The 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition, Building the Future of Analytical Science, has been reformatted into an all-virtual event employing state of the art technology designed to maximize the presentation, discussion, and networking experience.

Your attendance at the AOAC Virtual Annual Meeting includes all stakeholder panels, scientific sessions, exhibits, posters and special events. Registration covers live participation during the meeting and access to all information on the meeting platform until March 12, 2021.

A Robust Virtual Program

The virtual event makes no compromises, with a program including scientific sessions, educational programs, forums, stakeholder panels, working groups, as well as posters and a virtual exhibit hall.

The Annual Meeting will kick off on September 8 with the Analytical Solutions Forum, two days of exploring emerging issues and technologies, followed by Working Group meetings over the rest of the week.

Attendees can participate in twenty-eight scientific sessions that will take place from September 8 to 24. The meeting will wrap up with award-winning student research presentations and a Hot Topic Symposium on COVID-19.  

A State of the Art Virtual Platform

AOAC is working closely with an advanced technology provider to stage an event that maximizes the Annual Meeting experience.

Scientific session presentations are being filmed at high-resolution broadcast quality and streamed with picture-in-picture functionality that allows participants to maximize the presentations while simultaneously viewing the presenter and asking questions.

Networking, always a key aspect of the Annual Meeting, will be facilitated by numerous events and sidebar opportunities in specific rooms, with video conferencing, chat, and Q&A comment functionality available throughout the meeting.

A virtual Exhibit Hall will contain tiles displaying exhibitors, with the option to view product details, watch a video, or schedule a call with the exhibitor.

The virtual Poster Hall will be available for the duration of the meeting. Viewers can click a link to view an abstract, or dive deeper to view the full poster and pose questions to the poster author.

A Can’t Miss Opportunity…

The 134th AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting and Exposition offers professional opportunities for all stakeholders:

  • Businesses: gain insights from scientific and regulatory experts… and understand trends and standards priorities.
  • Scientists: build professional expertise and share information and best practices.
  • Regulators:  leverage unprecedented opportunity for stakeholder collaboration on complex testing and analysis challenges… helping improve compliance and public safety.

Experience the AOAC Analytical Solutions Forum

The AOAC Analytical Solutions Forum serves as an “idea incubator.” It is a science-based, open meeting where global stakeholders from government, industry and academia can convene to share emerging issues that are impacting food safety, food defense and food security; and, to examine the role (and need) for analytical standards and methods. View the 2020 agenda >

Expand your expertise with AOAC analytical science training courses

Finally, AOAC invites attendees to expand their expertise with live online training courses to be announced later and held in early October.


AOAC would like to thank our 2020 Champions