Celebrating World Standards Day

Every year on 14 October, IEEE Standards Association (SA) joins the international community in celebrating the importance of standards development and honoring the collaboration of individuals and organizations across the globe who drive technological innovation. First held in 1970, World Standards Day is commemorated in a variety of forms and themes to raise global awareness among industry, regulators, and consumers as to the value of standardization.

Our theme for this year's celebration is "Raising the World's Standards for the Protection of the Planet.“ Over the last century, large-scale industrial activities, rapid population growth, urbanization, and inequality have negatively impacted the earth, our lives, and the well-being of future generations. The concept of sustainable development has become more important than ever, and global standards play a key role in supporting the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of our planet and human society.

In celebration of this year's theme, IEEE SA invites you to the video contest exploring the question: How do standards protect the planet? Each winner will receive a $500 USD prize. Read the full contest rules and submit your video by 15 September 2020.


IEEE SA For Sustainable Development

IEEE SA contributes to sustainability by providing a neutral, open platform that brings together innovators across borders and disciplines to address challenges via technology. With thought leaders in more than 160 countries, we enable the collaborative exploration of emerging technologies, the identification of existing challenges and opportunities, and the development of recommendations, solutions, and technology standards that benefit industry and humanity; making technology better, safer, and more sustainable for the future. 

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How You Can Play A Role

Join the global efforts in celebrating Worlds Standards Day by submitting your video to the 2020 Video Contest, learning more about sustainable development, or exploring other ways to support IEEE SA's commitment to raising the world's standards for the protection of the planet.

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Ways To Participate

Explore other ways to participate in IEEE SA's projects and initiatives and make your mark.

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Submit Your Video

Enter the 2020 Video Contest to share your voice and get a chance to win a $500 prize.

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Learn More

How IEEE global standards, communities, and resources support sustainable development.

Past Winner Videos

Our past winners explored the importance of standards in various aspects, covering Industry 4.0, emerging technologies, Smart Cities, and so forth. Watch their videos and hear what they say about raising the world's standards for the benefit of humanity.

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