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July 11, 2012 - Scheduled for Oct 9-12, 2012, World Standards Week brings together members of standards and conformity assessment community in spirit of cooperation and collaboration. Updated information is available for this year's Open Forum, Legal Issues Forum, and Networking Breakfast and Student Workshop. In addition, New Member Orientation has been added to lineup on Wednesday, October 10. Pre-registration is required for all events and is available on World Standards Week website.

Additional Events and Further Details Announced for World Standards Week 2012


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American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY, 10036
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Press release date: July 9, 2012

Register Now and Secure Discount Hotel Rate for the October Celebration in Washington

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced updated details for a number of events of World Standards Week (WSW) 2012. To be held October 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 Wednesday, October 10. Pre-registration is required for all events and is available on the World Standards Week website. All events will be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted. Detailed venue and accommodation information is posted here.

A room block is available at the Hotel Monaco for Monday, October 8, through Thursday, October 11, for a discounted rate of $309/night, plus tax. Please note that this rate includes complimentary in-room wireless Internet. To make your reservation, please call central reservations at 1-877-202-5411. Please be sure to mention "American National Standards Institute" to obtain the discounted rate. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 5. Availability and rate are not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.

The updated schedule for WSW 2012 is as follows:

Tuesday, October 9:

Joint Meeting: ANSI Government Member Forum / Interagency Committee on Standards Policy
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting.
Note: open to ANSI members and ICSP participants only.

Networking Luncheon
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Open Forum: Building Bridges across the Standards Ecosystem
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10:

ANSI Legal Issues Forum: Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

New Member Orientation
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2012 ANSI Annual Awards Reception, Banquet Ceremony
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Awards reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Awards Presentation and Dinner

Thursday, October 11:

ANSI Company Member Forum
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting

ANSI Annual Business Meeting Luncheon
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ANSI Organizational Member Forum
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting

ANSI Consumer Interest Forum
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2012: Exhibit, Reception and Dinner
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC

Friday, October 12:

Networking Breakfast: Educating the Next Generation of Standards Professionals
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Student Workshop: Educating the Next Generation of Standards Professionals
9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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