Khronos Membership

Founded in 2000, The Khronos Group is a not for profit, member-funded consortium focused on the creation of royalty-free open standards for parallel computing, graphics and vision processing on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Many of the APIs and technologies created by Khronos working groups are widely used in the industry today, such as Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, WebGL, OpenCL, OpenVX and more.

Khronos Membership puts your company at the forefront of the development of these APIs, and lets you collaborate with over 100 industry-leading member companies across the globe.

Member Benefits and Membership Levels

All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests, and are eligible for Adopter discounts.

Membership with Voting Rights

Promoter Member Contributor Member

$75,000

$18,000

Board Approval Required

Available to any entity that wishes to join

The right to designate a Director to the Khronos Board.

Full working group participation and voting rights.

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Membership with No Voting Rights

Non-Profit Member** Associate Member* Academic Member

$7,500

$3,500+

$1,000

Available to registered Non-Profit entities

Available to companies with up to 100 employees. $175 per employee

Available to accredited Academic Institutions

Full working group participation.
No working group voting rights.

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* Associate Membership is for companies with up to 100 employees. Fee is based per employee: $175 per employee up to 100 employees. Minimum $3,500 (20 employees).

** Non-Profit - an entity organized for a purpose other than generating a profit and which does not distribute any of its income to shareholders or members. In the US, this includes 501(c) corporations. Other prospective Non-Profit members in the US and foreign jurisdictions shall provide supporting documentation to show how they qualify as a Non-Profit - Khronos shall have sole discretion to determine a prospective member's eligibility for this membership class.

How the Khronos Group Works

 

Detailed Membership Level Benefits

   

Participate in all working groups with full access to working group materials:

  • Early access to draft Khronos specifications, documentation and related information
  • Access and participate in development of Conformance Test Suites
  • Join any Khronos Working Groups and participate in specification development
  • Access to issue tracking and call recordings
  • Participate in Face to Face meetings three times per year
  • Stand for elected Working Group positions (e.g. Chair, Specification Editor, Conformance Lead)
  • Enjoy immediate access to the members-only resources 
  • Propose initiation of new Working Groups
Promoter Contributor Associate Not-for-profit Academic

Marketing

  • Company logo and description on Khronos web site
  • Present and demo at trade events & seminars (SIGGRAPH, GDC, Supercomputing, and more)
  • Network at member-only events
  • Meet and influence implementers 
  • Join the Marketing Advisory Panel (MAP) to help shape Khronos marketing efforts
  • Khronos promotes your Khronos-related member events, webinars, product releases, press releases, etc.
  • Present and participate in Khronos in webinars
  • Comment in Khronos Press Releases and activities
  • Learn more about marketing benefits with Khronos
Promoter Contributor Associate Not-for-profit Academic
Vote in Working Group level decisions Promoter Contributor Associate Not-for-profit Academic

Set the standard

  • Directors Seat and a vote on the Board
  • Set Khronos strategy and budgetary priorities
  • Be elected as an Officer of Khronos 
  • Final ratification of the specification
  • Annual review and approval of each Working Groups' statement of work
Promoter Contributor Associate Not-for-profit Academic

How to Join Khronos Group

  1. Download and review the Khronos Membership Agreement
    Includes: IP Rights, Organization Bylaws & Conformance Test Source License Agreement
  2. Understand the Khronos IP Framework
  3. Complete and sign the Membership Agreement
  4. Return the agreement to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). A countersigned agreement and invoice with payment instructions will be provided upon receipt
  5. Upon the receipt of both your Membership Agreement and annual fee payment, your company membership will be activated
  6. Once your membership is activated, you and your company employees may sign up for an account and start getting involved with The Khronos Group

By submitting payment at the Non-Profit, Associate or Academic rates, you represent to Khronos Group that you qualify for this status, and agree to provide appropriate supporting documentation upon Khronos Group's request.

If you have questions about membership with the Khronos Group, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).