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Continue your standards education through the SES Webinar Series. Throughout the year, SES organizes webinars on emerging and current standards topics. Each webinar lasts approximately one hour and a short period (~30 minutes) is provided following each webinar for questions.

All webinars provide up to 3 credit hours per webinar towards your SES Certification and all webinars are recorded and can be viewed by SES Members on demand. SES Webinars are offered free of charge to SES members and for a small fee to non-members. To view past recordings of any SES webinars, please go to the Members Only section and click on the applicable webinar link.

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Click Here -> Call for Speakers for SES Annual Webinar Series 2020 - The SES is seeking compelling presenters who can speak to areas related to topics, broad and specific, in standardization.

New webinars

September 16 2020 - Standards Addressing All People – Developing Gender Responsive Standards Presented by Sonya Bird Director - International Standards in the Global Standards Department of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).  In this role, she leads UL’s international standards outreach and international harmonization activities.  Register Now

October 21, 2020 - SES October Webinar - Forensic Science Standards – More than Just Private SDOs - Presented by John Paul Jones II, OSAC Program Manager within the Special Programs Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Register now

Past Webinars

May 20, 2020 - Exploring Innovations in College and University Standards Education, Presented by Lisa Greenwood, Ph.D., ISSP-SA, Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Lisa Greenwood, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Margaret Phillips, Purdue University Libraries & School of Information Studies.

 April 15, 2020 - Standards Setting for Airline Pricing and Retailing – Challenges, Learnings, and Solutions for Interoperability in the Airline Distribution Ecosystem, Presented by David Smith, ATPCO

March 18, 2020 - The Canadian Centre for Climate Services: Connecting Canadians with climate information, Presented by Ellen Young, Canadian Centre for Climate Services and Elaine Barrow, Canadian Centre for Climate Services. Click Here, for additional Information. (Slides)

November 20, 2019 - Blockchain Technology and Emerging Need for Standards in the Aerospace and Defense Industry Ecosystem; Presented by Rusty Rentsch, VP AIA 

October 23, 2019 - Information Governance as a key enabler of today’s big data strategies; Presented by Allie (Grassie) Harris, Director of Information Governance for Ontario Lottery and Gaming and Richard Beatch, Ph.D., Semantic and Metadata architect for Bloomberg LP.

September 18, 2019 - Publishing and Delivery of StandardsPresented by Muhammad Ali, NEMA Technical Program Manager and Ann Brandstadter, NEMA Standards Publishing and Marketing Manager.

May 15, 2019 - Role of Standards in Bringing Order to the Chaotic Credentialing Marketplace; Presented by Dr. Roy Swift.

April 17. 2019 - Public Safety Need Drives Development of Standards for Preparedness & Response to Active Shooter/Hostile Events, Presented by Jennifer Marshall, Physical Scientist/Program Manager for Public Safety Standards Coordination at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

March 27, 2019How to Improve Quality in Data Standards: Using the Cloud to Identify Issues of Clarity and Consistency, Presented by Jay Lyle, Ph.D, clinical data standards architect for JP systems and Heather Grain, MHI, FACHI co-founder of The Global eHealth Collaborative (GeHCo). 


2018 Webinars


November 7, 2018 - Joint ANSI/SES WebinarArtificial Intelligence and the Impact on StandardsPresented by Peter Bajcsy Software and Systems Division, ITL NIST, Norman Shaw, Director of Product and Business Development IEEE Standards Association, Michael Arnold iON Compliance group, UL LLC, and Heather Benko, ANSI


September 19, 2018 - The Operational Art of StandardsPresented by Phil Mattson, Director, Office of Standards, Department of Homeland Security


May 23, 2018 - Standards Professional Certification: Why, How, When!, Presented by Lee Webster, SES Certification Committee, Chair and Erik Puskar, SES Certification Committee CStd, Vice-Chair

April 25, 2018 - Why, What and How” on education of Standards, Presented by Signe Annette Bøgh, Consultant  Dansk Standard

March 21, 2018 - The Regulators Role in Improving Standards to Support International Harmonization – International Medical Devices Regulators Forum [IMDRF] Standards Working GroupPresented by Scott Colburn, CAPT Scott A. Colburn is the Director of the Standards Program at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

February 21, 2018 - Mobile Health standards and emerging role of Cybersecurity in healthcare (CYBERHEALTH), Presented by Gora DATTA, HL7 International Ambassador, a US based ICT Subject Matter Expert.

2017 Webinars

November 15, 2017 - Copyright: A Case Study, Presented by Clark Silcox, General Counsel at NEMA.

October 11, 2017 Standards Make Cities Smarter, What is “Smart Cities”? What does it include? What does it mean? And how can standards make cities smarter? Presented as a moderated panel discussion. Joint webinar SES/Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in honor of World Standards Day. 

June 21, 2017 - Understanding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs) in Standard Setting, Presented by Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel at NIST, and Kim Turner, Senior Director Client Services at Virtual, Inc.

May 17, 2017 - Certification of Standards Professionals, Presented by Roy Swift, Executive Director at Workcred; Lee Webster, Director, Employees Relations at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB); Donggeun Choi, Principle Researcher, Korean Standards Association (KSA)

February 15, 2017 - Mapping Terminologies: Increasing Access to Knowledge, Presented by  Ashleigh N. Faith, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.  

January 18, 2017 - A New Revolution: SDOs are Turning "Dead Text" PDF Standards Into Usable Digital Data, Presented by Andrew Bank, Strategy and Business Development, XSB, Inc - The Makers of SWISS.

2016 Webinars

November 16, 2016 - Next Up in the Series of SES Standards: SES-3 - The Essential Framework for Joint Standards Development, Presented by SES Standards Committee members Tricia Sena, Standards Project Manager at UL and Mark Ramlochan, Standards Project Manager at ULC Standards.

To view a recording and slides. Click here for a recording and here for slides.

September 14, 2016 - Developing Standards Professionals: Perspectives from New Professional, Presented by Keith Jansa, Standards Council of Canada (SCC); Travis Murdock, ASTM International; Marianna Kramáriková, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

April 28, 2016 - The Integration of Academic Research and Standards - Benefits for Both Communities, Presented by Stephen J. Elliott, Ph.D., Director of the International Center for Biometric Research (ICBR) at Purdue University. 

March 16, 2016 - Standards Training for New Hires, Grizzled Veterans, and Their Management, Presented by Mike Hogan, Standards Liaison, NIST Information Technology Laboratory. 

January 20, 2016 - Making Your Technical Working Group Work: Strategies for Success, Presented by Andy Freed, President, Virtual, Inc., and Greg Kohn, Senior Vice President of Client Services, Virtual, Inc. 


2015 Webinars

November 18, 2015 - What to do About SES-1 and -2!, Presented by Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group. 

Click here to view the slidesClick here to view the recording.

October 21, 2015 - Developing Standards Professionals: Competencies, Training, and Mentors. The webinar was a special event jointly hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Society for Standards Professionals (SES), featuring a moderated panel of three leaders in the world of standardization.      

September 16, 2015 - Standards and Trade, Presented by Eileen Hill, Team Lead, Standards, International Trade Administration (ITA).

June 22, 2015 - Globalized Agrifoods Production (ANSI 2014 student paper winner), Presented by Lu Hao, Institutional Research Analyst, Georgetown University  

May 18, 2015 Standards Education, Presented by Susan Tatiner, Director, Standards Education at IEEE-SA, and Jennifer McClain, Sr. Manager Standards Education & Business Development at IEEE-EA

April 22, 2015 Involving Software Engineering Students in Implementing and Improving International Standards, Presented by Claude Y. Laporte, Professor, Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS)

March 18, 2015 - Conformity Assessment - Threat or Menace, Presented by Gary Schrempp, Director of Global Regulations and Safety Investigations, Dell, Inc.

February 18, 2015 - NFPA New Technology Applications, Presented by Angela Burke, Product Manager, NFPA 
January 21, 2015 - The Standards Alliance: an ANSI-USAID Public-Private Partnership, Presented by Cory O'Hara, Division Chief for Regulatory Reform Programs, USAID, and Leslie McDermott, Senior Manager - International Development, ANSI   


2014 Webinars

November 18, 2014 - Challenges and Opportunities in Contextualizing Standards: Enhancing the Role of the Standards Professional in Corporate Planning, Presented by Jeffrey Strauss, Associate Director at Northwestern University BCICS Center for Technology and Innovation Management (CTIM)

October 15, 2014 - IEC TC114 and the IECRE System, International Standards and Conformity Assessment Activities Relating to the Marine Energy Industry, Presented by Jonathan Colby, Director of Technology Performance, Verdant Power

September 24, 2014 - Convergence of Open Source Projects and Standards Development, Presented by Andrew Updegrove, Co-Founder and Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP

June 18, 2014 - Standards Education in Europe and Internationally, Presented by Laurent Oberlé, President, Acanor 

May 21, 2014 - We’re Only Human: Addressing Human Imperfections and Variability in Standards Work, Presented by Molly Story, Head, Usability and Risk Management at Sanofi, Mannheim Area, Germany - Medical Devices

April 16, 2014 - Jointly presented by SES and USNC/IEC, Conformity Assessment Aspects and Opportunities Available from IEC, Presented by Timothy Duffy, Senior Manager of Conformity Assessment, Rockwell Automation

March 19, 2014 - The Evolving eBook and Mobile App Revolution - A Standards Developer's Perspective, Presented by Ron Jones, Vice President, Business Development, IDS America, Inc.

February 19, 2014 - Standards on a mobile app the journey 2.0, Presented by Mark Terzigni, Project Manager at Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA)

January 15, 2014 - A Global Perspective of Programs for Young and Emerging Professionals in Standards Development and Conformity Assessment: What is the World Up To?, Presented by Jonathan Colby, Hydrodynamic Engineer at Verdant Power


2013 Webinars 

November 20, 2013 - Federal Government Agency Participation in Consensus Standards Activities. Why Bother?, Presented by Gregory Saunders, Director of the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

October 16, 2013 - Emerging Digital Access to Standards and Content Authoring Technologies, Presented by Mike Petosa, Vice President of Information Technology at ANSI 

September 18, 2013 - ASEE and How Standards Find their Way into the Classroom, Presented by Bill Kelly, Director of External Affairs at ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

June 19, 2013 - EPA and the Giant Circular, Presented by Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., Standards Executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASTM International

May 22, 2013 - Insights on the Strategic Value of Standards Education, Presented by Donald Purcell, Adjunct Faculty for Strategic Standardization, School of Engineering, Engineering Management Program, Catholic University of America

April 17, 2013 - XML Publication Workflows for Standards, Presented by Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera Incorporated, Standards and Industry Innovations Department

March 20, 2013 - Trends in Machinery/Automation Safety, Presented by Roberta Nelson Shea, Director, Safety Consulting Services Applied Manufacturing Technologies

February 20, 2013 - Using ANSI Human Resource Standards to Create a Business Advantage in the Workplace, Presented by Lee Webster, Director of HR Standards, Society for Human Resource Management

January 16, 2013 - How Environmental Performance Changes the Standards Landscape, Presented by Michael Kirschner, Prinicpal Consultant at ENVIRON International Corp.


2012 Webinars 

November 15, 2012 - Incorporation by Reference in Federal Regulations, Presented by Emily Bremer, Attorney Advisor of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS)