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As St. Louis is the closest location to our home, I am considering going to the I.B.M./S.A.M. event.

As a very happy member of the I.B.M., am I eligible to attend without being a member of the S.A.M.?

Thanks

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I don't believe you have to be a member of either orgainisation to attend the conventions. I met several people at the last IBM convention who weren't members.
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Will the registration fee be more if I am only a member of the I.B.M.?

Seems like regular yearly conventions the fee is higher to include membership cost to non-current members.

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On 2012-08-22 12:23, Harris wrote:
Will the registration fee be more if I am only a member of the I.B.M.?

Seems like regular yearly conventions the fee is higher to include membership cost to non-current members.

Harris


Good Question I was going to ask the same thing !
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I will check this out for you, but I believe the registration is the same if you are a member of the I.B.M. or the S.A.M. You do not have to be a member of both organizations in order to attend. There is a different fee (higher) for nonmembers and I believe the difference in the fee will be the same as what it would cost to join either organization so that you may use the difference in fees to become a member.
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So if you don't belong to either organization but part of the larger fee goes to a membership do you get to chose what organization you want to belong to? What if I don't want to be a member of either the SAM or the IBM. Can one donate their membership to someone who want's to belomg to either orgainisation?
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I don't see a issue in charging a higher fee for non members

If this was not the case then the members of SAM / IBM would end up
subsidising non members
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Hi Master Payne - I enjoyed finally getting to see you perform in Norfolk!
I will have to refer your question to the registration folks for the Combined Convention as I am not familiar enough with the details to answer your question, I do know that the two organizations share the expenses and revenues equally. I would feel pretty sure you can select which organization you would wish to join and I would guess that you could not transfer the nonmember portion of the registration fee to another. However, since I am not certain, I will refer your question and get back to you.

Bill
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Mr. Wells,
Pleasure meeting you too at the convention. Don't pester the commitee with my query about memberships. It was made in jest. Even though I am curious as to how they decide which group gets the membership and is there a rivalry between them to see how many new members each orgainisation gets at the convention.
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This is a convention I will definitely be attending. One of my close friends will be receiving his 50 year award from the IBM. I think that's Merlin Gold Shield?

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I will also be going to this !
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Hello all,

Here is some information for 2014: one registration fee - It will be the same price for husbands, wives, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, members and non-members.

However, there will be convention advantages if you are a member of either organization. These advantages are still being worked out, but may include special member-only not-to-be-missed events/lectures.

Still in the works, so subject to change.

Mark Weidhaas,
IBM/SAM 2014 Combined Convention co-chair and Registrar
MrBob102
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Kent, The 50 year achievement for I.B.M. members is the "Excalibur" award. 35 years is the "Shield".
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My post above foresaw "subject to change". Here is the change: the convention will be open for members of SAM or IBM or both (and spouse/children).

Non-members will not be able to attend. Please plan accordingly.

Hey, if you consider yourself a magician, you should belong to both already, right?

Mark Weidhaas
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