||ASTM International Committee C28 on Advanced Ceramics was established in 1986 in response to rapidly increasing applications of advanced (fine, technical) ceramics in heat engines, nuclear reactors, manufacturing, electronics, anti-friction bearings, coatings, etc. Subsequently, CEN/TC184 on Technical Ceramics was founded in 1989 and ISO/TC206 on Fine (technical, advanced) Ceramics was founded in 1993. In the 30 years since the beginnings of C28, nearly 50 ASTM standards, 82 ISO standards, and 25 CEN standards have been adopted by consensus processes to provide high quality test methods, practices, guides and nomenclature to expedite the design and use of ceramics in various high technology applications. This symposium details the history, current state, and future of these standards by emphasizing their successful use in expediting the applications of advanced ceramics. Both invited and openly solicited paper will be included.