US Conference 2024
Four intensive seminars are being offered for conference attendees on the day before the Conference (May 15, 2024). Intensive Seminars take place ALL DAY, with a break for lunch. Prepare to immerse yourself in a full day of learning from select expert speakers!
These seminars are optional and are in addition to the regular conference content. Please keep in mind that you may only sign up for one Intensive Seminar - seminars take place at the same time, and it is not possible to sign up for more than one.
Due to the hands-on nature of some classes, our attorney is requiring that all participants in those classes sign a release form before attending. If a release is required, it is noted under the seminar description. You can view and download the release form (opens in a new window or tab) at any time. Directions for signing and returning the form are on page two.
What the Blank: Understanding Private Labeling
Presented by: Sara Golding
Tired of weekly markets and random pop ups with low sales volume and countless hours of investment? Do you already do wholesale but want to take it another step forward? Come join Sara Golding in her intensive seminar - What the Blank? She'll be breaking down the ins and outs of Private Label and White Label Manufacturing. From margins and profits, dos and don'ts, and how to seal the deal with your potential clients, you'll walk away with a better understanding of wholesaling custom products designed specifically for your retail clients. It's the next step in building your wholesale empire!
No Paste Liquid Soapmaking
Presented by: Jackie Thompson
Most liquid soapmaking videos and instructions begin and end like a happily-ever-after fairy tale. Reality check! At some point, all liquid soapmakers will be faced with a veritable witch’s brew in need of intervention. Don’t panic, it’s not rocket science! Jackie, author and originator of the No Paste Liquid Soapmaking method will guide you through the ins and outs of liquid soapmaking! Working in teams of 2, each participant will make 25-30 oz. of a 40% liquid soap solution ready to dilute, thicken, color, scent and bottle. Each participant will also be provided a packet of directions and charts to use during the workshop and as a guide when making your own liquid soap at home!
Making Your Product Labels Compliant
Presented by: Marie Gale
This seminar will cover an in-depth look at what makes a legally compliant label. Discussion will include not only what must go on the label, but also what can't go on the label or labeling.It's not hard ... but it IS detailed! Attendees may bring current products which may be discussed or reviewed during the seminar.
Igniting Creativity: A Candle Making Masterclass
Presented by: Kevin Reed
A deep dive into the world of candle making, this seminar is designed for new and experienced crafters that would like to expand their understanding of a timeless craft. Topics include an overview of the composition and performance of popular waxes, fragrance oil and its impact on the candle system, the importance of wick selection and testing, the use of colorants, and the criteria by which candle performance and safety are evaluated. Attendees will have the opportunity to make their own candles using different waxes, containers, and fragrance oil of their choice.