The International Color Vision Society (ICVS) is an international group of optometrists, ophthalmologists, psychologists, physiologists, geneticists, and others who have a research interest in the many aspects of color vision and color vision deficiencies. 

The 17th Symposium of the International Color Vision Society was held in Seattle July 11 – 15, 2003, on the beautiful campus of the University of Washington.

The web links on this page illustrate the scope of the meeting – which spanned many aspects of color vision, including perception, retinal and cortical processing, ecology, genetics, development, deficiencies, testing, standards, and applications - and the social program - which fostered informal interaction and enjoyment of the physical beauty, history, and culture of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.





2003 ICVS Homepage

Dates and Deadlines


Abstract Submission



Local Info


Presenter Information


About ICVS




Steven Buck

Department of Psychology
227 Guthrie Hall
Box 351525
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1525

VM : 206-685-9660
FAX: 206-685-3157



Current Information

 The conference group photo (courtesy of Tony Young) is available for viewing.

 The entire Program and the table of contents of the Proceedings (published as a special issue of Visual Neuroscience, 21 (3), 2004) are also now available.

 For details on these and other aspects of ICVS 2003 Seattle, click the web links shown here or at upper right. 

 ICVS 2003 Seattle Organizing Committee

Steven Buck, Samir Deeb, Joel Pokorny


The organizers are deeply grateful to the following persons who have contributed to planning and staging this meeting.

Bobby Chan, Sarina Chien, Kenji Kitahara, Ken Knoblauch, Maria Pereverzeva,

John Saari, Laura P. Thomas, Iris Zemach

We are also grateful for generous financial support from the following academic units within the University of Washington.

Department of Psychology

School of Medicine

College of Arts & Sciences