Conference Locations

The HSCG is an international organization whose annual conference is renowned for being the premier event encompassing handcrafted soap and cosmetics and related subjects. The location of the annual conference moves arount the United States allowing the membership from different geographic locations easier access to the conference.

Venues are selected based on a number of factors, including: the ability to provide sufficient quality space for the HSCG conference and attendees; room, meal and facility fees and amenities; amount of add-on taxes (state, local, meal and hotel); union requirements for loading and unloading materials and equipment and their resultant fees; and ease of access for those traveling to the venue.

New locations are announced two years in advance at the Annual Awards Dinner at the HSCG Annual Conference each year.


2015: Indianapolis, IN

2014: Tucson, AZ

2013: Raleigh, NC

2012: Portland, OR

2011: Miami, FL

2010: Denver, CO

2009: Palm Springs, CA

2008: Burlington, VT

2007: St. Louis, MO

2006: Portland, OR

2005: Pittsburg, PA

2004: Dallas TX

2003: Tucson, AZ

2002: Fredricksbug, TX

2001: Virginia Beach,VA

1999: Hood River, OR

1998: Brainerd, MN