Conference updates, upcoming webinars, news from our standards friends, and more in the May 2019 SES News
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Registration Now Open!

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

August 6-8, 2019
Le Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Visit the SES website to learn more.
Registration for the 68th Annual SES Conference in Montreal, Quebec is now open. Visit the SES website to review the conference program, register for the event, and book your hotel. IMPORTANT DATE: Early Bird Registration ends July 22, 2019

Join the SES Board of Directors for the Wednesday Dinner Cruise aboard Le Bateau-Mouche - enjoy an amazing view of Montreal and join the SES for cocktails, a four course dinner, and entertainment. Transportation to and from the dinner provided by the SES.

And THANK YOU to our sponsors for their continued support of the SES. Learn more about each of our great sponsors here. To register as a sponsor, please click here
SES Certifications 

The Society for Standards Professionals (SES) congratulates the following individuals who have successfully certified or recertified themselves as AStd professionals during 2019:
  • Mike Leibowitz AStd
  • Margaret L. Phillips AStd
  • Patrick E. Hughes AStd
  • Carolyn A. Hull AStd
  • Khaled Masri AStd
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!" To learn more about SES certification, click here.
SES Standards Engineering
The SES Publication Committee is hard at work reviewing the May/June issue of the Standards Engineering Journal, which is set for release later this month. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of upcoming articles. All past issues are available in the SES members portal.

If you are an SES Member, log into the SES portal to open your free copy to review. To purchase a copy of Standards Engineering, visit the SES Shop.
SES Webinar Updates
The Role of Standards in Bringing Order to the Chaotic Credentialing Marketplace

Wednesday May 15, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Register Here
It is estimated that there are more than 650,000 unique types of credentials (e.g., certifications, badges, degree programs) offered in the United States, yet there is no standard terminology when describing them. The problem is intensified when new types of credentials, like microcredentials, nanodegrees, and MicroMasters pop up, with no standards to set a common ground for developing them.
Good news, the April 2019 webinar recording and slides are now available online in the SES Members only section. Join the SES today to gain access to all previously recorded webinars and gain credit hours towards your SES Certification.
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,
NIST is seeking information about technical standards and related tools for artificial intelligence (AI). The Request for Information (RFI) is in response to the Feb. 11, 2019, Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence. Click here for more information.
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
Would you like to get more involved with SES?

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Education Committee
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For more information or to sign up, see the SES Committee webpage or contact SES Executive Director, Mike Morrell at
Keeping You Informed:
Join the SES DC Chapter on May 14, 2019 from 5-7pm at the NEMA headquarters building in Rosslyn, Virgina, just a short walk from the Rosslyn metro stop. Madeleine Bugel, NEMA, will give a presentation on "A Government Relations Perspective on Standards," with time for questions and networking following. 
Click here to register today.

The 2019 US Celebration of World Standards Day will be held on November 7 and will highlight how "Standards Build Connections." The SES World Standards Day Paper Competition is open to any individual in the private sector, government, or academia, including employees of standards developing organizations. To learn more, click here. In celebration of World Standards Day, ANSI will hold a networking reception and gala dinner at the Fairmont Washington in Washington, D.C. To learn more and join the SES and ANSI in celebrating this important day, click here.
  • From the ANSI: ANSI and NIST Sign New Memorandum of Understanding
  • SMPTE Introduces New Virtual Classroom Course – Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses, read more here
  • AIAA Announces 2019 Region VI Student Conference Winners, read more here
  • A proposed standard from the ASTM International forensic sciences committee (E30) aims to help examiners and investigators identify and analyze explosive material found at a crime scene

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

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