Get involved in AM21

Have a voice in the next meeting!

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.

Have a voice in the next meeting!

AOCS offers many ways you can get involved in the planning and execution of the annual meeting!

Chair a technical session

Session chairs invite highly qualified individuals in various areas of focus to present interesting and pertinent information on identified session topics. Email Tisha Sarver to volunteer as a session chair.

Present your research

The extensive technical program will feature oral and poster presentations in at least 10 areas of interest. The abstract submission site is open from September 1, 2020, to January 15, 2021. Submit early for optimal consideration.

Organize a featured session

Organize a Hot Topic session that addresses how a current, critical issue is impacting the business of fats and oils. The proposal site is open from September 1, 2020, to January 15, 2021. Submit early for the best promotion.

Recognize a colleague

AOCS Awards recognize individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to science, technology, industry and our Society. Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of 40 AOCS awards and fellowships.

Do not delay, apply today:

  • October 1 is the submission deadline for Student Awards.
  • February 1 is the submission deadline for junior researcher and student Travel Grants.

Each award has its own specific and unique nomination requirements. Learn more about AOCS awards and email Victoria Santo if you have any questions.

Become a Division leader

Plan meeting programs, identify topics of importance to the specific interest area, mentor young professionals, and more. Each Division is based upon one of a specific area of technical interest focus-specific and provides a forum for networking and collaborating with members of a specialty area. Email Karen Kesler to add a Division to your current AOCS membership.

Already a Division member? Wendy Puckett can provide information on how to seek a leadership position!

Showcase your company

Introduce your company, services and products to AOCS annual meeting attendees through NEW sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. For more information and customized packages, please contact Sterling Bollman. Exhibiting companies can also present an oral presentation with a live question and answer session! The abstract submission site is open from September 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021.

You can contribute to the annual meeting and AOCS more broadly!

Have another idea to make this annual meeting the best yet? Contact Tisha Sarver!