Plenary Lectures

Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott (Univ. of Wisconsin)
Tentative title: Design of liquid crystals that sense and respond to chemical and biological stimuli

Prof. Dick J. Broer (Eindhoven Univ. of Tech.)
Tentative title: Geometrical and topographical dynamics of liquid crystal polymer networks

Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State Univ.)
Tentative title: Out-of-equilibrium nematics

Prof. Shin-Tson Wu (Univ. of Central Florida)
Tentative title: Next round of LCD innovations

Prof. Atsushi Yoshizawa (Hirosaki Univ.)
Tentative title: Liquid crystal oligomers stabilizing frustrated phases.