The membership application can be found at on the SGMP website here. Everyone joins through National HQ and can chose the NATCAP chapter during registration.
How to Join as a Planner
Planner applicants may join on their own at any time by clicking the Join button at the top or bottom of this page and selecting Government Planner or Contract Planner as the Membership Option.
There are two planner membership categories — Government Planner and Contract Planner — which are defined below. If you or your organization collect commission, then you must join as an Associate Supplier (go to How to Join as a Supplier now).
GOVERNMENT PLANNER — $55
Individuals who are employed by federal, state, or local governments who have the responsibility for planning or implementing any type of meeting — on a full- or part-time basis — as part of their official duties. [Employees of military and quasi-government organizations or associations where a majority of their membership is comprised of government employees may also qualify.]
CONTRACT PLANNER — $140
Individuals, organizations or companies operating under contract to (and receiving payments directly from) government agencies to assist in the planning or implementing of any type of meeting. [Contract planner members must not work for an organization that receives commission from suppliers.]
How to Join as a Supplier
There are two supplier membership categories — Supplier and Associate Supplier — which are defined below.
SUPPLIER — $400
Companies or individuals who provide facilities and services to government or contract planners outside of direct assistance in the planning and implementation of meetings. [Supplier members are paid by agencies/planners. Hotels and CVBs are supplier members.]
ASSOCIATE SUPPLIER — $275
Individuals, organizations or companies being compensated through commission from suppliers. [Associate suppliers are paid by suppliers.] or speakers who derive the majority of their income from speaking, consulting, conducting seminars, workshops or other paid presentations. Members that are employed full time by another organization or agency are not eligible for this category.
Please visit the National website for more information on planner match and multiple chapter memberships at How to Join as a Supplier.