Membership in the Society not only supports the mission of the organization, it provides benefits open only to members. Our members receive discounts on conference registration, are eligible to vote for the Board of Directors and as our new website is developed will afford access to features such as posting job openings, sharing your resume with fellow members and first notification of activities of the association.
Membership costs $50 per year ($30 for full-time students and free for persons from low-income countries*) and is fully offset by the discount afforded to members who attend our annual conference.
Non-members are welcome to participate in our Communities of Practice and have access to most of the features of the website (as of our launch in February 2017, there are no restricted areas closed to guests). Registration is required, however, to view some and participate in all of the forums and groups. Guest registration is free, and we welcome you to create your profile and see what ISDS has to offer.
Persons registering as students will be required to send proof of full-time enrollment in an accredited university. To request a student membership discount, please send proof of enrollment (transcript, current schedule, tuition receipt or dated student ID) to Mark Krumm.
Persons who register at no cost as a person from a low-income country (as defined by the World Bank) must live and work in that country and must provide proof of eligibility to activate membership. To request a fee waiver, please review the list of eligible countries (link above) and send an email to Mark Krumm with your request.