Society for Information Display is comprised of the top scientists, engineers, corporate researchers, and business people of the display industry, valued at over US$100B annually. SID was formed in 1962 to promulgate display technology, and that work continues today.It has Beijing Chapter in mainland China (due to political reasons, SID's chapter in Mainland China is named after the capital, and is one of the 33 chapters SID has established globally), with 18 technical committees and 186 experts. SID Beijing branch has more than 900 members, and has become the largest branch in the world.
International Conference on Display Technology ( ICDT ) is the only display technology conference held solely by SID outside the United States. Following the successful holding of the first ICDT in Fuzhou in 2017, the second ICDT 2018 with higher standard and a larger scale was successfully held in Guangzhou Luogang Convention Center in April 2018. It attracted more than 40 academicians and SID fellow from home and abroad, more than 50 national distinguished experts, national outstanding scholars, and more than 1000 people from universities, institutions and display related companies around the world, among whom nearly 150 were overseas participants. ICDT 2019 saw the total number of attendees was over 1000 too, and nearly 200 people from overseas. In the post-COVID-19 era, the fourth ICDT with great influence and critical acclaim was held in China Optics Valley Convention & Exhibition Center in Wuhan from October 11 to 14, 2020. More than 800 people attended on-site, and more than 1,000 people attended online. ICDT has become an influential annual international display technology event. The fifth International Conference on Display Technology (ICDT) 2021 will be held on June 6-9, 2021 in Beijing, China.
SID Chapter & SID China
The mission of SID is to propagate electronic display and other visual information technologies from concept to market, to sustain a thriving industry.In view of China's rising status in the display industry, the Chinese mainland has become a new engine for the global display industry. SID has established the entity Operation headquarters SID China in China, which will be the first overseas operation entity outside the United States in SID's 59-year history. SID China Operations Center will effectively help China's display technology and industry have the ability to excel.
Currently, SID China Entity Operation Center and SID China Display Technology Innovation Center/Research Institute are being established. As an important carrier of SID China headquarters and future innovation and development, they are a gathering place for domestic and foreign display enterprises to exchange and obtain industrial and technical information, an entity supporting SID Beijing Chapter, which will cooperate with the daily operation of SID Beijing Chapter, as well as an entity operating base providing services for SID members and display enterprises.