Individual Membership

Join IAMAS and Make a Difference for Mothers
Individual Contributing Membership

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

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

$50 membership: $30,000 – 50,000 annual income
$150 membership: $50,000 – 100,000 annual income
$200 membership: $100,000 – 150,000 annual income
$250 membership:  $150,000+ annual income
$350 membership: Your own membership, plus donating one to another person

If you make less than $30k/year – please contact IAMAS regarding scholarship: kbgarner@iamas.com.

Access to conference (conference reg fee is separate)

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

Free access to town halls ($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 town hall (application approval req)

Access to archived town halls

Access to member directory and submit personal profile

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

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 town halls ($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 town hall (application approval req)

Access to archived town halls

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.