ECAO is different from other exceptional intelligence societies.
It is different from almost all other high IQ societies because the requirements are beyond pure intelligence based on some kind of structured / standardized testing, but incorporate exceptional creative achievements.
The major difference, however, is the ultimate main aim, consultancy as a way to contribute to our broader world.
A further difference is the possible choice of public anonymity for the members. This means that who don’t want to usually join exceptional intelligence societies can do so, but with their identity being not being publicly available.
Additionally, although many high IQ societies have an ethical code, the code in ECAO is such that it is formalized and active attempts are made to ensure that the highest standard of ethics is maintained throughout the application process and reviewed during the tenure of all participants.
Finally, another major difference from almost all is the concept of progression through levels. One, however, the ISPE (International Society for Philosophical Enquiry) also has the potential to progress through different stages
ECAO differs from ISPE because the requirements are different, namely:
ECAO differs also in relation to criteria for progression:
ECAO, with its unique features, hopes to develop a real collaboration with other high IQ societies.
ECAO already has a provisional collaboration with UltraNet and Mega as well as ISPE; other collaborations are encouraged.
ECAO has several special groups:
Membership for “Members” is free once admitted though donations are always welcome.
However, “Contributors” (Associates and Affiliates) are required to pay an annual fee. Associates do not qualify for Membership based on at least one missing basic criterion, Affiliates based on two. (In all instances, the appropriate Ethics criterion is an essential, however.)
Members and Contributors together make up “Consultants“.
A third critically important category is “Friends” (also called “Supporters”)
There are several kinds of Friends / Supporters:
Sponsor: In a way, this is what this society is all about: To facilitate appropriate consultative strengths internationally with sponsors. It is hoped that Members and Friends will be given an opportunity for consultation in job related tasks in their areas of expertise.
Donors are listed on this site, if requested but do not have access to the Members and Contributors list.
Subscribers can subscribe to publications and other written interchange but cannot identify consultants. Subscribers may include libraries or individuals.