Program now available – Make your plans to join us!

AOCS invites you to preview the program and register today to attend the 2018 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, May 6–9, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The conference is recognized as a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids and related materials. Download the program guide.

With an extensive technical program that includes more than 650 oral and poster presentations and more than 1,400 attendees, the 2018 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a prime place for sharing ideas and knowledge, making new connections and having a lot of fun. View the schedule and learn more.

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The ultimate collaboration of industry, academia, and government; embracing the full spectrum of oil science, from field to product.


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Discounts for AOCS members, students, Young Professionals, and retired professionals are available. Registration now open.

About Annual Meeting

The AOCS Annual Meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. The extensive technical program will feature more than 650 invited and volunteer oral and poster presentations. Learn more...


The AOCS Annual Meeting is a place where the focus is to provide the most current and cutting edge research in the area of oils.

Michael A. Rogers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

By far the most significant benefit I get from attending the AOCS Annual Meeting is networking, allowing me to stay current in terms of what is going on in my field. In addition, ideally I get at least one good idea to bring back to my lab.

Brian P. Grady, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Applied Surfactant Research
Professor, University of Oklahoma

The AOCS Annual Meeting is becoming one of the most important social platforms for me to keep connected to peers, friends and colleagues.

Shawn X. Pan, Ph.D.
Oilseeds Value Chain Innovation R&D
Bunge Oils, Bunge North America

The AOCS Annual Meeting is world-renowned for its extensive technical program, featuring some of the most innovative minds in the industry.

W. Blake Hendrix President & CEO
Desmet Ballestra North America

The AOCS Annual Meeting is once again the place to be for those in the international fats and oils community.

Manfred Trautmann President & CEO

The AOCS Annual Meeting provides us avenues for exploring ground breaking research, the exchange of innovative ideas, and fertile ground for professional networking.

Dilip K. Nakhasi Senior Director Research, Development & Innovation
Stratas Foods LLC
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Average attendee profile:

  • 42% Officers, Managers, or Leaders
  • 26% Scientists, Chemists, Engineers, or Researchers
  • 13% Professors or Faculty
  • 9% Students
  • 7% Sales and Marketing
  • 3% Other
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Attendees from 41 countries in 2017:

  • 73% North America
  • 13% Europe
  • 10% Asia and Oceania
  • 3% South America
  • 1% Middle East and Africa
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Attendees’ employment affiliation:

  • 68% Industry
  • 21% Academia
  • 6% Government
  • 5% Other
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2018 Annual Meeting is expected to include:

  • 1,400 participants
  • 500 oral presentations
  • 150 poster presentations
  • 80 exhibitors
  • 80 sessions



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Nisshin Oillio

Oil-Dri Corporation




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