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The Society For Information Display Announces Keynote Speakers For Display Week 2013 In Vancouver, Canada

Heavy Hitters from Samsung, Microsoft and Oregon State University Set Stage For Developments and Innovations in Display Industry

CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, today unveiled the keynote speaker line up for this year's Display Week, which is taking place at the Vancouver Convention Center from May 19-24, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.  Diving into the developments and innovation in displays, the keynote speakers include: Dr. Kinam Kim, President and Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Samsung Display Co., Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft, and John F. Wager, the Michael and Judith Gaulke Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering School of EECS at Oregon State University. 

"Each year, the keynote session sets the stage for Display Week—providing a unique look at the developments in the technologies and applications surrounding the display industry," stated SID President, Brian Berkeley.  "We are extremely pleased with the caliber of speakers at this year's event, as they will bring fresh new insight into the display industry and cover a variety of issues, ranging from the current display technology landscape to the evolving social computing environment and recent developments in oxide TFT technology." 

Kicking off the keynote session on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. will be Dr. Kinam Kim from Samsung, who will focus on "Displays and Innovation: An Exciting Future."  Specifically, he will address the innovations in user interface/interaction, as well as the advancements and challenges in panel technologies in order to offer richer, more dynamic experiences for displays.

Next, Bill Buxton of Microsoft will speak on "The Social Life of Devices," explaining the shifting sands of ubiquitous computing and how managing the complexity for users with individual devices is critical to the continued growth of our industry.

Closing the keynote session, Professor John F. Wager of Oregon State University, will review the current status of amorphous oxide semiconductor thin-film transistors (AOS TFTs) for display applications.

A separate event that attendees won't want to miss is the annual SID Best in Show and Display Industry Awards Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, May 22.  Professor Ronald A. Rensink, associate professor of the departments of computer science and psychology at the University of British Columbia will discuss the major breakthroughs in our understanding of human vision and how it affects the design of more effective information displays. 

The keynote session and Awards Luncheon are just two of the many events that attendees can experience.  For more information on the various programs that are occurring during Display Week, visit  Media interested in attending Display Week, please contact Marie Labrie or Kelly Loughlin at [email protected]  Companies interested in exhibiting/sponsoring at Display Week should contact Christine von Steiger at [email protected].

About Display Week

The 50th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2013, will take place May 19-24, 2013, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada.  Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays.  For more information on Display Week 2013, visit or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek.  Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed, and shared using the hash tag #SID2013.

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.  With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization's 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

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