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4S Membership Rates and Benefits Committee – seeking your input!


4S Council has convened a committee to review the current costs of 4S membership, as well as the benefits that our members receive. (As a reminder see There are obvious trade offs between keeping our membership rates affordable (and in line with other organisations that we see as comparable to 4S), ensuring that our members are happy with the benefits that they receive, and developing the means to enable participation in 4S by those for whom the costs (particularly for the annual conference) may be challenging (most obviously students). Membership rates and associated subsidies aren't the only way to accomplish this last aim, but they're certainly one avenue.

We would very much welcome your thoughts and suggestions on 4S membership rates and benefits. Responses can be sent via email to Committee Chair Lucy Suchman <>, with a closing date of August 31, 2015.