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.


Call for Papers

The call for oral presentations and is closed.

Hot Topics and Featured Sessions

Hot Topic Symposia focus on critical developments that impact industries related to edible oils and fats, surfactants and detergents, plant proteins and related sustainable materials. This year’s topics include climate change, sustainability, gene editing and more.

All Hot Topic Symposia and Featured Sessions will take place on Monday, May 2 from 7:25–9:30 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4).

Session Topics

The technical program is now available and features over 650 presentations in 10 interest areas. Browse through talks and start getting excited!

Industry Updates

Industry Updates highlight the latest innovations in products and services of direct relevance to oils, fats, proteins, surfactants, foods and sustainable materials research, and development and production. The sessions can be viewed on-demand.

Industry Updates took place live on Thursday, April 14 from 9–11:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC5). Watch the on-demand recording on the AOCS YouTube channel.

Student Competitions

AOCS hosted nine Student ePoster Pitch Competitions.

The Graduate Student Oral Competition was hosted by the Protein and Co-Products Division.

All student-focused sessions will be available to stream on-demand on the AOCS YouTube channel at a later date.

Committee Meetings

All committee meetings take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. 

2023 Technical Session Development Meetings

These committees provide guidance for AOCS divisions.

Do you have innovative ideas for next year's Annual Meeting technical program? If you would like to be part of the planning, this is where it all happens — take an active role by participating in these committee discussions to assist in developing the technical program.

Staff Contact: Ellen Snipes,

AOCS Programs and Services Committees

These committees provide guidance related to AOCS membership programs, publications and governance.

Scientific and Technical Committees

These committees provide guidance for AOCS technical products and services.

Open-access Livestream Schedule

In advance of the 2022 meeting, AOCS will broadcast select sessions on an open-access livestream. In addition to live viewing, all sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand within a few days on the AOCS YouTube channel.

Presenter Resources Center

We look forward to hosting your presentation at the 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo! Instructions for completing next steps for both oral and poster presenters are included in the Presenter Guidelines.

The 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and online May 1–4, 2022. AOCS is committed to providing a safe environment for all in-person event participants, and the meeting is a mask- and vaccine-required event. Review our safety plan to stay up to date on the latest details.


“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

"Presenting at AOCS was a pleasure and a great way to share my industrial experience. AOCS made it easy to upload all documents and be prepared for the presentation. I highly encourage anyone thinking about presenting to do it!”
-Dan Piorkowski, Principal Scientist, LHC R&D, North America, Henkel Corporation, USA

“I was able to demonstrate my performance thanks to the preparation and Q&A support of AOCS staff members. Additionally, the Q&A by chat created a sense of reality like a face-to-face poster discussion.”
-Kazuki Shimizu, Assistant Manager, Lion Corporation, Japan