Registration

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AOCS Member Rates

Standard

$555

Through February 23
$655 February 24–March 30
$755 after March 30

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Student*

$150


Through March 30  
$200 after March 30

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Young Professional**

$355

Through February 23
$455 February 24–March 30
$555 after March 30

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Retired

$165

Through February 23
$175 February 24–March 30
$185 after March 30

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Single Day

$315

Through February 23
$345 February 24–March 30
$375 after March 30

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Non– Member Rates

Standard

$755

Through February 23
$855 February 24–March 30
$955 after March 30

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Student

$175


Through March 30
$225 after March 30

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Single Day

$415

Through February 23
$445 February 24–March 30
$475 after March 30

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Registration options

All registration types, excluding single-day passes, include access to:

  • Welcome Plenary Session
  • Technical Sessions
  • Hot Topic Symposia and Special Sessions
  • Awards Plenary and Business Meeting
  • Expo
  • Networking Events

*Students must be full-time, working less than 50% in professional employment. A professor must confirm the student’s full-time status on university letterhead. Post-doc students are not eligible for the student registration rate.

Single-day registrants only have access to the events listed for the day(s) they are registered. Exhibit Personnel only have access to the Expo and any networking events in the Expo Hall.

**Young Professionals must be active individual members of AOCS (for less than 10 years) and be 34 years of age or younger. Young Professional status will be verified at badge pick-up.

Exhibit personnel

Companies exhibiting at the Annual Meeting’s Expo are invited to bring additional personnel to work the booth for $175/person, regardless of the individual’s AOCS membership status. Please choose “Exhibit Personnel” as the registration option when advancing through the online system.

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Corporate members

AOCS Corporate Members may receive complimentary and/or special discounted registrations. Contact Doreen Berning at doreenb@aocs.org or +1 217-693-4813 for information on corporate benefits.

Early Registration Giveaway

Any meeting attendee who registers for the AOCS Annual Meeting between November 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018, will automatically be entered to win four FREE nights at the AOCS conference hotel of their choice — a savings of up to US $900! A full list of the hotels is available on the hotels website. The winner will be announced on Facebook in early February 2018.

Registration policies

Optional events and guest tickets

Optional ticketed events during the AOCS Annual Meeting include Division, Section, and Common Interest Group luncheons and dinners.

Guest tickets are available for the President’s Welcome Reception on Sunday, Lunch on Monday, Happy Hour Reception on Monday, Happy Hour Reception on Tuesday, Lunch on Wednesday .

Travel grants and funding available

The European Section, Industrial Oil Products Division, Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division,  and Protein and Co-Products Division all offer funding assistance through travel grants to attend the AOCS Annual Meeting. Please visit the respective webpages for guidelines on available programs.

AOCS offers more than 40 society, scientific, division, and student award opportunities for presenters at the AOCS Annual Meeting, with some offering travel reimbursement and honorariums. Visit the Awards Program webpage for more details. Don't delay-November 1 is the nomination deadline.

Short Course Registration


Fundamentals of Edible Oil Processing

$550

Through February 23
$650 February 24–March 30
$750 after March 30

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New Techniques in Edible Oil Processing and Refinery Optimization

$550

Through February 23
$650 February 24–March 30
$750 after March 30

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Attend both and save over 25%

$795

Through February 23
$895 February 24–March 30
$995 after March 30

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Student rates for the short courses are available by contacting Doreen Berning at doreenb@aocs.org  or +1 217-693-4813. Students must be full-time, working less than 50% in professional employment. A professor must confirm the student's full-time status on university letterhead.