Join the NYS Forum

The place for Corporate/Government IT Collaboration

Congratulations on your decision to apply for membership to The NYS Forum.  The annual membership fee is made upon application of a corporation to the NYS Forum.  The membership fees are due on October 1st of each year which is consistent with The NYS Forum's program year. Corporations joining during the period October through March shall pay for the full year. Corporations joining in April through September shall pay a pro-rated amount for the remainder of the year. If renewal fees are not received within three (3) months of the annual due date (October 1), the Corporation will lose member benefits and standing as a member of the IT Corporate Roundtable.

The annual membership levels are as follows:

  • Large Corporation - $5,000 
  • Minority or Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) NYS Certified -  $3,000
  • Small Business NYS Certified - $2,000 (as defined in New York State Finance Law, Article XI.8; must be resident in the state, independently owned and operated, not dominant in its field and employs less than one hundred persons) 
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business - $3,000 (must meet NYS Certification criteria and provide documentation of SDVOB certification within 90 days.  
  • Start-Up Business - $1,000 for the first year, $2,000 thereafter (incorporated for less than 3 years; fewer than 10 employees)

What is the ITCR?

All corporate members automatically become members of the IT Corporate Roundtable (ITCR).  The ITCR meets monthly in Albany and NYC to learn first-hand about trends, priorities and opportunities directly from State and City government IT leaders and policymakers.  ITCR participation is vital to the success of the NYS Forum.  ITCR members may join any workgroup and bring their expertise to the entire membership.  There are no limits of the number of workgroups a member may join or the number of employees who may participate.

What makes us unique?

Workgroups form the nucleus of the NYS Forum's high-quality programming.  These teams of government and IT corporate leaders respond to the education, policy and research needs of New York's IT community.  Activities of the NYS Forum are objective, vendor-neutral and independent. 

Member Benefits

Corporate membership in The NYS Forum is encouraged to provide meaningful interaction in a vendor-neutral setting between New York state and local government CIO's, IT directors and staff. Mutual benefit is derived from this interaction:

  • Learn about State and City IT needs and plans for the future;
  • Establish and nurture relationships with State and City IT professionals;
  • Provide public sector IT leadership and staff with information on new products and technologies;

Join Now!

To become a member of the The NYS Forum, please complete the online Membership Application.

Payment Methods

  • At the end of the online application, you will have the option to pay online via credit card recommended) or to be invoiced.  The NYS Forum accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • Check or Money Order: Upon completing the membership application indicating payment by "Invoice Me", an invoice will automatically be sent to the Primary Contact. The application confirmation screen will state that the Primary Contact will be sent an invoice, the amount due and where the check should be sent.

Upon receipt of your membership payment, the Primary and Associate Contacts will receive NYS Forum and IT Corporate Roundtable Welcome Packet.