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NEWS RELEASE - Release of SES’ first Mobile App to Digitally Distribute SES Content

SES - The Society for Standards Professionals is pleased to announce the release of its first Mobile App developed to digitally distribute the Society’s content directly to your device as soon as it is available. The Mobile App will be available for Android, Apple, and Windows devices via their respective application stores. The free-of-charge Mobile App will host complimentary content including a summary of SES activities, the SES Annual Conference Program, and the SES monthly member e-newsletter. Additionally, the Mobile App will have access to the members-only portion of the SES website providing seamless access to SES’ Journal Standards Engineering, and other member content. Click here for the full News Release

SES Webinars - Sponsored by Techstreet
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern, Developing Standards Professionals: Perspectives from New Professionals. The webinar is co-hosted by SES and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and will feature a moderated panel of three speakers. To register and for more information, click here

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NEWS RELEASE - Publication of SES 3:2016, Recommended Practice for Joint Standards Development
This recommended practice provides guidance to Standards Development Organizations for the development of Joint Standards by outlining the key components of a Joint Standards Agreement and a recommended process for managing the development of Joint Standards. Click here for more information


NEWS RELEASE - Keith E. Williams to Keynote at 65th Annual SES Conference
August 8 – 11, 2016, Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, Colorado
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals is pleased to announce that Keith Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Underwriters Laboratories, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual SES Conference. The 2016 Conference, to be held August 8 – 11 at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, Colorado, will focus on the theme, New Frontiers in Standards and Conformity Assessment. Click here for more information. 


NEWS RELEASE-Paper Competition Announced for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2016-
Top Prize is $2,500; Submissions Due by August 19

World Standards Day is celebrated annually around the world to increase awareness of the role that standards play in the global economy. To help celebrate the importance of standards, SES - The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee co-sponsor an annual paper competition for individuals in the U.S. standards community. The 2016 paper competition winners will be announced and given their awards at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, which will be held this year on October 27, 2016, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. Click here to read the full new release.


NEWS RELEASE - ICC Assist Efforts of SES in Providing Support for SDOs
The International Code Council is pleased to be collaborating with SES - The Society for Standards Professionals in the distribution of two key resources design to assist Standard Developers and others who utilize or are involved in the standards development process. These two publications,ANSI/SES-1:2013, Recommended Practice for Designation and Organization of Standards and SES-2:2012, Model Procedure for the Development of Standards provide guidance for those interested in the effective creation and implementation of standards. Click here to read the full News Release

Webinar – What to do about SES-1 and -2! – Now Available for Download
Have you been considering making the leap to becoming a standards developer but don’t know where to start? This webinar is for associations that are considering starting a standards development program, or for standards developers looking for new ideas, particularly towards harmonizing with other associations. It introduces the latest versions of the SES templates for managing standards development processes, and for creating ANSI-approved standards designations. Considerable expertise has gone into the creation of two documents that outline most of the documentation necessary to apply for ANSI’s Accredited Standards Developer status. Click here download this webinar now!!

World Standards Day Paper Competition Winners
At the 2015 World Standards Day event, SES - The Society for Standards Professionals, presented the three prizes for the paper competition. All three papers can be downloaded from the 2015 World Standards Day Paper Competition page.


PRESS RELEASE - SES Presents Awards
On August 20, 2015 – The Society for Standards Professionals (SES) presented several awards at its 64th Annual Conference in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, August 10 – 13, 2015. Click here for more information on the Award Recipients.


SES Refer A Friend (RAF) Program
Refer business associates or friends who you think can benefit from a SES membership, and be rewarded. Through the SES Refer a Friend (RAF) Program, SES rewards your efforts to promote SES and recruit new Members. Entering is easy. Complete the “Refer a Friend” section on the SES Website under My Profile and we’ll take care of the rest. The SES website will track the members who have joined via your invitation.
Click here for program details.


Standards Engineering
The bi-monthly journal of SES, Standards Engineering brings together, in one place, an easy-to-read accumulation of timely articles, best practices, advice on processes, and new technology innovations, and a series of feature columns by some of the profession's best thinkers and active participants. The journal can be viewed in multiple e-pub formats, log in to the Member's Only area of this site to view the current and historical editions of Standards Engineering.


SES and IP-Shield Announce the IP Alliance
SDOs lose revenue via unintentional and sometimes illegal distribution of their standards. While we may never be able to police the infringement from unauthorized sales, we CAN support the SDOs by calling attention to common misuses in the workplace. SES and IP-Shield bring you the IP Alliance, which believes education is the key to stopping copyright infringement. By joining the alliance we provide you with resources including a short video to post on your website to help your users mitigate risk. For more information visit: IP Alliance.


SES Sponsored Training
In partnership with IP-Shield, SES offers Standards Aware™, a collection of 8 IACET approved courses designed for anyone who develops, uses, references, or distributes standards. From new hires and recent college graduates, to seasoned engineers and professionals across industries, this collection offers something for everyone. Users can take individual courses relevant to their needs, or the entire series. Curious to learn more, take a sneak peak here:

Learn more about modules and pricing!


SES Online Store
Click here to visit the SES Online Store for standards-related publications and professional development courses.


Interested in learning more about the benefits of individual or organizational membership in SES?  Go to membership to find out how to join and why standards professionals choose to belong to SES.


United States Standards Strategy (USSS) - Third Edition
The United States Standards Strategy provides a framework that can be used by all interested parties to further advance trade issues, and a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system in today’s globally competitive economy.  To access the Strategy click here.


Canadian Standards Strategy
The purpose of the Canadian Standards Strategy (CSS) is to provide direction and leadership on how to best use standardization to advance the social and economic well-being of Canadians in a global economy.  A key priority is balancing health, safety and environmental concerns with trade, innovation and economic competitiveness.  To view the Canadian Standards Strategy 2009-2012 click here.


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