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October 24-28, 2016. World Standards Week (WSW) is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration.

Click here for more information on WSW and to register.

Paper Competition Winners to be  Announced at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2016 Dinner

The 2016 paper competition winners will be announced and given their awards at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day dinner, which will be held this year on October 27, 2016, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.


You are cordially invited to join the National Capital Area Section of
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals
for a Networking Event and Happy Hour during World Standards Week

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Front Page

Food and Drink Available for Purchase

1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20036

Metered street parking, & public parking structures within walking distance.

Public Transit: Dupont Circle and Farragut North Red Line, 3 blocks away


Please RSVP by Friday, October 17th to Logen Johnson (


The National Capital Area Section provides DC Metro Area Standards professionals with the opportunity to network and stay connected throughout the year. The Section typically holds 3 events annually, one each in the spring, the summer, and the fall. The spring/summer events routinely consist of a featured speaker presentation and a networking reception. The fall event, a networking reception, is typically held during World Standards Week. Standards professionals from SDOs, Industry, and Government are encouraged to attend the Section meetings. 

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact the National Capital Section Chair, Logen Johnson (


Monday, October 24, 2016, 12-5 pm ET - The Standards Simulation Competition will bring together university teams – each made up of up to five students and one professor – to represent stakeholders in the development of an international standard. While the development of an actual, globally relevant voluntary consensus standard may take months and multiple meetings, this simulation is intended to condense the effort into an informative and fun afternoon of strategy and negotiation. Participation in the competition is open to university teams only, and space is limited to no more than six teams. Teams consisting of undergraduate or graduate students from engineering, business, public policy, and other related disciplines are welcome. To be considered for participation in the competition, universities, professors, and/or students should contact and as soon as possible Click here for more information and to register.

November SES Webinar is FREE - Sponsored by Techstreet

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern  Next Up in the Series of SES Standards: SES-3: The Essential Framework for Joint Standards Development. This webinar is Free to attend!  To register and for more information, click here


Now Available!! 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 on SES 3 and to purchase your copy!

Now Available!! SES 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.

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!!

SES Presents Awards

SES - The Society for Standards Professionals presented several awards at its 65th Annual Conference in Denver Colorado August 9 2016. 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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