2019 SES Conference call for speakers, upcoming Standards Engineering articles and more in this issue.
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Save the Date!
The 68th Annual SES Conference
August 6-9, 2019
Le Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for speakers coming soon!
Visit the SES website to learn more.
SES Standards Engineering
The November/December issue of Standards Engineering will be released soon and will feature a variety of content including Standards and Innovation—There Ain’t No Fleas on This Dog by Steve Lowell. Steve was the winner of the World Standards Day paper competition. 

Also included in the November/December issue is a piece entitled Standards-Setting at the Consumer Product Safety Commission: an Ever-Evolving Dynamic, a piece on CPSC by Robert Adler, one of the CPSC commissioners and Standardization in Action: A Critical Path for Translational STEM Education by Sharon Tsai-hsuan Kuat which discusses a NIST grant furthering education about standards..

This issue is also a look back on the history of the SES. So on the 50th anniversary of the Standards Engineering journal, the SES is pleased to republish the lead article from the very first issue in November/December of 1948, What are We Doing?—by Irving L. Rosenheim, and excerpts from The Relationship between Industry and Company Standards by L. D. Price of NEMA.

In this issue, look for the call for nominations for the 2019 Society Board elections and the Society awards program. This is a great opportunity to recognize your colleagues for all the work they do.

If you are an SES Member, log into the SES portal to open your free copy, to review and purchase a copy of Standards Engineering, visit the SES Shop.
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,

ANSI has announced the 2019 Student Paper Competition. The 2019 theme will be How do Standards Help Mitigate Disaster. Submissions should include discussion of how standards have contributed to the mitigation, prevention, relief, or recover of various types of disaster. All entries are due by 5pm ET on April 30, 2019 and can be emailed to For more information on format and submission guidelines, please visit the ANSI website.
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.

Awards Committee
Certification Committee
Conference Program Committee (CPC)
Education Committee
Marketing Committee
Membership Committee
Publications Committee
Standards Committee

For more information or to sign up, see the SES Committee webpage or contact SES Executive Director, Mike Morrell at
Update from NIST
In 2017 NIST hosted a workshop to engage the conformity assessment community in the development and update of its conformity assessment materials to reflect growth and evolution in the conformity assessment community as well as updates to the guidance in the revised OMB Circular A-119.

Taking into consideration the feedback received from workshop participants as well as input and comments received from conformity assessment stakeholders, both conformity assessment documents have been published and are now available online:
For more information, please visit the Conformity Assessment Resources for Federal Agencies page on
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.

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!
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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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