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Registration Deadline Extended through June 16 for ANSI’s Open Forum for Standards Developers

New York, Jun 13, 2006

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has extended the registration deadline for the Open Forum for Standards Developers it will host on June 20-21 in New York City. Stakeholders from standards developers, consortia and other forums, industry, government, consumers, and other groups are invited to register through Friday, June 16.

The Forum opens on the afternoon of June 20 with a panel discussion that will explore the needs of standards users from the perspectives of industry, government and consumers. A second panel will present several case studies on factors that influence pursuit of third party recognition of a standard. The day’s events will also feature a presentation on the current tools available to standards setting organizations in tracking legislative and regulatory initiatives of significant impact on the standards community. ANSI will host a reception for Forum attendees on Tuesday evening in New York City's famous Grand Central Terminal.

The event will continue the following morning with a presentation of a "federated registry" of standards metadata as a potential tool for identifying existing standards and ongoing development projects. The remainder of the morning’s activities will explore harmonization and convergence issues via panel discussion, case studies and opportunities for extended open dialogue on the benefits and challenges of harmonization efforts domestically and internationally.

The Open Forum is intended as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas on these and other timely issues for the purpose of identifying opportunities for communication, cooperation, and collaboration among standards developers of all kinds. Organizers of the event expect the meeting’s discussions to lead to the development of collaborative projects.

Participating organizations are invited to bring a supply of printed materials for display and distribution on a literature table during the Forum.

Visit the event webpage for further details on the program, registration information, and to view a current roster of speakers.

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