Membership Benefits

The Big Boulder Initiative was created to establish the foundation for the long-term success of the social data industry. That means bringing people together to collectively address key challenges and spread awareness of opportunities in the use of social data. The initial topics BBI will address include data stewardship, enablement, availability, and value. In order to do that, we need firms, organizations, institutions and people to be active participants in shaping the social data ecosystem. We want you all to become members and help contribute to your own success.

Membership in BBI means educating ourselves and those around us about the nature and the benefits of the social data industry. It means helping to identify and eliminate problems in the industry. It means having a voice in the governance of the industry, and creating a governance structure before politicians do it for us. It also means agreeing to and abiding by the Big Boulder Initiative Code of Ethics.

These are all things we hope you will help us with as members.

 Business 100Business 10Business 1Startup / SMBAcademicIndividual
Description For businesses with $100M+ in revenue For businesses with $10 - $100M in revenue For businesses with $1 - $10M in revenue For businesses with less than $1M in revenue    
Dues $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,000 $2,000 $250
Votes for Board of Directors Elections 4 3 2 2 2 1
Complimentary Tickets to the annual Big Boulder Conference 4 3 2 2 2 0
Early access to Big Boulder conference tickets
Access to the BBI's online community
Opportunities to attend and host regional meet-ups
Access to the BBI Resource Library
Access to Corporate Channel in the BBI's Online Community      
Opportunity to Participate in Two Thought Leadership Dinners      
Think Tank            

BBI Membership Details

Business 100

$20,000 for businesses with $100 million in revenue or greater - 4 board votes + 4 Big Boulder Conference tickets

Business Members are for-profit firms operating in the Social Media or Social Data industries, or that have interests in these Industries for the purposes of branding/marketing, consulting, or vending products and services to social industries.

Business 10

$10,000 for businesses between $10 - $100 million - 3 board votes + 3 Big Boulder Conference tickets

Business Members are for-profit firms operating in the Social Media or Social Data industries, or that have interests in these Industries for the purposes of branding/marketing, consulting, or vending products and services to social industries.

Business 1

$5,000 for businesses between $1 - 10 million - 2 board votes + 2 Big Boulder Conference Tickets

Business Members are for-profit firms operating in the Social Media or Social Data industries, or that have interests in these Industries for the purposes of branding/marketing, consulting, or vending products and services to social industries.

Startup + SMB Members

$2,000 for business with $1 million or less in revenue - 2 board votes + 2 Big Boulder Conference Tickets

Startup and SMB Members are for-profit firms that are in the process of building their business. They operate in the Social Media or Social Data industries, or that have interests in these Industries for the purposes of branding/marketing, consulting, or vending products and services to social industries.

Academic Institution Members

$2000 - 2 board votes + 2 Big Boulder Conference Tickets

Academic Members are academic institutions, faculty, and students interesting in studying and researching the social data industry. Memberships at the institution level operate similarly to Corporate Memberships, while individual faculty and student memberships operate like other individual memberships.

Individual Members

$250 - $250 discount off of the Big Boulder Conference

Individuals interested in the social data industry, whether for personal or professional reasons, may seek an Individual Membership. Individual Memberships come at a lower cost, and include voting membership rights.

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