2017 Program

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Display Week Overview

The chart below shows scheduled events planned for Display Week. Program timing below are approximate as there may be slight variations on different days.  While small changes in session assignments could occur for the 400+ Symposium paper speakers/authors, we expect most of the schedule to remain stable.

Due to higher attendance figures we've had to place attendance restrictions on several of the events, so we encourage you to register early before any events sell out. Please note registration prices go up after May 5, 2017.
The events below are scheduled to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Download Display Week Overview PDF

2017 Program

The Society for Information Display's annual Display Week runs from May 21-May 26, offering a wide selection of display technology presentations by global experts that simply cannot be found anywhere else. 

SID International Symposium
The four-day Symposium features hundreds of leading display industry papers from around the world in multiple technical sessions. It includes a plenary keynote session, presentations in parallel sessions, a poster session organized around selected topics, and author interview sessions with demo models each afternoon. This year's program consists of six technical tracks of over 70 technical sessions consisting of nearly 400 oral and poster presentations. 

Sunday Short Courses
The Society for Information Display presents two tracks of four-hour short courses on Sunday, May 21. Full color tutorial notes will be distributed to all participants and are included in the fee. Ample time will be provided for questions from the audience. The speakers are leaders in their respective fields and bring an international perspective to information display.  The tutorials cover the fundamentals of the topic in greater depth than the Monday Seminars, which tend to be focused more on the state of the art due to the shorter time slot allowed for the seminars.  

Monday Seminars
The Monday Seminars present lectures on diverse topics related to electronic information displays and applications. These seminars are tutorial in nature, and an attempt is made to provide information at three levels. First the technical foundations of the topic are discussed, followed by recent technical advances, and ending with projection of future trends. 

These seminars can benefit both newcomers and experienced professionals. Engineers new to assignments in information display find them especially helpful in getting up to speed quickly. Experienced professionals attend to keep up with recent developments in fields closely related to their specialties. Managers attending the seminars obtain a broad perspective of the display field and a sense of its recent dynamics. Attendees will receive an color notes, consisting of the instructor’s presentation slides, replete with references and illustrations. The speakers are leaders in their fields who bring an international perspective to information display. 

The SID exhibition of display components and systems is your opportunity to see the latest innovative products from the leading companies in the information display industry. The exhibition opens on Tuesday at 10:30 am and concludes at 1:00 pm on Thursday. Many of the leaders and innovators in the display industry will be represented.

Exhibitors’ Forum
Here, exhibitors give 15 minute presentations describing their technologies and products in a symposium-like setting, offering attendees a more complete picture of what is being exhibited. The presentations are organized by subject and will be presented on a predetermined schedule.

SID-DSCC Business Track
Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) and the Society for Information Display will co-organize the SID Display Week 2017 Business Track.  The Business Track will consist of three whole-day conferences held from May 22–24 , featuring presentations from prominent executives of leading companies throughout the display ecosystem. Each of the four conferences will link current and emerging issues via information and analysis of the display industry, providing the knowledge necessary to develop effective strategies to succeed in the changing global marketplace.

Kicking off the Business Track, the Business Conference will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017.
For over 10 years, the SID Business Conference has consistently drawn large crowds and influential speakers who have provided valuable insights on the health and outlook of the display supply chain. Produced by DSCC, the 2017 event will provide the latest results and forecasts for each layer of the display supply chain and where growth, profits and the highest returns are likely. Senior executives from each layer of the display supply chain are expected to participate, with particular emphasis on whether flexible OLEDs and other emerging technologies will or will not change the outlook for the display supply chain.

Day two of the Business Track will be the Investors Conference
The 13th Annual SID Display Investor’s Conference will include presentations and hands-on demonstrations from many of the most promising private companies in the display industry. In addition, key executives will keynote on critical topics. Numerous companies have benefited from the awareness generated at this event to set the stage for going public or acquiring additional private financing.

There are two Market Focus Conferences, one on Tuesday and other on Wednesday.
The Market Focus Conferences are targeted toward important industry segments, providing industry executives, investment professionals, and others with an unparalleled depth of perspective.

SID-DSCC Market Focus Conferences
After a successful debut in 2010, the Market Focus Conferences, now in their fifth year, will once again be held in conjunction with Display Week. Each Market Focus Conference will concentrate on the critical market development issues facing each of these technologies. Each conference will feature presentations and panel sessions with executives throughout the display supply chain. Conference fees include a continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, access to the exhibit hall and Tuesday morning keynotes, and electronic copies of the presentation material.
2017 will feature:
Automotive Display Market Focus Conference: New for 2017, this event, produced by DSCC, will explore business and market issues in one of the most exciting market segments in the display industry. Using the theme of "Safety, Utility, Ubiquity", the conference will cover the market opportunity, from both a qualitative (what products) and quantitative (how many) standpoint, and will discuss in detail the three main elements of the automotive display market - flat panel displays for multiple locations in the vehicle, touch panels and interactivity, and heads-up displays and augmented reality. The conference will cover both the challenges associated with automotive applications as well as the opportunities presented by the integration of displays into the automobile, both in today's vehicle landscape and in the autonomous vehicles of the future.

AR/VR/Wearables Market Focus Conference: The AR/VR/Wearables event will address three of the hottest areas in the display and consumer electronics markets in one event. Produced by DSCC, the OLED Association and Veritas et Visus, it will examine the business and technical issues associated with these categories. In addition, a VR/AR device shootout is planned. Questions that will be addressed by presenting executives include:

  • Who will win the headset battle – direct view or microdisplays?
  • What is the market outlook for these different markets?
  • Can wearables regain momentum?
  • What are the display requirements in these markets?
  • And much more

Awards Banquet
The Awards Banquet will take place at 8:00 PM on Monday, May 22.  This dinner features a distinguished speaker, and honors the SID international award winners and new Fellows.

Display Industry Awards & Best in Show Awards Lunch
The Luncheon will take place at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, honoring the best product, component, and application of the preceding year, and the best products at Display Week.              

The Innovation Zone is a three-day exhibit of pre-commecialization prototypes by graduate students, startups, and large companies.  Following SID's mantra of "showing you tomorrow's technology, today," the I-Zone has been a smash hit since its debut in 2012, while 2017 similarly promises to have the exciting prototypes on display.

ICDM Display Metrology Training Course
The ICDM, the Standards Committee of SID, is producing its first all-day display metrology training course based on the the current ICDM display measurement standard (IDMS1, available at www.icdm-sid.org). This is is special course from SID which will feature some top display metrologists and experts in the field, and will have demonstrations of light measurement devices (LMDs) to show how to make measurement from the ICDM standard on different types of LMDs. A certificate will be issued to all full-day attendees.

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