Networking Events

Networking Events

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.

Networking Events

Featured Events

Featured Events focus on big-picture topics that are broadly relevant in our community. Learn about the power of collaboration from our keynote speaker, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents and more. View Featured Events.

Networking and Social Events

Connect with new colleagues, engage in business development or socialize with friends to unwind during the 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Whether you are recharging from a long day of sessions or growing your professional network, these events will energize your focus. View events.

Division and Section

Exchange ideas and build connections with colleagues in your preferred AOCS interest area(s) and geographical region during roundtable discussions and networking events. These events are also where Division and Section members gather to recognize and celebrate award winners. View events.

Explore Atlanta

Atlanta is a city filled with rich history. Start your stay in Atlanta by experiencing a panoramic tour of the city or relax after the meeting with a stroll through botanical gardens. Learn more about the adventures that await you in Atlanta.


“I have presented posters at several AOCS meetings over the last few years and have found these gatherings to be an excellent platform for presenting my work to a targeted audience with a high level of expertise. In my experience, the poster presentations are effective at facilitating considerable engagement with conference attendees.”
-Jessica Beekman, Ph.D., Research Chemist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, USA

"I absolutely felt amazed with the ease that AOCS provided me as a presenter. Although skeptical in the beginning, all doubts disappeared when I realized how easy all the technical people who worked hard in the background made it for me. It was a great virtual experience and as flawless as it could be and with rewarding results and metrics. Thank you AOCS staff!"
-Apostolos Pappas, PhD, Senior Dermatology Consultant, Nogra Pharma and Entrinsic Biosciences, Switzerland

“Presenting our research poster at AOCS was a great experience and we received a lot of inquiries from other attendees. AOCS made it very easy to connect with others and build necessary relationships to promote our project.”
-Chelsea Grimes, Materials Technologies, W R Grace & Co, USA