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ANSI Releases Schedule of Fall Virtual Events for World Standards Week 2021


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the schedule of events for World Standards Week (WSW) 2021, which will be celebrated virtually on October 25-29. 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. WSW is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration.

Please note that the larger, celebratory events originally scheduled for World Standards Week 2021 will take place in-person in spring 2022. These events include the ANSI Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony honoring the 2020-2021 awardees, an issue-focused conference, and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day with the theme, Standards for Sustainable Development Goals.

The schedule for WSW 2021 virtual events is as follows:


ANSI International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG)

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET



ANSI National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG)

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET



Annual Business Meeting & All-Member Networking Event

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET

ANSI Member Forum Meetings

To accommodate the virtual October WSW events schedule, the fall member forum meetings are being held concurrently. The spring ANSI member forum meetings will be held separately to accommodate the participation of members who may wish to attend multiple forums.

ANSI Consumer Interest Forum (CIF) Meeting

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

ANSI Company Member Forum (CMF) Meeting

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

ANSI Government Member Forum (GMF) Meeting/Interagency Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

ANSI Organizational Member Forum (OMF) Meeting

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET



Special Event: Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Standards on Human Health and Safety

In partnership with UL and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ANSI is bringing the standardization community together to share best practices and methodologies to measure the overall health and safety impact of standards.

A networking event will follow.

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET



ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRPAG)

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

USNC National Young and Emerging Professionals (YEP) Program: Soft Launch

The event will showcase the forthcoming National YEP Program to be formally launched in early 2022.

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET


Registration for WSW 2021 events will open shortly, and more information, including agendas, will be posted on

Additionally, in conjunction with WSW, the 2021 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, originally scheduled for October 2021, has been rescheduled as an in-person event in spring 2022, due to continuing concerns amid COVID-19. The event is co-chaired each year by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) serves as the 2021 administrating organization in celebration of the theme, Standards for Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, visit


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