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International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC)
July 30 - August 5, 2016

IDRC 2018 planning is underway.  The pages for IDRC 2016 are still up and active for those interested in reviewing the 2016 conference.  Stay tuned for updates on IDRC 2018.
IDRC (aka The Chambersburg Conference) follows the “Gordon Conference” format: the registrants attend plenary morning and evening sessions, with afternoons free for elective activities. This allows a unique opportunity for informal interaction with highly accomplished professionals in the field. Since 1982, this unique conference has offered the opportunity to forge lifelong professional relationships and friendships.  (final program)


Since its inception in 1982, the IDRC has been held on the picturesque 300-acre campus of Wilson College in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in south central Pennsylvania. Chambersburg’s small-town charm and historical significance provide a delightful backdrop and relaxed atmosphere for the conference’s scientific rigor.

The extremely economical “full” and “student” registration fees include on-site accommodations with clean, well-supplied dormitory rooms, all meals, and the best overall “Chambersburg Conference experience.” Most of the rooms are now air-conditioned. Alternate hotel accommodations are available within a few minutes’ driving time. (update- we may be out of air conditioned rooms)


Conference Contacts

Conference chair David Funk
Poster Chair David Semmes
Shootout chair Benoit Igne
Award Committee David Hopkins
Exhibit Chair Howard Mark
Transportation Zhenqi (Pete) Shi
Shortcourses Lois Weyer
Registration Susan Foulk

Stay Tuned

The final program is available for download here. Updated July27, 2016
 You can download a copy of the second circular here.
April 20, 2016 - The 2016 Shootout data is posted for the Traditional Shootout