How to Join for Other Members
Educator/Student Applicants - $25Individuals who are students/interns or interested educators, who are not directly involved in the planning or implementing of meetings or in the supplying of facilities or services to meeting planners. [Educator/Student applicants may not be eligible for membership in any other category.]
Educator/Student applicants may join by clicking here.
If a paper application is needed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be sent to you. If you cannot pay online, checks are also accepted. Please do not email your credit card information. You may email the paper application and call the office at 703-549-0892 to pay by credit card.
If you are currently involved in any meeting planning activities, then you do not qualify for this membership category. Please see How to Join as a Planner or How to Join as a Supplier.
Student members are responsible for changing their membership category upon graduation. Educator/Student members do not qualify to vote, hold elected office, chair a committee, or receive a scholarship.
Retiree Applicants - $25
Individuals who are SGMP members in good standing at the time of their retirement. [Retired meeting planners may not join SGMP as a Retiree member. If a Retiree member becomes willfully employed and eligible for other SGMP membership, they shall forfeit their Retiree membership.]
Current SGMP members can be transferred into the Retiree category if they retire from their position while they are an active SGMP member. Retiree members do not qualify to vote, hold elected office, chair a committee, or receive a scholarship. Members are responsible for changing their membership category upon employment. Regardless of when a member transfers into the Retiree category, the new renewal fee will start with their next renewal cycle. No money will be reimbursed if a member transfers after paying regular dues.