Become a COMMON Member

Enjoy the following benefits:

  • NEW! Free exclusive access to Online Boot Camps to sharpen your skills or help on-board new employees.
  • NEW! Free access to FOCUS - COMMON's winter workshop event. 
  • Exclusive access to the Online Content Library and its hundreds of hours of sessions on key topics.
  • Thought leadership on relevant and forward-looking topics that impact your IBM i investment, such as AI and Cognitive computing.
  • Premier in-person educational events, including POWERUp and NAViGATE.
  • Publications that provide industry expertise, updates from COMMON, and community news.
  • Credentialing through our independent and recognized COMMON Certification Program.
  • Exclusive ability to join online My Communities and engage with other members.

Flexible options for 2021 membership that meet your needs:

Individual PRO

With an annual PRO membership, individuals can leverage COMMON’s benefits to expand their knowledge and skills, in addition to accessing a community of other IT professionals. These educational and networking opportunities can lead to career growth and advancement.

Cost - $249

Join as an Individual




Corporate Membership

Corporate membership benefits the registered individuals in your organization, providing amazing training opportunities that would otherwise not be available. Your employees will have access to the COMMON Content Library, which houses over 250 hours of IBM i education available on demand. They will have access to free boot camp training, exclusive discounts to conferences and educational events, and opportunities to network and engage with some of the most respected minds in the IBM i arena. The knowledge employees gain by participating in COMMON events can be leveraged to solve expensive, critical issues or make systems more efficient, to drive your company to success. This more than pays for membership.

  • Corporate member with 1 – 4 registered employees - $845 per calendar year
  • Corporate member with 5 – 10 registered employees - $995 per calendar year
  • Corporate member with 11 – 25 registered employees - $1,495 per calendar year
  • Corporate member with 26+ registered employees - $2,995 per calendar year


Is your company already a member and you need to set up individual access? Contact the Membership Department at 800-777-6734 for assistance. 


Join as a Company



Vendor Partner Membership

Note: This membership type is reserved for companies that sponsor and/or exhibit with COMMON in the current calendar year of membership.

Vendor Partners will enjoy discounted corporate membership for their entire organization, providing amazing training opportunities for your employees. Your employees will have access to the COMMON Content Library, which houses over 250 hours of IBM i education available on demand. They will have access to freeboot camp training, exclusive discounts to conferences and educational events, and opportunities to network and engage with some of the most respected minds in the IBM i arena. The knowledge employees gain by participating in COMMON events can be leveraged to solve expensive, critical issues or make systems more efficient, to drive your company to success. This more than pays for membership.

Cost - $795

To join as a vendor partner, contact Wynn Burke at wburke@common.org.

Is your company already a member and you need to set up individual access? Contact the Membership Department at 800-777-6734 for assistance. 



Academic Membership: Complimentary

 

Available to students currently enrolled in a degree-granting educational program and for up to two years after graduation, this complimentary membership provides a way to prepare for the working world by gaining knowledge, experience, and networking contacts. Additionally, COMMON offers complimentary academic memberships to current instructors at accredited, degree-granting universities.

To join, contact the Membership Department at 800-777-6734. Proof of current enrollment or university affiliation required.



Note: All memberships are valid January 1 to December 31 for the calendar year that you were billed for and are non-transferable. Please contact the Membership Department with questions: 800-777-6734, 312-279-0192, or membership@common.org.