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2018 SES Conference “Dynamic Diversity: Expanding the Future of Standardization”

August 6 - 9, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee

Conference Information
To kick off events - On Monday, August 6th, join the SES for a workshop hosted by NIST on Conformity Assessment Guidance and Best Practices. The workshop will look at Canada, Mexico, and United States stakeholder experiences in conformity assessment and best practices for government, industry, and the conformity assessment community when developing regulatory and voluntary government programs.  Also on Monday, August 6th, SES offers its annual full-day continuing education course, "Fundamentals of Standards and Conformity Assessment: Basic Knowledge and Tools for Today’s Professional."

Check out the Advance Program to learn more about the exciting sessions scheduled!

Wrapping up the conference - On Thursday, August 9th, join the SES for "Workforce Development and the Standards Professional," an interactive workshop lead by a panel of experts discussing the future of the standardization professional. Johnathan Stewart, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to moderate.

Special Note: If trying to book your hotel and you find that the hotel block is full, call Mike Morrell at 309 716 6504 to request assistance. Also, please note that there are jut a few tickets left for the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night. Register online or call Mike if you are interested in attending. 
SES Newly Certified Professionals

The Society congratulates the following individual who has successfully certified as an Astd professional in June of 2018:
  • Patricia Fusaro, certified 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!” 
The SES Awards Committee Proudly Announces the SES 2018 Award Recipients:

 Leo B. Moore Award.....................................................Mary Saunders, NIST/Dept. of Commerce and ANSI 
 SES/ASTM Robert J. Painter Memorial Award .............Hany Demian, FDA 
 SES/CSA Lorne K. Wagner Memorial Award ................Craig Cerniglia, Comm2000
 SES Fellows ..................................................................Keith Porter, Boeing 
                      ...................................................................Mike Merker, ASME 
 Honorary Life Member ................................................Jim Shannon, IEC 
 SES Emerging Professional ...........................................Kerri Haresign, CTA 
                                                 ...........................................Mark Ramlochan, ULC 
Interested in adding standards professional certification to your resume and LinkedIn?
We will be glad to help you with the certification process. Certification Committee members will be available at the annual conference in the exhibit hall and in conjunction with the Thursday August 9 Workforce Development seminar to assist individuals with completing their application.  Anyone interested in becoming a certified standards professional can:
  • pick up forms
  • submit the application, tests, or abstracts
  • or just get questions answered
World Standards Day Paper Competition - There's still time!

2018 World Standards Day theme “Innovation Nation"
Submissions due by July 13, 2018
The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee to co-sponsor a paper competition for individuals in the U.S. standards community. The 2018 paper competition winners will be announced and given their awards at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, which will be held this year on October 18, 2018, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. All submissions must be received with an official entry form by midnight on July 13, 2018.

For the complete rules, tips for writing papers, and to download the World Standards Day Paper Competition entry form, visit the SES website Here.
Standards Engineering

The May/June issue of Standards Engineering contains a NIST grant report from Purdue about how the library community supports standards education, an update on the credentialing efforts by ANSI subsidiary Workcred, and a piece on ANSI’s coordination processes using the Nanotechnology Standards Panel as an example. The issue also contains the usual news about members, the law, and standards in general—look for important information about patents,  and new requirements for the protection of privacy for your European participants.
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, 
The SES Standards Committee is developing an SES 2 standard which provides guidance to standards development organizations, trade associations, government agencies, companies and any others involved in the development of standards. It addresses the essential due process requirements for the development, revision, reaffirmation and withdrawal of standards in the form of a model procedures guide. To find out more, contact SES Executive Director Mike Morrell
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
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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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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