Speaker/Moderator Information

Abstract Submission is Open!

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New for FiltCon 2023!
The Prof. George Chase track will take place on Tuesday, May 2.  Current University of Akron students and former students of Prof. Chase are invited to submit for this track. Below are the track layouts for FiltCon 2023:

  • Solid/Liquid Separation
  • Air/Gas Filtration
  • Filter Media
  • Prof. George Chase - Tuesday only
  • Filter/Media Testing - Wednesday only

Papers and PowerPoint Presentations - Special Issue of Separation & Purification Technology Journal - New for FiltCon 2023!

All presenters must submit a PowerPoint presentation for inclusion in the Conference “Proceedings”.  Every presentation is required to use the AFS Technical Presentation Title Slide. Company logos are permitted on all subsequent slides. Powerpoint presentations must be submitted to the Management Office by April 10. Registered attendees will receive links to the presentations on a password-protected web page prior to the conference.  
FiltCon 2023 Special Issue
The proceedings will be available for sale through the AFS website after the conference.   Separation & Purification Technology Journal will publish a FiltCon 2023 Special Issue later in 2023Presenters are also encouraged to submit manuscripts to be included in the conference proceedings and special issue.  Manuscripts may be submitted beginning May 1 and the deadline to submit is October 1, 2023. View the Guide for Authors from Elsevier.


Registration will open in January. All presenting authors and moderators are required to register to confirm their attendance at the Conference.  Speakers and moderators receive a reduced conference registration fee. Abstracts and presentations will not be included in the technical program, program book, or conference proceedings if online registration has not been completed.  

If you need additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact the AFS Executive Office:

AFS Conference Manager
American Filtration and Separations Society
5133 Harding Pike, B-10 #380
Nashville, TN 37205-2891

Student Posters

AFS FiltCon 2023 will feature a student poster competition on Tuesday, May 2.  Conference attendees will be able to access the posters throughout the conference from the virtual lobby.  The student poster presentation and competition will take place on Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  All conference attendees are encouraged to participate in the poster presentations.  Awards for the best posters will be presented on Wednesday, May 3 at 8:15 am.

Student Poster Judging Criteria

Scoring of student posters will be conducted by at least three judges who are members of the AFS Society.  Posters will be judged in four areas:

(1)   The clarity and the support of the stated research OBJECTIVE;

(2)   The overall ORGANIZATION of the poster;

(3)   The clarity and thoroughness of the poster oral PRESENTATION;

(4)   The overall ORIGINALITY of the poster topic.