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Membership & Involvement

Why Join the AFS?

The American Filtration & Separations Society is an educational, nonprofit organization that provides a forum for networking and the exchange of technical knowledge within academia and industry in all areas of filtration and separation.  Your participation as a Corporate Sponsor or individual member will help to further our mission.

Vision Statement:  Be the leading resource for academic and industry-based professionals in all areas of filtration and separation.

  • Promote continuing education and training through a variety of methods
  • Expand membership/participation to encompass all regions of North America
  • Expand global audience participation and increase international influence.

 Educational Benefits

The American Filtration and Separations Society hosts two conferences each year.  AFS FiltCon is broad in nature and offers four tracks within Applications and Technology. The Fall conference is more topical focused. The AFS also offers a selection of short courses on the Monday preceding each spring and fall conference. The short courses are a small class room setting, designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the topic and providing a forum for direct questions between the participant and instructor. Short courses are instructed by expert leaders in the field. AFS members receive  a significant discount for short courses and AFS conferences. Corporate Sponsors may register multiple individuals from the company, all at the member rate. A quantity discount is given when three or more individuals from the same company register for an AFS conference.

Networking Benefits

Networking opportunities are one of the most significant benefits of attending AFS conferences. There are many opportunities to network with business leaders, technical experts, corporate management and the “Who’s who” of the industry. As an AFS member, either Individual or Corporate Sponsor, you will have an opportunity to join a committee, engaging in the Society and making a contribution in an area that appeals to you most.  Chapter membership is another benefit of your membership. Become involved in your local chapter, organizing chapter meetings and recruiting new members.