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ANSI Standards Negotiation Competition

October 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Building on the success of previous standards negotiation competitions and as part of its effort to increase awareness about the global impact of standardization, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites undergraduate or graduate students to take part in an exciting competition that will provide insight into the process of developing an international standard. The event will take place during World Standards Week 2018, on October 15 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC.

Participating teams – each made up of four to five university students and a faculty mentor – will represent stakeholders with diverse perspectives and goals in considering development of an international standard.

While the development of an actual voluntary consensus standard may take months and multiple meetings, the exercise condenses the effort into an informative and fun day of strategy and negotiation. Participants will learn about standards through briefings and debriefings surrounding the negotiation, and have a first-hand opportunity to experience the development process.

Participation in the competition is open to university teams only, and space is limited to four to six teams. Multi-disciplinary teams consisting of undergraduate or graduate students in different areas of study are highly encouraged. To be considered for participation in the competition, university students and professors should contact ANSI’s Lisa Rajchel at lrajchel@ansi.org as soon as possible.

Sponsorship opportunities are available; all contributions will be applied to the cost of food/beverage, meeting space, prizes, and team travel expenses. All sponsoring organizations will receive promotional benefits including their logo displayed on event signage, a web banner on the event webpage, and the option to distribute literature and/or promotional materials at the event. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Lisa Rajchel at lrajchel@ansi.org


October 15, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm