This year's highly anticipated Joint Member Forum (JMF) will feature special guest speaker Deborah Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness—a coalition dedicated to advancing American competitiveness and prosperity in the global economy. The event is open to all ANSI members.
Ms. Wince-Smith is internationally renowned as a leading voice on competitiveness, innovation strategy, science and technology, and international economic policy. As president of the Council on Competitiveness, she spearheaded the groundbreaking 2004 National Innovation Initiative (NII), which played a pivotal role in shaping the America COMPETES Act, created state and regional innovation initiatives, and brought a global focus to innovation. She previously served as the nation's first assistant secretary of commerce for technology policy in the George H.W. Bush administration, and developed President Ronald Reagan's 1988 Competitiveness Initiative. Her full bio is available here.
Additional agenda items may cover the coordinated ANSI response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) request for comment on federal involvement in standardization; a recent anti-counterfeiting guideline document; and an update on the Institute's website redesign.
All member meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport (1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202). The schedule and event details follow:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
In addition to the ANSI member forums, the Institute will host meetings of the International Policy Committee (IPC) and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) Planning Committee on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. These meetings are being co-located in the DC metro area to provide convenient access to all events. The IPC meeting will be held at ANSI's Headquarters office (1899 L Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036); the WSD Planning Committee meeting will be held at the office of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). Attendance at these events is limited to committee members only.