The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is gearing up for a busy week of events as part of World Standards Week, held in Washington DC in the USA from October 10-13, 2022.
World Standards Week is an annual event hosted by ANSI that brings together the Institute’s members and private and public sector stakeholders from across the standards and conformity assessment communities to engage on priority issues and celebrate standardization achievements.
Events held during the week will be a mix of hybrid and in-person meetings. The week will kick-off with the ANSI International Policy Advisory Group (IPAG) Meeting on October 10. Specifically, this meeting will address issues relating to cooperation among ISO, IEC and ITU, as well as ANSI in relation to Europe, China, India, Africa and ANSI international development capacity building initiatives.
The ANSI National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG) Meeting held on October 11 will feature updates on the ANSI Committee on Education, IPAG-NPAG Joint Task Force on Conformity Assessment, and recent federal and Congressional standards-related activities. On the same day, the Advances in Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Consensus Standards on Health and Safety meeting will be held. As part of the agenda ANSI, in partnership with UL Standards & Engagement and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff, will provide an update on their initiative to identify best practices for measuring the impact of voluntary consensus standards on human health and safety.
On October 12 the Evolving Standardization Landscape Summit will see broad cross section of stakeholders come together to share, discuss, and recommend concrete actions that must be taken by ANSI and members of the U.S. standardization community to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving standards landscape. The day will also incorporate the ANSI Annual Business Meeting and the ANSI Leadership and Service Awards.
ANSI’s busy week of events will conclude on October 13 with the ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRPAG) meeting. This will cover the issues related to the ANSI Patent Policy Implementation Guidelines, developments at ISO, ETSI and ITU, copyright-related updates and legislative issues pertaining to intellectual property and copyright within the U.S. The final day will culminate with the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day
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The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day is hosted by a committee of standardization community partners and has a separate registration and sponsorship.
This article first appeared on the ANSI website and is published here with permission.