2017 Program

   Special Topics

Display Industry Awards Luncheon

Display Week's Best in Show and Display Industry Awards Lunch is on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 12:00 -2:00 pm in Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 151.
This year's speaker is Pete Ludé Chief Innovation Officer, RealD Inc., Beverly Hills, CA

               Pete Ludé
100 Years of Innovation – The Cinema Experience

Movie theaters have historically provided a fertile testing ground for display system innovation. Due to the controlled ecosystem, occasionally generous budgets and creative drive of filmmakers, new display technologies often appear first in the movie palace. This talk will explore how developments such as color reproduction, 3D, HDR, high frame rate and laser illumination have evolved in the cinema, influencing other markets along the way.

BIO: Pete Ludé is a prominent engineering executive in cinema and digital media, with extensive experience in technology innovation. Ludé serves as Chief Innovation Officer at RealD, where he is helping to re-invent motion imaging for entertainment. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Sony's Silicon Valley R&D labs, where his work included workflow software for digital cinema production, stereoscopic imaging and 4K laser projectors for digital cinema. He is past president of SMPTE, and a SMPTE fellow. Pete was also was founding Chairman of the Laser Illuminated Projector Association, and is currently Chair of the SMPTE Stanards Committee for immersive sound for cinema. He is a frequent speaker on the future of cinema technology, Ultra HD, stereoscopic 3D and laser displays.

Best in Show Awards

Best in Show Awards

The annual Best in Show and Display Industry Awards Luncheon will take place at noon on Wednesday, May 24th. Both awards are peer-reviewed, such that the luncheon is well-attended by captains of industry for high-level networking and recognition of the best in the industry over the last year.


The Best in Show awards are intended to honor the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes, and manufacturing processes presented by exhibitors during Display Week. This competition will be open to all exhibitors on the show floor during Display Week 2017. Prizes will be awarded in the three categories of small, medium, and large exhibits. This will allow exhibitors of all sizes to compete for the prizes. Self-nominations are encouraged. The criteria for judgement are:

  1. Timeliness and significance to the display industry of the products, prototypes, processes, and technologies exhibited
  2. Creative use of audio, visual, or other effects to present and highlight the new material

Nomination forms are due no later than May 1, 2017. To download the nomination form for the Best in Show Awards click here.

Display Industry Awards

Display Industry Awards

Each year, SID bestows Display Industry Awards in three categories: Display of the Year, Display Application of the Year, and Display Component of the Year. These apply to products introduced in the market within the previous calendar year, industry-wide whether they are being shown at Display Week or not. Self-nominations are encouraged!

Nomination forms are due no later than Jan 31, 2017. Download the nomination form for the categories:
 Display Application of the Year nomination form
 Display Component of the Year nomination form
 Display of the Year nomination form

Award winners will have the opportunity to have their Display Week show floor interview videos by SID's PR firm MCA included on the SID YouTube channel, as well as displayweek.org!


Display Week 2017

 Schedule Overview
Symposium Program (PDF)

Special Topics
Augmented and Virtual Reality
Digital-Signage Display Solutions
Display Materials and Processes
Wearable Displays

Exhibitor Prospectus
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Business Hub
New Product Showcase
Exhibitor List & Floorplan

2017 Hotel Booking

Room availability is extremely limited, please call Par Avion at (877) 685-2948 (toll free) to make reservations. Call Center Hours: 6:00am-5:00 pm PST Mon-Fri

Display Week 2017 Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, May 23 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 24 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 25 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contacts for exhibits and sponsorships
Jim Buckley
Exhibition and Sponsorship Sales, Europe and Americas
+1 (203) 502-8283
Sue Chung
Exhibition and Sponsorship Sales, Asia
+1 (408) 489-9596
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