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How to Join

Interested in becoming a part of the Ethernet Alliance? The Ethernet Alliance offers various membership opportunities which allow companies across multiple industries within the Ethernet standards space to play a vital role in advancing Ethernet technologies.

Principal Membership ($17,500)

Principal members within the Ethernet Alliance have the unique ability and opportunity to truly help steer the direction of the organization. Companies at the Principal level are the only companies with the ability to vote at all meetings of the Alliance membership, as well as cast a vote in elections for Directors of the Board, Officers and Working Committee Chairs. The opportunity to help lead initiatives within the Ethernet Alliance is also exclusive to Principal membership. Principal members have the ability to run for a Director’s seat, serve as an Officer of the EA, or to Chair a Working Committee of the Alliance. To see the complete list of benefits afforded to Principal members, read below.Expand

Principal Members in good standing are entitled to the following benefits:

  • The right to vote on all matters, as set forth in the Bylaws. In addition, Principal Members shall have all rights afforded voting members under the California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law.
  • Attend and participate in all meetings of Members; will be eligible to attend and participate in any working committee that might be formed; will be eligible to participate in any show, activities, seminars and conferences sponsored by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • One (1) vote at all membership meetings (annual, general and special), at all elections (Board of Directors, officers, working committee chair/vice-chair) and in all circumstances where a Principal Member may cast a ballot.
  • The right to run for a Board of Directors’ seat and to serve as an Officer of the Ethernet Alliance and a working committee chair or vice-chair.
  • Use the Ethernet Alliance’s Member logo and Member plaque, denoting involvement in the Ethernet Alliance in accordance with the Ethernet Alliance’s logo licensing policies.
  • Access to all documentation and materials generated by or on behalf of the Ethernet Alliance, including: access to all Working Committee working documents, meeting minutes, and written contributions.
  • Up to $7500 in annual membership benefits (Plugfest events $2500; Interoperability demonstration at tradeshow $5000)
  • Propose new working committees to address specific issues.
  • Receive priority over Participating Members to participate in marketing activities.
  • Receive priority over Participating Members to participate in interoperability events hosted by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Submit written contributions.
  • Subscribe to all general e-mail reflector lists maintained by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Receive priority over Participating Members for Member’s name posted on the Ethernet Alliance’s web site.
  • Receive a Member spotlight on the Ethernet Alliance’s home page.

Apply for Principal Membership

Participating Membership ($9,995)

Participating Members of the Ethernet Alliance help play a key role in expanding Ethernet technology and furthering the Ethernet Alliance itself. Companies at this level are able to serve as Chairs and Vice-Chairs of any Ethernet Alliance Working Committee and can also propose entirely new Working Committees to address specific issues within the Ethernet space. Participating members are also able to contribute proposals for whitepapers, webinars, and are eligible to participate in all Ethernet Alliance sponsored shows, activities, seminars, or conferences. To see the complete list of benefits afforded to Participating members, read below.Expand

Participating Members in good standing are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Attend and participate in all meetings of Members; will be eligible to attend and participate in any working committee that might be formed; will be eligible to participate in any show, activities, seminars and conferences sponsored by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • The right to serve as a working committee chair or vice-chair.
  • Use the Ethernet Alliance’s Member logo and Member plaque, denoting involvement in the Ethernet Alliance in accordance with the Ethernet Alliance’s logo licensing policies.
  • Access to all documentation and materials generated by or on behalf of the Ethernet Alliance, including: access to all Working Committee working documents, meeting minutes, and written contributions.
  • Propose new working committees to address specific issues.
  • Participate in marketing activities.
  • Up to $2500 in annual membership benefits ($2500 for plugfest; or may be applied towards participation in a tradeshow)
  • Submit written contributions.
  • Subscribe to all general e-mail reflector lists maintained by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Receive priority over Consulting Members for Member’s name posted on the Ethernet Alliance’s web site.

Apply for Participating Membership

Associated Membership ($4,900)

Associate Membership is a new membership class for those companies with less than 10MM in annual revenue.  Associate Members of the Ethernet Alliance play a key role in the future of expanding Ethernet technology and the Ethernet Alliance itself.  Companies at this level are able to participate in any of the Ethernet Alliance Working Committees.  Associate members are also able to contribute proposals for whitepapers, webinars, and are eligible to participate in all Ethernet Alliance sponsored shows, activities, seminars, or conferences.  To see the complete list of benefits afforded to Associate members, read below.Expand

Associate Members in good standing are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Attend and participate in all meetings of Members; will be eligible to attend and participate in any working committee that might be formed; will be eligible to participate in any show, activities, seminars and conferences sponsored by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Use the Ethernet Alliance’s Member logo and Member plaque, denoting involvement in the Ethernet Alliance in accordance with the Ethernet Alliance’s logo licensing policies.
  • Access to all documentation and materials generated by or on behalf of the Ethernet Alliance, including: access to all Working Committee working documents, meeting minutes, and written contributions.
  • Receive priority over Consulting Members to participate in marketing activities.
  • Receive priority over Consulting Members to participate in interoperability events hosted by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Submit written contributions.
  • Subscribe to all general e-mail reflector lists maintained by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Receive priority over Consulting Members for Member’s name posted on the Ethernet Alliance’s web site.
  • Receive a Member spotlight on the Ethernet Alliance’s home page.

If you are interesting in applying for this membership, please contact morgan@ethernetalliance.org.

Consulting Membership

The Consulting level of membership within the Ethernet Alliance is specifically reserved for individuals or entities that have been invited to join the Alliance by its Board of Directors. To see the complete list of benefits afforded to Consulting members, read below.Expand

Consulting Members in good standing are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Attend and participate in all meetings of Members; will be eligible to attend and participate in any working committee that might be formed.
  • Use the Ethernet Alliance’s Member logo and Member plaque, denoting involvement in the Alliance in accordance with the Ethernet Alliance’s logo licensing policies.
  • All documentation and materials generated by or on behalf of the Ethernet Alliance, including: access to all Working Committee working documents, meeting minutes, and written contributions.
  • Submit written contributions.
  • Subscribe to all general e-mail reflector lists maintained by the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Member’s name posted on the Ethernet Alliance’s web site.

Please contact Ethernet Alliance administration for more information on Consulting Membership at admin@ethernetalliance.org

Academic Membership

The Ethernet Alliance allows students and professors of universities and educational institutions to participate in the organization at a special Academic level of membership. Academic members are able to contribute to white papers, videos, and other Ethernet Alliance-created media. Academic members are also eligible to participate in the Ethernet Alliance University Program (EAUP.) To learn more, please visit the EAUP page. To view the complete list of Academic membership benefits, read below. Expand

  • Be allowed to participate in the various technology initiatives within the Ethernet Alliance
  • Participate in Ethernet Alliance projects such as white papers, videos, webinars and much more
  • Attend Ethernet Alliance members meetings
  • Obtain real-time information on the latest in Ethernet technologies and standards
  • Participate in the Ethernet Alliance University student internship program
  • Gain access to complimentary or discounted admittance to industry events where the Ethernet Alliance has a presence
  • Contribute research studies on both existing and emerging standards-based Ethernet technologies that will be promoted by the Ethernet Alliance
  • Have access to and network with many of the best and brightest professionals in the industry
  • Use the Ethernet Alliance’s Member logo and Member plaque, denoting involvement in the Ethernet Alliance in accordance with the Ethernet Alliance’s logo licensing policies.

Apply for Academic Membership by contact Ethernet Alliance Administration