BSC Annual Meetings

The annual meeting includes a symposium with invited speakers, a business meeting with reports from the Commission’s officers and committees, presentations by members, and informal discussions and question and answer sessions on scientific and technical topics. Participants include users, manufacturers and vendors of stains, experts in dye analysis and testing, and other interested parties, such as representatives of scientific societies, the FDA and the ISO.

These one-day Scientific Meetings are held in early June, often in or near Rochester NY, the site of the Commission’s testing laboratory, and also in other major North American cities.

To review the proceedings of recent BSC meetings (since 1995), Click here.

OTHER RELEVANT MEETINGS: Watch this space! To submit a notice about a meeting, contact the BSC’s webmaster.

Annual Meeting 2015


There was no scientific meeting in 2015. The trustees met in Pittsford, NY on Friday 5th June 2015 for a facilitated discussion: Design for the future: Development of the next 5-year plan for the BSC.

The Annual General Meeting was conducted by exchange of emails, for the purpose of electing trustees. (Each member in good standing received an email with a list of nominees compiled by the Nominating Committee, with an invitation to reply and vote. Those trustees whose terms of office expired in 2015 were unanimously re-elected.)