Every year the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, Inc. hosts an Annual Conference.
The 2020 Conference will be held
at the Hartford Marriott in Hartford, CT.
The Conference goes for 4 days.
Intensive seminars will be on April 22, 2020, followed by
Registration that evening. Classes and presentations will be on the following 3 days,
culminating with the Annual Awards Dinner on the evening of the last day
(April 25, 2020).
For an in-depth look at what to expect at the conference, check our our Conference Videos!
One of the things that makes the HSCG Conference so special is the people that attend.
They are always so filled with enthusiasm, willing to share with each other and eager to
talk soap for 3 1/2 days straight. The positive energy is infectious and we know you will
leave the conference exhausted but filled with a renewed sense of direction, some fantastic
ideas and a fire in your belly to make your business thrive. The conference
over the country to make it accessible to as many attendees as possible - so don't hesitate
to come when we are in your area. This year we expect to sell out at 600 attendees, so get your
registration in early.
What attendees have said about the conference:
Going to the HSCG national conference allowed me to connect with my industry peers, learn
from business leaders and stay in touch with topics important to the handmade soap and cosmetics
market. I highly recommend attending for everyone, from the home hobbyist, to the
maker selling thousands of bars. - C.R.
If you are feeling stuck, questioning where to take your business and need a kick in the
pants or just a tidbit of key information...you MUST attend THIS conference. - R.A.
Great location, great information, just what a conference should be. - L.S.
As a new soap business, this is the best step we could have taken. We have learned so
much valuable information! I highly recommend that anyone wanting to learn more about
running their business to the latest trends and techniques attend this great conference!
I can't recommend this conference enough. You'll meet people who speak your language
and are thrilled to talk shop with you! - J.R.
Conference attendance is open to members and non-members of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, Inc.
The registration fee includes attendance to all classes, demonstrations and workshops, participation
in door prizes, drawings and prize awards, optional participation in the Soapers Showcase, and invitations
to special hosted evening networking events and parties. Meals and snacks are provided as part of the conference fee.
Special discounted prices for hotel rooms for conference attendees are negotiated by the HSCG.
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The 2020 Sponsorship Brochure (.pdf file) is
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