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 About SID LA

Welcome to SID LA!
If you live in the LA area, and are associated with the display field as a researcher designer, product developer, marketer or distributor, you should consider becoming a member of the LA Chapter of the Society for Information Display (SID). As one of the founding chapters of the SID (since 1962) our mission has been to:

  • Further the goals of SID of promoting displays as an important technology discipline.
  • Hold monthly meetings to address display technology and industry developments, and to showcase local industry activities.
  • Provide an avenue for networking/communicating within the local display community.
  • Recognize contributions by local chapter members and industries to the field of display (technology, products, or entrepreneurship), to the society (SID), or the LA SID Chapter.

As a member, you will be entitled to useful benefits. As member of SID you will receive the society's publications, the monthly Information Display magazine, and the quarterly SID Journal. You will also have free access to past literature, receive a membership directory for 6000 SID members worldwide, as well as a local chapter directory, and get a $75 discount on the annual SID symposium.

Being a member of the SID LA chapter entitles you to the following:

  • Monthly meeting notices by mail or email.
  • A discount of $2 on meals at chapter meetings.
  • Directory of LA chapter members, listed by name and by company.
  • All sustaining members have the opportunity to post a brief introduction of your company, its products, and its web site links, on the LA SID web site.
  • Professional growth opportunities as you get involved in technical, networking and/or organization activities.
  • Public recognition for contributions made to technology, industry or the SID organization.

We typically hold meetings on the last Thursday of each month. Go to the events page for upcoming meeting announcements. Some of the meetings are held jointly with other societies with which we share interests: SMPTE (Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers), ACM SIGGRAPH, and HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomic Society). Half day or full day mini-conferences and plant tour are held occasionally. Meetings address the following areas with talks on technology, applications or markets:

  • LCD display products and associated devices, optical and electrical components & standards.
  • Projection (CRT, LCD and DLP) and plasma or LCD flat panel technologies for consumer, commercial, industrial and theater applications.
  • R&D in display devices, products and systems.
  • Unique display technologies, products and systems.

Chapter and Committee Officers
For a list of the Chapter and Committee Officers, please check out the
Contacts page.

How to Join SID ?
To Join SID, go to
http://www.sid.org/members/membership.html, follow the instructions and join the SID LA chapter.