ADSA Membership

NEW Membership Structure for 2024-2025!
We are piloting a new membership structure with all new benefits. Read on to learn more.

Who are the current ADSA Members?

Check out our Member Directory and our Member Book!

Why become a Member of ADSA?

We are a professional association for data science in academia that is not a sub-group of computer science or statistics. We believe data science should be for and by everyone. ADSA membership is open to data science initiatives, departments, centers or full institutions and consortia. When your school or organization joins ADSA as a Member, everyone can benefit!

  • Join a community of peers with your values who face common challenges.
  • Access a network of institutions for student, postdoc, and faculty recruiting.
  • Take advantage of career development opportunities.
  • Increase the visibility of your school and programs.
  • Early access to new resources.
  • Special access to ADSA staff for consultations and support.
  • Join or propose a new working group to build resources for the community.

ADSA Members support our team to develop events and resources that benefit the entire data science community.

Members also enjoy a variety of special benefits.

Membership is open to any academic unit or non-profit institution engaged in data science in higher education or interested in supporting academic data science from an adjacent sectors. We encourage membership in ADSA to signal support of our mission, vision, and values.  We believe strongly that together we can shape the future of data science for the better and create a community of researchers and educators who take responsibility for a just, equitable future where data science approaches are thoughtfully applied in all domains for the benefit of all.

ADSA activities are generally open to members and non-members alike, but membership does have special benefits and opportunities.

Please Note: benefits have changed! review before selecting. Annual membership follows a typical academic fiscal year: July 1st - June 30th.

FY 2024-2025 Memberships

Annual Dues (see discounts below)

  • Institution Investor Tier: $10,000
    Appropriate for: Large initiatives, multi-university consortia, or well-funded units wishing to signal their support for ADSA and pay forward benefits to other schools.
  • Institution Tier 1: $5000
    Appropriate for: Medium-large units (departments, schools), multi-department programs, or university-wide institutes and centers.
  • Institution Tier 2: $2500
    Appropriate for: Small departments or schools.

🌲 Evergreen Member🌲 – commit to 5 years of membership for the price of 4. Invoice may be billed over 2 successive years, upon request. Evergreen members get front-end placement in our Member Book and special shout-outs at events. Cannot be combined with ANY other discount, except: MSIs and small colleges may take advantage of the 50% discount on Evergreen membership at the Tier 1 level only and receive the 5th year free ($10,000 total investment for 5 years of membership).

Membership Benefits

Below is a comparison of the three membership tiers. Scroll down for more details of the benefits available at each membership level and information about discounts.

Detailed Member Benefits

Benefits - Investor Tier

All the benefits of Tier 1, PLUS

  • Two guaranteed invitations to the Leadership Summit (registration fees included) for another school + an invitation for these representatives to join the VIP reception. ADSA will reach out to schools unable to pay membership to join using this donation. Priority will be given to MSIs and community colleges. 
  • Invitation to a Welcome reception with VIPs (keynote speakers, Summit program committee, ADSA Board members) the evening before the Leadership Summit
  • FREE full page ad in the ADSA Member Book, in addition to your 2-page member spread 
  • Large logo on ADSA Homepage
  • Logo on Leadership Summit event materials
  • FREE recruiter table at the ADSA Annual Meeting 
  • Concierge and priority access to ADSA staff for communications with our community
  • Option to request service from ADSA staff (e.g. external reviewer for a program, external advisory board, etc.). Please inquire.
  • Please note: There are no member fee discounts at this Tier

Benefits - Tier 1

  • Anyone with the school’s email domain will receive $100 off the ADSA Annual Meeting and may opt to add themselves to the ADSA online directory
  • Communications support to raise awareness of ADSA within your campus community
  • Two guaranteed invitations to the Leadership Summit  (registration fees not included)
  • First-time members only: an invitation to a Welcome reception with VIPs (keynote speakers, Summit program committee, ADSA Board members) the evening before the Leadership Summit
  • Two full pages in the Member Book, logo on the ADSA homepage, and logo+blurb on the online Member List (NEW searchable/filterable directory COMING SOON!)
  • Tier 1 institution leaders have special  privileges, such as: may nominate a new ADSA Board member, may request a Letter of Collaboration or Support from ADSA Executive Director,  may nominate a student to keynote at the ADSA Annual Meeting, invited to Members-only quarterly calls
  • Advertising in the Data Science Community Newsletter. The DSCN has over 8,500 subscribers and an open rate between 20-40%. Choice of:

A FREE Sponsor Box in the Data Science Community Newsletter ($500 value)
/OR/
Any combination of 2 Featured Job or Featured Event advertisements ($400 value).

  • Communications and outreach support, upon request
  • Advanced access to ADSA-built resources

Benefits - Tier 2

  • One guaranteed invitation to the Leadership Summit (registration fees not included)
  • First-time members only: an invitation to a Welcome reception with VIPs the evening before the Leadership Summit.
  • One full page in the Member Book, logo on the ADSA homepage, and logo+blurb on the online Member List
  • Member privileges: may nominate a student to keynote at the ADSA Annual Meeting, invited to Members-only quarterly calls
  • Communications and outreach support, upon request
  • Advanced access to ADSA-built resources


Discounts 

  • Serving as the Chair of an active Working Group or Committee (must meet at least 4 times per year): $1000 discount*
  • 50% off* for Minority Serving Institutions, as listed in the Center for MSIs Directory, 2-year colleges, and small teaching colleges
  • Additional discounts available for first-time members. Please inquire.

* NOTE: Discounts may not be combined.

Add-Ons

  • Student Travel Support. $1000. Logo on travel support application and on event materials.

How to Join ~ Institutions

To join ADSA as an institution, use this link and we will reach out to you promptly!

Membership FAQ

What do you mean by “Institution”? 

Because we know that some organizations house multiple data science departments, institutes, programs, and initiatives that would like to retain their individual identity, we offer institutional membership at a variety of levels. If your university or college would like a single membership (shared single member benefits), you may pool your resources for said membership. On the other hand, if multiple units within your university or college would like to retain their identities in ADSA materials (such as the Member Book) and the ADSA website, those individual units may opt for their own memberships. For-profit entities are encouraged to support ADSA through our Sponsorships program.

What if institutional membership is too expensive?

Please reach out! We have discretionary discounts to fit your budget.