Only five weeks remain for members of the international standards and conformity assessment community to register for World Standards Week (WSW) 2012, to be held October 9-12 in Washington, DC. WSW is an annual event hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - the coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system - where standards and conformity professionals come together in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation. The deadline for registration for WSW is September 28, 2012. Individuals interested in making use of a room block organized by ANSI at the Hotel Monaco for Monday, October 8, through Thursday, October 11, at a discounted rate of $309/night, plus tax, must make their reservations by Wednesday, September 5.
For the first time, ANSI will hold a new member orientation as part of WSW; the orientation will be held October 10. All WSW events will be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted. Detailed venue and accommodation information is available here. The schedule of events for WSW is as follows:
Tuesday, October 9:
Wednesday, October 10:
Thursday, October 11:
Friday, October 12:
ANSI would like to thank the sponsors of WSW 2012 for their generous assistance. Four tiers of sponsorship packages are still available. Depending on the sponsorship level, benefits include complimentary admission to WSW events, distribution of promotional material to attendees, color print and web advertising, and premiere signage. Sponsorship requests must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 7, 2012; the WSW sponsorship registration form may be viewed here.