Networking activities



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Please contact Amy Garren at amy.garren@aocs.org for assistance creating an optimal experience for your interest areas.



Awards Sessions

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speed networking

Career Catalyst: Speed Networking to Create New Professional Bonds

Sunday, May 5, 3–3:45 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex
Room 225
Facilitated by AOCS interest-focused and career-based communities

All registrants welcome! A structured yet casual meeting format that allows you to connect with new colleagues — five minutes at a time — in a comfortable and inviting setting. You will discover how welcoming our Society is — just bring your curiosity, smile and business cards.



meet and greet

President's Welcome Reception

Sunday, May 5, 5:30 –7 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex
Hall 1

The Chemistry of Beer and Cocktails
A Certified Brewmaster will be at the ready to explain the chemistry of the brewing process and recommend beer pairings based on the menu provided by America's Center. Prefer a cocktail instead? Visit the Mixologist Station to pick up a signature cocktail and learn about the chemistry of the cocktail.

Meet-and-Greet at the flags
Grab your food and drink and then meet with others from your specific career areas—this is where you begin making connections that could lead to life-long collaborations.



YPCIG reception

Young Professional Common Interest Group Reception

Sunday, May 5, 7 –8 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex

You have mixed and mingled during the Opening Reception, but now it is time to get to know more of your colleagues in a relaxed, fun, environment. No ticket required.



editors

We Reviewers Reception

Sunday, May 5, 7–8 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex
Ballroom
Organized for the Professional Educator and Student CIGs

Thank you AOCS journal manuscript, book proposal, INFORM magazine column and Lipid Library article reviewers! Let us show you our appreciation with free food and drinks (no ticket required). This will be a wonderful time to catch up with colleagues from universities around the world, to meet the editors-in-chief and editorial boards, and to learn more about future plans. Students, post-docs and faculty interested in getting involved as a reviewer are encouraged to attend!



Division and Section Luncheons and Receptions

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Networking

Speed Mentoring

Monday, May 6, 2019, 1–1:45 p.m.
Expo Hall/Registration in America’s Convention Center Complex
Organized by a joint committee of the Common Interest Groups

Get and give career advice, find real-world business solutions and exchange ideas in record time. This informal and inviting activity will boost your confidence and connections. Meet with AOCS leaders, authors and recent graduates who can share their valuable experiences. The advice and connections that you make might just lead to your next career advancement!



students

Informal Student Get-Together

Monday, May 6, 2019, 7–8 p.m.
TBD

All students, post-docs and friends should attend for fun and comradery. Student CIG leaders will identify the location soon — have an idea? Reach out to a SCIG leader.



lunch

AOCS Member and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex
Room 223/224
Hosted by the AOCS Networking Value Center

We appreciate YOU! Enjoy FREE food and fun as we celebrate our volunteers.

To celebrate the efforts and to honor our dedicated volunteers, we invite all attendees to join us for this FREE luncheon. If you have volunteered with AOCS in the past year, be sure to enter our special AOCS Volunteer Raffle and Giveaway! Looking to become involved and make a difference? Get inspired by those who make a difference through AOCS.



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2019–2020 Planning Meetings

Wednesday, May 8, 2–3 p.m.
America’s Center Convention Complex

These meetings, facilitated by the CIG leadership teams, set priorities for next year’s activities and include discussions of possible webinars, technical sessions, meet-ups at other conferences and other future initiatives.




Committee Meetings



All events take place at the America’s Center Convention Complex unless otherwise indicated.
If you cannot attend a committee meeting of interest or for further information, contact the staff liaison listed.

  • 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    This committee of Division Vice-Chairpersons determines the technical program for the 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting.
    Staff Contact: Donna Elbon, donnae@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    2–5 p.m.
    Room 360

  • Asian Section Leadership Team
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    Monday, May 6
    12:45–1:45 p.m.
    Room 360

  • Books and Special Publications Committee
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    3–4 p.m.
    Room 362

  • China Section Leadership Team Meeting
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    3–4 p.m.
    Room 360

  • Division Council
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    1:45–2:45 p.m.
    Room 223/224

  • Division Executive Steering Committees
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    Room 223/224

  • European Section Leadership Meeting 
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    Monday, May 6
    12:45–1:45 p.m.
    Room 361 

  • Foundation Board
    Staff Contact: Patrick Donnelly, patrick.donnelly@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    7–8:30 a.m.
    Room 362

  • Governing Board
    Staff Contact: Patrick Donnelly, patrick.donnelly@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    2–5 p.m.
    Room 370

  • JAOCS Associate Editors Breakfast
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    Monday, May 6
    7:45–9 a.m.
    Room 370

  • JAOCS Senior Associate Editors
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Room 361

  • JSD Committee 
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    Tuesday, May 7
    11 a.m.–Noon
    Room 361

  • Laboratory Proficiency Program Committee
    scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    11 a.m.–Noon
    Room 362

  • Lipid Library Committee 
    Staff Contact: Anthony Miller, anthony.miller@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    7–8 a.m.
    Room 371

  • Lipids Journal Luncheon
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    Tuesday, May 7
    12:15–2 p.m.
    Room 360

  • UMC Sub Committee Roundtable
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    1–3 p.m.
    Room 370

  • Olive Oil Expert Panel
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    Saturday, May 4
    4–5 p.m.
    Room 103

  • Process Contaminants Expert Panel
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Room 104

  • Professional Educators Common Interest Group Business Meeting
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    2–3 p.m.
    Room 372

  • Students Common Interest Group Business Meeting
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    2–3 p.m.
    Room 361

  • Technical Leadership Meeting
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    9–10:30 a.m.
    Room 362

  • Uniform Methods Committee
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    3–4 p.m.
    Room 370

  • We ❤︎ Reviewers Reception 
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    7–8 p.m.
    Room Ballroom Prefunction (2nd Floor)

  • Young Professionals Common Interest Group Business Meeting
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    Wednesday, May 8
    2–3 p.m.
    Room 362

  • Young Professionals Common Interest Group Reception
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    Sunday, May 5
    7–8 p.m.
    Room Washington Lobby West (1st Floor)