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

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier international science and business forum organized by the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS), a scientific organization serving the fields of fats, oils proteins, surfactants and related materials.

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.

Who is AOCS?

AOCS is a community of scientists, technicians, nutritionists, researchers and other industry professionals advancing the science and technology of oils, fats, proteins, surfactants and related materials. Today, AOCS is a leading international society with more than 2,000 members around the world.

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.

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils proteins, surfactants and related materials. Known for its extensive and interdisciplinary technical program, the annual meeting features more than 600 oral and poster presentations within 10 interest areas.

40% first-time attendees65 exhibiting companies50:1 attendee-to-exhibiting company ratio

In addition to the technical sessions, the annual meeting features a Hot Topic Symposia, interactive Expo and a variety of networking events including a 5K Fun Run/Walk. The annual meeting provides ample opportunities for attendees to learn, connect with colleagues, engage with new business contacts and meet with exhibitors.

Over 3,000 professionals from more than 80 countries attend the annual meeting, representing the industry's most prestigious corporate, government and academic institutions.

2020 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

AOCS hosted its first ever virtual annual meeting during the week of June 29, 2020. The meeting attracted over 3,000 participants from every corner of the globe. The event showcased volunteer and invited oral and poster presentations from all 10 of AOCS' interest areas, as well as featured sessions including research from leading experts in industry and academia. The entire 2020 annual meeting program is recorded and available on-demand until June 2021.

Who Attends the Annual Meeting?

Registrants' country of origin: 55% North America, 19% Europe, 17% Asia and Oceania, 8% South America, 1% Middle East and AfricaRegistrants' emoployment affiliation: 68% industry, 21% academia, 6% government, 5% 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