The International Field Emission Society has been in activity since 1952 and counts hundreds of members worldwide. IFES is the organizer of the APT&M meeting. The main mission of the society is to organise a symposium, held every two years, and to promote the latest scientific and technical developments in high-field nanoscience and atom probe tomography. The next Atom Probe Tomography & Microscopy symposium will be hosted in 2018 in the Washington DC area by Eric Steel and Fred Meisenkothen at NIST.