Join the Web3D Consortium

The Web3D Consortium is a non-profit group open to industry, academic, government and individual members.  The Web3D Consortium is committed to the creation and deployment of open, royalty-free standards that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services. The Consortium works closely with the International Standards Organization (ISO), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other standardization bodies to maximize both interoperability and market opportunities for its membership. All Consortium members are empowered to participate in Consortium Working Groups and contribute to Consortium specifications before public deployment.  Members are also able to network with leading world-wide experts in Web3D technology to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications.

Membership provides real benefits for 3D graphics communication, networking, leadership, marketing, and specification development.

Formal Web3D Consortium By-Laws govern our organization.  Web3D members agree to follow the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy for all technical contributions.  This approach protects a massive set of technology capabilities, keeping X3D and related standards royalty free for any use.

Review Membership Agreements

See attached documents [1]-[4] at the bottom of the page.

Apply for Membership

If you or your organization are a Web3D Consortium Member, please sign up for a username and password. You will need the coupon code from your employer to avoid paying a membership fee. All organizations receive a coupon code that provides free membership to its employees.

Overview of Membership Levels, Dues and Benefits

  Directing Organization Individual Community
Dues
Large $15,000 $9,500 N/A N/A
Standard $5,500 $3,500 N/A N/A
Small $2,500 $1,500 N/A N/A
Professional N/A N/A $100 <free>
Student N/A N/A $50 <free>
Application Procedure
Signed Member Agreement Yes Yes Yes - electronically Yes - electronically
Membership Approval Needed By Board No No No
Participation Benefits
Seat on Board Yes - if desired By election By election No
Working Group Participation Yes Yes Yes No
Vote in Working Groups One vote One vote No No
Vote on Bylaws change Yes Yes No No
Waiver of Adopters Fees Yes Yes No No
Contribute to Wiki/Forum Yes Yes Yes Yes

 See the Member Category Comparison page for a detailed comparison of the capability differences.

Definitions of Large, Standard and Small Organizations

Annual Dues payable for each level of membership vary according to the size of the member organization:

  • "Large" organizations are
    • companies with $50M annual revenue or more
    • academic, military, or government organizations with 1,000 or more paid staff or faculty members;
  • "Standard" membership is available to any
    • company with annual revenue from $5M to $50M
    • academic, military, or government organizations with 100 to 999 paid staff or faculty members;
  • "Small" membership is available to any
    • company with annual revenue less than $5M
    • academic, military, or government organizations with less than 100 paid staff or faculty members
  • Standard Professional membership dues are reduced for accredited students.

Issues

For more information about membership please send an email to: member_services@web3d.org.