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Reminder: Deadlines Loom for Input and Participation in Various ANSI Projects and Events

NSSC, Member Referrals, Awards Nominations, Personnel Certification Summit and University Outreach

New York, Jun 18, 2004

As we near the midpoint of the year, ANSI wishes to remind and encourage its members and constituents to participate in the following activities, noting their respective deadlines:

National Standards Strategy Committee – Nominations for Subgroups (June 18, 2004)
The committee undertaking the revision of the National Standards Strategy for the United States (NSSC) has issued an invitation for organizations to become involved directly in the NSS revision process through participation in one or more of four subgroups created to advance particular aspects of the project. Chaired by NSSC members, the subgroups are intended to represent a broad cross-section of interests from the standardization community.

  • NSSC SG 1 – National Priorities and Processes - Public/Private Sector Cooperation
  • NSSC SG 2 – International
  • NSSC SG 3 – Education and Communication
  • NSSC SG 4 – Funding the Standards System, Intellectual Property Rights and Patents

Organizations interested in having a representative serve on an NSSC subgroup may contact Joseph Tretler, Jr. (212.642.4977; at ANSI no later than Friday, June 18, 2004.

2nd Quarter New Member Referral Incentive Promotion (June 30, 2004)
ANSI’s Member Referral program encourages ANSI members to identify to ANSI’s membership team a colleague, customer, vendor, peer or friend they feel would benefit from membership in the Institute. Each prospect identified is contacted with information about the Institute and the value of ANSI membership.

As an incentive for participation, each referral submitted qualifies the referring ANSI member for an entry into a drawing for a $250 gift certificate. The next drawing will be held June 30, 2004; the winner will be identified on ANSI Online and will receive their certificate by mail.

Click here to download a copy of the Member Referral Card that can be completed and faxed back to ANSI. The information requested on the member referral card can also be submitted via e-mail to

2004 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards Nominations (July 2, 2004)
Nominations for the 2004 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards. are due by Friday, July 2, 2004 (5:00 pm Eastern). Presented in conjunction with the ANSI Annual Conference and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, the awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to their industry, their nation, and the enhancement of the global standards system.

Information detailing the nomination procedure, as well as information about the recipient selection process, is available on ANSI Online.

ANSI will honor the 2004 award recipients on Tuesday evening, October 12, at a banquet and ceremony to be held at the Marriott at Metro Center in downtown Washington, DC. For additional information on the awards ceremony and related World Standards Week 2004 events, please visit

International Personnel Certification Summit – Advance Registration (July 9, 2004)
The "International Personnel Certification Summit: The 21st Century Solution to Workforce Competitiveness” will be held July 13-14, 2004 in Washington, DC. The summit is designed to offer up-to-date information regarding how external forces are driving the need for increased accountability in the personnel certification arena. Participants will explore how the international standard ISO/IEC 17024, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons, can be a vehicle for demonstrating an organization’s commitment to quality and accountability to its stakeholders (employers, regulators and lawmakers), as well as increasing domestic and international business opportunities.

Advance Registration (by July 9, 2004)

  • ANSI Members $295.00
  • ANSI Non-Members $345.00
  • July 10—event:

  • ANSI Members $345.00
  • ANSI Non-Members $395.00
  • Download Registration form

    "Standards Resource Guide" University Outreach Project (July 20, 2004)
    Launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with more than 30 partners, the “P3 Award” is a national student design competition that will provide grants to teams of college students to research, develop and design sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. The competition is open to teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students attending U.S. colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational institutions.

    As a P3 partner, ANSI will be developing an online "Standards Resource Guide" for use by the student design teams. The Institute has called upon the standardization community to partcipate by providing ANSI staff with a list of links to any standards or conformity assessment-related information that can be freely accessed from the website being developed. Please send information to Pamela Suett in ANSI’s education and training services group (212-642-4931; no later than July 20, 2004.

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