Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member?

SID-US has two types of members - Individuals and Institutions. Click on the "Become a Member" button at the top right of this page for more information, such as benefit details, pricing, and links to apply. 

If you are ready to apply, click on the appropriate link below.

Individual Membership Application

Institutional Membership Application

Is my organization an Institutional Member?

Learn about our current Institutional Members (IMs) here.

I’m an employee of an Institutional Member organization, what does that mean for me?

As an employee of a current Institutional Member (IM), you have access to all benefits of membership, including the ability to participate in SID-US events, serve as Co-Chair for a Workgroup, and receive discounted rates on paid programming.

To create your SID-US account, please click the Login button and then the Create New Account button. Please be sure to use an email associated with the Institutional Member when creating your account.

How do I set up my account?

Accounts are automatically set up for individual members paying through this form.

If you are an employee of an Institutional Member, please click the Login button and then the Create New Account button. Please be sure to use an email associated with the Institutional Member when creating your account.


Is there an Institutional Member log-in?

At this time, there is no singular account login information for Institutional Members. In other words, there are no shared accounts. All members, regardless of being an employee of an Institutional Member or an individual member will need to create their own singular account to register for events, sign up for lists, or update your profile in the Member Directory.

How long is my membership valid?

Individual memberships are valid for one year from the date of payment and will auto-renew unless you opt out.

Institutional Memberships align with SID-US’s fiscal year and will expire at the end of June 2024 (unless otherwise arranged). Reminders will be sent out before the membership expires.

Email the Membership team if you have any questions about your membership.

Where can I see upcoming events? How do I register?

You may see all our upcoming events here. Depending on the event, registration may be processed through our website, by email, or via an external registration portal. In any case, please email [email protected] with any questions.

Please read the event details carefully as they will indicate where an event will be held (in-person, virtual, hybrid) and who can attend (Public, Member Only, Institutional Member only).

Do you have internships? Are they paid?

Yes, SID-US has two paid internship cycles, typically January-June and July-December. Learn more here.

Are events open to non-members?

Yes, many of our are events are open to the public. Some SID-US events are only open to members while others may have a cost associated for non-members to attend. In the case of paid events, SID-US members will receive a discount on the cost of attendance. 

Are recordings of events available?

Yes, all public events are recorded, and recordings are available on our YouTube channel. Member Only events may be recorded at the organizers' discretion and recordings will be only available to SID-US members by request. Contact [email protected] to request recordings of Member Only events.

What if I forgot my username or password?

When logging in, click Forgot your password? and follow the prompts to reset your password. Please check your Spam/Junk folder as the password reset email may be filtered to that mailbox.

If you still cannot access your account, email [email protected] and our team will reach out to you within three business days. If the request is urgent, please note “Urgent” in the subject line.