U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2016
(Exhibition, Reception and Dinner)
The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, an event that recognizes the critical role of various stakeholders across the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, and government, was
held at the Fairmont Washington in Washington, DC, on October 27, 2016.
The event included the presentation of the 2016 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, which is named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has effectively
promoted standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. The winners of the 2016 World Standards Day Paper Competition were also announced.
Please note that this is a widely attended annual event that is co-sponsored and attended by federal government agencies.
World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now recognized and celebrated by
nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community.
ASTM International served as the event’s 2016 administrating organization.
The event is co-chaired each year by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
About the 2016 Theme
World Standards Day 2016: “Standards Build Trust”
Reliability and trust are fundamental components of any process, business, or service. Behind the scenes, standards and conformity assessment ensure this reliability and trust. In short, standards make everyday life work.
Everything from tech gadgets and the products we rely on in our offices and homes, to services that fuel the global economy and ensure health and safety, relies upon standards and conformance to ensure safety, dependability, and interoperability.
A product or service conforming to an international standard represents a trusted symbol of quality, safety, and compatibility. Most of all, standards—developed through a process that is balanced, open, and transparent—help engender trust among the people, businesses, and governments that have placed their confidence in the standardization process.
Venues and Accommodations
The Fairmont Washington
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
American National Standards Institute (co-chair)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (co-chair)