2019 US Conference Experts Panel

The Experts Panels take place the evening of the Intensive Seminars, May 16, 2019, and are hosted by panels of experts with knowledge spanning soap, cosmetics, chemistry, business practices and much more! Panelists will answer pre-submitted questions from conference attendees in a friendly, casual setting that will set the tone for the rest of the conference. Panels will follow the tracks for the conference: there will be a Maker Panel, a Business Panel, and an Advanced Panel.

All questions must be submitted by May 5, 2019, in order to be considered by the panel. Questions can be about formulation, business services or anything else you'd like these awesome panelists to answer!

Makers Panel - This panel will address questions about soapmaking, cosmetic making, formulating, ingredients, colorants, preservatives, design, packaging, etc.  This panel will include the following experts: Zahida Map, Clyde Yoshida, Kathy White, John Mikrut and Ariane Arsenault. (subject to change)

Business Panel - This panel will address questions about business, finance, marketing, legal compliance, websites, storefronts, etc.  This panel will include the following experts: Gates Councilor, Marie Gale, Dave Yoshida, Marc Hight (subject to change)

Advanced Panel - This panel is for makers and business owners with at least 5 years of experience.  This panel will cover either maker or business questions (see above) but will cater to attendees with more experience beyond beginner or introductory knowledge.  This panel will include the following experts: Kevin Dunn, Regina Bauscher, Tammy Lisi, Kayla Fioravanti and Kerri Mixon.  (subject to change)


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The 2019 Sponsorship Brochure (.pdf file) is available and has details about the available sponsorship and exhibitory opportunities. You may also email the Conference Sponsorship Coordinator at for additional information.