Professional Conference - Colour coding

Create a striking and visually engaging program. Choose from a full colour palette including RGB, HEX and colour picker Colour by session, track or presentation type


The guidance below is for event administrators/ organisers. If you are an end user (eg. submitter, reviewer, delegate etc), please click here.

Event dashboard → Conference → Program ➞ Builder ➞ Settings (top right) ➞ Pick colours

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Selecting colours

Colouring your sessions

Applying colour by track or presentation type

The colour tool bar will appear at the bottom of the screen.

The first 5 icons are tools, the remainder are the colours from the standard palette.

Selecting colours

The paint bucket icon will reflect the current chosen colour.

Pick your chosen colour by clicking on it. The paint bucket icon will change to your chosen colour.


The palette

This tool will allow you to select custom colours.

Click on the icon, and then in the bar shown below.

This will open up the custom colour picker (the style of this may vary depending on your browser) where you can pick from a gradient panel from a basic palette of colours, enter HSL or RGB or HEX codes. (Click on the arrow to toggle between the different formats)  Once you have completed your colour picking, click outside of the colour picker.

Your chosen colour will appear in the bar, and the paint bucket icon. You can then apply the colour to a session.


The pipette

Hover the pipette over any of your sessions and click to select the colour of a particular session.

Colouring your sessions

To change or add a colour to sessions individually in the program builder view,  choose your colour following the steps above, and hover over your chosen session. A paint roller icon will appear. Click to apply the new colour.

NB: If you have coloured your sessions according to track or presentation type (see below), the colour will be locked and you will not be able to change the colour.


Session selection

Click on the icon to reveal the panel for choosing from a list of sessions.

There are three options for applying colour: 


  • Individual session
  • Track
  • Presentation type 

Individual session

You will see your sessions in chronological order, (from left to right if more than one column), along with their current colour (dark blue is the default).

P → Colour according to Presentation type

T → Colour according to track

No letter → Colour according to session - ie individually

The commands are in the lower part of the panel.

First of all, ensure your paint bucket icon is the colour you have chosen by using the methods described above.

Check the box next to your chosen session (or select multiple or all, if appropriate). Then click Apply colour

NB: Be sure to uncheck your selection after you have made the colour change, otherwise they will be included in your next colour change step.

The commands at the bottom can be used if you would like to over-ride previous colour selections.

For instance - if you have applied a colour according to track, and you decide you would like to apply a different colour to individual sessions, click USE SESSION COLOUR.

Similarly, if you have applied colour according to presentation type, and you decide you would like to apply the colour according to track, click USE TRACK COLOUR. (See below for instructions on setting colours for tracks and presentation types.)

Applying colour by track or presentation type


NB: To set up tracks, see Setting up your program - configuration

If you have created tracks when you set up your program, you have the option to apply colour according to tracks.

First of all you will need to select the colour for each track, as described in Selecting colours (above).

Click the fifth icon (settings)

and choose Pick track colours


The Track colour selection panel will open up

Choose the colour you would like to be applied (see Selecting colours, above).

Select your chosen track, then click APPLY COLOUR.

Your tracks will then be coloured accordingly.

To colour according to presentation type, click the settings icon and choose Pick presentation type colours, and follow the steps described above to pick track colours.