Top 10 Reasons To Become A PDMA Member
Gain the knowledge you need to excel at your job through PDMA opportunities such as the PDMA Product Innovation Management Conference and chapter events. All PDMA members receive a discount on PDMA education programs.
Connect with other Product Developers who can help you answer the questions you face on the job. Join a local chapter andattend events with other product developers in your area. Use the online membership directory to connect with other members you meet through industry events.
Use the PDMA Glossary and other parts of the Body of Knowledge assembled over forty years by PDMA as a quick and easy reference for detailed information on industry specific terms and ideas.
- Shared Resources
Visit the PDMA Store for access to white papers, presentations and articles on new product development.
Receive recognition by achieving certification as a NPDP, a credential that confirms your mastery of NPD principles and best practices and sets you apart as an expert and leader in the NPD field. Members receive a waived certification application fee—a $200 value!
- Timely Topics
Keep up with the latest issues and industry information that affect NPD through your subscription to Visions, JPIM and Connections, PDMA’s monthly e-newsletter.
- Learn from Success
Access award winning presentations from recipients of the Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award. Learn how companies were able to maintain sustained quantifiable business from new products and services for at least five years.
Get members-only discounts on local events, international conferences, certification, webcasts and more!
Find new employment opportunities or advertise one through the PDMA Job Bank, your one-stop shop for careers in new product development.
- Leadership Opportunities
Gain personal and professional growth, as well as a broader view of the depth and vision for the organization, by taking on a leadership role. The vision and dedication of PDMA volunteer leaders are our biggest asset.
"PDMA is a world class organization. It's annual research forum and publications like JPIM and Visions are excellent. The information is excellent and relevant to a wide variety of fields in product development. The studies and publications are well defined and the Handbooks and resources/archives available to members make the membership well worth the cost."
- Jon Schnellbacher, PDMA Member