Networking Events


Student Common Interest Group Meet-and-Greet

Sunday, May 3 | 4:455:30 PM


Meet fellow students and hear how to make the most of your conference experience. Learn what to do before, during and after the Annual Meeting to maximize the impact of professional development. This informal event is open to all student attendees and those interested in networking with this group.


President’s Welcome Reception

Sunday, May 3 | 5:307:00 PM  


Reconnect with colleagues, network with new business contacts, and meet with the Industry Showcase partners during this reception on the beautiful outdoor Gatlin Terrace.  All Annual Meeting full-conference attendees and Short Course registrants are invited to this evening networking event, which features plenty of hors d’ oeuvres and beverages.


Young Professionals’ Common Interest Group Reception

Sunday, May 3 |  7:00 – 8:00 PM


Attending the AOCS Annual Meeting is an investment in your job, your career and your industry knowledge.  Make the most of your Annual Meeting experience and start developing important professional connections now!  This evening networking event is open to those new to the profession and those interested in networking with this group.


AOCS Career Fair

Monday, May 4 | 12:00 – 1:15 PM | 5:00 – 6:00 PM


Search for the perfect employee or career opportunity at the Annual Meeting!  Post printed job openings or resumes at the Career Center, and attend the Career Fair to discover potential employment openings, make industry contacts, and improve networking skills.


Lawn Party

Tuesday, May 5 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM


Develop important connections with other industry professionals from around the world in a friendly, casual environment.  This networking reception takes place on Rosen Shingle Creek’s recreation lawn and adjoining patio. Kick off your shoes, roll up your sleeves and round up a few colleagues for a rousing game of sand volleyball! Other games may include badminton, croquet, bocce ball, and bag toss.  All Annual Meeting full-conference attendees, and Tuesday-only registrants, are invited to this networking event, which features delicious hors d’ oeuvres and a variety of beverages.



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