main page - just choose "Environmental Color Design Research" from the drop-down in the final submission step. Authors are encouraged to submit original Research Articles, Applied Theory Articles, and Reviews.

More information here

New SG ECD Co-Chair:
Juan Serra-Lluch (Spain)

Juan Serra-Lluch holds a Ph.D in Architecture (Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV, 2010), is a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Graphic Expression, and since 2021, Associate Dean for Research at Valencia School of Architecture. He is a member of the Color Research Group of the Institute of Historic Preservation at UPV and the Spanish Group of Color. Author of the book Color for Architects (New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019).

More information here

SG ECD Meeting – Call for Contributions

Meeting of the Study Group on Environmental Colour Design of the International Colour Association

Date: Tuesday, November 28th, 2023, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: AIC 2023 Congress, The Riverie by Katathani, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Co-Chairs: Verena M. Schindler, Juan Serra-Lluch
Theme: The role of theory and practice in environmental colour design 
Format: Short oral presentation.
Abstract: Submit an abstract of 300-500 words using the template: see SG ECD website.

More information here


Canada - Colour Research Society of Canada

Upcoming CRSC Events

Thursday, Sept 28th, 7 pm Eastern

Beyond just aesthetics, colour plays a vital role in our food choices and overall dining experiences. Whether you are a food enthusiast, a culinary professional, or simply curious about the fascinating interplay between sight and taste, join us for a panel presentation moderated by Montaha Hidefi as we uncover the nuances of "Hues on the Menu" and gain a deeper appreciation for the colourful world of gastronomy.

Panel members:

  • Montaha Hidefi, Color Archaeologist™ and founder of Color Landing Studio.
  • Sara Neilson, Creative Director and founder of Sara Nelson Design
  • Aralia Maxwell, Montréal-based artist
  • Vivian Lo, Healthcare Design Consultant and artist.

Full details and registration are coming soon to our website:

Thursday, Oct 26th, 7 pm Eastern: KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE

Jeweller Rebecca Hannon (Nova Scotia School of Art & Design) will discuss the role of colour in her work.

Full details and registration are coming soon to our website:

France - Centre Français de la Couleur

A donation to the AIC

Dear AIC members, some of you have known the CFC for a long time, created in 1976 and which, in its first structure, participated in the creation of the AIC. Some members who have taken part in the activities of the AIC since its creation are now very old. Robert Sève, physicist, just turned 100 in July and Jacqueline Carron, painter, is approaching 103 years old.

Read her message here.

Book «La Couleur: Structure et Audace» (also available in english). Jacqueline Carron, in collaboration with Anne Duriez, preface by Annie Mollard-Desfour. Edition: Jacqueline Carron, 2016.

A movie recorded by Jacqueline Carron

A short paper on an exhibition in 2022

Italy - Associazione Italiana Colore

Color Conference 2023 and local exhibitions

All these months, the Gruppo del Colore - Associazione Italiana Colore worked intensively on the 18th edition of the Color Conference, which will be held in Lecco on 15-16 September 2023. Registrations will be open until August 30th. The association has also granted patronage to 2 exhibitions: SYNTHÈSE VISUELLE by Monica Gorini, held from 27.04 to 27.05 in Milan, and ANIMA MUNDI by Milagrosa Ortiz Martín, which will be inaugurated on September 8th, in Gravedona ed Uniti, at Como Lake.

More information here.

Switzerland - pro colore

Workshop: Colour And Visual Impairment – All-Day Interactive Workshop

Date: 30 September 2023

Location: Haus der Farbe, Langwiesstrasse 34, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland

This workshop explores the importance of visual contrast and the quality of material surface texture for people with impaired vision. It inquires into what the requirements for barrier-free colour design are and what can severely hamper perception. This workshop will be held in cooperation with the Association of Swiss Color Designers in Architecture (Bund Schweizer Farbgestalter*innen in der Architektur).

More information here.


Color Marketing Group

2023 CMG Virtual Summit Connect

A VIRTUAL SUMMIT EXPERIENCE, October 25th to 28th, 2023

 CMG Summit Connect is a transformative four-day virtual experience. The event brings together professionals from the global color community to gain valuable insights into CMF (color, material, and finish) forecasting and application through a series of workshops and educational sessions. Attendees will explore the latest trends, techniques, thinking, and innovations, fostering meaningful discussions, idea exchange, and potential collaborations. Presentation topics include:

  • How to create color harmonies
  • Bringing pragmatism & disruption from the automotive industries to all industries
  • Describing color with the Colour Literacy Project
  • Back to color
  • Mentoring

More information in CMG Summit CONNECT - Color Marketing Group®

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