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National Conference

The National Conference is an opportunity for members to submit a Paper for presentation in their area of specialisation, interest or research.

Specialists from around the world are also invited to deliver presentations on current work and research. Attendees hear the latest developments in colour research, as well as participate in workshops and social activities.

Upcoming Events

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney

    Please note that we are monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation and will decide if plans for the conference need to be modified when more information becomes available. Possible options we might consider if necessary include postponement or an online conference. We consequently advise against making non-refundable airline and accommodation bookings at least until registration for the conference opens on June 1.


    On behalf of the Colour Society of Australia, the Organising Committee of the CSA National Conference Sydney 2020 would like to invite you to participate and to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference related to the theme COLOUR CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . .

    Important dates

    First circular and call for abstracts 18 February 2020
    Second circular and call for abstracts 14 March 2020
    Submission deadline for abstracts 13 April 2020
    Notification of oral/poster presentation 29 May 2020
    Registration opens 01 June 2020
    Early bird registration deadline 31 July 2020
    General registration deadline 04 September 2020
    Submission of (optional) pdf for website 29 September 2020


    About the conference theme

    The theme Colour Connections acknowledges the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to colour in this era of ever-narrowing specialization. Participants are invited to consider how their own work involving colour may be of interest and of importance in other disciplines, or to critically contrast and perhaps reconcile different specialized approaches to colour within their own discipline. We encourage participation from designers, artists and other colour practitioners whose work references scientific or philosophical understanding of colour, from colour educators whose teaching programs span the art-science divide, and from scientific, historical and other researchers who believe that their insights about colour have relevance beyond their specialized areas of interest.


    Submissions on any colour-related topic are welcome, including but not limited to:

    Colour Vision I Neuroscience I Phenomenology of Colour I Colour Perception and Illusions I Colorimetry | Colour Appearance Models  

    Colour and Language | Psychology of Colour I Colour Aesthetics I Colour Symbolism I Philosophy of Colour

    Colour in Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Communication Design, Product Design, Packaging Design and Marketing I Colour in Photography, Image Processing, Television and Cinema

    Colour in Architecture, Urban Environments, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Stage Design or Lighting Design and Technologies I Colour in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Environments

    Colour in Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Theatre, Dance, and Music I History of Colour Theory and Practice in the Fine and Applied Arts

    Colour Education in the Arts, Design, Science, Engineering and in Schools I History of Colour Education

    Submission process

    To submit your abstract for consideration for an oral/poster presentation at CSA COLOUR CONNECTIONS SYDNEY 2020, please use the CSA 2020 Abstract Template [click to download]  and send it, along with a one-paragraph biographical note and photograph of the author, to by 13 April 2020. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and scientific submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted for poster or oral presentation by 29 May 2020. Accepted abstracts will be published on the CSA website on 31 August 2020.

    Authors of papers accepted for poster or oral presentation at the conference will be invited to submit their presentation either in full or in summary form as a pdf document to be hosted on the CSA website. Submission of this paper will be greatly appreciated but is entirely at the discretion of the author(s). Submission deadline 29 September 2020.

    Copyright & Legal Obligations

    All information in the abstract submission, including author’s names, affiliations, authors order of listing, and the content of abstract, will be used in the conference publications. The contributor carries legal obligations of the abstract; any violation to a third party’s right will be the responsibility of the contributor him/herself.

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