Registration rates will be posted in November.

Registration opens in January 2018.


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.

Corporate members

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

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.