join the montana photonics industry alliance

If you are a Montana business, institution, or individual that is involved in optics or photonics we invite you to join the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance.  We are committed to helping Montana optics and photonics businesses and institutions grow and sustain globally leading organizations.

Members of the MPIA benefit from the strength of a unified industry voice for:

  • Developing local and state executive and legislative support
  • Interaction with economic development group
  • Workforce development, and advancement and improvement of educational infrastructure
  • Obtaining group discounts

Additionally, our members are a part of an ever growing network of like minded individuals who are always willing to lend a helping hand, give advice, and provide assistance.  The following three categories of membership are available.

Regular Membership

Regular Membership is open to Montana optics and photonics companies that (a) manufacture or sell products that rely on optics or photonics technology for a significant portion of their functionality; or (b) derive a majority of their revenue from products that are sold into the optics or photonics market.  Regular members are asked to designate a primary contact person for their organization.  Employees of Regular Member organizations are included as Regular Members and may receive email notifications upon request.

Benefits of Regular Membership include:

  • Attend quarterly networking socials at no charge
  • A free listing on the MPIA website and link to the organization’s website
  • Ability to join the Montana cluster of booths at the annual Photonics West trade exhibition and receive a discount on individual booth spaces
  • Free job postings on the MPIA website
  • Email notifications of MPIA sponsored events
  • Email notifications of relevant training events

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to community partners that offer services to Montana optics and photonics organizations.  This includes banks, economic development organizations, consultants, accountants, lawyers and similar service providers.  Associate members are asked to designate a primary contact person for their organization.  Employees of Associate Member organizations are included as Associate Members and may receive email notifications upon request.

Benefits of Associate Membership include:

  • Attend quarterly networking socials at no charge
  • A free listing on the MPIA website and link to the organization’s website
  • Email notifications of MPIA sponsored events
  • Email notifications of relevant training events

Individual and Student Membership

Individual Membership is open to students and anyone who does not fall into one of the above categories but has an interest in photonics and/or optics technology or business.  As an Individual or Student Member you automatically become the key contact for your membership.

Benefits of Individual Membership include:

  • Attend quarterly networking socials at no charge
  • Email notifications of MPIA sponsored events
  • Email notifications of relevant training events

Email Subscriber Only

Email only subscriptions are available to anyone who is interested in the news and events of the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance and its members.  You will receive all email notifications of alliance news, networking socials, training events, and other relevant information that is sent to MPIA members.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Annual Dues

Dues are voluntary in 2016!  Annual dues for Regular and Associate member organizations are based on the number of employees in your Montana based organization as shown in the table below.  Employees of your organization are included as members at no additional cost upon individual request.

Regular Membership

                  1 - 9  Employees       $100
              
10 - 24  Employees       $200
              25 - 49  Employees       $300
                   50+  Employees       $500

Associate Membership

        Non optics companies       25% discount to Regular Membership dues above
Government and academic       $500

Individual Membership               Voluntary contribution

Email Subscriber Only               Voluntary contribution

How to Join

To join, please fill out and submit the following information.  You will receive a welcome email within a few days.

 

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