The California Separation Science Society (CaSSS), is a not-for-profit chromatography discussion group serving separation scientists in California. The purpose of the society is to provide a professional forum for the dissemination of information and technology regarding separation science. CaSSS sponsors numerous one-day symposia focused on particular areas of separation science. Several dinner discussion group meetings are held annually in order to address more general topics in analytical chemistry and to provide further networking opportunities. In addition, CaSSS sponsors several international symposia and provides student travel grants to many such symposia.