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 last Atom Probe Tomography & Microscopy symposium took place in 2020 at Oxford University (UK), in a virtual format due to the COVID crisis. The next conference is planned in septembre 2021 at Pacific North West National Laboratory (USA), also in a virtual format.