The Sign Research Foundation has many opportunities for volunteer leadership in support of our mission.

Complete our Volunteer Leader Application and we’ll find the perfect spot for you!

SRF is always seeking the following:

Board Members – please read our Board Expectations, Board Attributes document, and complete our volunteer application.

Subject Matter Experts – Are you an expert in a particular aspect of signage (like energy efficiency, wayfinding, illumination, design, sign codes, ADA, retail, etc.)? Join one of our research advisory panels by emailing with your area of expertise. Our advisory panels give guidance and counsel to our teams of academic researchers. The advisors will hear the methodology, preliminary findings, and progress of the project at every key milestone.

Speakers – Are you an educator or dynamic presenter? We are always looking for innovative thought leaders to speak to graduate students at a university workshop or to present at our annual conference. You can suggest a topic of interest or send your speaking history to

Partner Engagement – Are you involved with organizations, associations, or foundations that could support the SRF mission? Reach out to if you can facilitate a connection with a partner organization. We are particularly interested in the following sectors:

  • Architecture
  • Branding/Marketing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Economic Development
  • Engineering
  • Retail
  • Universities
  • Urban Planning