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SMPTE Individual Membership

Why join SMPTE? Great question.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or starting off as a student, your SMPTE membership brings you the tools, resources, and connections you need to lead and excel.

We offer four levels of individual membership. Take a look at the benefits and select the one that's right for you:

Why wait? Join today! 

If you've held a Student membership in the past two years, you are eligible for two years of Individual Professional Membership at a reduced rate of $49 for the first year, and $99 for the second year. Please note that you must be logged in to access this pricing.
The Executive level membership brings you all the benefits of Active Professional membership plus invitations to exclusive webcasts and more. *Qualifies for Standards Participation member pricing.*
Our most popular level of membership gets you comprehensive industry coverage with a Motion Imaging Journal subscription, access to online members-only content, conference discounts, and benefits packages — and that's only the beginning. *Qualifies for Standards Participation member pricing.*
Scholarships, Section networking, and access to industry leaders are only some of the benefits we offer our Student members, all at an affordable student-friendly price.
Are you a renewing prospective member, only interested in local meetings? Become a SMPTE Associate, our starter tier for industry professionals.
Retired, but still interested in participating in SMPTE?  The retired membership gives you everything you need, including online access to the Journal, opportunities to keep up to date on technology, to serve as a leader in your Section, and pass your knowledge on to others in the industry. This level is for those who are retired from full-time work, not full-time consultants.  For this level, please make your company name "retired"    If you are unemployed or under-employed, we also have special pricing.  Please contact for details. 
Life Member or Life Fellow membership is by invitation only.  You must be 65 and have 20 years of membership.  Life members are encouraged to make a yearly contribution to the Society to help fund our student projects, and subsidize dues payments for students and those who are unemployed.  Our suggested contribution is $65 per year, but a contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your years of service!