2018 Overview

The 20th Annual HSCG Conference will be held at the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia.

As with past conferences, the conference will run three full days, with registration starting on the evening of May 2, 2018 (before the first full day). Optional half-day seminars will be held that day 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).

Topics and Speakers

A variety of speakers , both from inside and outside the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry, will covering a wide range of topics of interest including classes on different types of techniques used in making handcrafted soap and cosmetics, as well as classes on marketing, promotion, websites, labeling, and business issues.


For members wishing to participate in the Certification Program, sessions for examinations are scheduled at several times during the Annual Conference for your convenience.

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, which includes classes, demonstrations and workshops door prizes, drawings and prize awards, and theS oapers' Showcase (optional). Note that Certification is for HSCG members only. 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 2018 conference is open. Due to space limitations, the number of attendees is limited to 700, 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 below for more information on registration fees and expiration dates.

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The 2018 Conference is sponsored in part by:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2018 Conference, please email the Conference Sponsorship Coordinator at . The 2018 Sponsorship Brochure (.pdf file) is available and has detailed information about the available sponsorship and exhibitory opportunities.