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Additional Events and Details Announced for World Standards Week 2012

Oct. 9-12, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 10:49

(ANSI: Washington, D.C.) -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced updated details for a number of events of World Standards Week (WSW) 2012. To be held Oct. 9–12, 2012, WSW is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration.

Updated information is now available for this year’s Open Forum, Legal Issues Forum, and Networking Breakfast and Student Workshop. In addition, a new-member orientation has been added to the lineup on Wed., Oct. 10. Pre-registration is required for all events and can be done on the WSW website.

All events will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., unless otherwise noted. Detailed venue and accommodation information is posted here.

A room block is available at the Hotel Monaco for Mon., Oct. 8, through Thurs., Oct. 11, for a discounted rate of $309/night, plus tax. This rate includes complimentary in-room wireless Internet. To make your reservation, call central reservations at (877) 202–5411. Be sure to mention American National Standards Institute to obtain the discounted rate. All reservations must be made by Wed., Sept. 5. Availability and rate are not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.

The updated schedule for WSW 2012 is as follows:

Tues., Oct. 9:
Joint Meeting: ANSI Government Member Forum/Interagency Committee on Standards Policy
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting.
Note: open to ANSI members and ICSP participants only.
Networking luncheon
12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Open Forum: “Building Bridges across the Standards Ecosystem”
1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 10:
ANSI Legal Issues Forum: “Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright”
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Networking luncheon
1 p.m.–2 p.m.
New Member Orientation
2 p.m.–5 p.m.
2012 ANSI Annual Awards Reception, Banquet Ceremony
6 p.m.–7 p.m.: Awards reception
7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.: Awards presentation and dinner

Thurs., Oct. 11:
ANSI Company Member Forum
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting
ANSI Annual Business Meeting Luncheon
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
ANSI Organizational Member Forum
2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting
ANSI Consumer Interest Forum
Time: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting
U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2012: Exhibit, Reception, and Dinner
5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
The Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Fri., Oct. 12:
Networking Breakfast: “Educating the Next Generation of Standards Professionals”
8 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Student Workshop: “Educating the Next Generation of Standards Professionals
9:45 a.m.–5 p.m.

For more information, including registration for WSW events and details on all meetings and conferences, visit www.ansi.org/wsweek. Registration ends Sept. 28, 2012.


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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, serving the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).