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The 68th Annual SES Conference
Towards a Better Quality of Life"

August 6-9, 2019
Le Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Visit the SES website to learn more.

SNEAK PEEK - Tuesday Workshops at the 68th Annual SES Conference:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fundamentals of Standards and Conformity Assessment:
Basic Knowledge and Tools for Today’s Professional

(Additional cost to attend, lunch included)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NextGen Standards Professional Interactive Workshop
(Free to all conference attendees, must register in advance.)

Other sessions in development include:
• Leadership Roundtable;
• Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Infrastructure Codes and Standards;
• Standardization Case Studies;
• Better Quality of Life for First Responders through Standards;
• Legal and Intellectual Property Issues;
• and more!
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals Executive Director, in conjunction with the Board of Directors has convened a Search Committee for the position of Editor of Standards Engineering, the official, bi-monthly Journal of SES.

The Editor of Standards Engineering is primarily responsible for soliciting articles for each issue of the Journal, drafting an editorial for each issue and other articles as needed, editing all Journal content, working with vendors on layout and production, and actively participating in the SES Publications Committee which is responsible for overseeing the Journal.

For additional information: www. Applications will be reviewed as received up until June 3, 2019. Email resumes to
SES Standards Engineering
The March/April issue leads off with Standards, the Glue for Innovation by Sandy Ressler on the impact of significant technology standards and how standards development contributes to the success of many industries.

Also in this issue, Gender Inclusion in Standards, where Steve Oksala reviews activities related to both the recognition of gender in standards and the challenge of gender inclusion in the development of standards; a growing focus area for many standards development organizations.

On this note, the SES is requesting submissions from our members on efforts by the standards community to increase the presence of women in standards development committees, to include women-related issues in their standards, and to increase the number of women working at standards development organizations. Articles and testimonials can be sent to

Take a moment to review words from our president and executive director and In The News catch up on updates from ANSI, ISO, and informational updates on China standards law, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other growing areas of interest.

If you are an SES Member, log into the SES portal to open your free copy. Or join the SES today to receive your copy. (Copies can also be purchased through the SES Store.)
Upcoming SES Webinars:
April 17, 2019
Registration Now Open!
Public Safety Need Drives Development of Standards for Preparedness & Response to Active Shooter/Hostile Events
Presenter: Jennifer Marshall, NIST

September 18,2019
Publishing and Delivery of Standards
Presenters: Ann Brandstadter and
Muhammed Ali, NEMA
May 15,2019 

Joint SES/ANSI Webinar Role of Standards in Bringing Order to the Chaotic Credentialing Marketplace
Presenter: Roy Swift, Workcred  

October 23, 2019

"Information Governance as key enabler of today’s big data strategies”   
Presenters: Allie Harris, Ontario Lottery and Gaming and Richard Beatch, Ph.D, Bloomberg LP
SES Certifications 

The Society for Standards Professionals (SES) congratulates the following individuals who have successfully certified or recertified themselves as AStd professionals during the First Quarter of 2019:
  • Carolyn Hull  
  • Khaled Masri
  • Patrick Hughes
  • Margaret Phillips
The Certification Committee encourages all certified professionals to recertify and for all SES members to consider joining the committee that "leaves a mark on you!"
2019 SES Board Nominations

The SES congratulates and thanks the following individuals for their service to the SES, as the 2019 - 2021 SES Board of Directors.
  • President (officer) - Mili Washington, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
  • Vice President (officer) - Karen Reczek, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
  • Secretary (officer) - Gillian Wintonic (2nd term), ULC Standards, UL Canada
  • Education Council Director - Lisa Spellman, Digital Communications in Medicine (DICOM), Medical Imaging Technology Association (MITA)
  • Membership Council Director - Muhammad Ali (2nd term), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Open Position - Treasurer (officer) - this position remains open. If the Treasurer position is not filled, the SES Board has approved the current Treasurer, Craig Cerniglia, COMM2000, to serve an additional year until a new treasurer is approved. Additional nominations will be accepted for the next 30 days.

Please contact Chris Carnahan (, Chair of the SES Leadership Development Committee, to be nominated or for more information.
SES Member Spotlight

The Society for Standards Professionals (SES) is seeking SES Member volunteers to discuss how they became a member, what standards development means to them, and how the SES has contributed or played a part in their professional development. Volunteers will be asked to complete a short one page survey and if chosen, will be included in a future SES News posting.

To request a copy of the Member Spotlight Survey, Contract Mike Morrell, SES Executive Director,
Would you like to get more involved with SES?

SES is looking for new volunteers! The benefits of volunteering with SES include additional networking opportunities, points toward your CStd, and leadership opportunities.

Visit the
SES Committee webpage or contact SES Executive Director, Mike Morrell at
SES - National Capital Area Section Chapter Event
Register Today

Join the SES DC Chapter for a networking event at NEMA, an SES Organizational member, and hear Madeleine Bugel give a presentation on "A Government Relations Perspective on Standards." 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: NEMA HQ; 1300 North 17th Street | Suite 900 | Rosslyn, VA 22209
Register by April 30, space limited to first 50 registrants
Keeping You Informed:

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.

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The following standards and publications are available for purchase from SES:

SES 1:2017, Recommended Practice for Designation and Organization of Standards

SES 2:2011, Model Procedure for the Development of Standards

SES 3:2016, Recommended Practice for Joint Standards Development

Standards Engineering - The bimonthly journal of SES

A Guide To Standards

For more information and to purchase SES Standards and Publications, visit the SES Publications website

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