2023 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
April 30–May 3, 2023
Colorado Convention Center | Denver, Colorado, USA

Introduce the next great idea

Hot Topic Symposia address how critical developments, both current and on the horizon, will impact the edible oils and fats, surfactants and detergents, plant proteins, and related sustainable materials industries.

As a leader of one of these sessions, you will develop and coordinate all aspects, including selecting speakers.

Criteria for Submissions

  • Proposed Hot Topics should be timely, relevant content.
  • Topic must be outside the scope of the technical program, i.e. a subject that is not covered in a regular session.
  • Proposals should include a minimum of three speakers with different affiliations.
  • Topics should include high-level context that is important to a broad range of attendees.

Steps for Submitting a Proposal

1. Contact Steph Adams to discuss your Hot Topic proposal.
2. Prepare a topic title, description, and proposed speakers.
3. The topic will be reviewed by a committee.
4. Once a topic and description are approved, staff can assist with confirming speakers.
5. Submit the approved symposia proposal to the online system.

Initial inquiries are due to Steph Adams by December 15. Final proposals are due to AOCS by January 12, 2024.