Early Bird Registration for Display Week 2014 Business Conference and Market Focus Conference Series Ends May 16

May 06, 2014, 13:00 ET from Society for Information Display (SID)

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), together with IHS Technology, today announced that early bird registration for the Business Conference and Market Focus Conference (MFC) Series at Display Week 2014 ends Friday, May 16th.

Business Conference, Monday, June 2
This year's Business Conference takes place on Monday, June 2nd and will focus on how the rise of the LCD has made high-quality electronic displays ubiquitous, enabling the new era of flat-panel TVs, smartphones, tablets and wearable devices.  But is the innovation phase that propelled LCD technology to dominance coming to an end?  With the theme of "Creating a Path to the Future of Display," the Business Conference will feature a notable lineup of top industry insiders and IHS experts that will reveal the key market and technology trends shaping the future of the panel display industry. 

Touch Gesture Motion Conference, Wednesday, June 4
For the 5th year, the Touch Gesture Motion (TGM) MFC is bringing together a blend of experts in the rapidly developing and amazingly diverse area associated with human interaction with display devices.  While direct touch technologies have become commonplace, other sensory technologies that involved gesture and motion recognition, now combining with facial and emotion recognition, are enabling technology to more accurately anticipate human expectations.   

The TGM event will provide attendees with an opportunity to consider some of the latest developments in the field.  The goal of the event is not only to educate and inform, but also to entertain the mind with some novel ideas that are likely to change the way we interact with display devices in the future.

The conference's mid-morning keynote will be from Marnie Bartlett, founder and lead scientist for Emotient.  Her keynote will be complemented by presentations from other companies and organizations at the forefront of this sector.

Flexible Display Conference, Thursday, June 5
In its first year, the Flexible Displays MFC is taking the idea of a "flexible display" out of the laboratory and into the commercial market.  Speakers from both display manufacturers and system-level companies will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with getting flexible devices to market.  It's not obvious that traditional display devices have a need for true flexibility, but delegates will learn about opportunities for new ways in which traditional solutions can be configured. 

Additionally, speakers will be considering new markets that may open up as a result of the availability of truly flexible displays.  The goal of the event is to help delegates explore novel form factors, new manufacturing processes, and the implications these changes may have on the market for flexible displays.

Click here to view the full agenda for all conferences and participating companies/speakers.

About Display Week
The 51st SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2014, will take place June 1-6, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.  Display Week is the premier international gathering of system integrators, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays.  For more information on Display Week 2014, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek.  Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hash tag #SID2014.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry.  In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products.  The organization's 6,000-plus global members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales.  To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than ten conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future.  SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008.  For more information, visit www.sid.org.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.  IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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