Common Interest Group and Committee 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
4:30–5:00 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.

Committee Meetings

All committee meetings listed below are open, although full agendas may limit participation to committee members only. AOCS Corporate Members needing to reserve a meeting room should contact Ellen Snipes, Meetings Manager, by email at ellen.snipes@aocs.org.

This page displays the most current schedule, which is subject to change.

Algal Products Expert Panel
Tuesday, May 2
4:00–5:00 pm

AOCS Editors' Reception
Tuesday, May 2
6:30–7:30 pm

Asian Section Leadership Team
Monday, May 1
12:45–1:45 pm

Books and Special Publications Committee
Tuesday, May 2
3:00–4:00 pm

Division Council
Sunday, April 30
3:00–4:00 pm

Division Executive Steering Committees
Sunday, April 30
1:30–3:00 pm

Foundation Board
Wednesday, May 3
7:00–8:00 am

Governing Board
Wednesday, May 3
2:00–5:00 pm

ISF Executive Board
Tuesday, May 2
3:00–4:00 pm

ISO Report and Uniform Methods Committee
Sunday, April 30
4:00–5:30 pm

JAOCS Associate Editors Breakfast
Monday, May 1
7:00–9:00 am

JAOCS Senior Associate Editorial Board
Sunday, April 30
3:30–5:00 pm

JSD Committee
Tuesday, May 2
7:00–9:00 am

Laboratory Proficiency Program Committee
Sunday, April 30
12:00–1:00 pm

Lipid Library Committee
Wednesday, May 3
7:00–8:30 am

Lipids Luncheon
Tuesday, May 2
12:15–2:00 pm

Methods Roundtable
Sunday, April 30
2:00–4:00 pm

Networking Value Center
Sunday, April 30
11:00 am–1:00 pm

Newly Elected Division Leadership Orientation
Sunday, April 30
9:30–11:00 am

Olive Oil Expert Panel
Tuesday, May 2
9:00–10:30 am

Process Contaminants Expert Panel
Monday, May 1
4:00–5:00 pm

Program Committee
Wednesday, May 3
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Section Council
Monday, May 1
3:30–4:30 pm

Technical Leadership Meeting
Sunday, April 30
10:00–11:30 am