LIPA 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 – 5:00-9:00AM PST
This year, LIPA’s Annual General Meeting will again, by necessity, be virtual. We have assembled an outstanding mix of topics and presenters covering industry progress, challenges, and opportunities ahead.
The program will run for about 4 hours and be divided into 4 sections: LIPA; Markets; Technology; BlueSky.
We will start with a welcome and introduction by our Chairman, Goran Stojmenovik from Barco; then review the progress of each of our major committees: Membership, Communications and Regulatory. We’ll conclude this session with a guest speaker, Dr. Karl Schulmeister, reviewing new European Laser Regulations for Consumer Products.
Rosemary Abowd of PMA Research will begin session 2 with Projection Market Overview – “Pandemic Chain Reaction”. David Hancock, of OMDIA, will update all on the status and trends of the Global Cinema Market. We’ll conclude the market session with a talk on the application of Laser Illumination to the rapidly growing Ultra-Short Throw 4K TV market.
Session 3 will include comprehensive updates on Laser Devices and Packaging by Brian Montalbano of Nichia; New Device Packaging, by prospective new LIPA member, Foxconn and a review of advances in LaserPhosphor + RGB Hybrid technology by Wei Gu of Appotronics. The session will close with a talk on the applicatons of LaPh Hybrids and other advances to projection technology by Rich McPherson of LIPA founding member, Sharp/NEC.
We’ll conclude the presentations with a “Blue Sky”, forward looking session starting with LIPA-founder and past Chairman, Pete Ludé, entitled “Projecting the Future of Projectors”, a review of emerging technologies such as DVLED, that will compete with classical projection going forward. Next, Kristofer Oberascher of Texas Instruments, will preview work his team is doing on Phase Modulation, enabled by Laser Illuminations and its application to image projection. Next, Alberto Alfier of LIPA member Osram/ClayPaky will present an update on Laser Illuminated Show Lighting and the impact of bright, controllable, and safe laser lighting for events. The program will close with a presentation by long time LIPA supporter and past Chairman, Greg Niven, of Kyocera-SLD. Greg will review novel ways Lasers, fiber and phosphors are addressing specialty, high performance lighting applications.
Watch for detailed registration instructions in to be emailed to members this week. Please invite interested colleagues from your team or other parts of your company. Be sure they register individually. New members will need to set up their own LIPA accounts.
We hope to “see” you all on TUESDAY the 7th of December.
For LIPA, Best regards, Bill Beck – The Laser Guy