Committee and Common Interest Group Activities

The Common Interest Groups (CIGs) offer professional and mentoring activities, and allow for the discussion and exchange of ideas for those involved. Participation in CIG functions is open to all, and anyone interested in encouraged to attend.

Students' Speed Networking

Sunday, April 30
4:15–5:30 pm

Engage with fellow students in a fast-paced and exciting environment, build relationships, and learn how to enhance your conference experience.

Students’ Business Meeting

Monday, May 1
4:00–5:00 pm

This meeting will set priorities for the next year’s activities and may include discussion of technical sessions, as well as other education and meeting opportunities. This is an open meeting and your chance to help lead and direct future programs the group will organize.

Joint CIG Luncheon

Wednesday, May 3
12:00–1:45 pm

This is a joint luncheon for members of the Student, Young Professional, and Professional Educator Common Interest Groups. Learn how to get involved in your group, talk to the other groups to learn what they are doing, and create valuable connections with members of the other CIGs.

Young Professionals’ Reception

Sunday, April 30
7:00–8:00 pm

Attending the AOCS Annual Meeting is an investment in your career and your industry knowledge. Make the most of your Annual Meeting attendance and start developing important professional connections now!

Young Professionals’ Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 2
5:00–6:00 pm

This meeting will set priorities for the next year’s activities and may include discussion of technical sessions, as well as other education and meeting opportunities. This is an open meeting and your chance to help lead and direct future programs the group will organize.

Professional Educators’ Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 2
4:00–5:00 pm

This meeting will set priorities for the next year’s activities and may include discussion of technical sessions, as well as other education and teaching opportunities. This is an open meeting and your chance to help lead and direct future programs the group will organize.