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Have you renewed your Seattle SIM membership for 2017?


You should have already received a renewal invoice by email.  If not, call or email the SeaSIM office and they will issue you an invoice, payable online. 


You don’t want to miss out on SIM’s year-round benefits, including:


  •  Networking: Annual Seattle SIM Leadership Forum in the Spring of each year, Annual SIMposium, scheduled for November 1st – 3rd, 2017, in Charlotte, NC, local Chapter meetings, and our annual golf tournament.  Last year we had over 250 local IT leaders attend our Leadership Forum.   


  • Knowledge Sharing: Local chapter meetings with topics like Cyber Security and chapter dinner speakers such as Tony Bozzuti of F5 Networks, Matt McIlwain, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, Todd Bishop, Co-founder and Editor of GeekWire, and John Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Microsoft.  SIM International also includes access to Advanced Practices Council (APC) research, SIM News the bi-monthly Member e-newsletter, SIM’s new online community, and


  •  Education: Access to the SIM Regional Leadership Forum, providing leadership training for future IT leaders


  • Advocacy: The collaborative “voice” of SIM on issues such as cyberspace security and software licensing


  • Industry Leadership: Access to peers who understand and manage similar challenges and issues


  • Connection:To more than 4,500 IT leaders, including over 120 local Seattle IT leaders. Renew today if you haven’t already done so!

Types of Membership

Seattle SIM offers Individual and Enterprise memberships.

Both memberships provide membership privileges as follows:

  • Seattle Chapter membership
  • National SIM membership
  • Monthly SIM Newsletter

2017 Memberships Available: 



Individual Memberships Enterprise Memberships
SIM International Member
Standard, individual membership Standard, individual membership
Three Member Minimum: Each Enterprise Membership must have three (3) or more named individuals as members.

SIM International ("GAN”) Member
For professionals employed by Government, Academic and Non-Profit Institutions
Enterprise memberships are available only to IT practitioners. Consultants and IT vendors are eligible for individual memberships to the chapter.
SIM International Emeritus Member
For retired professionals who were previously active SIM International members and who are not currently working more than 500 hours per year in an IM role

Annual Fees: $960 for the first 3 members and $300 for each additional member.



IT Leader - As senior information management professionals in the public and private sector, IT Leaders provide insight into the multitude of challenges facing today’s technology managers and practical insight into the best practices for addressing these challenges. IT Leaders are encouraged to contribute industry expertise and actively participate in all facets of the local Chapter, including membership and leadership in the Board and Committees. Examples of IT Leader positions include CIO, CTO, VP of IM/IT/IS, and their direct reports.

Emerging leaders are also eligible for membership and IT Leaders are encouraged to sponsor emerging leaders for membership and participation in our Chapter so they can benefit from the learning and professional networking opportunities.

Non-IT Executive - Non-IT Executives who actively influence the role and direction of information technology in their organizations provide insights and perspectives that complement the IT Leader’s and bring non-IT subject area expertise to SIM. Like IT Leaders, they participate in all facets of the local Chapter. Examples of Non-IT Executive positions include CEO, CFO, COO, President, etc.
Academic - Full-time university faculty members who make a significant contribution to the IT field bring valuable insight into trends and new technology directions. Additionally, Academic members serve as a critical connection between the university and business worlds. Academic members participate in all facets of SIM. Examples of Academic positions include Professor, Dean, etc.

Emeritus Members - Emeritus status is for retired professionals who were previously active SIM International members and who are not currently working more than 500 hours per year in an IT role.

Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) - Applications for chapter membership by Regional Leadership Forum
(RLF) participants will be automatically accepted for the year in which they participate in RLF and for the following year. Membership is available to RLF graduates for subsequent years, provided the applicant’s job has not changed as to preclude him/her from participating in the Society.

Vendor/Consultant Participation - In concert with SIM International, the Seattle Area SIM Chapter welcomes senior-level vendor and consultant participation. With the continued fast pace change and growth in technology and business environments, IT vendor and consulting leaders often provide or can recruit technology and practice expertise to senior-level IT discussions and programs. Vendor membership is individual only. Corporate membership discounts do not apply.

Additional Guidelines for Vendors and Consultants:
Senior Consultant and Vendor sales personnel may join SIM if their experience and thought leadership adds value to the learning and professional networking goals of the Chapter. Applications will be approved on a case by case basis by the Membership Committee.

Vendors and Consultant members are strictly prohibited from actively marketing their services while participating in SIM Chapter activities, unless they sponsor the event. In such cases, marketing efforts will be limited to a brief presentation to the group, collateral materials and signage.

Vendors and consultants may find sponsorship of SIM events, programs, and research enables them to increase exposure to the network of companies that represent the Puget Sound’s technology industry.

Practitioner members are encouraged to reach out to members in the Vendor and Consultant categories to learn about their services as appropriate.

When SIM practitioner (IT Leader) membership category is at or below 70%, membership will be closed to vendors and consultants until the ratio is re-established. Then vendors and consultants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. When a moratorium is in effect, Vendors and Consultants can override this restriction and become SIM members by getting two new IT Leaders to join SIM. Check with a SIM Board Member for details. Please contact or 877-460-5880.


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