Individual Membership

Join IAMAS and Make a Difference for Mothers

Benefits of IAMAS Membership

Access to conference (conference reg fee is separate)

Membership to task forces of choosing (writing and publishing, mentorship, fundraising, etc.)

Access to archive of “how-to” pdfs (e.g. How to successfully petition for longer maternity leave, How to petition school council for after school care).

Access to archived Voices, Visions, and Advocacy talks

Ability to upload educational content (papers, videos, etc.) (pending ED approval)

Free access to Voices, Visions, and Advocacy talks ($100 if purchased separately)

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book/Beverage) Monthly Online Maternal Scholar Reading Group

Ability to host Voices, Visions, and Advocacy talk (application approval req)

Access to member directory and submit personal profile

Individual Contributing Membership

For people who contribute writing, events, and conference proposals to IAMAS.

Annual IAMAS memberships can be purchased separately OR as a package with the 2021 conference. If you are a current IAMAS member, you can still purchase your conference registration ticket separately. IAMAS membership IS required in order to register for the conference.

For members with institutional support

Please know that while our commitment to accessibility is central to our work, we also need to maintain financially secure in order to continue the wonderful programming you have come to rely on. If you have any means of outside funding (either through institutional support or grants), it is imperative that you seek this out. 

For those with terminal degree and Institutional Support, such as university, outside grant, and/or other funding

Membership Only

Membership + Conference Registration

$150

$325

For those currently enrolled in a degree program and can seek institutional support, such as university, outside grant, and/or other funding

Membership Only

Membership + Conference Registration

$95

$185

Income-based membership PLUS online conference registration

Many members truly look forward to the annual conference as a place to connect with like minds, share their wisdom, and learn more about topics both familiar and new. In order to maintain our commitment to accessibility, but also streamline the process for those who are employed and can seek reimbursement the following combination of membership AND conference registration is available.

Please know that while our commitment to accessibility is central to our work, we also need to maintain financially secure in order to continue the wonderful programming you have come to rely on. If you have any means of outside funding (either through institutional support or grants), it is imperative that you seek this out. We do have scholarships available as needed, though. No explanation is needed, just contact Dr. Katie B. Garner at kbgarner@iamas.com.

Annual Income

Membership Fee

$30,000 – 50,000

$140

$50,000 – 100,000

$260

$100,000 – 150,000

$340

$150,000+

$450

Your own membership, plus donating one to another person

$650

Income-based membership ONLY

Membership fees are annual and based on the following annual household income levels in U.S. dollars.

IAMAS is committed to being a place for all maternal scholars regardless of income. If your annual family income is $30,000 USD or less, please contact IAMAS for a scholarship. (No explanation needed, but membership needs to be set up manually.)

In order to continue offering this equity-minded approach, we rely on your honesty regarding your registration. We are a very small organization and want to help those who need it most. If you are in a place to support another scholar in need, please consider the BOGO (buy one, give one) option. 

Moreover, if you have access to outside funding, please make sure you seek out this means of funding when possible.  

Annual Income

Membership Fee

$30,000 – 50,000

$50

$50,000 – 100,000

$150

$100,000 – 150,000

$200

$150,000+

$250

Your own membership, plus donating one to another person

$350

Individual Supporting Membership

For people who love what we’re doing and want to support the work.

Membership fees are annual and based on the following annual income levels in U.S. dollars:

$85 membership: $30,000 – 60,000 annual income
$170 membership: $60,000 – 100,000 annual income

Free access to Voices, Visions, and Advocacy talks ($100 if purchased separately)

Access to archive of “how-to” pdfs (e.g. How to successfully petition for longer maternity leave, How to petition school council for after school care).

Ability to host Voices, Visions, and Advocacy talk (application approval req)

Access to archived Voices, Visions, and Advocacy talks

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book/Beverage) Monthly Online Maternal Scholar Reading Group

Access to member directory and submit personal profile

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Frequently Asked Questions about IAMAS Individual Membership

Other questions? Please email Katie B. Garner at kbgarner@iamas.com

What’s the difference between Individual Contributing Membership and Supporting Membership?

IAMAS is a 20+ year old organization whose core membership has been for academic, writers, birth practitioners, lawyers and others who advocate for mothers and motherhood scholarship. These members are responsible for much of the research, data, and theory building that informs the field.  These members are often required to join professional organizations and present at conferences. If this describes you, we recommend that you enroll as an individual contributing member. 

A new offering is to become a Supporting Member. ALL moms need information on motherhood that can help them be better self-advocates. For those that want access to high-quality research and thought-provoking online presentations but do not intend to attend the annual conference, this would be a suitable option. This membership supports the women who do the work of motherhood scholarship on behalf of mothers everywhere

Why should I pay more than the lowest fee for membership?

To diversify our membership and better align with our mission to help all mothers have access to the information they need to be empowered, we’re moving to a sliding scale model. We’re asking those who benefit from class privilege to support a diverse membership community by contributing more. This is on the honor code and hope you will choose responsibly.

What is the BOGO option?

For those with the financial means to acquire a personal membership and help someone else become a member, this option allows you to pay it forward. IAMAS strives to have a diverse membership community and providing scholarships is a key way to do this.

When should I register?

Until recently, all memberships were renewed on Jan. 1. MIRCI members will likely need to renew on or before Jan 1 in order to keep their IAMAS membership current. We are moving to a rolling membership model in which each membership will last 365 days and will renew automatically with an email notifying you of upcoming renewal. You will be required to be a current contributing member in order to attend the annual conference.