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Speaker Guidelines

Instructions for Presenters:

Presentation and Manuscript Guidelines

Copyright Release

  1. Registration: All presenting authors  and moderators are required to register to confirm their attendance at the Conference on or before March 13. Abstracts and presentations will not be included in the technical program, program book or conference proceedings if  online registration has not been completed.  Speakers and moderators are given a reduced registration fee.
  2. Papers or PowerPoint Presentations: All presenters must submit a PowerPoint presentation for inclusion in the Conference “Proceedings”.  Power point presentations must be submitted to the Management Office by March 13, 2017.   Registered attendees will receive links to the presentations in a password protected web page prior to the conference.  The proceedings will be available for sale through the AFS website after the conference.   Presenters are also encouraged to submit manuscripts to be included in the conference proceedings.  Manuscripts should be a Microsoft Word or PDF document in English. The first page should include the paper title, author(s) names and addresses and the abstract.
  3. Oral Presentation:
    1. Oral presentations of contributed papers are strictly limited to 25 minutes, which includes 20-minute presentation and 5-minute discussion.
    2. Copyright Release Form: Please complete and send by email to     These will be sent to authors once their abstract has been accepted.
    3. An LCD projector and laptop computer will be provided in each conference room for computer-based PowerPoint presentations. Presentations must be received by March 13 .  
    4. Any promotion of a commercial product/process or aggressive use of trade names or other forms of commercialism within the title, text or figures is not permitted in the technical sessions.

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

Deahna Cring
AFS Conference Coordinator (email)

Lyn Sholl, CMP
AFS Executive Director
American Filtration and Separations Society
618 Church Street, Ste. 520
Nashville, TN 37219 (email)
615-250-7784 (voice)