Upcoming Events

Members of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry like to get together to talk shop, network and learn new soap and cosmetic making techniques. Soapmaking groups around the country and the world often have "gatherings" of various kinds. Those that have been submitted to the HSMG are listed below. NOTE: This list does not include classes held by HSCG Teachers, which can be found on our Find Classes page.

If you know of an event that is not on the list, please submit the event so we can add it to this events list.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

FREE SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon  (San Diego, CA)

All Soap Makers Welcome! Whether professional or novice, cold/hot process or melt-and-pour, all soap makers are welcome to attend the free Soap Makers' Luncheons in San Diego, California. These luncheons are intended to motivate soap makers and to serve as a network for anyone interested in handmade soap. These meetings are free and open to the public. No registration fee, simply come to Marie Callender's restaurant (6950 Alvarado Rd) and pay for any items you order. Please bring business cards and/or soap if possible.

For more information, see the Event Website

Monday, May 1, 2017

The 20th Annual HSCG Conference  (Las Vegas, NV)

The 20th Annual HSCG Conference will be held May 1 - 3, 2017, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada!

As with past conferences, the conference will run three full days, with registration starting on the evening of April 30, 2017 (before the first full day).Optional half-day seminars will be held on the April 30, 2017 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).

For more information, see the Event Website

Friday, June 2, 2017

8th Annual Soapmakers Seminar  (Round Rock, TX)

This is a two day event (Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3) with lots of great speakers covering many different subjects. Friday night there will be a Pamper Party Social. Early registration (until April 30th) is $100; late registration is $160.

For more information, see the Event Website

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering  (Harmony, PA)

Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering 2017

June 24, 2017
"Hot Hot Sizzle!"

Event Location: Harmony Museum
Harmony, PA
Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Guest Speaker - Jackie Thompson, HSCG Certified Master Soapmaker. Liquid Soapmaking will be her topic.

Register for this event via email: PittsburghSoapmakersGathering@gmail.com

Registration open in March and is limited to 65 attendees

Cost: 65.00 - Lunch and snacks included

Door Prizes and Gift Bags from Nationally Recognized Soapmaking Suppliers. In addition, Gathering Attendees receive notebook with handouts and coupons.

Conference Coordinator: Lori Chandler – Ashgrove Soaps.com

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, October 8, 2017

FREE SoCal Soapmakers' Luncheon  (San Diego, CA)

All Soap Makers Welcome! Whether professional or novice, cold/hot process or melt-and-pour, all soap makers are welcome to attend the free Soap Makers' Luncheons in San Diego, California. These luncheons are intended to motivate soap makers and to serve as a network for anyone interested in handmade soap. These meetings are free and open to the public. No registration fee, simply come to Marie Callender's restaurant (6950 Alvarado Rd) and pay for any items you order. Please bring business cards and/or soap if possible.

For more information, see the Event Website

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

HSCG Annual Conference  (Atlanta, GA)

The 21st Annual HSCG Conference will be held May 2nd-4th 2018 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia!

More details regarding scheduling, speakers and exhibitors will be released in the months leading up to this event.

For more information, see the Event Website