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Reminder: Registration for World Standards Week 2006 Ends September 29

New York, Sep 25, 2006

In celebration of World Standards Week 2006, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will offer a series of forums, networking events and ceremonies, October 9-13, in Washington, DC. All advance registrations must be received by Friday, September 29.

The Institute is pleased to offer the following schedule of events:

October 9

  • The ANSI Company Member Forum meeting will kick-off the celebration of World Standards Week with the first of two days of meetings.

October 10
  • The ANSI Member Forum meetings allow ANSI member representatives to network and address issues of mutual interest. These events are offered free of charge to ANSI members.

  • The ANSI Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon will feature presentations by Robert W. Noth, chairman of the ANSI Board of Directors, and ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia. ANSI's leaders will share their assessment of the past year and offer an overview of ANSI’s current pursuits and milestones.

  • The ANSI Annual Awards Reception, Banquet and Ceremony is a long-standing tradition that recognizes and honors the creativity, dedication and vision of those individuals who contribute to and participate in the U.S. and global voluntary standards-setting and conformity assessment activities. This year’s black-tie optional evening celebration will recognize thirteen award recipients for their noteworthy contributions.

October 11
  • The 2006 Annual Conference, Standardization and Innovation, will examine how innovation is affecting the development of trade strategies, our national healthcare system, and the acceleration of emerging technologies.

  • Focusing on the theme “Standards Build Partnerships,” the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2006 exhibits, reception, and dinner will recognize the people and partnerships that have led significant advancements in standardization. Ambassador Constance A. Morella will be honored with the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award.

October 12
  • The ANSI Legal Issues Forum provides ongoing means to track and analyze the legal landscape. A distinguished group of legal experts will address antitrust, patent, tort liability and copyright concerns within the context of standards and the standards development process.

  • A forum for ANSI-accredited standards developers and other concerned parties, the ANSI Digital Rights Management Meeting will foster collaboration among standards developers with a goal of developing a harmonized policy and short- and long-term action plans for DRM rollout.

  • The educational course, Making the Most of the Public-Private Partnership in Standards, will examine the impact of public-private partnerships on U.S. competitiveness and other leading concerns. Participants will learn how the private sector can leverage requirements for public-private harmonization and cooperation in standardization to advance the interests of their organization.

October 13
All events will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, with the exception of the educational courses, which will be held at ANSI’s Headquarters, 1819 L Street, NW 6th floor, Washington, DC, 20036.

For more information, visit or click here to download the registration form. Package registration discounts are available.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for World Standards Week. Please click here for further details.

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