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.”

Individuals in India and Latin America can purchase normal SID membership, which includes Information Display magazine by mail for $100 per year, or discounted membership for $34 per year, which like the student discounted rate does not include Information Display magazine by mail. All other membership benefits are the same, however. For regular and student memberships, you can purchase your membership here. Alternatively, for the special $34 discounted rate, please register here in our bookstore

Join SID

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!

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

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

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.

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

Volunteer opportunities to help shape SID events

Access to online job market

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

Many SID members have landed exciting new jobs through SID networking