Featured Sessions

Featured Sessions

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.

Featured Sessions

All sessions take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Opening Celebration: Collaborate to Innovate

Sunday, May 1 | 4–5:30 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

In addition to the keynote speaker, AOCS President Phil Kerr and AOCS President-elect Silvana Martini will recognize Society Award winners. The keynote speaker will share stories about the power of collaboration, how it is increasingly becoming a part of our ecosystem during COVID-19 and the importance of collaboration continuing beyond the pandemic.

AOCS Governing Board Town Hall

Monday, May 2 | 7:15–7:45 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Want to know more about AOCS? Join us for an informal get-together with AOCS Governing Board members to learn about our strategic initiatives. In addition to conducting routine business of the Society, President Phil Kerr will share his perspective on this past year.

Dedicated Poster Viewing

Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3 | Noon–1:30 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Do not miss the chance to discuss poster presentations with their authors! Authors will be at their physical poster displayed in the ballroom during noon–1:30 p.m. EDT on the following days.


  • Health and Nutrition
  • Industrial Oil Products
  • Lipid Oxidation and Quality
  • Phospholipid
  • Processing
  • Protein and Co-Products
  • Surfactants and Detergents


  • Analytical
  • Biotechnology
  • Edible Applications Technology

JSD Anniversary Session

Monday, May 2 | 7:25–9:30 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD), the journal is sponsoring a special session consisting of invited papers presented by members of the JSD editorial board. JSD publishes scientific contributions in the surfactants and detergents area. This includes basic and applied science of oleochemical and petrochemical surfactants; development and performance of surfactants in all applications; and development and manufacture of detergent ingredients and their formulation into finished products. JSD Editor-in-Chief Douglas G. Hayes will chair this session.