Society for Information Display News January/February 2016 Issue 1

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming SID Events

April 7–8, 2016:  SID Mid-Europe Spring Meeting

The next Society for Information Display Mid-Europe Meeting will take place in Berlin, Germany.  A €1500 award will be granted to the best student contribution to the spring meeting.  The winner of last year’s student award was Mohammed Mohammadimasoudi from Ghent University for his paper, “Thin-film polarized liquid-crystal backlight.”  According to Mid-Europe Director Herbert DeSmet, “The Mid-Europe Spring Meeting is the best way to find out about the latest display developments from European companies, particularly because EuroDisplay, held every other year, does not take place until 2017.”

More information about dates, location, and agenda will be available soon at

For information, Contact the Mid-Europe Director, Herbert De Smet, at

Notes: The proceedings from the 2015 EuroDisplay Conference in Ghent, Belgium, are available to all logged-in SID members as a special issue of the SID Digest, at http://online

The 18th century Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is one of the most iconic structures in Germany.

May 22–27:  Display Week 2016

In 2016, the biggest, can’t-miss event of the year for the display industry comes to one of the most exciting destination cities in North America – San Francisco.  People from all over the world travel to this truly international destination for its architecture, food, history, and culture.

The next issue of Information Display will feature a show preview, including information about the schedule and highlights from the technical program.  In the meantime, check out for more information.

August 23–26:  iMID

The next International Meeting on Information Display will take place in Jeju City, Korea.  Jeju City is a resort destination located on an island off the Korean Peninsula.  IMID is a premier display conference with more than 1,800 attendees every year, a venue in which many academic, industry, and business leaders meet, publish R&D results, and share knowledge of information displays.

The conference includes keynote presentations (Professor Hideo Hosono of the Tokyo Institute of Technology was recently announced as a speaker), technical oral and poster presentations, tutorials, workshops, and special display exhibitions.

Visit for more information.

Jeju City is located on the volcanic island of Jejudo, a World Natural Heritage Site known for its warm climate and unique culture.