How to Join

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

Apply for Membership

You can apply for CONFERS membership online by following the link below. For your convenience, you are able to save the started application, then resume and submit it at a later time.

CONFERS Documents

Download and review the Articles of Collaboration, then sign page 15. As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload your signed copy and attach it to the membership application.

Questions?

We are here to help!
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (below) or contact us for questions about membership or the application process.

MEMBER BENEFITS

ACCESS
Networking opportunities with consortium members, government, and the international community at annual Workshops, the General Assembly, and the Global Satellite Servicing Forum.
CONTRIBUTION
Members have a voice by contributing to these standards and the foundation for a new commercial repertoire of robust space-based capabilities and a future in-space economy.
INFORMATION
CONFERS aims to leverage best practices from government and industry to research, develop, and publish non-binding, consensus-derived technical and operations standards.
MARKET EXPANSION
Membership creates a channel for small and non-traditional companies to identify opportunities and establish relationships with government, other members, and the international community.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should join?

All companies and academic institutions developing, operating, insuring, and purchasing OOS and RPO capabilities are encouraged to join and contribute their experience and expertise.

Can international organizations apply?

Yes, CONFERS welcomes both US and non-US members.

How long does the application process take?

The Executive Committee will review your organization’s application at the next monthly ExCom meeting, and you will be notified once the application is approved. Following approval, you will be invoiced for the annual membership dues as delineated in the Articles of Collaboration.

How much are annual dues?

For the period of January 2020 – December 2020, members will pay annual dues in the amounts listed as follows, as delineated in the Articles of Collaboration – Amendment 01:

  • $2,500 for Sustaining Members
  • $1,000 for Contributing Members
  • $500 for Observers

Members joining after July 1 will pay 50% of the membership fee.