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SES Conference to Spotlight ""New Frontiers in Standards and Conformity Assessment""

SES-The Society for Standards Professionals has opened registration for its 65th Annual Conference, which will take place August 8-11, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. The event may be of particular interest to managers of company standardization programs; people who design standardization programs or apply standards; government agencies applying management and standardization techniques; and organizations trying to improve their standards development process.

Keith Williams, president and chief executive officer, UL, will be the keynote speaker. Attendees will hear from expert panelists and moderators representing government, associations, academia, standards boards, and leading organizations and companies on a number of topics, with headline session topics to include:

  • Harmonizations and Conformity Assessment—Challenges and Opportunities
  • The Impact of the Legal and Regulatory Environments on Standards and Standardization
  • On the Frontier: Standards for Tomorrow
  • The Changing Landscape of Standards—Technological and Societal Impacts
  • The Invisibility of the Virtual World—My Microwave Is Also My Smart Phone
  • Bridging the Gap—Leveraging the Value of New and Seasoned Standards Professionals
  • New Frontiers and Strategies with Digital Publishing

Educational courses will be offered in conjunction with the conference. On Monday, August 8, attendees can register for "Fundamentals of Standards and Conformity Assessment: Basic Knowledge and Tools for Today's Professional," which is intended for new standards professionals and anyone working with or interested in standards and conformity assessment, including corporate managers engineers, government, and public administration staff, standards developing organization staff and volunteers, consumers, faculty, and students.

The second course, "Industry Update on Intellectual Property Issues—Birds Eye View and Interactive Workshop," on Thursday, August 11, will cover topics related to intellectual property, copyright, standards essential patents, and more. Standards professionals interested in learning and conversing on the topic of intellectual property as it relates to standards and standards development are encouraged to attend.

The full conference program is available here.

For more information, view the SES event page, or to register, click here.

SES-The Society for Standards Professionals is a non-profit technical association founded in 1947 to further the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. The organization provides a neutral forum where standards users and developers can come together to address mutual issues, opportunities, and interests.


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