FCIA Membership Information

Any individual or legal entity, private or governmental, interested in promoting the purpose of FCIA may become a member of FCIA in accordance with these Bylaws. FCIA does not restrict membership on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, religion, or national origin. (FCIA Bylaws, Article 3.1).

There are four membership levels in the FCIA:

  • Sponsor Member (US$20,000/year)
  • Principal Member (US$12,000/year)
  • Associate Member (US$8,000/year)
  • Observer Member (US$2,500/year)
  • Individual Observer Member (US$475/year)

See the Membership Benefits Matrix below for a summary of benefits by level.

Becoming a member of the FCIA is a simple process:

  1. Download and return a completed application, which includes agreeing to abide by the FCIA Bylaws; and
  2. Include payment of first year dues, or an approved purchase order for first year dues.

 

FCIA Membership Benefits Matrix
Sponsor
Member
Principal
Member
Associate
Member
Observer
Member
Individual
Observer
Member
1.  Plugfest Fee Discount 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
2.  Company logo on Event
Collateral
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3.  Banner Ad on Home Page check-mark-blue-th.png
4.  Create Focus Group
Questions
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5.  Create End-User
Email Questions
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Months
later
6.  Sponsor Press Releases check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png
7.  Voting on Organizational
Matters
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8.  Eligible for Board Service check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png
9.  Eligible to be an Officer check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png
10.  Eligible to Chair Committees check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png
11.  Post FC-related Company
Press Releases on website
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12.  Scrolling Logo on Home Page check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png
13.  Eligible to be quoted in FCIA
Press Releases
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14.  Eligible to be participate on
Review Committees
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15.  Eligible to be participate on
Marketing Committees
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16.  Eligible to be participate on
Membership Committees
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17.  Eligible to be participate on
Speed Forum Committees
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18.  Eligible to be participate on
Other Committees & Forums
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19.  Participate in FCIA
Sponsored Events
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1st Choice
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After Sponsors exercise options
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After Sponsors &
Principals
exercise
options
20.  Participate in FCIA Marketing
Communications Programs
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1st Choice
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After Sponsors exercise options
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After Sponsors &
Principals
exercise
options
21.  Attend All FCIA Member
Meetings Programs
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Non-voting
22.  Attend the General FCIA
Member Meetings
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Non-voting
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Non-voting
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Non-voting
23.  Member Promotion in FCIA
Collateral, including FCIA web
links to members’ website
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24.  Included in FCIA’s General
Email Lists
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25.  Receive FCIA Material check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png check-mark-blue-th.png