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Learn more about what benefits organizations derive from their membership in W3C, and the role that they are invited to take.

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Quick list of Member benefits

  • Participate in any group
  • Shape web technology
  • Propose new technology
  • Standardize your ideas
  • Meet, interact with leaders

W3C Members

W3C Members are organizations of all sizes and all types, for-profit or not-for-profit, including commercial, educational and governmental entities. They may be developing web-based products, using web technologies as an enabling medium, conducting research on the web, or developing specifications based on W3C work.

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Who can join W3C?

Organizations may join the World Wide Web Consortium. W3C's processes are designed for organizational participation.

We do not have a class of Membership for individuals. Public participation in W3C is possible in a number of ways. Some individuals who are not employed by a W3C Member may participate as an "invited expert" in a Working or Interest Group, subject to approval by the group Chair and Team contact.

Membership fees

In order to promote a diverse Membership that represents the interests of organizations around the world, W3C Membership fees vary depending on the annual revenues, type, and location of headquarters of an organization.

What W3C Members have said they value

The following benefits are the most important to W3C Members, in their own words.