International conference to highlight latest LCD research and technology

September 12, 2006

Students, technology investors and scientists will have the opportunity to take part in workshops focusing on research that is paving the way for future technologies at the Society for Information Display's (SID) hands-on International Display Research Conference (IDRC) Sept. 18-21 at Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute.

The futuristic conference will focus on the latest display technologies, including plasma displays, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), organic light-emitting diodes, flexible displays and electronic paper.

Keynote speaker, Jun H. Souk, executive vice president and director of the LCD Research and Development Center for Samsung Electronics, will give a presentation entitled "Flat-Panel Display World in 2012."

"Other conferences put a heavy emphasis on what's available now and what's going to be available a year from now," says Conference General Chair and LCI Associate Director Dr. Philip Bos, "whereas at IDRC, the focus is on the underlying work that is pointing toward the future of displays."

This is the first time the annual conference will take place at a university, allowing attendees to participate in workshops in a laboratory-based setting. Workshops will be offered in three different tracks depending on participants' interests.

To learn more about IDRC 2006, including how to register for the conference, visit

The 26th IDRC is the premier conference for the presentation and discussion of new ideas and research that will shape future displays. The conference rotates yearly between North America and Europe, where it is called EuroDisplay, and offers an intimate look at display topics being actively researched, both in universities and in the industry as a whole.
SID is the premier international professional society exclusively devoted to the advancement of electronic-display technology, manufacturing and applications. More information is available at

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