|The Society for Information Display's annual Display Week runs from May 20-May 25, 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 20th. 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.
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.
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 2018 Business Track. The Business Track will consist of three whole-day conferences held from May 21st–23rd , 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 21, 2018.
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 2018 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, foldable OLEDs and microLEDs will or will not change the outlook for the display supply chain.
Day two of the Business Track will be the Investors Conference
The 14th 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, market analysts, financial analysts, venture capitalists, private equity executives and investment bankers will provide their outlook for the display supply chain and what they are looking for from private and public companies from an investment standpoint. 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.
2018 will feature:
• Automotive Display Market Focus Conference: Produced by DSCC, this event 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.
• Immersive Experience Market Focus Conference: The Immersive Experience Market Focus Conference is to examine the current and future prospects and technologies that guide this new industry into expanding beyond Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.. Produced by DSCC, this conference will examine the issues and the basics of how the display industry will need to change to cope with the demands of immersion. Topics that will be addressed by presenting executives include:
- Market Overview
- Goggles and Glasses
- Direct View FPDs
- Virtual Displays
- Next-Generation Magic
The Awards Banquet will take place at 8:00 PM on Monday, May 21, 2018. 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 2018 similarly promises to have the exciting prototypes on display.