2018 conference held by the Handmade Bath & Body Guild and Handmade Soap and Cosmetics Guild in Toronto. I'll be leading two workshops - cold process emulsifiers, kindly sponsored by Windy Point Soap, and hair care products, kindly sponsored by Voyageur Soap & Candle. This is going to be awesome!
I understand Kevin Dunn of Scientific Soapmaking and Ariane Arsenault will be there, along with Lela Barker, Charlene Simon, and Kerri Mixon. Health Canada will be attending, too.
If you've never been to a conference before, I encourage you to consider it. I know it isn't cheap when you factor in the conference cost, hotel, food, flight, and so on, but it's so wonderful to be surrounded by people who don't glaze over when you start talking about the skin feel of different emulsifiers or the virtues of different preservatives. We had a blast in Banff in 2015, and we had so much fun earlier this year in Las Vegas hanging out with Jen from Lotioncrafter.
Think of the awesome karaoke fun we'll have when everyone's a few drinks into the night. (I call dibs on "The Final Countdown"!) And Raymond has offered to run a Dungeons & Dragons night as well as do fun things with the spouses and partners who aren't all about the formulating.
If you have a business, I think you can write it off, which is a bonus. But that's not important now...