Elevate your professional presence

Inspire a growing community while adding to your professional experience by presenting a poster at the Sustainable Protein Forum.

The Forum embraces the work of specialists delivering sustainable food sources, including products
that go beyond traditional plant protein options.  

By presenting cutting-edge research, breakthrough discoveries, and emerging trends, you will connect
with other passionate academic and industry professionals to highlight your work and find solutions to shared challenges.

The Call for Posters is now open!

How to submit

The Sustainable Protein Forum is co-located with the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, and both share the same abstract submission system. To submit to the Sustainable Protein Forum:

  1. Visit the AOCS Abstract Management Submission System and log in using your AOCS account credentials, or create a new account if you do not have one.
  2. Begin a new abstract submission and choose ‘Poster Abstract’ as the submission type.
  3. During the ‘Add Your Poster Abstract’ step, choose the ‘Sustainable Protein Forum’ as your Interest Area.

Please note that choosing any other submission type or interest area will route your abstract to the AOCS annual meeting and not the Sustainable Protein Forum.

Explore additional resources to help with your submission below. 

Abstract submission timeline

Submission site opens: September 1, 2023

Abstract review begins: January 2, 2024

Deadline for abstract submissions: January 12, 2024

Confirmation sent to selected presenters: February 2024

Student Poster Competition

Any student whose poster abstract is accepted for presentation at the Sustainable Protein Forum is automatically eligible for the AOCS Student Poster Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded! Learn more.

Abstract submission resources and support

Find the information you need to successfully submit your abstract and discover answers to frequently asked questions.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

If you think your research is a good fit but have questions before submitting, view our Abstract Submission Guidelines (.pdf).

These guidelines also provide helpful tips and resources for navigating the AOCS abstract submission site.

Expectations for Presenters

If your paper is selected for a poster presentation, you will need to register for the 2024 Sustainable Protein Forum by March 31. All presentations will take place in person at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Accepted poster presenters should print and display at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. AOCS will provided dedicated time for meeting attendees to meet with poster presenters to discuss their work.

International Travel

Visitors entering Canada must present a valid passport and, in most cases, a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is mandatory for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Before entering Canada, all visitors are responsible for ensuring that they have the required documents necessary, whether they are travelling through to another country or returning to their country of origin. For the complete details, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

American citizens, including American-Canadian citizens, must carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada. You do not need a Canadian passport, a Canadian visa or an eTA to enter Canada if you are travelling with a valid U.S. passport. Learn more.

As of September 1, the processing time for a passport is 17+ weeks. Learn about the steps for how to apply for or renew your U.S. passport.


Poster Presenter Support
Contact Lucas Censi at AOCS for general questions about abstract submissions.
Email: lucas.censi@aocs.org