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SID Technical Program & Special Technology Tracks

The Society for Information Display's annual Symposium at Display Week running from May 19-24, 2013, offers a wide selection of presentations on display technology that simply cannot be found anywhere else. This year's program will consist of technical tracks of over 70 technical sessions consisting of nearly 400 oral and poster presentations.

SID International Symposium

The four-day Symposium features hundreds of leading display industry papers from around the world in myriad technical sessions. It includes a Plenary Session, presentations in parallel sessions, a Poster Session organized around selected topics, and author interview sessions each afternoon (with demonstration models).

Sunday Short Courses
The Society for Information Display presents four 4-hour short courses on diverse topics related to information display on Sunday, May 19. The tutorials are characterized by technical depth and small class size. The four hour classes covering the fundamentals of electronic information displays will be held on the morning and afternoon of the Sunday preceding the Symposium. 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.

Monday Display Technology Seminars
The SID Technology Seminars present lectures on diverse topics related to electronic information displays. These seminars are tutorial in nature, and an attempt is made to provide information at three levels. First and foremost, the technical foundations of the topic are treated in detail. Next, recent technical advances are discussed, and, finally, the current state of the art and projection of future trends are analyzed. The Applications Seminars focus on the application and evaluation of information displays.
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 excellent set of full color notes, consisting of the instructor’s presentation slides, replete with references and illustrations. Ample time is provided for questions from the audience in each session. 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 and concludes at 2:00 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 Business Enterprise (Business Conference and Investors’ Conference)
Stretching over 2 days, the SID Business Enterprise is comprised of a one-day Business Conference and a one-day Investors’ Conference. This provides executives, entrepreneurs, program managers, marketers, investment professionals and other professionals in all aspects of the rapidly growing electronic display industry with an unparalleled comprehensive view of all aspects of the industry, from technology tradeoffs, to market and business dynamics, to equity capital issues.

Market Focus Conferences
After a very successful debut in 2010, the Market Focus Conferences, now in its fourth 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 Symposium Keynote Session on Tuesday morning, and electronic copies of the presentation material. 

Awards Banquet
The Awards Banquet will take place at 8:00 PM on Monday, May 20th.  This dinner honors the SID international award winners.

Display Industry Awards & Best in Show Awards Lunch
The Luncheon will take place at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, May 22d.              

The Innovation Zone, a two-day exhibiton of pre-commecialization prototypes by startups, graduate students, and others was a smash hit in 2012, and 2013 similarly promises to have the newest prototypes on display