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Helping the SIP Forum Accomplish Its Mission

The SIP Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the adoption of SIP and promotion of interoperable product and service implementations. Our principal activities include:

By joining as a Full member, your primary benefit is the assurance that these important functions will continue to be accomplished for the benefit of our industry.

To do so, we rely on the generosity of organizations to become Full Members and pay their dues to help us pay our extremely modest annual operating costs. (Our operating budget is very small - around $300,000/year.)

Please contact the SIP Forum's Managing Director, Marc Robins, at marc "dot" robins "at" sipforum "dot" org or +1-203-829-6307 to learn more about how the Forum works to provide benefits to its Full Members. Or, simply Join now! (Note: To apply for Full Membership, please download, complete and submit the Full Member Application form via email, fax or snail mail (this information is provided on the form).

Academic institutions, research organizations, and industry-related non-profit companies interested in joining the SIP Forum should read this and submit a membership application.

We hope your organization will join the Forum, and help us accomplish our important goals for our industry.


Benefits Comparison

The following table provides a comparison of benefits between Participant and Full membership levels:


Member Benefits Full Member Academic/Institutional Participant
Candidate for BoD seats Always eligible As Individual Participant Members:
Note that only 2 can be on the board
at any time
Only 2 Participant Members
can be on the board
at any time
Vote in BoD Elections ×    
Vote on By Laws items in General Meeting ×    
Mention in Press Releases (Alphabetical) × ×  
Participate in Marketing events × ×  
Receive invitations to speaking opportunities at
industry events co-sponsored by the SIP Forum
× ×  
Use SIP Forum licensed trademarks ×    
Exclusive Discount for Participation in SIPconnect Certification Program (Note: Applicants must first be validated in order to participate in program) ×    
Extended product listing on SIP Forum website ×    
Access to Full Members email list × ×  
Attend SIP Forum Annual Meeting × × ×
Attend SIPit events × × ×
Access to Discussion e-mail list × × ×
Access to Technical e-mail list × × ×
Access to Members Only section of web site × × ×
Propose work items and Working/Task Groups × × ×
Input to Requirements documents (Marketing, other) × × ×
Attend Task Group Meetings × × ×
Contribute IP to Recommendations × × ×
Vote on Recommendation(s) and document approval × × ×
Input to continuing Recommendation evolution × × ×
Pre-release access to Recommendations × × ×
Obtain Approved Recommendations × × ×
Receive Newsletter × × ×
Annual Dues $12,500 Free Free




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