WSC Academic Week was conceived by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunication Union during the 2009 ISO General Assembly. The three organizations are sponsoring the initiative, which will be held in Geneva's International Conference Center (CICG).
All interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in WSC Academic Week, including representatives of academic institutions, standards developing bodies, government agencies, and industry and stakeholder groups. Participation is free, and all sessions will be held in English. Click here to register.
A program for WSC Academic Week can be viewed here. Scheduled agenda topics include:
July 5-6: The International Cooperation on Education about Standardization (ICES) workshop, focused on the dialogue between "users" (industry, governments, standards developing organizations) and "providers" (academic institutions) of education services covering standardization
July 7: Recognizing academic excellence; presentation of the most important initiatives promoted by ISO, IEC, and ITU to stimulate cooperation with academia and to recognize academic excellence
July 8: Cooperation between international standardization organizations and academic institutions; presentation and discussion of initiatives aimed at promoting cooperation in education and research between international standardization organizations and academic institutions, with a specific focus on the academic institutions of the Lake Geneva region
July 9: Economic and social benefits of standards; presentation and discussion of existing research studies and methodologies as well as of initiatives and projects to be undertaken; fostering cooperation between academic institutions and standards developing organizations