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Join the Conversation on the Future of Standards: Evolving Standards Landscape Summit on October 12


Perhaps never before has the standards landscape been evolving at a faster pace. Work is ongoing in formal consensus bodies, treaty organizations, consortia, and fora, as well as within open source foundations developing standards and standards organizations developing open source software. The pace of change in emerging technology areas is also moving at an ever-increasing rate. A larger number of global stakeholders, both government and private sector, are actively engaging in standards processes, resulting in increased attention to standards development practices, policies, and participation.

Whether viewed as challenges or opportunities, this rapid evolution calls for a coordinated response. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and its Board of Directors invite all members of the U.S. standardization community to participate in the October 12 Evolving Standards Landscape Summit, hosted by the ANSI Joint Member Forum as part of World Standards Week (WSW) in Washington, DC. Both in-person and virtual participation options are available.

Following a keynote address by Laurie Locascio, Ph.D., Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, participants will explore:

  • What is needed to assure the U.S. is creating a standards literate workforce and cultivating a robust pipeline of new standards professionals?
  • What changes are needed to foster an adaptive and responsive environment for diverse U.S. stakeholders to coalesce on emerging challenges and opportunities?
  • What actions might be taken to address the increasing influence of U.S., foreign, and regional governmental bodies on the development and use of standards?
  • What messages and tools will be most effective in reaching, informing, and motivating audiences about the importance of standards and effective U.S. participation and leadership in standards development?

“Change in any industry is a given, and in recent years the standards community has been seeing evolution at an ever-increasing pace,” said Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. “We’re in the midst of a transformation. This Summit presents an exciting opportunity for all stakeholders in standardization to come together to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and strategic needs of the community in this landscape.”

The Evolving Standards Landscape Summit will be held on October 12 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. ANSI’s Annual Business Meeting Luncheon will also take place from 12:00 – 1:15 pm ET. During the luncheon, ANSI chair Phil Piqueira and ANSI president and CEO Joe Bhatia will share highlights of the Federation’s accomplishments, and activities on the horizon to support the community's efforts to build for the future.

To register for these and other WSW events, visit 


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