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ANSI WORLD STANDARDS WEEK (WSW)
UpdateS & Event Overview

In direct response to ANSI members’ responses to a recent WSW survey revealing continued uncertainties about organizational travel budgets and personal health and safety, ANSI has decided to take a unique approach to World Standards Week 2021, splitting the events across fall 2021 and spring 2022 to ensure safe and engaging events amid COVID-19. The full schedule is below.

  • The World Standards Week 2021 events listed in the schedule below will be held virtually on October 25-29, 2021. When possible they will include greater use of video, virtual networking rooms, and more two-way dialogue between presenters and attendees to foster engagement. 

Registration, virtual meeting links, sponsorship information, and additional details will be published here as they are available. 

WORLD STANDARDS WEEK 2021 SCHEDULE

Monday 10/25


ANSI International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Tuesday 10/26


ANSI National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Wednesday 10/27

ANSI Annual Business Meeting & All-Member Networking Event

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET




ANSI Member Forum Meetings:*

  • Organizational Member Forum (OMF): 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
  • Company Member Forum (CMF): 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
  • Government Member Forum(GMF)/ICSP: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
  • Consumer Interest Forum: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET
*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

In partnership with UL and CPSC, ANSI is bringing the standardization community together to share best practices and methodologies to measure the overall health and safety impact of standards.

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM ET


Networking following the event. 

Friday 10/29

ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRPAG)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 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.

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Tuesday 5/17

 TBD

Friday 5/20

TBD

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

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. As the world begins to emerge from the pandemic, ANSI looks forward to the days ahead when we can safely bring the community together for in-person events.

 

Staff Contact

Stephanie Carroll

Senior Manager, Meetings and Events

Phone:
212.642.4890

Email:
scarroll@ansi.org