We invite you to join SID to participate in shaping the future development of:

  • Display technologies and display-related products
  • Materials and components for displays and display applications
  • Manufacturing processes and equipment
  • New markets and applications

In every specialty you will find SID members as leading contributors to their profession.

Membership Benefits


Free access to SID’s extensive archive of publications and past conference digests, with current and past issues available, searchable, and online

Stay on top of the latest research and advances in display technology via Journal of SID and the technical digests from the many SID conferences. These are also searchable, with free access for SID members!

Learn through SID’s educational publications, including seminar notes, course notes, and the SID-Wiley Book Series, featuring price discounts for SID members only

Stay informed of industry developments and events through Information Display Magazine, free for SID members!

SID has online community (OLC) where SID members participate in Open Forum discussions, committees, connect with leaders in display industry and build speaker profile for speaking opportunities.

Participation in Conferences

SID members benefit from substantially lower registration fees at key display-industry events.

Display Week: The world's premier conference and exposition covering all aspects of display technology, applications, and services

International Display Research Conference (IDRC)

International Display Workshops (IDW)

International Meeting on Information Display (IMID)

Many regional conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars

Networking - Develop your career

Over 5,000 members in industry and academia consisting of your prospective colleagues, sponsors, suppliers, customers - and competitors.

Chapter activities to network, learn, and volunteer for your local display community.

Online FREE access to the SID member directory - only available to members

Volunteer opportunities to help shape SID events

Access to online job market

Many SID members have landed exciting new jobs through SID networking

Display research work in conjunction with SID has been an essential component in helping SID members pioneer technology and win prestigious awards, including SID awards, NAE Draper Prize, and Wolf Prize

Left to Right, George Heilmeier and SID members Martin Schadt, Wolfgang Helfrich, and Sarah Brody (for Peter Brody) accept the 2012 NAE Draper Prize “for the engineering development of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) utilized in billions of consumer and professional devices.”

SID Membership

Online membership form for new members and renewals

Printable membership form for individuals and companies, to obtain memberships by fax, mail, and email

Corporate membership webpage

Types of Membership

Full membership $125/year, $238/2 years, $338/3 years: Full members have access to all SID content, publications, training program and receive Information Display magazine by mail. Access to SID Online Community (OLC) where members participate in Open Forum discussions, committees, connect with leaders in display industry and build speaker profile for speaking opportunities.

Student membership $5/year: Student members have access to online content, but do not vote in the general election or receive Information Display magazine by mail. Student members must have a student ID, and can be graduate students, but not post docs, lecturers, or professors. Student membership is for full-time students without jobs only.

Discounted membership Reg 3 $43/year; Reg 7 $19/year: Some countries have lower cost memberships. These members are able to vote in the general election, but do not receive Information Display magazine by mail. Individuals in Central America, South America, Eastern Europe and India can purchase a discounted membership in SID's bookstore, or direct from

Life membership: This membership is available to some long-standing SID members who have retired. They have full access to online content, but do not receive Information Display magazine by mail. Please see the SID Bylaws for details.

Permanent membership $1875: This individual membership can be purchased at any time, includes Information Display by mail, and lasts for life.

Unemployed members $30/year: This is a discounted membership available for only one year with no renewal available. This membership class does not receive Information Display magazine by mail.

Corporate members Platinum $20,000/year; Gold $10,000/year; Silver $5,000/year; Corporate $1,500/year; New-Venture Startup $500/year: A corporation or other business organization interested in furthering the purposes of SID by means of a financially supporting role.