Call for Presenters for 2011 Conference

Sept. 16, 2010

Call for Presenters for 2011 Conference

The Handcrafted Soapmaker Guild is holding its 14th Annual Conference in Miami, FL May 18th to May 20th, 2011 at the Hilton Downtown Miami hotel. Our annual conferences are the largest gatherings of professional soapmakers in the world and the HSMG is dedicated to bringing the best in educational topics to our attendees to help them grow their businesses.

We are finalizing our list of speakers and are looking for individuals to present on the following topics:

  • Product packaging
  • Media Training
  • Public Relations
  • Coloring your soaps
  • Financing your business
  • Milk Base Soaps
  • Advanced Swirling
  • Advanced Melt & Pour

We are open to additional topics that could be of interest to our soapmaker attendees.

The presentations need to be approximately 90 minutes in length including Q&A. We are looking for individuals who are extremely knowledgeable about the above topics and are comfortable presenting to groups as large as 400+. The class can be a demonstration, powerpoint presentation, interactive, multi-media or a combination of the four.

If you feel this is an opportunity for you, please send the following information by email to

  1. Title of proposed presentation
  2. 2 – 3 page overview of the proposed presentation
  3. Any audio/visual needs
  4. Your resume and a brief bio
  5. Recent head shot

The cutoff of sending presentation proposals is October 8, 2010.

All presentations proposals will be evaluated based on content, applicability, uniqueness, presenter qualifications and the general fit of the presentation in the overall plan and scheme of the Conference. The final acceptance of any proposed presentations will be made by October 22, 2010.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact me at (510) 967-6661 email Please look at past conferences for additional insight to our events.

Thank you in advance for your interest and effort.

Feleciai Favroth,
Conference Chair, HSMG

HSMG Experts Panel Forum “Hot Process Soapmaking”

Hello Members!

Sr. Cathleen TimberlakeThe HSMG is excited to schedule an Experts Panel with our very own Sister Cathleen Timberlake, VP, HSMG Board of Directors and Owner of Monastery Creations. She has been making Hot Process Soap for some time, running a successful business and has graciously scheduled some time for you to ask the questions you’ve always wondered about.

Mark your calendars for September 23, Thursday, at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Central Standard Time. We think she is the best and welcome you to join in that day and time in our HSMG forum to get her expertise. Go to the section under HSMG Projects and Activities, then Experts Panel.  You’ll see a topic set up for Hot Process Soapmaking. Please feel free to pre-post some questions that Sister Cathleen will answer at that time.

Looking forward to it!  Thank you Sister Cathleen!