In-Depth Seminars

Three half-day seminars are being offered for conference attendees on the day before the Conference. These seminars are optional and are in addition to the regular conference content. The three different seminars running concurrently (which means you'll have to pick just one).

Wholesaling and How to Determine Your Pricing

Given by: Marla Bosworth, Back Porch Soap Company

Did you ever want to start or expand your wholesale business but did not know where to begin? Are you unsure on how to build a relationship with retailers that is profitable? Wonder how to make your products stand out to retailers in this very competitive marketplace? Then this is the class for you! Marla Bosworth will share her extensive wholesaling knowledge to help you develop an effective strategy to be profitable and still have fun.

Good Manufacturing Practices:
How to Get Your GMP in Place

Given by: Marie Gale

In this seminar, Marie will walk you through how to set up good manufacturing practices in your soapmaking operations. At the end of the day, you'll have a good understanding of what the existing GMP guidelines are, how to adapt them to the way you work, and a step-by-step program to get your GMP fully implemented.

Liquid Soap Making Solutions: An Intensive, Hands-On Liquid Soapmaking Workshop

Given by: Jackie Thompson

Sorry, this class is SOLD OUT!

Do you want to make Liquid Soap, but don’t know where to start, or would you like to improve and refine your liquid soapmaking skills using different techniques never before published until now?

This intensive hands-on workshop will take you through the traditional approaches to handcrafted liquid soap as well as introduce you to new and novel methods designed to refine and expedite liquid soap production.

Participants will learn the tips, tricks and techniques of making various liquid soap products through guided direction as they create the products themselves. Participants are asked to provide their own safety goggles and gloves. Additional stick blenders would be appreciated, but not required. Ingredients and all other soapmaking equipment will be supplied.


The price for each seminar is $79 which includes coffee/tea service in the morning and lunch. Please note that the seminars must be signed up for separately from your conference registration.

Limited Enrollment

These half-day seminars are intended to provide an opportunity for a in-depth look at each subject, with plenty of time for individual attention and Q & A. Each seminar will be limited to 25 attendees, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The seminars are scheduled forthe morning and early afternoon on May 16th, and will be completed before registration that evening (the Conference starts on the morning of May 17th).

If you plan to attend one of the special seminars, be sure that your arrange your transportation so you will be ready and rested at 10:00 am on the 16th. We recommend arriving at the hotel on the 15th, so you're not rushed and have a chance to settle in. Discounted room rates will still apply for the night of the 15th.