Top 10 Reasons To Become A PDMA Member

    1. Knowledge
      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.
    2. Community
      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.
    3. Reference 
      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.
    4. Shared Resources
      Visit the PDMA Store for access to white papers, presentations and articles on new product development.
    5. Recognition 
      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!
    6. Timely Topics 
      Keep up with the latest issues and industry information that affect NPD through your subscription to VisionsJPIM and Connections, PDMA’s monthly e-newsletter.
    7. 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.
    8. Savings 
      Get members-only discounts on local events, international conferences, certification, webcasts and more!
    9. Access 
      Find new employment opportunities or advertise one through the PDMA Job Bank, your one-stop shop for careers in new product development.
    10. 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


    PDMA Refer a Friend Campaign 2016

    Refer a new member to PDMA and receive a $50 reimbursement from PDMA. Do you know anyone who would benefit from PDMA?

    You'll receive $50 for each new member you recruit. Simply have him or her enter your name in the "referred by" section of the application. At the end of the quarter, we'll send you check. Easy as that. See below for rules and restrictions, and feel free to contact PDMA Headquarters at with any questions. 

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    Who is eligible for the Refer a Friend Campaign?

    A new member is defined as an individual who have never been a PDMA member or whose membership has lapsed for more than 2 years. Checks will be mailed on a quarterly basis. To receive the award, the new member must list your name in the "referred by" section at the time of their membership application. Retroactive referrals will not be awarded. 

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