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Thank you to all who participated in a highly successfully virtual World Standards Week Fall 2021 on October 25-29. Event details, agendas, and presentations (as available) can be accessed below.

ANSI’s World Standards Week (WSW) is a premier annual gathering that brings together ANSI members and private- and public-sector stakeholders from across the standards and conformity assessment communities to engage on priority issues and celebrate standardization achievements. To protect health and safety while bringing together our members and participants, ANSI is splitting World Standards Week 2021 across fall 2021 (virtual events) and spring 2022 (in-person events). 

Visit the main WSW page for information on all World Standards Week events scheduled for 2022.

Monday 10/25

ANSI International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Discussions included cooperation among ISO, IEC, and ITU; ANSI relations and programs with a focus on Europe, China, India, and Africa; and ANSI international development capacity-building initiatives. IPAG members only.

Tuesday 10/26

ANSI National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Discussions included a national strategy for emerging technology standards; data flows, data governance and the digital economy, focusing on the role of principles and technical standards; and updates on relevant ANSI activities. Open to ANSI members.

Wednesday 10/27

ANSI Annual Business Meeting

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Attendees joined president and CEO Joe Bhatia and Board chair Phil Piqueira for multimedia presentations highlighting the Institute's accomplishments, priorities, and vision for the future, with opportunities for Q&A. Open to all.


Organizational Member Forum (OMF)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Among the agenda items, OMF members shared their experiences and best practices for hybrid meetings, and a panel of legal experts including ISO’s legal counsel led a discussion of recent law cases related to standards and regulation. Open to ANSI members.

Company Member Forum (CMF)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

CMF members shared insights on taking a strategic approach to standardization, and led an open discussion of digital standards, among other topicsOpen to ANSI members. 

Government Member Forum (GMF)/ICSP

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Discussions included Executive Order 14017 on critical supply chains, a national strategy for emerging technology standards, and consumer labeling efforts under Executive Order 14028 on improving the nation’s cybersecurity. Open to ISCP and ANSI members.

Consumer Interest Forum (CIF)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Attendees met ANSI’s new consumer and legislative outreach manager and discussed relevant standards activities and opportunities, including ISO’s new Strategic Advisory Group on Smart Farming.Open to all. 

*Please note: To accommodate the virtual October WSW events schedule, the fall member forum meetings were held concurrently. The spring ANSI member forum meetings will be held separately to accommodate the participation of members who may wish to attend multiple forums.

Thursday 10/28

Special Event: Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Standards on Human Health and Safety

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

In partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ANSI brought the standardization community together for a discussion of best practices and methodologies for measuring the impact of standards on health and safety. A keynote address by Laurie E. Locascio, Ph.D., vice president for research, University of Maryland, was followed by two expert panel discussions and Q&A sessions supporting a long-term goal of building upon existing work and fueling future collaboration to develop common measurement methodologies. Open to all.

Friday 10/29

ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRPAG)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter delivered a speech titled “SEPs, Antitrust, and the FTC” and Jennifer Dixton, Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Chief, Special Counsel for Policy & Intellectual Property, discussed in her presentation remarks by the Antitrust Division Economics Director of Enforcement Jeffrey Wilder. In addition, the meeting included discussion of: (1) the ANSI Patent Policy Implementation Guidelines; (2) the ISO/IEC/ITU Common Patent Policy; (3) the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI); (4) copyright updates; and (5) IP-related legislative issues. IPRPAG members only.

USNC National Young and Emerging Professionals (YEP) Program: Soft Launch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Leadership and staff of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Committee (USNC/IEC) introduced the USNC's new National YEP Program, to be formally launched in early 2022. The goal of the program is to create a platform for active engagement among all U.S. young and emerging professionals with interests in standards and conformity assessment for electrotechnologies. Former USNC IEC YEPs shared their first-hand experience and answered questions about all the opportunities and benefits of getting involved. Open to all.

Staff Contact

Stephanie Carroll

Senior Manager, Meetings and Events


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