Explores the evolution of display technology, recent advances, emerging technologies, VR/AR displays, flexible displays, OLEDs, and more.


Real Augmented Reality: A 3D display which can create 3D images in real space!

Curtis Broadbent, Ph.D University of Rochester

Wednesday 10:30 – 11:00 – Convention Center, Highland CH


Designing Better Environments Using VR

In an era where smart cities, intelligent building controls, and responsive skins and systems can do simultaneously more for the environment and the building occupant, integrating energy data feedback loops into the design process early on is crucial for high performing systems, buildings, and cities. How will architects and city planners-as highly visual thinkers-qualify and adapt to designing with real-time and big data?

Amber Bartosh, RA, Leed AP BD+C, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University

Bess Krietemeyer, Ph.D, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University

Wednesday 11:00 – 11:30 – Convention Center, Highland AK


Big Bright Monster

Big Bright Monster works in dimensional light and sound to build immersive experiences.   The new “Monster under the Viaduct” employs a unique 3D projection technology which is developed atop the Unreal Game Engine to allow for dimensional projection onto physical objects that are affected in real time.

Nathan Solomon, Principle at Big Bright Monster

Wednesday 11:30 – 12:00 – Convention Center, Highland AK

Corning Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fiber: See the World in a Different Light

W. Spencer Klubben

Wednesday 3:00-3:30 – Convention Center, Highland DG


Painting with Light

Noirflux creates participatory environments that provide immersive exploration, education, advocacy and improvisational expression.   Our interactive installations and exhibits bring novel experiences to public and private spaces such as lobbies, plazas, museums and galleries.

Lorne Covington, Noirflux

Wednesday 3:30 – 4:00 – Convention Center, Highland CH


OLED Lighting Engines, Real World Integration and Applications

OLED offers a different way of lighting with natural areas of uniform soft broad spectrum emission. Say goodbye to shades, reflectors, diffusers while lowering your energy usage, increasing product lifetime and improved product recycling.

Giana M. Phelen, OLEDWorks

David Lee, OLEDWorks

Thursday 10:30 – 11:00 – Convention Center, Highland EF

Unlocking the Potential of OLED Through Novel Materials

OLED lighting and display is growing rapidly from 3.1 B in 2015 to 10B in 2020. Manufacturing cost, emission efficiency, and lifetime are the limiting factors holding the industry back. Molecular Glasses has developed new OLED materials that should reduce energy usage in half and lowering manufacturing cost down by 40% by printing displays. This will open up OLED for many new display uses.

Michel F. Molaire, Molecular Glasses Inc.

Mark Juba, Molecular Glasses Inc.

David Weiss, Molecular Glasses Inc.

Raj Chakraborty, Molecular Glasses Inc.

Joseph Pecorella, Molecular Glasses Inc.

Thursday 11:00 – 11:30 – Convention Center, Highland AK


LED Lighting: Illuminating a Sustainable World

Solid State LED lighting is overtaking both incandescent and fluorescent types providing energy savings for a more sustainable world. What are the advantages in energy usage and other performance attributes that are driving this and the untapped opportunities still to come.

Sanwal Sarraf, Ph.D, C.E.O., Lumentek Global

Thursday 11:30 – 12:00 – Convention Center, Highland AK


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Novel VR/AR Technologies

A panel discussing details of novel component and system technologies relating to VR systems. Topics to be discussed include optics, display, image capture, and data processing.

Barry Silverstein (moderator)

Paul Travers, C.E.O, Vuzix

Prof. Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester

Pete Jameson, Osterhout Design Group

Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00 – Convention Center, Highland AK


Those F#%^ Optics

This is an informal talk that highlights some of the evolution of HMD style optics, discussed the shift in cinematography for VR content creation, and explains a little about unrealistic expectations set by companies developing imaging based products.

Michael Thomas, Navitar

Thursday 10:30 – 11:00 – Convention Center, Highland CH


Freeform Optics Applications

The application and use of freeform optics to improve VR/AR and other imaging and display applications.

Prof. Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester Institute of Optics

Wednesday 3:30-4:30 – Hyatt Regency AB