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Society for Information Display News May/June 2015 Issue 1

iMID 2015 Takes Place in Daegu, Korea

iMID, the 15th International Meeting on Information Display, will take place August 18–21, 2015, in Daegu, the fourth largest city in Korea.  iMID is organized by the Korean Information Display Society, the Society for Information Display, and the Korea Display Industry Association.  This year’s event will feature tutorials, workshops, oral and poster technical sessions, a three-day exhibition, and social events including a Korean tea ceremony.

The keynote speakers will include Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura and Sang Deog Yeo, President of LG Display Co., Ltd.  Nakamura, a professor in the Materials Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014, along with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, for the invention of efficient blue LEDs.  He will speak at iMID on how blue, green, and white LEDs and laser diodes were invented and discuss the future of solid-state lighting.  Yeo will describe the huge potential of OLED displays in terms of picture quality, design, and expandability, and how OLEDs are beginning to create entirely new markets.

A preliminary program is available at http://imid.or.kr/2015/program.asp.

The host city of Daegu (Fig. 1) is a hub for education and industry and is also located conveniently near four UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, including historic villages and the 9th century Haeinsa Temple.  Information about lodging and sightseeing is available at www.imid.or.kr. •

Fig. 1:  iMID 2015 host city Daegu, Korea, is surrounded by mountains and located near four UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites.  Image: Thorfinn Stainforth.