2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is more than just a conference — it is a prime opportunity to advance your career and grow your network, all in one place. Professionals from all over the world come together online and in-person to share insights and perspectives while building new connections.

Attend. Learn. Engage.

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo has officially begun! Registered attendees can access the online meeting platform to watch live and on-demand presentations, build personalized schedules, view posters and visit the Expo.

There is still time to register to unlock online access to more than 190+ hours of presentations across 10 different interest areas. Any sessions you may have missed will be available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021. Registered AOCS members receive extended access to on-demand content through April 2022!

Access the Online Meeting Platform

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will be held on three livestreams, running 12+ hours a day, on May 3-14. The 14th ISSFAL International Congress will run as a separate, independent track alongside the AOCS Annual Meeting from May 10-14.

Registered attendees can access the online meeting platform to watch live and on-demand presentations, build personalized schedules, view posters and interact with exhibitors.

Download the 2021 Attendee Guide (.pdf) to learn more about how to watch the livestreams and use meeting features.

Watch the Open-access Livestream

The next open-access session, Industry Updates III, will air on Friday, May 7, 2021, from 4-6:20 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5).

Industry Updates highlight the latest innovations in products and services of direct relevance to oils, fats, proteins, surfactants, foods and sustainable materials research, development and production. Join us to learn what is new, and what is next, for your organization.

The open-access livestream is free and open to everyone — no registration is required. View the open-access livestream schedule to see a list of upcoming presentations and events.

Explore Technical Sessions

Immerse yourself in the latest research through our extensive program of technical sessions and walk away with an expanded knowledge of the latest research and best practices. Technical sessions at the meeting are organized according to ten interest areas:

  • Analytical
  • Biotechnology
  • Edible Applications Technology
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Industrial Oil Products
  • Lipid Oxidation and Quality
  • Phospholipids
  • Processing
  • Protein and Co-Products
  • Surfactants and Detergents

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Visit the Expo

With more than 40 exhibitors, the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is the premier exposition for the edible oils, fats, surfactants and proteins industries in 2021.

Browse exhibitor products to learn about the latest equipment, instrumentation and services that can help you in your work. Engage with exhibitors in a number of ways, including:

  • Participate in giveaways
  • Contact exhibitor representatives
  • View product information and videos

Watch and Vote for Your Favorite Student ePoster Pitch

The Student ePoster Pitch Competition gives student researchers an opportunity to highlight their achievements and receive important feedback and mentoring from industry leaders.

Selected finalists from AOCS Divisions will give 5-minute oral presentations during the AOCS Annual Meeting. At the conclusion of each Division’s oral competition session, the viewing audience will be encouraged to vote for their favorite pitch!

Run, Jog or Walk in the 5K Fun Run/Walk!

The 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by ABITEC and Larodan is a great excuse to step away from the screen and get some fresh air.  Visit the Larodan booth, click on the “Giveaway” button and complete the form to receive a free Larodan T-shirt and ABITEC shaker bottle.

Invite colleagues, family and friends to join the fun. Share your photos on social media using #AOCS2021 or #FatsPeoplesFunRun or email photos to Janet Cheney.

Attendee participating in the fun run

Two attendees participating in the fun run together

Attendee participating in the fun run with their dog