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Mark Your Calendars: ANSI Announces Dates for World Standards Week 2011


U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day also scheduled for October 2011

In an effort to better serve its members and assist in advance planning for what is always a hectic fall season, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce the dates for World Standards Week (WSW) 2011. The weeklong series of events will take place October 10-14, 2011, in the Washington, DC metro area.

WSW is an annual celebration where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration. A number of gatherings are scheduled for the week, including meetings of several ANSI groups and committees and ANSI's Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon. The 2011 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony will also be held during WSW.

"For many years, World Standards Week has provided the diverse members of the standards community with the opportunity to meet, collaborate, celebrate our successes, and plan for the future," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "We welcome all participants, new and returning, to mark their calendars for the 2011 event."

An announcement regarding a specific location and schedule of events will be made in the first quarter of 2011.

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2011
In conjunction with WSW, the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) will take place on October 13, 2011, in the Washington, DC metro area.

Celebrated annually, WSD serves to raise awareness of the importance of international standardization to the world economy and to promote its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government, and consumers worldwide. The global celebration is coordinated by the principal international standards organizations: the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The U.S. Celebration of WSD is organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from across the standards and conformity assessment community. The event is co-chaired by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

More details on WSW and WSD, including locations, a full schedule of events, registration information, agendas, and accommodations, will be posted to ANSI's Events Page as they become available.


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