This year’s season of the Dresden Talks on Interaction and Visualization is starting. The first talk will be given by Vlastimil Havran of the Czech Technical University, Prague on Friday, the 25th of April 2014 at 1:00 pm in the lecture room INF E023. Titled Bidirectional Texture Function Compression based on Multi-Level Vector Quantization, we expect an exciting presentation. We are looking forward to welcoming you.