Save the Date: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced dates for World Standards Week (WSW) 2018, which will be held October 15-19 in Washington, DC.
ANSI's World Standards Week is the standardization community's premier annual gathering, with multiple conferences, committee meetings, and special events designed to inspire open dialogue about standardization and conformity assessment.
Nearly 400 individuals attend WSW each year, representing industry, government, standards developing organizations, trade associations, consumer groups, academia, and more.
"WSW 2018 is set to be especially exciting, as ANSI celebrates its 100th anniversary this year," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO.
ANSI's Leadership and Service Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The awards recognize the dedication, and vision of individuals who contribute to and participate in the U.S. and global voluntary standards-setting and conformity assessment activities [see 2017 winners here]. ANSI will issue its call for nominations for the 2018 awards in March, and will announce winners in the late summer.
The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD), an event intended to raise awareness of the importance of global standardization to the world economy and to promote its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government, and consumers worldwide, will be held on Thursday, October 18. ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are standing co-chairs of the U.S. Celebration of WSD Committee. This year, ANSI will also serve as Administrating Organization for the event in celebration of its 100th anniversary.
The week will also include a Joint Member Forum and Annual Business Meeting Luncheon, a standards competition for university students, and a Legal Issues Forum, as well as meetings of the International Policy Committee, the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee, the National Policy Committee, and the Conformity Assessment Policy Committee.
The full schedule of events is now posted at www.ansi.org/wsweek. More details, including event agendas and registration information, will be added once they are available.
Sponsorship opportunities will also available at a variety of levels for companies and organizations wishing to show their valuable support for the voluntary standardization community.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).