Why attend

Why Should You Attend?

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.

Why Should You Attend?

The 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is the premier gathering of experts and thought leaders focused exclusively on the science and technology of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials.

Learn About the Latest Research

By attending this year’s fully online Annual Meeting, you will unlock access to 100+ interactive live broadcast sessions and 650+ oral and poster presentations, which can be replayed on your own schedule. New this year, access the entire technical program or only the specialized track that interests you.

All registrants will also recieve access to:

Engage with Colleagues, New and Old

As an attendee, you will have ample opportunity to connect with colleagues and industry partners at networking events and the online expo, including:

  • Attendee discussions hosted by Divisions, Sections, Common Interest Groups and meeting partners
  • Interactive, online exhibit hall
  • Networking activities, including Midweek Mixers, hosted by Divisions, Sections, Common Interest Groups and meeting partners
  • Industry Updates (exhibitor/commercial presentations)

Register Today

Attend the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo to learn what is new and what is next for oils and fats, foods, personal and home care, and sustainable materials industries! Register for the online 2021 Annual Meeting to discover a world of like-minded professionals who share your passion for advancing the science and technology of fats, oils, surfactants, proteins and related materials in unique and pioneering ways.

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.

“A great avenue for professional networking and display of scientific innovations.”

Rotimi Aluko, Professor, University of Manitoba

“Most educational experience with top-tier professionals in industry and academia regarding industrial lipid products and research related to health, nutrition and international marketing.”

Dr. Thomas P. Mawhinney, Director Analytical Services (ESCL), University of Missouri

“A ‘must attend’ for anyone working or interested in fats and oils.”

Barry M. Gursky, Sales Manager, North America/Europe, Oil-Dri Corporation