Meeting Information

Meeting Information

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.

Meeting Information

Who is AOCS?

AOCS is a volunteer-led professional scientific membership organization providing current and emerging information. Our community shares research results and industrially relevant innovations in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants, and related materials. Many scientists, experts, and others engaged in these fields find their professional “home” in AOCS.

AOCS Divisions give members with similar technical interests a forum to exchange professional information, develop programs and maintain open lines of communication with peers. The annual meeting’s technical programming is divided into these same interest areas.

AOCS develops and publishes methods of analysis for fats, oils, proteins, surfactants, and related materials according to accepted international standards to ensure equitable trade practices on a global scale. The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo provides a venue for meetings of the Expert Panels, Technical Leadership Committee and Uniform Methods Committee that develop and maintain the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of AOCS.

Who Attends the Annual Meeting?

Historic average geographic distribution: 70% North America, 15% Europe, 10% Asia and Oceania, 3% South America, 2% Middle East and AfricaAverage registrants' employment affiliation: 63% industry, 22% academia, 6% government, 9% other

Registrants' areas of interest

  • Analytical
  • Animal Feed
  • Biochemistry
  • Biofuels
  • Biorenewables
  • Biotechnology
  • Cannabinoids
  • Cannabis and Hemp Processing
  • Cosmetics
  • COVID-19 and Lipids
  • Edible Applications Technology
  • Food and Feed
  • Food Structure and Functionality
  • Green Chemistry
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Industrial Oil Products
  • Lipid Oxidation and Quality
  • Microscopy and Imaging
  • Oilseeds and Fats
  • Oleochemicals
  • Personal Care
  • Phospholipids
  • Processing
  • Protein and Co-Products
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Specialty Oils
  • Surfactants and Detergents
  • Sustainability

2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

AOCS hosted its second virtual annual meeting from May 3–14, 2021. The meeting attracted 1200+ participants from every corner of the globe. The event showcased volunteer and invited oral and ePoster presentations from all 10 of AOCS' interest areas. Registered attendees can access the 2021 online meeting platform to watch on-demand presentations, view posters and interact with exhibitors. Download the 2021 Attendee Guide (.pdf) to learn more about how to use meeting features.

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Join AOCS to collaborate year-round with a global community of peers working to advance the science and technology of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials, plus get the best rates on meeting registration. More reasons to join the AOCS family.

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“The AOCS meeting was a very precious opportunity for sharing, harmonization and discussion.” Tullia Gallina Toschi, PhD, Full Professor, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy

"Introducing technology at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo was a truly outstanding experience. The session generated interesting discussions and interactions with scientists and technologists from the oils and proteins industry. In addition, AOCS staff was really dedicated to making the experience very user-friendly.” Gabriel DUFOUR, Business Development Manager, EcoXtract (Pennakem Europa), France

“This important AOCS event has been throughout my scientific career a great window to show the progress of my research. The ease with which one can register, submit scientific presentations, and request help when questions arise, makes the AOCS Annual Meeting my preferred scientific meeting.” Dario M. Cabezas, PhD, Researcher, Laboratorio de Investigación en Funcionalidad y Tecnología de Alimentos (LIFTA), UNQ – CONICET, Argentina