Day 2 of C&T Summit will feature four classroom sessions. All event attendees will rotate through the classrooms to provide everyone an opportunity to participate in these hands-on courses.

Tuesday, June 23

Texture, Sensory Cues and More: Inventing a Product Experience

Thanks to an overwhelming response from 2014 attendees, Mark Chandler, of ACT Solutions Corp., returns for the 2015 C&T Summit to lead this hands-on workshop on approaches to create sensory experiences in personal care. The workshop will open with insights on the latest technologies used, as well as introduce some new ones. Attendees will be divided into groups to sample formulations and discuss aesthetics; then with each observation, Chandler will discuss the formulation approach used and why. Note that this workshop will focus on sensory in personal care, as it did in 2014; however, it is specifically designed not to repeat the same lessons as before, and it will reveal new insights.

Understanding the Marketing/R&D Junction

Details forthcoming. Back by popular demand from her 2014 C&T Summit appearance, Karen Young will once again discuss the roles of Marketing and R&D; where they intersect; and perhaps more importantly, how they do. She will explore the approaches that successful companies take to bypass obstacles and open communication between groups. She also will discuss new tools to encourage interaction and build community, to foster innovation. Note that while her 2014 workshop also focused on communication among product development groups, this edition is completely new and will shed light on ideas for improved team experiences.

Thickening in Personal Care: Meeting the Challenge

Details forthcoming. The thickening of products is the bane of many formulators' existence, complicated by the push for cross-functional, ever-complex product types—with a multitude of ingredients (and variables) to consider. However, industry experts George Deckner and Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., of Siltech LLC, assure attendees there is hope, in this hands-on workshop to address thickening various product types. Here, the practical aspects of rheology, viscosity and thickening in skin and hair care are demonstrated, followed by theory and measurement techniques.

All exhibitors, sessions, presenters, times and locations are subject to change without notice.