Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

Membership Levels

Companies interested in joining the DMTF can select from three levels of membership: Leadership, Participation and Monitoring.  In addition to paid company memberships, DMTF has two levels designated for non-profit organizations (by invitation of the DMTF Board): Alliance Partner membership and Academic Alliance membership. In addition, government and end user organizations can join the DMTF at reduced rates. 

Learn more about the value of membership in the DMTF, and see below for an explanation of the pricing and entitlements for each DMTF membership level:

  Leadership Participation Monitoring
Annual Membership Dues $12,000
($30,000 if elected to the Board)
$6,000 $2,500
Eligible for Board of Directors Yes No No
Vote on Bylaws Changes Yes No No
Vote in Board Elections Yes No No
Participate in Committees Yes No No
Provide Supporting Quotes for Press Releases Yes No No
Chair Committees and Working groups Yes No No
Vote in Committees Yes No No
Participate and Vote in Working Groups Yes Yes No
Participate in Chapters, Forums or Incubators Yes Yes No
Access to DMTF Tools Yes Yes Yes
Member Discounts to selected industry events Yes Yes Yes
Public Listing of Company Name on Website Yes Yes Yes


DMTF Leadership Member - $12,000 Annually

Leadership members have full voting privileges and have the opportunity to lead the definition and development of management through participating in or chairing DMTF committees, task forces, or working groups. Leadership members have all the entitlements of Participation and Monitoring members, plus the following additional benefits:

  • Ability to chair a DMTF committee, task force, or working group.
  • Voting participation on DMTF committees.
  • Ability to establish new working group charters.
  • Ability to join an incubator as a Leadership Member. 

Use the New Company Sign-Up form to join the DMTF as a Leadership member.


DMTF Participation Member - $6,000 Annually

In addition to receiving early access to DMTF specifications, standards and tools, participation members have the opportunity to contribute to as many DMTF working groups as they choose. Participation members have all the entitlements of Monitoring members, plus the following additional benefits:

  • Voting participation in any number of DMTF working groups.
  • Ability to join DMTF Forums (additional fee may apply).
  • Ability to join an incubator as a Reviewing member.

Use the New Company Sign-Up form to join the DMTF as a Participation member.


DMTF Monitoring Member - $2,500 Annually

Monitoring membership includes access to valuable content and communications on the member side of the DMTF Web site, such as advanced access to DMTF specifications. Monitoring members qualify for:

  • Early access to DMTF-developed tools and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site.
  • Involvement in DMTF tradeshow events and Web postings.
  • Listed as a member on the DMTF Web site.

Use the New Company Sign-Up form to join the DMTF as a Monitoring member.


Alliance Partner Member - No Charge

The DMTF values working with affiliated industry organizations, and formalizes collaborative relationships with other standards groups through its Alliance Partner membership.  DMTF Alliance Partners benefit from reduced development time and greater interoperability, thereby creating larger markets for product-based systems and solutions that incorporate standards-based interfaces and technologies.

Strictly for not-for-profit organizations in the standards arena, the Alliance Partner membership level is offered at no charge. Alliance Partner members may participate in DMTF working groups as non-voting members, and also have access to the DMTF members-only Web site and member email lists. This membership category is intended to clarify roles and provide mutual benefit to the organizations and the DMTF. Alliance Partner membership is an important way the DMTF is helping unify management initiatives and develop more solid partnerships.

For more information on how to become an Alliance Partner member, please contact DMTF Administration.


DMTF Academic Alliance Member - No Charge

The DMTF encourages input from the academic world and is open to providing information to faculty and students who are studying and researching management standards. The Academic Alliance membership is free for individuals associated with accredited institutions of higher learning. Academic Alliance Members have access to the DMTF members-only Web pages and member email lists. In addition, Academic Alliance Members are eligible to participate in a single DMTF working group as non-voting members.

To apply for Academic Alliance membership, please complete our Academic Alliance Membership Application. For questions regarding Academic Alliance membership, please contact DMTF Administration.


Government and End User Members

The DMTF encourages the participation of qualified government and end user organizations by offering them a discounted rate of 50% off dues for our Leadership and Participation levels (a reduced rate of $6,000 at the Leadership level, and $3,000 at the Participation level).

For more information on how to become a government or end user member, please contact DMTF Administration.


To join the DMTF as a new company member, see How to Join for a guide to the simple sign-up process - before, during and after.


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