join the montana photonics industry alliance

Member Benefits

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.

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

Local and National Visibility

  • Company listing on MPIA website/social media platforms

  • Free employment postings on MPIA website/social media

  • Company promotion at the local, state and national level

Workforce Development

  • Access to low-cost, relevant workforce training seminars

  • Invaluable connections to the next generation workforce

  • Increased STEM education locally and across Montana

Networking and Communication

  • Free access to quarterly networking socials and events

  • Up-to-date information regarding the local industry

  • Access to up-to-date employment and salary survey’s

A summary of member benefits can be downloaded from the following link.

Downloadable Membership Benefits Form

Membership Levels

The MPIA offers several levels of membership to meet the broader community needs.

Regular Membership / Photonics Industry Partners

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

  • Free job postings on the MPIA website

  • Email notifications of MPIA sponsored events

  • Email notifications of relevant training events

  • Discounted fees for MPIA training events

Within the regular membership, there are different levels of dues structure:

  • Companies: <= 5 - $100

    >5 - $500

    20+ - $1000

  • Nonprofits: $500

  • Individuals: $100

  • Students: Free

Affiliate Membership / Community Partners (limited to non-photonics companies)

Affiliate 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.  Affiliate members/community partners are asked to designate a primary contact person for their organization.  Employees of Affiliate Member organizations are included as Affiliate Members and may receive email notifications upon request.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership include:

  • Attend quarterly networking socials at no charge

  • Email notifications of MPIA sponsored events

  • Email notifications of relevant training events

  • Discounted fees for MPIA training events

Within the affiliate membership, there are different levels of dues structure:

  • Companies: $250

  • Individuals: $100

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.

How to Join

Click the button below and you will be directed to an online form to complete the membership form and supply payment information. If you prefer to submit your payment manually, the invoice form can be downloaded from the following link.

Downloadable Membership Application in Word Form