MEMBERSHIP COST AND FEES
Who is eligible to be a member?
You can see the guidelines for eligibility here. In general, the Community is made up of professionals with 5-15 years of experience, including project and/or people management. They are current or aspiring leaders seeking to push personal & professional boundaries and are interested in building authentic relationships with driven & talented peers.
What if I have more or less than 5 to 15 years experience?
While our community is specifically designed for people in that professional window, we have members who actively participate with both more and less experience. If you have more than 15 years experience but are interested in what you can contribute and continue to learn from this community, please apply and let us know. If you have less than 5 years experience but believe the Ignite community is a good fit, please complete the application and tell us why!
What happens if I need to cancel or would like to pause my membership?
You can cancel or pause your membership at any time by logging into your account here. If you decide to cancel or pause your membership, we will keep your membership application on file for a minimum of one year and you will not need to apply again if you decide to rejoin. However, there will be a one-time $75 reactivation fee. This applies whether your break is one month or one year. While your membership is canceled or paused, you will not be eligible to register for or attend community experiences. We will continue to send you member communication so that you keep up-to-date on the opportunities available should you decide to join us again.
What is the cost of membership?
Individual pay a low monthly fee or a discounted annual membership fee that provides access to our year-round Chicago sessions (more than 40 per year). There is no contract and you can cancel at any time. Non-members or guests can attend on a per-session basis and will pay anywhere from $60 to $150, depending on the session.
Do you offer financial scholarships for members?
If your financial situation prevents you from paying the monthly membership fee, please submit an application and then send us an email (link) and let us know of your situation and we'll get back with you shortly.
What does the membership fee go towards?
Membership fees cover the costs of the experiences, including, but not limited to: facilitators, program design, speakers, food and beverage, venues and additional materials. In some cases, membership fees also go toward contributions to Ignite’s social impact partners who participate in various experiences.
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time. If you pay monthly, your membership will remain valid one month from your last payment. If you paid annually, the unused portion of your annual membership fee will be refunded.
Can I get my company to pay for my membership?
Many companies will support your membership in the Ignite community as it offers valuable leadership training, professional development and meaningful networking. This link has more information to support your efforts to get your company to pay.
Can I bring a friend or colleague to an experience?
Yes - if you’d like to bring a guest to any of our experiences, please email our experience manager, Dominyka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if registration is full or the experience is sold out?
We intentionally prioritize small to medium group sizes for all of our experiences in order to maintain quality for our members, so we encourage you to register early. If an experience is full or sold out, you can contact our team and we will add you to our waiting list and contact you as seats are available.
How many experiences can I attend each month as a member?
You can attend as many experiences as you would like based on availability.
Are experiences only available to members?
All of our Forum Experiences and Leadership Labs are exclusive to paying members. Both members and qualified non-members may attend our local and international immersions, which are discounted by 50% for members. If you are interested in inviting a friend to participate in a specific experience, please contact us at email@example.com.
Can my company do an exclusive experience?
Ignite designs and facilitates a limited number of exclusive corporate experiences each year. If you are interested, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.