ICF Membership

 

ICF accepts membership from communities honored by the Forum’s international awards program.  They join to pursue cross-border economic development and creates peer-learning opportunities in the disciplines of the Intelligent Community.  Our members serve as role models for Intelligent Community development and guide ICF in its global mission.  

About Membership

Membership in ICF is limited to the Alumni communities of the Intelligent Community Awards. Membership is in the name of the community and includes the right to an unlimited number of individual participants authorized by the community's designated representative. 

  • Associate Members.  ICF offers free Associate Membership to every ICF Alumni community.
  • Full Members.  Associate Members can upgrade to a paid Full Membership at the following rates:

Population up to 50,000:
US$1,500

Population 50,001-500,000:
US$3,000

Population over 500,000:
US$5,000

 

 Benefits

Full

Associate

Networking support from ICF headquarters to connect members and advise on economic development

X

 

Presentation opportunities in quarterly Connections Webinars and support for economic development matchmaking

X

 

Podcast interview by ICF co-founder on your community, featured in ICF’s global distribution

X

 

Access to an up-to-date directory of Full Member communities and their primary contacts for economic development outreach

X

 

Free access to regular research reports, policy guides and advisories on economic development in the digital age

X

 

Access to the complete portfolio of your Smart21 and Top7 questionnaires, Index report, site visit report and optional Report Card

X

 

Voting membership with eligibility to serve on the Board and Policy Committee that advises on the Award program and public policy issues

X

 

Opportunity to appoint a Juror to the international Jury that helps select the Intelligent Community of the Year (recused for communities in competition).

X

 

Discount on Summit registration:

 

 

    • Full (50%)

X

 

    • Associate (10%)

 

X

License to display ICF Member logo in your marketing.

X

 

License to display Smart21 and Top7 logos in your marketing.

X

X

Discount on ICF Community Accelerator programs (10%)

X

X

Access to LinkedIn Discussion Group

X

X