WEST Membership

Member Benefits

WEST membership offers a chance to meet colleagues and form friendships that will enrich your professional and personal life. Members receive: 

  • Discounts to all WEST programs and events
  • Free attendance at networking only events
  • One free regular event for a non-member guest per year
  • Access to WEST’s Membership Directory
  • Event directory for each event you register for with participants' names, companies, & email addresses
  • One free regular event for members who renew their membership without lapse in membership
  • Three free job postings on our job posting webpage
  • One free workshop during your birth month

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Individual membership is often tax deductible. In addition, many employers reimburse membership fees for professional or educational organizations – ask! Larger group packages for membership are available.  

Individual Membership

  • $50 Students/Postdocs/In Transition
  • $100 Professional (for early – mid career)
  • $250 Professional Plus (includes 10 non-signature event registrations for you)
  • $250 Supporter (for mid – senior career) 

Company Partnerships

  • $1,000 – 20 memberships OR 25 regular event tickets OR 15 signature event tickets
  • $1,000 – Workshop sponsor: Welcome attendees, talk 2-3 minutes about your company, and introduce the speaker, marketing material displayed on a table, and 5 free tickets to the event
  • $3000 – Customized workshop: WEST provides speaker(s) and food, partner provides venue and can enroll up to 75 participants, event is 2-3 hours long and open to the public
  • $8,000 – Corporate sponsorship: All company employees can attend WEST events at the member rate for one year, 15 signature event tickets, 25 regular event tickets, 1 onsite “Lunch and Learn” 45 minute professional development workshop, 2 job postings per month on WEST’s website, and acknowledgement at events, on the website, and in newsletters.

How To Join

(1) By Credit Card: Click here to Join Now or Renew Membership Now (Note: this option gives you immediate access to member pricing for events.)

(2) By Mail: Send a check and your contact information: (name, address, phone, email) to WEST (our mailing address is on our contact page). 

(3) In Person: Join WEST at any WEST event, either by check or credit card.