Technical Program

Technical Program

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.

Technical Program

Explore the latest research, technological developments and industry trends during sessions covering a variety of topics in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials.

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.


The AOCS Annual Meeting’s extensive technical program features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 10 distinct interest areas. View the technical program.

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Hot Topics and Featured Sessions

Hot Topics and Featured Sessions focus on big-picture topics that are broadly relevant in our community. View Hot Topics and Featured Sessions.

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Open-access Livestream Schedule

As part of the 2021 meeting, AOCS is broadcasting select presentations on an open-access livestream. This livestream is free and open to everyone — no registration is required. Learn more about upcoming open-access presentations and events and mark your calendar to join us.

Preview open-access livestream presentations and events

AOCS Awards Presentation Series

AOCS Awards celebrate the important contributions of scientists and technologists working in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants and related materials. New this year, ten AOCS Award winners will present their research in a series of presentations on an open-access livestream. Preview upcoming presentations to reserve a spot on your calendar.

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Student ePoster Competition

Watch up to five finalists present their research during the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Audience members will have the chance to vote for their favorite pitch! Learn more.

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Topic Proposals for 2022

AOCS is dedicated to building a technical program that meets the needs of our constituents. We invite all attendees to take one or more interest area surveys to help shape the 2022 Technical Program. Completing a survey by May 15, 2021, will enter you into a random drawing for one free registration for the 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, May 1–4, 2022, online or in-person in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Submit your ideas for the 2022 Technical Program!

AOCS Annual Meeting attendee completing an AOCS interest area survey for 2020 Technical Program topics

Committee Meetings

AOCS committees consist of subject matter experts who review and advise on important issues related to AOCS programs. Learn more about what these committees do and how you can attend one of their meetings. View committee descriptions and the dates and times of meetings.

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