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 around 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.


2021: Anaheim, CA
2020: New England (Hartford, CT)
2019: Dallas, TX
2018: Atlanta, GA
2017: Las Vegas, NV
2016: Tampa, FL
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: Pittsburgh, PA
2004: Dallas, TX
2003: Tucson, AZ
2002: Fredricksburg, TX
2001: Virginia Beach,VA
1999: Hood River, OR
1998: Brainerd, MN

COVID-19 Notice

It was with great regret that we had to cancel the HSCG 2020 Conference in Hartford, CT. (See COVID-19 Conference Statement)

HOWEVER, we are pleased to announce the Social Distancing Conference Series available to all members of the HSCG!


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2022 US Conference, please email the Conference Sponsorship Coordinator at .