Membership Categories and Benefits
State membership is open to full-time employees from the departments or agencies having primary responsibility for the provision and management of information technology resources including services, products, engineering and procurement for state agencies and public institutions. Each state designates one delegate to act on its behalf, casting a vote at the annual business meeting or representing the state in other association business. State members have the opportunity to serve in leadership positions as national executive board officers, regional leaders or committee members. State membership dues include two registrations to a regional seminar and the annual conference.
Associate membership is open to any governmental department, agency, board or public institution with responsibility for, or an executive interest in information technology. This membership is held in the name of the particular entity, which is asked to designate a primary contact.
Corporate affiliate membership
Corporate affiliate membership is open to private sector companies in the business of providing information technology equipment, facilities and/or services to the states. The membership promotes more productive interaction between the states and the corporate community, strengthening the ability to form the kind of partnerships that encourage innovative problem-solving and more efficient government. The membership is held in the name of the company, which is asked to designate one national-level manager as the primary contact. Corporate affiliates have the opportunity serve in leadership through the Corporate Affiliate Committee.
Small/Micro Business Affiliate Membership
Small/Micro Business Affiliate Membership is open to private sector companies in the business of offering/providing information technology, hardware, software, facilities and/or services to the public sector. A small/micro business is defined as an entity with 15 or fewer full-time equivalent employees or annual revenue of $1,000,000 or less. Small/micro business affiliates enjoy the same benefits as corporate affiliate members.
Trial Affiliate Membership
Trial Affiliate Membership - non-affiliated vendors are encouraged to experience the true value of NASTD by attending any of the regional seminars or the Annual Conference and Technology Showcase. Vendors doing so who become members of NASTD within 60 calendar days of attending a regional or annual event will have one general registration fee applied toward the cost of their annual corporate affiliate or small/micro business affiliate membership dues. This credit is limited to one general registration fee from one regional seminar or annual conference and applies to dues paid during the first year of membership. No affiliate benefits are associated with a trial membership.