AWARN Membership

CROSS-INDUSTRY, INTERNATIONAL COALITION

The Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance is a cross-industry, international coalition formed to create the world’s most advanced emergency messaging system by leveraging the powerful Next Generation Television (NextGen TV) transmission standard (ATSC 3.0). Members include commercial and public broadcasters who reach over 90 percent of U.S. households, national trade associations, consumer technology manufacturers, and B2B technology companies, all of whom are committed to improving the safety of their communities with powerful new technology.

Thought Leaders for Next Gen TV News, Information, and Alerting

As progress towards full-scale launch of NextGen TV continues, the AWARN mission has evolved as well. Keeping our industry’s promises to use ATSC 3.0 for advanced emergency alerting remains our highest priority, and we are currently leading development of a robust framework for NextGen TV emergency alerting, news, and information. Through a limited number of “roundtable” discussions with industry thought leaders, we will work to outline and promote best practices for each media organization to achieve its own goals in this vital arena.

AWARN Alliance Governance Level Members

Overall direction and oversight of the AWARN Alliance and our activities are provided by the AWARN Steering Committee. Members joining at the Governance Level are guaranteed a seat on the Committee, and annual elections are held for other seats.

AWARN Alliance Advisory Council Members

Members of the AAC provide advice and input to the AWARN Alliance, and they identify potential avenues for partnership between their organizations and AWARN and its members. The organizations represented on the AAC are not members of the AWARN Alliance, but they share AWARN’s goal to develop voluntary frameworks and best practices for the adoption and deployment of advanced emergency alerting powered by NextGen TV/ATSC 3.0.

Structure Levels and Dues

The Alliance is managed as an unincorporated not-for-profit coalition under contract with ConvergenceServices, Inc. and John Lawson as Executive Director.

Goverance Level (Automatic Seat on Steering Committee)$50,0000 - $100,000
TV Broadcast Groups - Smaller Markets$10,000
Tech Partners$10,000
Public Television Licenses$2,500
Law, Engineering, Consulting Firms$5,000
Public Safety Agencies (Separate Advisory Committee)1No Cost
1 Current Members are FEMA, National Weather Service, DHS Science & Technology Directorate, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (AMBER), and Association of Public Safety Communications Officer International.

We invite you to join the AWARN Alliance. Help us define the future of Next Gen TV news, information, and alerting before someone else defines it for you. If yo would like to learn more and become a Member, please  contact us.