AOCS Journals’ Competition

New for 2021! AOCS Journals’ Research Pitch Competition

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.

New for 2021! AOCS Journals’ Research Pitch Competition

The AOCS Research Pitch Competition provides an opportunity for principal investigators and innovators to share early-stage ideas and receive feedback from a community well versed in industrial and societal needs and funding opportunities. Tell us a problem you intend to solve and how you plan to do so!

Submit your ideas based on the AOCS journals’ subject areas.

All submitters will receive written feedback. The top 5 for each journal subject area will be invited to participate in a live pitch contest at the conference where they will receive additional live feedback from our distinguished judging panel and from an audience or researchers from industrial and academic laboratories around the globe.

Awards will be presented to the group ranked highest by our judges, and for an audience favorite for each journal area:

  • First place: US $750
  • Audience favorite: US $250

Submissions for the journal competition are closed.

Submission System

Submit your research synopsis (abstract) via CadmiumCD for review by the judging panel. Participants may submit their pitch as an individual or as a team.

Please carefully review the Guidelines & CadmiumCD User Guide (PDF) for detailed instructions regarding abstract submission, selection criteria, and more.

Submission Deadline

Research synopses (abstracts) will be collected via the CadmiumCD Abstract Scorecard from September 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021. Finalists will be announced on March 1, 2021.

Registration Requirements

All finalists are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees to present and attend the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Registration will be available beginning in January 2021. Presenters are responsible for their own registration fees and any other expenses incurred in relation to the Annual Meeting.

Failure to register for the meeting by April 19, 2021, will result in the automatic withdrawal of your abstract from the final round and official meeting program.

Contact Information

If you have questions about participating in the Research Pitch Competition, please contact AOCS publications staff:
Telephone: +1 217-693-4822