Friday, May 1, 2015

AOCS Annual Meeting: Tips for Success

The 106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases is only a few days away!  Here are our top four tips to make the most of your time in Orlando:

1.   Build your itinerary now!
  • Access The App, AOCS’ new mobile event guide to search presentations and customize your Annual Meeting itinerary. Don’t forget to activate your attendee profile on The App for your chance to win an iPad Air!*
  • Interested in attending a session presented by The Society of Cosmetic Chemists?  SCC sessions are included in The App, or you can view their entire line-up of sessions at

2.    Preview abstracts early!
  • View abstracts on The App, or access printer-friendly versions on the attendee only webpage.  In a responsible effort to encourage sustainability, the abstracts will only be available electronically.

3.    Start networking today!
  • Connect with other Annual Meeting attendees on The App, or access the traditional list of registered attendees on the attendee only webpage.

4.    Pack the essentials!
  • The Tuesday night reception is outdoors, and casual attire is encouraged!  We hope you’ll enjoy this fun evening of sand volleyball, basketball, bag toss, and ladder ball.
  • Don’t forget to pack a donation to the Annual Meeting Toy Drive!  All donations will benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando. 

Orlando Forecast
May 3 Mostly Sunny High 86°F / 30°C Low 66°F / 19°C
May 4 Mostly Sunny High 86°F / 30°C Low 68°F / 20°C
May 5 Mostly Sunny High 87°F / 31°C Low 70°F / 21°C
 May 6 Sunny High 90°F / 32°C Low 70°F / 21°C
Orlando Information
The Official Visitor Center of Orlando sells discounted theme park and attraction tickets and provides currency exchange services. The friendly, multi-lingual staff can assist with questions in person or via telephone at (407) 363-5872.  Additional resources: interactive map, listings of events and free things to do, and on-the-go guides to theme parks, Orlando airports, restaurant, and more.

Visit the Travel Notes webpage for additional notes on airport transportation, suggested conference attire, and more.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Watch the Blog for Important Information
I will be posting the day's events, links as well as contests and promotions. Any important updates regarding the AOCS Annual Meeting will be posted on the AOCS blog so please check back!

AOCS Annual Meeting & Industry Showcases Quick Links

Contact your blogger Amy Lopez at (or stop by AOCS Information Services in the the Butler Room) to share Annual Meeting news and photos. I might even give you a prize!

* To qualify for the iPad Air drawing, your attendee profile must be activated on The App by 9:00 AM (Eastern) on Tuesday, May 5 and feature either your photo or short biography. The winner will be announced during the Awards Plenary and Business Meeting on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 11:00 AM in Gatlin C. You must be present to win.

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