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.


Join us online at the largest annual conference for fats, oils, proteins, surfactants, biobased and sustainable materials. Connect with researchers and innovators from industry, academia and government laboratories around the world. The meeting brings together thousands of scientists, technicians, nutritionists, researchers and other industry professionals to learn, collaborate and advance the field together.

The 2021 Annual Meeting is designed to foster inclusiveness, allowing attendees to save time and travel expense with its convenient online format.

Attend Live or Watch On-Demand

Live presentations and networking events will take place online on May 3–7 and May 10–14. Instructions on how to access the meeting's live presentations will be emailed to all registrants no later than April 15, 2021.

For added accessibility to the comprehensive meeting content, recorded sessions will be available on-demand three days after live presentations. On-demand access will be available to all attendees through June 30, 2021. AOCS members receive extended access to posters and oral presentations through April 2022.


Registration prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD). Registration options include:

  • AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo (this does not include the ISSFAL Congress)
  • Single tracks or featured sessions selected à la carte
  • ISSFAL Congress (this does not include the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo)
  • AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo and ISSFAL Congress (enjoy full access to both meetings)

ISSFAL members and students receive preferential pricing for the ISSFAL Congress. Please enter your promo code during the registration payment step. Should you not have received your code please contact ISSFAL.

AOCS Members
Single track $149
Full meeting $225
Each à la carte session $29
Single track $199
Full meeting $299
Each à la carte session $49
AOCS Student Members
Full meeting $99
ISSFAL Congress
Standard Rate $149
Member Rate $99
Student Rate $49

Registration Types

New this year, access the entire technical program or only the specialized track that interests you.

Full AOCS Meeting Access Includes:

Single Track Access Includes:

Featured Sessions à la carte Access Includes:

All Registrants Receive Access To:

  • Attendee discussions hosted by Divisions, Sections, Common Interest Groups and meeting partners
  • 2021 AOCS Award Presentation Series
  • Interactive, online exhibit hall
  • Presentations by finalists of the AOCS Student e-Poster Pitch Competition
  • Networking activities, including the virtual 5K Fun Run/Walk, hosted by Divisions, Sections, Common Interest Groups and meeting partners
  • Fast Track presentations (exhibitor/commercial presentations)

Contact Information

If you have questions about registering for the AOCS Annual Meeting, please contact Karen Kesler, Data Management Specialist, at +1 217-693-4813 or

AOCS Membership

Join AOCS today and save on your Annual Meeting registration. AOCS membership provides immediate access to a global network of experts in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials.

Get Approval

AOCS wants to help you get approval to use your budgeted dollars to attend the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Use this budget justification toolkit (PDF) to help you get approval.

Corporate Members

AOCS Corporate Members may receive complimentary and/or special, discounted registrations. Contact Karen Kesler at or +1 217-693-4813 for information on corporate benefits.

Special Discount Consideration

AOCS is aware of and sympathetic to the impact the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on the industry. We want to do our best to provide special accommodations to interested parties who wish to attend the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, but, due to certain circumstances, feel they cannot afford it.

If you have recently been furloughed or laid off but are interested in attending the meeting, please email Karen Kesler at or call her +1 217-693-4813.

Registration Policies

All attendees must be registered and pay the appropriate registration fee to access the virtual meeting platform. Submit only one registration per form or online session.

AOCS Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, and Code of Conduct
Antitrust Policy
Presenter Registration

All presenters are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees to present and attend the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Failure to register for the meeting by April 19, 2021, will automatically withdraw your presentation from the official meeting program. Presenters are responsible for their own registration fees and any other expenses incurred in relation to the Annual Meeting. Invited speakers should contact their Division Vice Chairperson or Session Chairperson to clarify invitation terms.

Registration Cancellation/Refund Policy

All cancellation/refund request must be received in writing by March 31, 2021 to receive a full refund. Cancellation/refund requests should be submitted to the AOCS Registrar, Karen Kesler, at Refund request received on or after April 1, 2021 will not be honored.

Attendee List Scam

AOCS does not sell email lists of members or meeting registrants. Distribution or other use of the list without AOCS’ express authorization is strictly prohibited. Third party “pirate” companies reach out to delegates and exhibitors offering to sell these lists often with the primary objective of obtaining credit card information. AOCS is aware that these solicitations occur but has no affiliation with these companies. Please contact the annual meetings team with any questions or concerns at

Recording Policy

No image capturing or recording, please. The capturing of images, sounds or stream, downloading, or rebroadcasting of technical session (oral or poster) speakers or presentations is strictly prohibited within the AOCS virtual meetings platform.