W3C Members have indicated that what is most important to them about their Membership is:
- The opportunity to interact and work directly with the leading
companies, organizations, and individuals in the Web world;
- The ability to provide strategic direction to the Consortium
through review of W3C Activity proposals and operational policies;
- Participation in W3C Working Groups, where specifications and
guidelines are developed, and in W3C Interest Groups, where discussions
Membership benefits include:
- Access to a full-time staff of experts in Web technology, who
contribute to W3C's technical work and help coordinate
discussions across the Consortium.
- Creation of Incubator Groups,
part of a lightweight process for rapidly developing, on a time scale
of a year or less, new Web-related concepts;
Submissions, for consideration as future Consortium work;
- Sponsorship and marketing opportunities such as those for
- Access to the Member Web site (Member-only
link) containing early information on emerging Web technologies,
software, events, forums, news and announcements;
- A seat on the W3C
Advisory Committee (AC), including an invitation to semi-annual
Advisory Committee meetings;
- Access to Member-only mailing lists, hosting discussions on work
underway in the Consortium;
- Use of the W3C Member logo
on your Web site and to participate in press releases through quotes
and testimonials (in English or other languages).
- Promotion of Member talks and presentations about W3C work on the W3C home page.
- Promotion of Membership and participation W3C via the
home page testimonial program.
- Discounts for W3C Member employees at select conferences.
- Additional sponsorship opportunities that provide visibility
of your organization's support for open standards.