2016 Annual Conference

Register for the 2016 Conference

The 19th Annual HSCG Conference will be held May 19 - 21, 2016, at the Saddlebrook Resort, just outside Tampa, Florida.

As with past conferences, the conference will run three full days, with registration starting on the evening of the 18th (before the first full day). Optional half-day will be held on the 18th from 10 am to 3 pm, prior to registration. Dinner on the last night is the Annual Awards Banquet, which typically ends at about 9:00 pm.

Expect a completely packed schedule , with classes and presentations during the day and special events in the evening. Breakfast and both morning and afternoon snacks every day are included. Lunch is included on two days, and dinner on the last night (the Awards Dinner).

Who can attend?

Conference attendance is open to members and non-members of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild. Members receive a substantial discount on the registration fee. Registration includes all classes, demonstrations and workshops, door prizes, drawings and prize awards, and the Soapers' Showcase (optional). All attendees are invited to any special hosted evening events and parties. The only exception is the HSCG Annual Membership Meeting, which may only be attended by current members of the HSCG. Note: Lunch will be provided to non-members in another location.


Registration for the 2016 conference is open. Due to space limitations, the number of attendees is limited to 500, and we expect to sell out (as has happened in the past several years). The earlier you register, the better price you can get. See Registration Details for more information on registration fees and expiration dates.


Exhibitor space is available for vendors and suppliers who offer products and/or services to the industry. Throughout the conference, plenty of time is set aside for attendees to visit the Exhibitor Hall.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2016 Conference, please email the Conference Sponsorship Coordinator at