Thank you for joining us at Display Week 2020 Online. Your registration provides you with access to the exhibition, events and materials until Dec. 7, 2020.
Display Week is the most prestigious and important event for the global electronic display industry. Although we are disappointed that the pandemic prevented us from meeting face-to-face this year, we are delighted to continue to offer outstanding programming and events. The conference occurred Aug. 3-7, but you still have until Dec. 7, 2020, to enjoy a wide range of content at your convenience from anywhere in the world, including a full exhibition of the latest and greatest display technology with more than 150 exhibitors; the renowned International Technical Symposium, featuring over 500 oral and poster presentations about today’s hottest tech; the SID/DSCC Business Conference, the largest market-focused conference dedicated to the display industry; the I-Zone, where pre-market products are showcased; keynote sessions with industry icons; panel discussions featuring the field’s top Women in Tech and CEOs; and exclusive learning opportunities.
This year’s symposium features 84 technical sessions consisting of 340 oral presentations, including 94 invited papers. We also have 231 poster presentations. The 2020 program committee received almost 700 paper abstracts this year, and we were pleased to have so many outstanding papers to choose from. More than a quarter of the submissions represent two categories: OLEDs and emissive, microLED, and QD displays. We've published 160 papers from China and 128 papers from Korea, the highest number of papers from those countries in the last five years. We've also seen a five‐year high in published papers from the US. (93). As always, our technical program includes an unparalleled selection of Short Courses (5) and Display Technology/Applications Seminars (13).
Our digital format this year offered a few bonuses for attendees. First, technical program registrants enjoyed online access to all the symposium, short course, and seminar presentations for one fee. Each day’s content, organized by technology, was posted the night before and will remain available to registered attendees through Dec. 7, 2020. The content consists of presentation notes with an audio recording by the presenter. The second bonus is that this year attendees didn’t have to miss one session in order to view another! They are all available to you and can be viewed at your convenience. Third, each day of the show, we posted video previews of the technical sessions, seminars, and short courses for the day, presented by their respective chairs. This was a great way to “meet” the chairs in person and hear what they had to say about the highlights for the day. Technical sessions, short courses, and seminars also featured a Q&A discussion thread, which took the place of the author interviews at the face-to-face show..
The event kicked off on Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m. PDT with the SID meeting, during which outgoing SID President Helge Seetzen turned over the gavel to incoming president Takatoshi Tsujimura. And, beginning Aug. 4, each day featured a different keynote speaker. Additionally, SID and co-sponsor Display Supply Chain Consultants presented the Business Conference Aug. 3- 7; and our highly anticipated annual CEO Forum and Women in Tech panels hosted live discussions.
We were particularly excited about this year’s virtual exhibit hall and virtual I-Zone. So be sure to check out the booths and watch the demo videos. Selected exhibitors and I-Zone participants also gave short presentations during the technical program.
And although we were not be able to honor our Display Industry Awards winners and Honors and Awards recipients at face-to-face ceremonies this year, the Display Week Daily emails you received during the week congratulated and thanked everyone for their important work and dedication to the field. If you haven’t had a chance to read them yet, we encourage you to take time now and learn about these leaders’ contributions.
This year’s virtual event represents a milestone for SID and all our participants, and we are grateful to all those who have taken part in this historic digital experience. We hope you continue to enjoy it.
Display Week 2020
Ruiqing (Ray) Ma
Technical Program Chair
Display Week 2020