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Conference, AFS HomeWith almost 35 years of hosting conferences and expositions, AFS is the leading organization to provide educational content in all areas of filtration and separation.  AFS hosts its annual conference, AFS FiltCon in the spring of each year.

13th World Filtration Congress
October 5 - 9, 2022      San Diego, CA
Dear Colleagues, we hope you, your family, and your colleagues remain safe and healthy during the extended pandemic.  As you know, WFC is a global congress with presenters, exhibitors, and attendees from all over the world.  When we were forced to postpone from April 2020 to September 2022, we hoped COVID-19 would no longer be an issue.  Unfortunately, that is not the case, as participation by colleagues in Asia and Europe is still uncertain.  Some of our industry's largest companies in N. America are still under corporate travel restrictions with no end in sight.

AFS and WFC leadership have made the decision to once again postpone WFC 13 to October 5 - 9, 2022.  Short courses will take place on Wednesday, October 5.  The congress will open Thursday morning, October 6, and will conclude Sunday, October 9 at 12:00 pm - PST.  The expo will open Thursday morning and will close Saturday afternoon.

On behalf of AFS and WFC 13 leadership, and the delegates of INDEFI, we thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.

The Benefits of Membership

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Individual Membership
Corporate Sponsorship
Consultant Membership

Become a member of AFS, and become part of the recognized global leader in the filtration & separations industry. Network with industry professionals from around the globe.

All employees of Corporate Sponsor companies qualify to receive member discounts.  View the 2021 Corporate Sponsor Brochure to review all benefits of corporate sponsorship. 

AFS members receive discounts to AFS FiltCon 2021, the 13th World Filtration Congress and AFS Learning Center content.  AFS hosted approximately 12 virtual chapter meetings in 2020.  Virtual chapter meetings are free for AFS members.  Individual membership is affordable at only $150/year.  Join AFS today!

Why Join AFS

AFS Learning Center

The new Learning Center provides unique filtration and separations training courses offered exclusively by AFS.  
Access virtual courses that can be purchased and viewed on-demand at your convenience, AFS conference proceedings, issues of the Fluid/Particle Separations Journal and One Minute Filtration Articles (OMFs).  AFS members receive a discount on Learning Center content.  OMFs are free to everyone!

How to use the AFS Learning Center:
  • If you are a new user, create a new account with a username (email address) and password
  • If you are an existing user, login with your username (email address) and password
  • Select from the top menu the content you wish to view
  • Virtual course, Conference proceedings and Journal descriptions (table of contents) may be previewed.
  • Click "Purchase" to purchase the course recording and handout for virtual courses, PDF presentations of Conference Proceedings and PDF journal issues
  • One Minute Filtration Articles (OMFs) are free for everyone