2013 Conference Speakers: Round 3!

February is a very special month round these parts, marking when we finally recover from the multitude of holidays, start our double-digit countdown to the Annual Conference, and hustle to take advantage of the last month of member discounts on conference registration.  (Psst…if you’ve been thinking about joining, the member rates more than cover the cost of basic membership.)

We are beyond thrilled to be bringing over two dozen speakers with expertise spanning a wide range of subjects to this year’s conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Today, we bring you another installment in our ongoing series of speaker introductions:

Learn to make exotic milk soaps without all the fussiness and hassle of traditional techniques from Product Body founder and co-owner Joanna Schmidt in Hassle-Free Milk Soapmaking.


In true soap whisperer fashion, chemist and professor Kevin Dunn will continue his scientific soapmaking saga with an investigation into the true differences between ‘superfatting’ and ‘lye discounting’ in Superfat or Discount? Identical or different?.


Stephenson Group CEO Jamie Bentley will share some of the insights his company has learned from the many challenges faced over its 150+ year tenure and what the future holds for your business and the business of soapmaking in The Soap Opera: 150 Years of Making Soap.


From understanding legal regulations on natural colorants to how to get that perfect pencil line, Kathryn Hackney of Bramble Berry and Otion will teach you how to be fearless with color in soap in Cold Process Colorant Master Class.


And finally, due to popular demand, Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus will be leading a session on UPC codes.


Stay tuned to the 2013 conference home page to see the latest schedule details, plan your travel and hotel stay, find out how to enter the soapers showcase, and more.

Don’t forget, member early bird pricing expires at the end of this month.

We’re 100 days away from the 2013 Annual Conference in Raleigh and we could not be more excited to be bringing you this year’s classes, competitions, and networking events parties!

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