As technological advances propel American industries to new heights, the 2018 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day on October 18, 2018, will commemorate voluntary standards and conformity assessment’s fundamental role in supporting a safe and efficient “Innovation Nation.” The event will include a reception and gala dinner at the Fairmont Washington in Washington, D.C.
In 2018 the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day theme will celebrate standardization’s vital role in achieving an “Innovation Nation” with a reception and gala dinner at the Fairmont Washington. The event will include the presentation of the 2018 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership Award, which is named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has effectively promoted standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers.
The 2018 World Standards Day Paper Competition winners will also be announced by SES: The Society for Standards Professionals. For more information and the rules for the Paper Competition, please see the SES website: https://ses-standards.site-ym.com/?page=WSD2018 Paper submissions are due by July 13, 2018. There are 3 cash prizes available.
World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will serve as the event’s 2018 administrating organization, in honor of its 100-year anniversary.
The event is co-chaired each year by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).