Common Interest Group and Committee activities

AOCS Common Interest Groups (CIGs) create those ever-important connections between members who are at the same point in their careers. Whether you are a student, a young professional or a professional educator, an AOCS CIG introduces you to peers to share experiences, insights, concerns and solutions.


Joint CIG Luncheon

Wednesday, May 9
Noon–1:55 p.m.

Members of the Student, Young Professional and Professional Educator Common Interest Groups are invited to partake in Wednesday’s lunch in a private area of the Expo Hall. During the lunch you will learn how to get involved and create valuable connections with members of the other CIGs.


Student

AOCS supports the next generation of industry leaders by providing students with networking opportunities, ways to get involved and free resources to enhance their education.

Speed Networking
Sunday, May 6
3 p.m.–4 p.m.

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

Meet-and-Greet at President’s Welcome Reception
Sunday, May 6
5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

During the evening reception on Sunday, the Student CIG will have a dedicated space on the Lawn to gather and make plans for the duration of the meeting. Come meet the Student CIG leaders and learn how you can become more involved in CIG activities. We will see you there!

Business Meeting
Monday, May 7
4 p.m.–5 p.m.

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.


Young Professional

Bridging the gap between young professionals and older professionals who are established in their career, the Young Professional CIG creates connections to provide young professionals with the advice and support they need to flourish in their new careers, while expanding their professional networks. Participation in this CIG is limited to Active (individual) members of AOCS (for less than 10 years) who are 34 years of age or younger.

Meet-and-Greet at President’s Welcome Reception
Sunday, May 6
5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

During the evening reception on Sunday, the Young Professionals’ CIG will have a dedicated space on the Lawn to gather and make plans for the duration of the meeting. Come meet the YP CIG leaders and learn how you can become more involved in CIG activities. We will see you there!

Reception
Sunday, May 6
7 p.m.–8 p.m.

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!

Business Meeting
Tuesday, May 8
5 p.m.–6 p.m.

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 Educator

The Professional Educator CIG supports educators in the lipid science and oil technology fields, by creating connections which lead to collaboration and the sharing of information and resources throughout the year.

Meet-and-Greet at President’s Welcome Reception
Sunday, May 6
5:30–7 p.m.

During the evening reception on Sunday, the Professional Educators CIG will have a dedicated space on the Lawn to gather and make plans for the duration of the meeting. Come meet the PE CIG leaders and learn how you can become more involved in CIG activities. We will see you there!

Business Meeting
Tuesday, May 8
4 p.m.–5 p.m.

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.