2014 Conference Schedule

The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic 2014 Conference will be in session from May 20 - 22. Optional Half-Day Seminars will be held during the day on May 19, and early registration and certification testing will be open that evening.

Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Monday, May 19, 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm   Special Half-Day Seminars (lunch included):

Scaling Production & Masterbatching: Brave the Fire (Kendra Cote)

Cold Process Soapmaking Intensive Class (Catherine McGinnis)

Packaging Your Bath and Body Products (Joan McCoy)

Taking Your Empire to the Next Level: Sales Reps + Trade Shows (Lela Barker)

4:00 - 7:00 pm   Registration
Vendors Open
6:00 - 7:00 pm   Certification Testing (members only)
7:00 - 8:30 pm   Special Event
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:15 - 8:15amRegistration & Breakfast
Vendors Open
8:15 - 8:45amWelcome and Orientation
8:45 - 10:30am Keynote Speaker - Prof. Dr. Vijai K. S. Shukla
Nature's Gift to Soap and Cosmetics
10:30 - 11:00amBreak - Raffle Drawings - Vendors Open
11:00am - 12:30pm From Gel Phase to Sell Phase (Charlene Simon)
12:30 - 2:00pmNetworking Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm Getting Started With Your Record-Keeping and GMP (Marie Gale)
Decoding the Mystery: A Practical Guide to Product Pricing (Lela Barker)
3:00 - 3:30pmBreak - Raffle Drawings - Vendors Open
3:30 - 4:30pm Mastering the Bath Bomb (Holly Port)
Nailing New Trends: An Intro to Handmade Nail Polish (Christina Rose)
Formulating Fantastic Body Scrubs & Whipped Butters (Marla Bosworth)
4:30 - 4:45pmBreak
4:45 - 5:45pm Mastering the Bath Bomb (Holly Port)
Nailing New Trends: An Intro to Handmade Nail Polish (Christina Rose)
Formulating Fantastic Body Scrubs & Whipped Butters (Marla Bosworth)
7:00 - ??? Special Event
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7:00 - 8:00am Certification Testing
7:30 - 8:30amBreakfast & Morning Announcements
Vendors Open
8:30 - 10:00am Protein in Handcrafted Soap (Kevin Dunn)
10:00 - 10:30amBreak - Raffle Drawings - Vendors Open
10:30 - 12:00 noon Packaging Your Bath and Body Products (Joan McCoy)
Making Natural Perfume & Cologne 101 (Lori Nova Endres)
12:00 - 1:00pmLunch for Non-Members
12:00 - 2:30pmLunch & Annual Membership Meeting (members only)
2:30 - 3:30pmBreak - Raffle Drawings - Vendors Open
3:30 - 4:30pm Making Transparent Cold/Hot Process Soap - Part 1 (Kerri Mixon)
Testing Natural Colors in Your CP Soap (Ruth Esteves)
Advanced Liquid Soapmaking – Neutralizing Liquid Soap (Jackie Thompson)
4:30 - 4:45pmBreak
4:45 - 5:45pm Making Transparent Cold/Hot Process Soap - Part 2 (Kerri Mixon)
Testing Natural Colors in Your CP Soap (Ruth Esteves)
Advanced Liquid Soapmaking – Soap Gels and Jellies (Jackie Thompson)
7:00 - ??? Special Event
Thursday, May 22, 2014
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast & Morning Announcements
8:00 - 9:30am Why Being a Social Soapmaker is Important (Jamie Bentley)
9:30 - 10:00amBreak - Raffle Drawings - Vendors Open
10:00 - 11:30am Making Sustainability a Key Part
of Your Brand Story
(Funlayo Alabi)
Trademarks and Branding – Make your Mark! (Dave Purdue)
11:30 am - 1:00pmLunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30pm Comprehensive Color and Scent for Soap and Cosmetics (Kerri Mixon)
Create Amazing Scenery in your Soaps (Erica Pence)
Exfoliants in Soap (Charlene Simon)
2:30 - 3:30pmBreak - Raffle Drawings - Finish with Vendors
3:30 - 5:00pm Comprehensive Color and Scent for Soap and Cosmetics (Kerri Mixon)
Create Amazing Scenery in your Soaps (Erica Pence)
Exfoliants in Soap (Charlene Simon)
5:00 - 6:00pmBreak
6:00 - 6:30pmCocktail "Hour"
6:30 - 8:30pmAnnual Awards Dinner