There is a large range of organizations for amateur and/or professional shell-people.
Each of these has its own political and/or philosophical ideas. Some are directed more to popular conchology, others to pure professional science. You will need to decide for yourself where you best belong.
Most clubs have regular meetings where you can enjoy the company of fellow collectors and/or scientists in order to get the latest news, show your latest acquisitions, or exchange shells. Many also have a regular publication.
The list below is not exhaustive and will be regularly updated. If your organization is not listed, please e-mail us and we will link you.
ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE DE CONCHYLIOLOGIE
BELGIAN SOCIETY FOR CONCHOLOGY
BRITISH SHELL COLLECTOR'S CLUB
CENTRO ITALIANO STUDI MALACOLOGII
CONCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
DEUTSCHE MALAKOZOOLOGISCHE GESELLSCHAFT
MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
NEDERLANDS MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE MALACOLOGIA
SOCIETA ITALIANA DI MALACOLOGIA
SOCIETE BELGE DE MALACOLOGIE
SOCIETE INERNATIONALE DE CONCHYLIOLOGIE
MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN
CONCHOLOGISTS OF AMERICA
HAWAIIAN MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY
CONQUILIOLOGISTAS DO BRASIL
SOCIEDAD MALACOLOGICA DEL URUGUAY
MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CHINA
ISRAEL MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY
AUCKLAND SHELL CLUB
KEPPEL BAY SHELL CLUB, INC.
MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA