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ANSI Announces Updates to World Standards Week


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in response to feedback from its recent survey to members and continuing concerns amid COVID, has announced updates to World Standards Week (WSW) 2021. To assure safe, engaging, and successful events for the U.S. standardization community, ANSI is splitting the WSW 2021 events across fall 2021 and spring 2022:

World Standards Week Updates

  • A number of WSW events will be held virtually on October 25-29, 2021, including a special event hosted by ANSI in partnership with UL and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission focused on measuring the overall health and safety impact of standards. Other events will include ANSI’s member forums, the Annual Business Meeting, and the Institute’s policy advisory group meetings. ANSI will be enhancing the virtual WSW event to include virtual networking, greater use of video, and more two-way dialogue between presenters and attendees.

Additionally, World Standards Week 2022 will take place in-person in fall 2022 in Washington, DC. Events will include an awards ceremony honoring a new set of awardees, a U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, and many more events making up a full WSW celebration.

"We are excited to see our community back together in action for these events," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "And as the nation continues to recover, we remain committed to our members' priorities, which is why ANSI is taking a unique approach in tailoring World Standards Week to meet the needs of our invaluable stakeholders."

Event schedules, registration and sponsorship information, and further details will be published at as they are available.

ANSI’s World Standards Week is a premier annual gathering that brings together ANSI members and private- and public-sector stakeholders from across the standards and conformity assessment communities.


Jana Zabinski

Director, Communications and Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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