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ANSI’s World Standards Week (WSW) is a premier annual gathering that brings together ANSI members and private- and public-sector stakeholders from across the standards and conformity assessment communities to engage on priority issues and celebrate standardization achievements. To protect health and safety while bringing together our members and participants, ANSI is splitting World Standards Week 2021 across fall 2021 (virtual events) and spring 2022 (in-person events):

Registration is now open for virtual World Standards Week, October 25-29! See the schedule below for complete details and agendas as they are available. Virtual events will include greater use of video, networking and chat rooms, and dialogue between presenters and attendees when possible.

Originally scheduled for 2021, the ANSI Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony honoring 2020-2021 awardees, U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2021, and an issue-focused conference (TBA) will take place May 17-20, 2022, in Washington, DC.

Monday 10/25

ANSI International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Discussions will include cooperation among ISO, IEC, and ITU; ANSI relations and programs with a focus on Europe, China, India, and Africa; and ANSI international development capacity-building initiatives.

IPAG members only

Tuesday 10/26

ANSI National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Discussions will include a national strategy for emerging technology standards; data flows, data governance and the digital economy, focusing on the role of principles and technical standards; and updates on relevant ANSI activities.

Open to ANSI members

Wednesday 10/27

ANSI Annual Business Meeting

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Join president and CEO Joe Bhatia and Board chair Phil Piqueira for multimedia presentations highlighting the Institute's accomplishments, priorities, and vision for the future, with opportunities for Q&A. 

Open to all


Organizational Member Forum (OMF)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Among the agenda items, OMF members will share their experiences and best practices for hybrid meetings, and a panel of legal experts including ISO’s legal counsel will lead a discussion of recent law cases related to standards and regulation. 

Open to ANSI members

Company Member Forum (CMF)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

CMF members will share insights on taking a strategic approach to standardization, and lead an open discussion of digital standards, among other topics

Open to ANSI members 

Government Member Forum (GMF)/ICSP

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Discussions will include Executive Order 14017 on critical supply chains, a national strategy for emerging technology standards, and consumer labeling efforts under Executive Order 14028 on improving the nation’s cybersecurity.

Open to ISCP and ANSI members

Consumer Interest Forum (CIF)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Attendees will meet ANSI’s new consumer and legislative outreach manager and discuss relevant standards activities and opportunities, including ISO’s new Strategic Advisory Group on Smart Farming.

Open to all 

*Please note: 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.

Thursday 10/28

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

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

In partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ANSI is bringing the standardization community together for a discussion of best practices and methodologies for measuring the impact of standards on health and safety. A keynote address by Laurie E. Locascio, Ph.D., vice president for research, University of Maryland, will be followed by two expert panel discussions and Q&A sessions supporting a long-term goal of building upon existing work and fueling future collaboration to develop common measurement methodologies.

Open to all

Friday 10/29

ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRPAG)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

Guest speakers from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide remarks. In addition, the meeting will include a discussion of: (1) the ANSI Patent Policy Implementation Guidelines; (2) the ISO/IEC/ITU Common Patent Policy; (3) the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI); (4) copyright updates; and (5) IP-related legislative issues.

IPRPAG members only

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

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Leadership and staff of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Committee (USNC/IEC) will introduce the USNC's new National YEP Program, to be formally launched in early 2022. The goal of the program is to create a platform for active engagement among all U.S. young and emerging professionals with interests in standards and conformity assessment for electrotechnologies. Former USNC IEC YEPs will share their first-hand experience and answer questions about all the opportunities and benefits of getting involved. 

Open to all

Tuesday 5/17


Friday 5/20



All attendees are invited show their support for World Standards Week by using a WSW graphic as their video background in the Zoom virtual meetings!
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World Standards Week 2022

Looking ahead, World Standards Week 2022 will take place October 10-14, 2022, in person in Washington, DC. The following events have been scheduled (the full lineup is forthcoming):

  • Wednesday, October 12: ANSI Leadership and Service Awards
  • Thursday, October 13: U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 

Staff Contact

Stephanie Carroll

Senior Manager, Meetings and Events