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TAG 2021 Membership and Sponsorship Changes

By January 7, 2021TAGNW


Building upon our announcements in our recent TAG Fall 2020 Update, we are announcing several changes to our membership and sponsorship benefits for 2021, which are now active. These changes formally adjust to delivery of our programs and services virtually, welcome numerous new TAG Members through sponsorship arrangements, and further invite participation in our new membership programs, particularly TAG Mentorship.

Note: TAG Mentorship is open for applications until Jan 14 with Kickoff on Jan 21 for the next mentorship cohort. It’s not too late to review and apply!

Participation Changes

All TAG Events and programs in 2021 and beyond will require some level of TAG Membership to participate, minus public community outreach events and first time guests. This allows us to ensure high quality, professional activities. Most TAG events and programs are free for TAG Members to participate, and sometimes limited to availability. Bring a friend! All are welcome and encouraged to attend their first TAG event or program as our guest. Guests can then consider becoming a TAG Member to attend their next TAG event.

2021 is expected to continue in a largely online and virtual manner. Please join us at the TAG Community Hub (Discord) to Get Involved.

Code of Conduct

Following community input and refinement, effective Jan 1, 2021 we ask that all TAG Members agree to abide by the new TAG Code of Conduct, which describes our mutual social contract to ensure all members of our community are treated appropriately, and the process to be followed if someone is not. Please review.

New Benefits

TAG Individual Membership:

TAG Student Membership:

  • Participation in all TAG programs and events is now INCLUDED. Subject to possible limited availability.

All TAG Sponsors:

  • Gratis TAG Memberships for faculty, students, and staff according to sponsorship level
  • Access to TAG Community News Submission for news and announcements of your organization

TAG Platinum Sponsors:

TAG Sponsor Benefit Reminder

Reminder that TAG Sponsors receive benefits to TAG events, including major events such as TAG Predictions 2021 with Mark Anderson. Benefits include tickets to each main event per sponsorship level: 1 (Silver), 2 (Gold), and 3 (Platinum). Outreach will commence shortly to secure these benefits. Please reply ASAP to claim these tickets! Additional discounted tickets available until one week prior to event.

New TAG Sponsor Benefit Onboarding

New membership types were created to onboard staff of TAG Sponsors to receive TAG Memberships included with their sponsorship. Details for how to onboard the faculty, students, and staff of TAG Sponsors will be provided to the TAG Sponsor point of contact to arrange for their organization. Included TAG Gratis Individual Memberships per sponsorship level are 5 (Bronze), 10 (Silver), 25 (Gold), and 50 (Platinum). These values are calculated as “Sponsorship Value /100”. Note that Education Partners are “/50” to provide the reduced TAG Student Membership price, which doubles these benefits.

New TAG Community Partner Benefit Onboarding

Please see above. Both systems will be launched THIS MONTH to onboard new benefits for TAG Sponsors and TAG Community Groups.

What’s Next?

TAG Predictions 2021 with Mark Anderson has just been announced. The TAG Newsletter for January is out shortly. After that? Whatcom STEM soft launch and the TAG Annual Meeting. Stay tuned.



Be informed. Be safe. Stay healthy. We’ll see you soon.