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I have searched the Web for the most relevant engineering and technology organizations and societies and placed links to them here on RF Cafe for your convenience. When beginning the search, I had no idea that there were so many out there. Organizations like the IEEE, ASTM, SWE, ESDA, ANSI, etc., have been in front of me for decades, but who knew there was an American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing or an American Welding Society?


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Abrasive Engineering Society
724-282-6210 / Butler, PA
AES is dedicated to promoting technical information about abrasives minerals and their uses. That includes abrasives grains and products such as grinding wheels, coated abrasives (sandpaper) and countless other items made from synthetic minerals as well as the myriad of tools and products that serve as accessories.

Acoustical Society of America
516-576-2360 / Melville, NY
Since its organization in 1929, the Society has grown steadily in membership and stature. At this time nearly 7000 men and women who work in acoustics throughout the U.S. and abroad belong to this prestigious Society.

American Association for Artificial Intelligence
650-328-3123 / Menlo Park, CA
A nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.

American Automatic Control Council
937-775-5062 / Dayton, OH
The AACC is the US National Member Organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

American Electronics Association (AEA)
800-284-4232 / Santa Clara, CA
A nationwide non-profit trade association that represents all segments of the technology industry and is dedicated solely to helping our members’ top line and bottom line.

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
505-765-1052 / Albuquerque, NM
A national, non-profit organization that nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, & technology arenas.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
The AIAA was formed by the merger of two venerable predecessor societies, the American Rocket Society, which had begun in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society, and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences, established in 1932 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Although many of the roughly 36, 500 total members in both societies had argued against the merger, the vote was strongly in favor of combining. The hard part, that of sorting out over 60 years’ combined activities of publications, awards, local sections, and staff, was still ahead.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.

American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
800-222-2768 / Columbus, OH
Helps create a safer world by serving the NDT professions and promoting NDT technologies, through publishing, certification, research and conferencing.

American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
301-493-0290 / Bethesda, MD
The mission of the ASPRS is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.

American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)
919-839-8444 / Raleigh, NC
Focuses on many areas that are important in the research, design, development, manufacture and measurement of high accuracy components and systems such as precision controls, metrology, interferometry, materials, materials processing, nanotechnology, optical fabrication, precision optics, precision replication, scanning microscopes, semiconductor processing, standards and ultra-precision machining.

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
American Society for Quality creates better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
610-832-9500 / W. Conshohocken, PA
One of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

American Society of Test Engineers (ASTE)
Nutting Lake, MA
Made up of corporate and individual members from primarily the electronics testing industry as well as electronic instrumentation professionals from the manufacturing, science, education, and medical disciplines.

American Welding Society
Recognized as welding's leading authority, AWS is committed to excellence. AWS offers numerous certifications, programs and services for the welding professional. From welder to engineer; employer to employee; domestic to international; find all the useful information you need on the AWS Certification.

Antique Wireless Association
This is a great historical resource! The Antique Wireless Association is an organization of some 4,000 members linked by a common interest in the history of electrical and electronic communications.

Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society
408-646-1111 / Monterey, CA
The primary focus of ACES is on computational techniques, electromagnetics modeling software, and applications.

Aquacultural Engineering Society (AES)
304-876-2815 / Sheperdstown, WV
AES serves as an authoritative source of information on aquacultural engineering and provides engineering support to initiatives from or for the aquaculture industry.

ASM International
800-336-5152 / Materials Park, OH
The Materials Information Society - dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals & materials.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
847-615-7100 / Bannockburn, IL
A United States-based trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members worldwide, who are participants in the electronic interconnect industry.

Audio Engineering Society, Inc
212-661-8528 / New York, NY
Professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

Automated Imaging Association (AIA)
800-994-6099 / Ann Arbor, MI
A trade association for machine-vision imaging suppliers and users.

Biomedical Engineering Society
301-459-1999 / Landover, MD
The purpose of the Society is: To promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization.

British Standards Institution (BSI)
+44 (0)20 8996 6330 / United Kingdom
Provides independent certification of management systems and products; product testing services; the development of private, national and international standards; management systems training and information on standards and international trade.

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
800-463-6727 / Ontario, Canada
A not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.

CENELEC European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für elektrotechnische Normung CENELEC’s mission is to prepare voluntary electrotechnical standards that help develop the Single European Market/European Economic Area for electrical and electronic goods and services removing barriers to trade, creating new markets and cutting compliance costs.

Cleveland Engineering Society (CES)
216-361-3100 / Cleveland, OH A professional organization that strives to be the leading society promoting and serving the needs of the region's technical community.

Centre for Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging (CMAP)
CMAP is a multi-university and multi-company consortium. The first in Canada in the area of microelectronics packaging, the Centre conducts fundamental and applied research of direct relevance to the microelectronics industry.

DSL Forum
510-608-5905 / Fremont, CA
A consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecommunications, equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies.

Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
703-907-7500 / Arlington, VA
A partnership of electronic and high-tech associations and companies whose mission is promoting the market development and competitiveness of the U.S. high-tech industry through domestic and international policy efforts.

Electrostatics Society of America
The ESA is a nonprofit professional society founded in 1970 that is devoted to the advancement and improved understanding of electrostatics. The ESA provides a central forum for technical discussions between individuals interested in this diverse area of scientific study.

ESD Association
315-339-6937 / Rome, NY
A professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.

European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
+ 32 2 550 08 11 / Brussels, Belgium
Contributes to the objectives of the European Union and European Economic Area with voluntary technical standards which promote free trade, the safety of workers & consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and development programmes, and public procurement.

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
+33 (0)4 92 94 42 00 / France
An independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards for today and for the future.

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
A mutual benefit non-profit international organization of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals & end users committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure technology to support a wide array of applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas.

Florida Engineering Society
850-224-7121 / Tallahassee, FL
The purpose of the Florida Engineering Society shall be the advancement of the public welfare and the promotion of the professional, educational, social, and economic interests of the engineering profession; to stimulate and develop profession concepts among all engineers; and to strive throughout the profession to make registration more meaningful in terms of individual achievement in engineering as reflected by education and practice.

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc
800-678-4333 / Piscataway, NJ
A non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. the IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.

IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
252-426-1226 / Hertford, NC
Strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrotechnology applied to the ocean environment, allied branches of engineering and of the related arts and sciences, and the maintenance of a high professional standards among its members and affiliates.

IEEE Power Engineering Society
732-562-3883 / Piscataway, NJ
A worldwide, non-profit association of more than 20,000 individuals engaged in electric power engineering. PES members are involved in the planning, research, development, construction, installation, and operation of equipment and systems for the safe, reliable, and economic generation, transmission, distribution, measurement, and control of electric energy.

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
847-255-1561 / Rolling Meadows, IL
IEST is an international, technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards.

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
212-248-5000 / New York, NY
The IESNA is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over ninety years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

International Ecological Engineering Society
+41-41-490 40 81 / Switzerland
Promotes contacts between scientists & eco-engineers from different countries & coordinates their activities, improves the cooperation between ecologists and engineers, exchanges information in the field of ecological engineering among scientific and educational organizations, private enterprises, non-governmental organizations and governmental bodies.

Institute for National Measurement Standards (INMS)
613-998-7018 / Ontario, Canada
The Institute’s physical metrology programs develop, maintain, improve, and disseminate standards for the base quantities of mass, length, time, electricity, temperature and luminous intensity as well as a number of derived measurement standards. The chemical metrology program develops and maintains world-class capabilities in selected areas of organic and inorganic trace analysis, and provides certified reference materials.

Institute of Electronics, Information & Communications Engineers (IEICE)
+81-3-3433-6691 / Japan
Aims at the investigation and exchange of knowledge on the science and technology of electronics, information and communications, and contributes to the progress of technologies and to the development of industries.

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
+44 (0)20 7451 7300 / UK
Mining Technology, Applied Earth Sciences, Mineral Processing and Petroleum & Drilling Engineering.

Institution of Electrical Engineers
+44 (0)20 7240 1871 / UK IEE: An innovative international organisation for electronics, electrical, manufacturing and IT professionals, with specifically tailored products, services and qualifications to meet the needs of today's technology industry.

Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)
919-549-8411 / Research Triangle Park, NC
Develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Leading global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These serve as a basis for national standardization and as references when drafting international tenders and contracts.

International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS)
202-548-4001 / Washington, DC
Dedicated to the advancement and growth of microelectronics and electronics packaging technologies through professional education.

International Organization for Standardization
+41 22 749 01 11 / Switzerland
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
360-676-3290 / Bellingham WA
A not-for-profit society that has become the largest international force for the exchange, collection and dissemination of knowledge in optics, photonics and imaging.

International Solar Energy Society
+49 - 761 - 45906-0 / Germany
Supports its members in the advancement of renewable energy technology, implementation and education all over the world.

IP/MPLS Forum
510-492-4056 / Fremont, CA
An international, industry-wide, nonprofit association of telecommunications, networking, and other companies focused on advancing the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service packet-based networks, associated applications, and interworking solutions.

Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers' Association (JEMIMA)
81-3-3502-0601-4 / Japan
Conducts various statistical surveys of electric measuring instruments, and then compiles and publishes its findings every year in the form of an outlook report.

Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia (MESA)
++61 (0)2 6270 6555 / Australia
The Mission of MESA is to promote and advance all facets of the science and practice of reliability and maintenance engineering and the engineering management of assets, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related thereto.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
8866-NAFEORG / Hawthorne, NY
A professional organization that advances the art and skill of engineers who serve as engineering consultants to members of the legal profession and as expert witnesses in courts of law, arbitration proceedings and administrative adjudication proceedings.

National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA)
4407-333-3327 / Lake Mary, FL
Primary mission is to evaluate U.S. laboratory accreditation bodies (ABs) and to grant recognition to those ABs found to be in compliance with NACLA procedures & the relevant international standards for competent ABs.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association
7703-841-3200 / Rosslyn, VA
NEMA is the leading trade association in the U.S. representing the interests of electroindustry manufacturers of products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
7703-684-2800 / Alexandria, VA
NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, enhancing the engineer image, advocating and protecting PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities, and much more.

North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
Provides leadership in the modeling and management of uncertainty with an emphasis on fuzzy systems, theory and applications.

SatLabs Group
+31 (0) 7156 53641 / oordwijk, The Netherlands

The SatLabs Group is an international, not-for-profit association whose members are committed to bringing the deployment of the DVB-RCS standard to large-scale adoption.
SatLabs membership is formed by service providers, satellite operators, system integrators, terminal manufacturers and technology providers with an interest in DVB-RCS.

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
408-943-6900 / San Jose, CA
Global representative of the semiconductor, display, MEMS and related industries.

Silicon Valley EOS/ESD Society
Sunnyvale, CA
A non profit organization dedicated to understanding and improving ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) protection procedures. Our Education Committee organizes Tutorials periodically to present scientific, technical and ESD educational materials to those working in the semiconductor, electronic, magnetic recording and other related areas.

Society For Information Display (SID)
408-977-1013 / San Jose, CA
Organization involved in display and display-system design, integration, marketing, display standards, manufacturing, human factors, applications, and R&D.

Society of Automotive Engineers
877-606-7323 / Warrendale, PA
The Society of Automotive Engineers, whose members include engineers, business executives, educators, and students, shares information and exchanges ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc (SBE)
317846-9000 / Indianapolis, IN
Non-profit professional organization serving broadcast engineers.

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
800-542-5040 / Exton, PA
A non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing the careers of cable telecommunications professionals and serving the industry through excellence in professional development, information and standards.

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
White Plains, NY Advances technical theory in the motion imaging industry, and offers standards and test materials designed to assist you in both your day-to-day business, and your long-term career enhancement.

Standards Engineering Society
305-971-4798 / Miami, FL
A non-profit, technical association dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. SES is unique in that it is the only organization in North America committed exclusively to the furthering public awareness and knowledge of standards and standardization.

STD 32 Manufacturer's Group (STD 32 MG)
An association of manufacturers devoted to promoting, development and use of STD 32 architecture.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)
952-920-7682 / Edina, MN
An international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

Systems Engineering Society of Australia
(02) 6251 4755 / Australia
SESA's mission is to foster the definition, understanding, practice and advancement of Systems Engineering in Australian Industry, Academia and Government.

Test and Diagnostics Consortium (TDC)
732-323-7963 / Lakehurst, NJ
Brings together both suppliers and users in a mutually beneficial forum. TDC members work together to optimize the test & diagnostic environment through communication of business, technology, and member-oriented issues.

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc
847-272-8800 / Northbrook, IL
An independent, not-for-profit product-safety testing and certification organization.

VDI - The Association of German Engineers
A financially independent and politically unaffiliated, non-profit organization of 132,000 engineers and natural scientists.

Women's Engineering Society
020 7233 1974 / UK
Promotes education, training and practice of engineering among women, increases public awareness of the contribution women can make to engineering, & provides a forum for the exchange of opinions for women with interests in engineering.

WSEAS (The World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society)
270-714-8667 / Clifton, NJ
A world, scientific-engineering, academic, non-profit organization that promotes the development and the unified consideration of new mathematical methods and computational techniques as well as their applications in science and engineering.
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