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August 30, 2012 - Scheduled for Oct 9-12, World Standards Week 2012 brings together standards and conformity professionals in spirit of collaboration and cooperation. In addition to new member orientation, event will include ANSI Government Member Forum; Open Forum: Building Bridges across the Standards Ecosystem; ANSI Legal Issues Forum: Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright; ANSI Company Member Forum; ANSI Organizational Member Forum; and ANSI Consumer Interest Forum.

Reminder: Time to Register for World Standards Week 2012


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American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
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New York, NY, 10036
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Press release date: August 22, 2012

New Member Orientation and Legal Issues Forum among the Highlighted Events

Only five weeks remain for members of the international standards and conformity assessment community to register for World Standards Week (WSW) 2012, to be held October 9-12 in Washington, DC. WSW is an annual event hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - the coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system - where standards and conformity professionals come together in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation. The deadline for registration for WSW is September 28, 2012. Individuals interested in making use of a room block organized by ANSI at the Hotel Monaco for Monday, October 8, through Thursday, October 11, at a discounted rate of $309/night, plus tax, must make their reservations by Wednesday, September 5.

For the first time, ANSI will hold a new member orientation as part of WSW; the orientation will be held October 10. All WSW events will be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted. Detailed venue and accommodation information is available here. The schedule of events for WSW is as follows:

Tuesday, October 9:

Joint Meeting: ANSI Government Member Forum / Interagency Committee on Standards Policy
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: None.
This meeting is open to ANSI members and ICSP participants only.
Business attire recommended
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting

Networking Luncheon
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: None
Business attire recommended

Open Forum: Building Bridges across the Standards Ecosystem
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: None
Business attire recommended

Wednesday, October 10:

ANSI Legal Issues Forum: Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: $295 ANSI Members / $350 Non-Members
Business attire recommended

Networking Luncheon
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: None
Business attire recommended

New Member Orientation
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: Free to ANSI members only
Business attire recommended

2012 ANSI Annual Awards Reception, Banquet Ceremony
Awards reception: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Awards Presentation and Dinner: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: $95 ANSI Members and Government Employees / $120 Non-Members
Black-tie optional

Thursday, October 11:

ANSI Company Member Forum
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: Free to ANSI Members only
Business attire recommended
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting

ANSI Annual Business Meeting Luncheon
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: Free to ANSI Members only / $95 for Non-Members
Business attire recommended

ANSI Organizational Member Forum
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: Free to ANSI Members only
Business attire recommended
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting

ANSI Consumer Interest Forum
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: Free to ANSI Members only
Business attire recommended
Participation via teleconference is available for this meeting

U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2012: Exhibit, Reception and Dinner
Theme: Standards Increase Efficiency
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: The Fairmont Washington
Fee: $125 Industry or Association / $35 Government

Friday, October 12:

Networking Breakfast: Educating the Next Generation of Standards Professionals
Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: None
Business attire recommended

Student Workshop: Educating the Next Generation of Standards Professionals
Time: 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center
Fee: None
Business attire recommended

Please note: due to space limitations, registration is not available online. If you are interested in attending, please email Lisa Rajchel.

ANSI would like to thank the sponsors of WSW 2012 for their generous assistance. Four tiers of sponsorship packages are still available. Depending on the sponsorship level, benefits include complimentary admission to WSW events, distribution of promotional material to attendees, color print and web advertising, and premiere signage. Sponsorship requests must be received at pr@ansi.org by September 7, 2012; the WSW sponsorship registration form may be viewed here.
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