AFS announces AFS FiltCon 2018

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The American Filtration & Separations Society is excited to introduce AFS FiltCon 2018!  We are branding the traditional AFS Spring Conference into AFS FiltCon beginning in 2018 and will continue beyond the 13th World Filtration Congress (WFC 13) in 2020.   AFS Filtcon 2018 will take place April 23 – 25, in Pryor Lake, MN, just outside of Minneapolis.

The technical program for AFS FiltCon 2018 will increase from three tracks to four.  The applications focused presentations will feature the Liquid Track and the Air/Gas Track.  Technology focused presentations will include sessions in the Filter/Media Track and Media Testing Track.

Leading up to the WFC 13, FiltCon 2018 and future FiltCons, will give companies an opportunity to showcase their products and services by purchasing exhibit booths.  Conference sponsorships are also available at FiltCon 2018.  If you have questions about booths or sponsorships, or are interested in participating in FiltCon 2018 as an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Ed Gregor at

The Conference Chairs have confirmed four dynamic plenary presenters:

  • Tod Carpenter, CEO of Donaldson
  • Andy Fox, Product Development Specialist at 3m
  • David Pui, University of Minnesota
  • Zhongchao Tan, University of Waterloo

Additional information about the plenary presenters may be found on the FiltCon 2018 website.

The AFS sponsors a student poster competition at both FiltCon and the AFS Fall conferences.  Students who submit a poster or poster/oral abstract will be entered into the student poster competition. Student status must be full-time.  Students who submit an abstract may register for free!  The Student Poster Competition will take place on Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday morning at 8:15, prior to the 1st plenary presentation.

Abstract submission is open!  We encourage industry professionals to submit an abstract for a technical presentation at FiltCon 2018.  As the FiltCon 2018 will feature a broad format, there are many submission categories to choose from.  Select your area of expertise and write your abstract between 200 and 500 words.  Submit online today!

If you are new to the industry or looking to increase your knowledge on specific filtration topics, learn more about the short courses that will be offered on Monday, April 23.  These small classroom settings provide a unique opportunity for filtration and separation professionals to interact with the industry leader(s) instructing the courses.  Learn more about short courses to be offered at FiltCon 2018.

A special networking opportunity will be available Monday evening.  Visit the website for additional information and updates.  We will offer an optional tour on Thursday, April 26 to the University of Minnesota Particle Testing Lab.  You may sign up for the optional Monday evening event and the tour through the registration process.

Thank you for your interest in FiltCon 2018.  We look forward to seeing you next April!

Conference Chairs,

Swarna Agarwal, Parker Hannifin Corp.

John Hancock, Cerex Advanced Fabrics

Mitch McCreary, Lydall Performance Materials