Founded in 1918, ANSI is a private non-profit organization that works to promote, facilitate, and safeguard the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, bolstering U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation while also enhancing cooperation with regional and international standards and conformity assessment bodies around the world. With more than 1,000 members - including government agencies, industry bodies, Fortune 500 companies, consumer advocacy groups, institutions of higher learning, nonprofit organizations, and many other groups - ANSI plays a unique role, bridging the gaps between the public and private sector and between a variety of different stakeholder groups.
During the one-hour webinar, participants learned about the varied benefits, services, and opportunities available to ANSI full members, including:
The session covered the upsides of active engagement with ANSI and its member forums, field-specific standards collaboratives, and policy committees. By becoming active in these ANSI bodies, members can stay informed about significant standards and conformance-related developments, while also exercising influence over ANSI's strategic positions and the development of important documents through ANSI's status as the official U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee (USNC), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
ANSI will hold its next membership webinar from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 25, 2014, for both active and prospective ANSI members. To learn more or to register for this free session, visit the official registration page. Additional sessions of the webinar are expected to be held on a monthly basis, including an October 30 webinar.