2011 Conference Registration Prices Update

June 13, 2010

The very best rate for the 2011 Conference will expire soon. This is the MEMBER ONLY Special rate for the conference and at $395 is is THE lowest you will see. Not only is it the lowest, you have the option to pay by installments and stretch it out over 9 payments.  The earlier you sign up the more you save!

2011 rates and the expiration dates

Member Registration

As a member, you are entitled to a special discounted rate for the 2011 Conference.

  • Member Special Rate: $395 – Expires June 30, 2010 (Installment plan available) Register now to get this Special Rate!
  • Member Early-Early Bird Rate: $429 – Expires October 31, 2010 (Installment plan available)
  • Member Early Bird Rate: $469 – Expires February 28, 2011
  • Member Regular Rate: $509 – Available until Conference Sells Out

Remember! As a member of the HSMG, you can sign up a non-member spouse, family member or colleague at the member rate.

NON-Member Registration

You spoke and we listened. Many of you wanted higher rates for non-members, so non-members who register on their own will find the rates for the conference to be $120 more than the member rates. Non-Member registration rates are:

  • NON-Member Early Bird: $589 – Expires February 28, 2011
  • NON-Member Regular Rate: $629 – Available until Conference Sells Out

Plans are already in the works. Updated conference information will be posted on a regular basis as it is available. Don’t miss out on the largest, most professional soapmaking conference in the world!

See You in Miami!

Kindest regards,

Leigh O’Donnell,
President, HSMG

HSMG Denver Conference Video is here! It was Fabulous!

Did you join us in Denver for the 13th Annual Conference for three days jam packed with 18 great speakers, 3 fabulous parties, exciting prizes and 300 of your fellow soapmakers?

Did you hear Senator Carol Moseley Braun explain the structure of the American government so you finally understand how it works? “Jump(ed)” with Donna Maria Coles Johnson to the exciting opportunities in social media? Learn how to properly label your products with Marie Gale? Understand how government regulations affect your business with our expert legislation panel???

You did?! Then re-live those wonderful moments again with the

HSMG Conference Video. If you did not make it to the event, then check out what you missed. 2010 Denver HSMG Conference

Make sure you don’t miss it again and join us May 18-20, 2011 in Miami, FL for the 14th Annual conference at the Miami Hilton Downtown

Member Special Registration Rate ends June 30th and we promise next year is going to be even bigger and better!

Personal Care Truth or Scare, Information Based on Scientific Facts




Lisa M. Rodgers, founder of Cactus & Ivy and Kristin Fraser Cotte, founder of The Grapeseed Company are soapmakers extraordinaire that are making a difference through their joint website www.personalcaretruth.com.

They founded personalcaretruth.com to deliver scientific based information on what’s in personal care products to YOU.

Their definition of YOU?

Lisa and Kristin have been researching cosmetic ingredients for decades for their own natural personal care companies, and collaborating on this massive project for many months to bring YOU information based on scientific fact.  Personal Care Truth is not about scare tactics, generalizations, fear mongering, or hopping aboard what’s considered trendy at the moment. Personal Care Truth is about education, facts, questions, research, sharing knowledge, and empowering consumers to make the choice that’s right for their families. Lisa and Kristin welcome your questions and submissions. Their goal is to combine their resources and share scientific based information on personal care products with the world. They believe it is more powerful to provide information to educate and empower YOU as opposed to scaring you with information that has not been backed by science.

Some of our favorite experts such as:  Anne-Marie Faiola, Dene Godfrey, Cindy Jones, Donna Marie Coles Johnson, Katherine Corkill, Kayla Fioivanti and Robert Tisserand have been brought on board by Lisa and Kristin.   On the ingredients tab, the experts share their research on many interesting topics, such as this one by Kayla Fiorivanti.   There is a place to ask the Experts questions as well.

Personal Care News, Regulations and Science tabs are chuck full of useful and interesting information. Last but not least is the Legislation information tab. This is a great place to keep up on the issues that could dramatically affect your business.

If you have a question, just ‘Submit Feedback’ on their contact button in the top bar of the website. They encourage dialogue here, and will not delete any of the comments that appear on this site! If you have personal care information based on scientific facts, they encourage you to share it for consideration to be published on this site, just click ‘Submit Article’.

We all are here to learn, share and collaborate! All posts are filed information in logs for your perusal. How about this one – “What is Real Soap” .

HSMG applauds Lisa and Kristen along with the Experts on this much needed and appreciated endeavor.