New 2022 Membership Rates
The ASA’s Membership and Annual Meeting registration rates have not been adjusted in over a decade. Recognizing the upcoming milestone of a 65th Annual Meeting year in conjunction with accumulated community feedback, the ASA undertook a review of its entire fee system. The goal was ultimately to implement a more thoughtful and equitable system to meet the needs of our growing community. Expanding our programming while increasing accessibility to that programming and other resources is one of the ASA’s most important missions. To balance meaningful growth while simultaneously acknowledging the global and domestic shifts in employment and the precarity of many Emerging Scholar careers, a comprehensive restructuring of our payment tiers became necessary. The culmination of these efforts was finalized in fall 2021, and we have achieved this restructuring while lowering costs for many of our community members.
Specifically we have:
• Extended our $5 African Emerging Scholar tier to include International Emerging Scholars*
• Adjusted income based tiers to increase equitability
• Lowered the fees of students
• Lowered Lifetime Membership to be closer to industry standard
• Created a “Sustaining” tier for those that want to build a donation into their membership payments to further support International and Emerging Scholars. This tier is partially tax deductible.**
*The ASA defines an Emerging Scholar as in pursuit of one’s terminal degree, within five years post completion. International Emerging Scholars residing in the following countries are not eligible based on their World Bank designation as high income: United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
** The ASA defines a Sustaining Member as a member that has includes an additional $150 tax deductible donation into their membership fee for one year. As a thank you, the ASA offers a discounted Annual Meeting registration and no onsite increase to Sustaining Members in their given membership year.
2022 ASA Membership Tiers & Rates
The tiers below reflect nearly two years of work, community feedback, and research. The ASA Board of Directors unanimously voted to review rates at more regular intervals to ensure that these rates reflect the realities of our community and the commitments and goals of the Association. A comprehensive chart is available which illustrates how these shifts impact Annual meeting registration rates. We have ensured that each membership tier continues to offer a discount on Annual Meeting registration. The cost of membership + Annual Meeting registration will continue to be less expensive than non-member registration at every level.