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AIC 2020

Natural Colours - Digital Colours

20, 26-28 November 2020
Online meeting

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14th Congress

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      AIC has three membership levels: Regular, Individual and Associate

      AIC Regular Member Criteria


      1.Your organization is either a national or regional color associations

      2. Your organization should be open to anyone in your country or region, and should cover all aspects of color.

      3. Your organization should follow the spirit of the AIC objectives as outlined in the AIC Statutes.

      4. State the number of meetings you have each year and the number of attendees at each meeting.

      5. Please make available to the AIC EC some official statement of your financial position.

      6. Please obtain a letter of recommendation from other AIC regular members (see above).

      7. Show the AIC EC your statutes or constitution if you have such documentation.

      8. Send the list of your members, including name, address, and title, profession or field of activity.

      200 Australian Dollars per annum


      AIC Associate Member Criteria

      Your organization is an international association related to color 

      150 Australian Dollars per annum



      AIC was founded June 21, 1967, in Washington DC, USA,

      during the 16th Session of the CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage)

      The Early History of the Association Internationale de la Couleur (AIC)

      by Gunnar Tonnquist

      published in AIC Color 77, Proceedings of the Third Congress, Troy, New York, 10-15 July 1977 (Bristol, England: Adam Hilger, 1978), 13-32.

      AIC Foundation Documents 

      was signed in by these eight national color associations:

      USA - Inter-Society Color Council (Deane B. Judd)

      France - Centre d’Information de la Couleur (Yves LeGrand)

      Great Britain - The Colour Group (Robert W. G. Hunt)

      Spain - Comité Español del Color (Lorenzo Plaza)

      Sweden Swedish Colour Group (Gunnar Tonnquist)

      Switzerland - pro/colore (Ernst Ganz)

      Japan Color Science Association of Japan (Tamotsu Fukuda)

      The Netherlands Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kleurenstudie 

      (J. L. Ouweltjes)


      Based on the statutes approved by vote of the regular members in Winterthur, Switzerland, 10 August 1988. Modified by the 2002-2005 and 2006-2009 AIC Executive Committees, and approved by vote of the regular members in the General Assembly in Hangzhou, China, 14 July 2007. With a modification introduced by the 2006-2009 AIC Executive Committee, presented at the General Assembly 2009 in Sydney, and approved by vote of the regular members on 3 December 2009. With a modification introduced by the 2010-2013 AIC Executive Committee, presented at the General Assembly 2013 in Newcastle, and approved by the regular members.


      • The term of the executive committee members was reduced from 4 to 2 years.
      • The ordinary members shall be eligible for one re-election.
      • The Secretary/Treasurer shall be eligible for three re-elections.
      • The retiring Vice President shall automatically continue as President for an additional 2-year term and will then have the role of Past President for a 2-years term.
      • The Past-President position is a “consultant” position or trustable advisor in order to benefit the work of the EC.
      • The editor of the Journal of the AIC will be invited to attend the EC meetings.
      • Article 8, Financial: The annual subscription for an associate member shall be determined by the Executive Committee but shall not be below 75% of the regular member fee.


      • The category of “region” is added to the category of “country”, with the aim of making the AIC more open to color associations which previously could not have a place as regular members. However, the AIC Executive Committee decides in which cases the incorporation of a regular member from a region is pertinent and creates no conflict with the existing regular members.


      • The previous category of “observer” has been changed into “individual member”, allowing persons domiciled in any country (even in countries with a national color association that is an AIC regular member) to become an individual member. The idea behind this is to have more direct contact with the people.
      • The General Assembly is to be held every 2 years (at Midterm Meetings and Congresses) instead of every 4 years (only at Congresses).
      • The membership dues are to be voted on by members rather than fixed by the Statutes or established by the Executive Committee.
      • The different Guidelines that appeared at the end of the 1988 statutes have been placed in separate documents. These guidelines are approved by the AIC Executive Committee.


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