Presenter Resources Center

Presenter Resources Center

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.

Presenter Resources Center

General Information

Congratulations! We look forward to hosting your presentation at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo! Instructions for completing next steps for both oral and poster presenters are included in the Presenter Guidelines.

The 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will be held online May 3–14, 2021, with livestreamed sessions occurring Monday through Friday. All presenters are required to register for the meeting by April 19, 2021.

Access the Online Meeting Platform

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.

Tools and Templates

Below you'll find tools and templates to help you make the most of your presentation at the meeting. Google Chrome is the preferred browser for accessing the AOCS Oral or ePoster Presentation Management Systems and presenting. Learn how to download Google Chrome.

Watch a "Presenter Information Session" recording to see live demos and tutorials of the online platform, including how to upload your materials and prepare for your live presentation. Download "Presenter Information Session slides" (.pdf) to help you remember key information.

Both oral and poster presenters can download the "Presenter Toolkit" (.docx) to help promote their presentation to contacts and followers. 

Oral Presentations

Oral presentation visuals should be created using Microsoft PowerPoint and set to a 16:9 slide ratio. For your convenience, you can download a PowerPoint Template (.pptx) to create your slides. Speakers are not required to use the template.

    Guides and Tutorials

    Poster Presentations

    For your convenience, you can download an ePoster Template (.pptx) to create your slides. Presenters are not required to use the template.

    Your presentation should be saved as a PDF file before uploading the presentation into the AOCS ePoster Presentation Management System. The ePoster must be a one-side only, single-page PDF file. A 16:9 aspect ratio and landscape orientation are preferred.

    Guides and Tutorials

    Example Poster Presentation

    Julian R. Barnes, Principal Science Expert Surfactants, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, is the Surfactants and Detergents Poster Session Chair. Julian's poster presentation from the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and subsequent AOCS Webinar are provided as an example ePoster presentation.

    Zoom Backgrounds

    Click on an image (.jpg) below to download it for use as a background during your presentation and meeting events.

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    Publishing Details

    All presentations and supporting materials will be shared during the Annual Meeting from May 3–14, 2021. After May 14, 2021, abstracts and presentations will be added to the AOCS meeting archive.

    Contact Us

    Do you have questions about presenting? Please contact AOCS at or +1 217-693-4831.