Membership

Membership

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology is a 501 c3 non-profit organization which links academic, business, and public policy leaders to build consensus for science education, technology innovation, and robust knowledge-economy growth in Chicago and the Midwest.

Your support as a member of C²ST allows us to deliver cutting-edge research by experts in the field, advocate for regional science policy, and become a key contributor to our knowledge-economy as we continue to grow research and development capabilities for the greater Chicagoland community.

As a member you will engage in timely conversations with leaders and experts on critical research; participate in a variety of programs, symposia and networking events; connect with like-minded individuals; and help C²ST strive to be the center of the scientific community in the Chicagoland area.

Member Benefits

In Addition to C²ST core offerings as a consortium for science and technology, members receive the following benefits:

  • C²ST Quarterly Newsletter
  • Admission to members-only events
  • Sneak peak and advanced registration to programs
  • Access to members-only content on our website
  • Invite and discount to our annual fundraiser Science in the Second City

 

C²ST Individual Membership Levels

 

$35/year

Impress your principal investigator (PI), professor, and peers with fresh new discoveries from leading scientists and researchers, while networking with your peers in academia, government and industry.

Within the Student Member Group you will fall into one of the following sub groups:

  • High School
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • PhD
  • Post Doc

Additional Benefits

  • Receive discounts for programming outside of the standard format - dinners, special events
  • Subject to approval, submit a guest blog post to be published on our website for exposure
  • Submit peer-reviewed research papers to be published on or website
  • Present a poster during a relevant program
$45/year

Equip yourself with the latest material in your discipline and discuss teaching tactics with other educators. C²ST programming will follow the newly developed National Academies science standards that will serve as a source for classroom curriculum.

Additional Benefits

  • Access to C²ST program videos aligned with National Science Education Standards – The National Academies for enhanced classroom learning (under development)
  • Professional Development Credit (where applicable)
  • Bring-a-class Privileges
  • Shared Educator Member directory
  • Invitation to member networking events
  • Opportunity to submit to the C²ST guest blog as an Educator contributor
  • Submit a request to our social media team for promotion on your upcoming events
  • Receive discounts for programming outside of the standard format - dinners, special events
$60/year

Enrich your brain with cutting-edge insights and open yourself to new ideas, while learning with like-minded people.

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunity to obtain another seat for $40 more at this membership level
  • Receive discounts for programming outside of the standard format - dinners, special events
  • Receive your very own Scientist Starter Kits which includes a C²ST pen, C²ST USB drive embedded with a full-length program video
  • Choose from a selection of original program posters designed by our director of visual communications (24"x36")
$75/year

Further your knowledge in your area of expertise and gain an edge on the competition by interacting with those in the know – at the precipice of discovery. Our programs offer a unique opportunity to observe a given field through a multidisciplinary lens, which creates an environment that facilitates peer to peer dialogue.

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunity to submit for C²ST blog as Professional Member contributor *
  • Opportunity to be an invited speaker for a featured event
  • Receive discounts for programming outside of the standard format - dinners, special events
  • Receive your very own Scientist Starter Kits which includes a C²ST pen, C²ST USB drive embedded with a full-length program video
  • Submit a request to our social media team for promotion on your research, or upcoming events
  • Opportunity to obtain another seat for $40 more at this membership level
    * Must meet specific guidelines
$250-$999/year

Serve as a community leader to educate, engage, and advocate thereby increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology’s impact on society.

Additional Benefits

  • Total of four seats to C²ST programs at the reduced member rate
  • Receive discounts for programming outside of the standard format - dinners, special events
  • Receive your very own Scientist Starter Kits which includes a C²ST pen, C²ST USB drive embedded with a full-length program video
  • Submit a request to our social media team for promotion on your research, or upcoming events
  • Acknowledgement in annual report

Members of this prestigious group will work together with C²ST to play a significant role in anchoring Chicagoland as a leader in S & T within our state and nation, while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.

Additional Benefits

  • Total of six seats to C²ST programs at the reduced member rate
  • Receive discounts for programming outside of the standard format - dinners, special events
  • Receive your very own Scientist Starter Kits which includes a C²ST pen, C²ST USB drive embedded with a full-length program video
  • Submit a request to our social media team for promotion on your research, or upcoming events
  • Invitation to exclusive dinners and events throughout the year
  • Shared President’s Council Member Directory
  • Acknowledgement in the C²ST Quarterly newsletter
  • Acknowledgment in the Annual Report
  • Acknowledgement on C²ST website
Select a membership level to join now!