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June 13–16, 2022

Venue: OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Organized by Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC)

Conference Co-Chair(s): Doreen Balabanoff & Robin Kingsburgh

We are very excited to invite you to participate in AIC 2022 Midterm Meeting on the theme “Sensing Colour” to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 13–16, 2022.

The conference will be hosted at OCAD University, Canada’s oldest and largest school for art and design education, known for its iconic Will Alsop building in the heart of Toronto (

We encourage in-person participation as much as possible, but remote/online participation will be available for those who are unable to attend otherwise.

The theme “Sensing Colour” offers a great breadth of opportunity for participants from diverse disciplines and modes of inquiry to contribute to colour awareness and knowledge in an interdisciplinary forum. It highlights how colour offers itself to us, in what ways it approaches and engages us, affects our awareness, and harnesses our attention. In so many diverse ways, and through so many different lenses, colour is being studied as an influential shaper of human experience.

Through all our senses and faculties – through intellectual, cultural and material ways of knowing and feeling – we seek to observe and utilize the remarkable complexity of colour, whether material or immaterial, whether conceptual or practical, sociological or biological, natural or technological. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, those listed under “Colour Topics” below. Abstract & Summary Submission

Authors are invited to submit an 800-word abstract (plus References) for review, following the guidelines and using the template available at the AIC 2022 website (link below).

All submissions must be in English and describe original work that has not been published or submitted elsewhere. Using a double-blind review process, the Program Review Committee will consider all abstracts. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 7, 2022.

All eligible student submissions will be automatically considered for an AIC Student Award.

The CRSC encourages and prioritizes submissions from equity deserving communities including Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2SIA and communities with diverse abilities.

The following categories are welcome: Oral and Interactive/Poster.

Abstract & Summary Submission website


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