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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 to enable applications to access the power of 3D graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Parallel Computing, Machine Learning, and Vision Processing on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Many of the standards created by Khronos working groups are widely used in the industry today, such as Vulkan, OpenXR, glTF, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, WebGL, OpenCL, OpenVX, SYCL, SPIR, and more.

Khronos Membership puts your company at the forefront of the development of these standards, and lets you collaborate with over 150 industry-leading member companies across the globe.

Member Benefits and Membership Levels

All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of any Khronos standards specification, 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. Khronos is open for any interested party to join. By following well-documented policies and procedures, Khronos allows for equal balance among stakeholders and for decisions to be made by consensus. Khronos standardization policy and procedure documents are available for review..

Membership with Voting Rights

Promoter Member Contributor Member

$75,000 per year

$18,000 per year

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 Formal Voting Rights

Non-Profit Member** Associate Member* Academic Member

$7,500 per year

$3,500+ per year

$1,000 per year

Available to registered Non-Profit entities Available to companies with up to 100 full-time employees. $175 per employee Available to accredited Academic Institutions
Full working group participation.
No formal voting rights.
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Membership Dues Increase

Effective January 1, 2024, Khronos will raise the dues for most membership levels. If you have any questions about membership dues and renewals, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Level Effective 2024
Promoter $90,000
Contributor $22,000
Non-Profit $9,000
Level Effective 2024
Associate Minimum $4,000
Associate per employee $220
Academic $1,000

* Associate Membership - Available to companies with a maximum of 100 employees across all divisions/locations. Fee is based on total number of employees, not just participating members. $175 per employee with minimum of $3,500.

** 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:

  • Join any Khronos Working Group and participate in specification development
  • Early access to draft Khronos specifications, documentation and related information
  • Access and participate in development of Conformance Test Suites
  • Access to all working group materials – including discussions, drafts 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 and projects
Promoter Contributor Associate Not-for-profit Academic


  • 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

Board Participation

  • Directors Seat and a vote on the Board
  • Set Khronos strategy and budgetary priorities
  • Be elected as an Officer of Khronos 
  • Vote on final ratification of specifications
  • Review and approve each Working Groups' scope of work
Promoter Contributor Associate Not-for-profit Academic

Khronos Membership Overview Flyer

Khronos Standardization Policy and Process Documents

How to Join Khronos Group


  1. Understand the Khronos IP Framework
  2. Review and DocuSign the Khronos Group Membership Agreement:
    Includes: IP Rights, Organization Bylaws & Conformance Test Source License Agreement
  3. Submit the DocuSign agreement. A countersigned agreement and invoice with payment instructions will be provided upon receipt
  4. Upon the receipt of both your Membership Agreement and annual fee payment, your company membership will be activated
  5. Once your membership is activated, you and your company employees may sign up for an account and start getting involved with The Khronos Group

PDF Version

If you wish to fill out the PDF version of the Khronos Group Membership Agreement (instead of DocuSign): Please complete, sign and 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.

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).