The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI’s) Nanotechnology Standards Panel will meet in Washington, D.C., on October 30, 2012. Formed in 2004, the panel “serves as the cross-sector coordinating body and works to provide a forum for standards developing organizations (SDOs), government entities, academia, and industry to identify needs and establish recommendations for the creation or updating of standards related to nanotechnology and nanomaterials.” During its meeting, the panel will “consider whether current nanotechnology standards activities meet existing stakeholder needs, as well as discuss the impact of existing standards on research and development and possibilities for greater collaboration between stakeholders in this area.” Confirmed speakers include representatives of ANSI, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Personal Care Products Council.