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.

Promoter Member Contributor Member Associate Member Academic Member





Board Approval Required

Available to any entity that wishes to join

Available to companies with fewer than 20 employees

Available to accredited Academic Institutions

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Full working group participation and voting rights PLUS the right to designate a Director to the Khronos Board.

Full working group participation and voting rights.

Full working group participation but without working group voting rights.

Full working group participation but without working group voting rights.

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 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 Academic
Vote in Working Group level decisions Promoter Contributor Associate 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 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. Print and fill out the Membership Agreement
  4. Return the agreement along with the annual fee to the address in the Membership Agreement
  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 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.

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