How to become a Foundation Partner

Join and participate

To create human-centric AI Assistants at scale it’s important that the industry is aligned on conversation design standards. The best way that you to help achieve this is by joining The CDI Foundation. With your help, we create awareness, ensure adoption and generate funds that help us do research, develop standards, and award scholarships.

4 ways to contribute

Become a Partner

Become a Partner of The CDI Foundation and sponsor the Foundation and its projects, help create awareness, expand knowledge and take your place on stage at our global events. 

Become a Friend

Become a Friend of The CDI Foundation and support The Manifesto and provide a scholarship. 

Contribute to a project

Everybody can contribute to projects at The CDI Foundation. You can do research, be part of discussions, validate deliverables in your community, or simply pose questions and issues to the Foundation.

    Sign The Manifesto

Sign The CDI Foundation Manifesto and support the Foundation and its projects. Add your logo to our community and link to us from your website.

Partnership packages

You can join The Foundation as a Partner in one of three tiers 


$10.000 p.a.


$25.000 p.a.


$50.000 p.a.

* Sponsoring Partnerships are for tech companies and enterprises only. If you would like to become individually involved with The CDI Foundation, we invite you to become a Friend of The CDI Foundation.

Friends of The CDI Foundation

Friends of The CDI Foundation are small companies and independent Conversational AI  practitioners who support our mission. As a Friend you would volunteer in the work of The CDI Foundation and sign The Manifesto. The yearly donation is the cost of one scholarship ($1,749). Your logo will feature on The CDI Foundation page.

Friend of the Foundation

$ 1,749 p.a


We are transparent about how CDI Foundation funds are used.

Although most research is done community members, we cover the costs including travel and access to research tools.

The CDI Foundation is proud to award scholarships to people entering this exciting field. These scholarships are financed by your contributions.

The CDI Festival brings together and celebrates all people working in Conversational AI. This is where The CDI Foundation presents research and where people come to learn from each other.

Why join?

By joining The CDI Foundation you are helping create a strong community of professionals that is passionate about human-centric and inclusive AI Assistants. This helps the industry as a whole.


Advance the industry you care about


Get inspired by likeminded people


Be involved in research

The future of conversational AI design is here. Join us.