Member Benefits & Value of ACT-IAC Membership
ACT-IAC is a volunteer driven organization. As a member of ACT-IAC you have the opportunity to engage, learn and lead. Through your participation you and your organization will acquire the information, knowledge and expertise required for professional excellence. The value of ACT-IAC includes:
ACT-IAC is for individuals and organizations who wish to shape their own destiny and are committed to excellence, collaboration and integrity.
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One of our major member benefits is the opportunity for ACT-IAC members to participate within our Communities of Interests. The Communities of Interest (COIs) are the heart of the ACT-IAC collaborative forum, where government and industry are working together to develop best practices, new solutions, and innovative strategies to improve government through the application of technology. The COIs address specific areas and provide an opportunity for government and industry to work together to improve government. ACT-IAC currently has ten Communities of Interests which are listed below.
ACT-IAC currently has three professional development programs members can engage in. These professional development programs are highly valued and respected within the IT community and assist graduates within advancing within the next stages of their career. In addition to our current professional development programs, graduates of the ACT-IAC Partners and Voyagers programs are able to join the ACT-IAC Fellows, an alumni association reserved for those who have completed on of the programs either as a class member of as a leader. Our professional development programs also offer Continuing Education Units which can assist members in maintaining professional development certifications.
Each year ACT-IAC plans and offers a wide range of events ranging from two hour presentations to multi-day conferences which serve as great opportunities to stay up-to-date on the latest policies, trends and technologies within the federal IT market. Members have the opportunity to attend these events at a discounted member rate and gain access to member only outcome based information from the events. ACT-IAC also has several member related events such as our membership meetings, which members can attend for free. These member specific events allow members to learn more about what is happening within the ACT-IAC community, programs and events they can engage in and provide opportunities to engage guest speakers representing government agencies at the highest levels of government.
ACT-IAC members are able to participate in featured major projects undertaken by ACT-IAC that solve problems and improve the business of government and eligible to serve on high-profile conference and event planning committees with government and industry team members. These projects and activities serve as major collaborative opportunities for our industry and government members and focus on the creation of tangible and valuable outcomes. All projects and event/activity planning committees allow for synergy between government and industry leaders and are staffed completely by the volunteers that support them. Members can also propose issues for ACT-IAC to address focused on topics that they feel are important and necessary to government and industry collaboration.
The ACT-IAC Knowledge Bank contains documents and other articles published by ACT-IAC and items published by others that contain content important content that may carry interest to ACT-IAC members. Access to the knowledge bank is available to all members.
Create brand awareness within the government and with potential industry partners that share an interest and expertise in your "space." ACT-IAC recognizes that every company has different needs, resources and marketing revenue initiatives; therefore, sponsorship investments are aligned to your company's total annual government revenue.
Key benefits include:
• Extensive visibility among government and industry decision makers
• Recognition as a leader in the government marketplace
• Complimentary registrations, recognition, and more at ACT-IAC events
Each year ACT-IAC is honored to recognize individuals in government and industry who have made significant contributions to improving government and to government-industry collaboration. ACT-IAC awards individuals with the following awards annually
- Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award
- Ginny McCormick New Heights Award
- Individual Contributor of the Year – Industry
- Individual Contributor of the Year – Government
- Rookie of the Year