Welcome to Raleigh, it’s #soapconf13 time!

The Welcome banner has been hung with care, conference crew is here and we can’t wait to see you at the 2013 Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild Conference, starting Friday (officially, that is, with pre-conference half-day sessions and a welcome reception Thursday).

welcome banner

Conference crew members have been landing over the past several days and are deep into preparations for the 16th annual HSCG conference. Volunteers were working behind the scenes Monday receiving and unloading scores of material. Tuesday, another wave of volunteers arrived to assemble attendee badges, organize speaker material, put together information packets, wrap goodies (oh, there WILL be gifts), wrap more goodies, and corral raffle prizes.

boxes coming in_HSCG2013 conf

Throughout the conference, you will find volunteers ready to help. Staff members will be wearing black and brown HSCG polos, conference committee members will be wearing teal HSCG polos, board of director members will be wearing purple HSCG polos, and you may even catch some of the hardworking conference committee ground crew wearing HSCG aprons. Conference committee members are here to help with any questions that you run into during the conference – just flag us down (and pardon our distraction as calls come through our headsets – for once, we really do have other voices in our heads).

For those of you on site early, join us Thursday at 7:00 pm for a pre-conference Welcome Reception in Grand Ballrooms 3 and 4 and get ready for the #soapconf13 tags to fly (read up on the details here).

HSCG Monday crew at dinner

In the meantime, if you see a bunch of soapmakers running around, that’s your ground crew preparing the hotel for the conference!

Come say hi and see you soon!

 

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