Can you believe how quickly time passes?
In less than 3 months, we’ll be holding our 17th Annual Conference. We rotate the conference to locations all around the US (next year’s will be in Indianapolis) and this year’s just so happens to be in Tucson, Arizona, at the fabulous Loews Ventana Canyon. There, we’ll be welcoming 400 soap and cosmetic handcrafters, business owners, private labelers, and vendors in a 3-day flurry of classes, demonstrations, networking, eating, and night time entertainment.
In December, we opened the application period for 2 scholarships (a full ride including registration, hotel stay, and travel costs) provided by Veracity Insurance Solutions. The judges have worked their way through many, many applications and narrowed down the numerous worthy applicants to the final two winners. Without further ado, we are pleased to congratulate our conference scholarship winners for 2014:
- Chris Cullen from Catie’s Bubbles in Forked River, New Jersey
- Dawne Vrabel from Dynamic Roots Enterprises LLC in Carbondale, Colorado
Chris and Dawne, we’ll see you in Tucson! Scholarship competition was especially fierce this year, but if you didn’t get in, there’s still time to register at the early bird rate and pay your registration costs over six months, interest free, with PayPal’s Bill Me Later service.
We’ve steadily introduced the speakers and topics you’ll experience at this conference here on the blog, through our e-news, website, and social media accounts. Although we may still be one quarter away from the start of the conference, you have just 2 days (count ’em – 1, 2!) to snag your registration at the early bird rate. We’ve filled 95% of the available space at this year’s conference and are on pace to sell out. Don’t wait to sign up – you may just miss the early bird discounts and the last available spots.
Have you had the opportunity to attend an HSCG conference? What do you want to know about this year’s conference?