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67th Annual SES Conference in Nashville, TN.
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The Society for Standards Professionals

“Dynamic Diversity: Expanding the Future of Standardization”

With Keynote Speaker,

Kathie Morgan, President ASTM International


Starting on Monday, August 6 with a pre conference course, a Welcome Reception, followed by two days of technical sessions and a free workshop on Thursday August 9th.

The Inn at Opryland is the site for the
67th Annual SES Conference
2401 Music Valley DrNashville, Tennessee 37214

Located in Nashville, The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Marriott Hotel is minutes from Texas Troubadour Theatre and Nashville Train Store and Toy Museum; and is within close proximity of Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store and Cooter's Place.

 Click here for the program including the technical sessions.

Professional development courses will be offered on

Monday, August 6th (Fundamentals of Standards and Conformity Assessment)

In addition to the SES course, NIST will be holding a separate workshop on conformity assessment best practices for Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Participants in this workshop should be prepared to share their experiences with conformity assessment. This workshop is sponsored by NIST and separate registration is required from the SES Conference and courses. Click here for the details and registration.


Thursday, August 9th will be a free workshop Workforce Development and the Standardization Professional

The course is an excellent way to earn credits for your AStd or CStd certification.

Registration fee includes:

  • Welcome reception held in the hotel - free to all attendees;
  • Keynote address by Kathie Morgan President of ASTM International:
  • Eight sessions covering the spectrum of private industry, government agencies, and standard developing organizations (SDOs) among U.S., Canadian, and international interests. Expert panels will cover a number of topics;
  • Closing keynote speaker;
  • Breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks are included on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday Dinner and Grand Old Opry - We are having a buffet dinner at the hotel and then board buses for a short ride to the Grand Old Opry. The cost is $95 and includes your ticket to the show.

Register now! (Members should login so your information is automatically filled in.)

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Pricing and printable registration form, click here.



The Inn at Opryland
2401 Music Valley Dr
Nashville, Tennessee 37214

SES Conference Room Rate:

Standard: $169 (single, double)
Government rate $162

To make your room reservation call 1-855-584-3466 and refer to SES 67th Annual Conference.


Or online at: 


Reserve a room for SES 67th Annual Conference, Inn at Opryland Hotel: Aug 4-10, 2018


Government Employees Only use the link below:

Reserve a room SES 67th Annual Conference Government Block, Inn at Opryland Hotel: Aug 6-9, 2018

You will need your ID at check in. 


Hotel reservations made after July 19, 2018 will be confirmed only on a space-available basis. These room rates may exceed the special SES conference rate.


For more information on additional events during the SES Conference, click here.

Click here to see our sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers.

How can you be a sponsor?

You should attend the SES Annual Conference if you:

  • manage company standardization programs
  • design standardization programs or apply standards
  • work for a government agency applying management and standardization techniques 
  • distribute standards  
  • use standards
  • attend a university program that focuses on policies and standards  

IMPORTANT DATE: July 19, 2018

To take advantage of the discounted early registration for the Conference, please register by Friday July 19th The special SES hotel rate is also guaranteed until Friday July 19th.  


Click here for more information on things to do in Nashville  

Conference Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests and changes must be received in writing. A 20% cancellation fee will be charged to registrants who cancel after July 19, 2018. No refunds will be provided to registrants who cancel after July 31, 2018 however, you may send a substitute. If the conference or course(s), or both, are cancelled, SES’ responsibility is limited to the return of the fees paid by the registrant.


Non-US citizens attending the Annual SES Conference in Nashville need to have a valid passport that is valid 6 months beyond the dates of your trip. If you need additional information on international travel requirements, visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel website at: TRAVEL.STATE.GOV.

Questions: contact Mike Morrell,, 309-716-6504

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