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Registration Now Open: U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2024 Highlights Shared Vision for a Better World


What’s your vision for a better world? Recognizing the progress that the standards community makes together for the greater good, the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) planning committee will host the 2024 World Standards Day on Thursday, November 14, 2024, at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. The celebration will recognize the theme, “Shared Vision for a Better World: Standards for the Changing Climate.”

Register here to sponsor and attend.

The U.S. Celebration of WSD planning committee is co-chaired by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This year, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is the administrating organization.

The U.S. Celebration of WSD is a widely-attended event that honors the many contributions of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment community. The event will feature extensive networking opportunities and lively interactions among event sponsors and attendees. The program will also honor the Dominic Sims, CEO of the International Code Council, as the recipient of the Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award. The winner of the WSD Paper Competition will be honored, as well.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Opening networking reception and exhibits
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: WSD program 
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Continued networking reception and exhibits

Register by October 14 for World Standards Day 2024 and find out about sponsorship opportunities.

About the 2024 World Standards Day Theme: Shared Vision for a Better World: Standards for the Changing Climate

Collaboration is the key to achieving shared goals. The U.S. standardization system has the greatest impact when all stakeholders work together. Particularly as our climate continues to change, the standards community and the whole of the built environment must be resilient and ready to face the challenges ahead. In 2024, the standards community will reflect on how we can achieve more through collaborative standardization efforts, developing solutions for complex global challenges. The celebration will highlight how working together can counter the negative impacts of climate change for a better, more resilient, and more equitable world for the next generation.

About World Standards Day

World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community.

* Please note that WSD is separate from ANSI’s World Standards Week events, but held during the same timeframe.


Jana Zabinski

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