Chicago Midwest Chapter

Regional Conference 2020

We’re moving to a virtual format!
New Price – $139.00!

June 27-28, 2020

You’re invited to join us for the June 27-28 educational event. Because of uncertainty about travel and gathering restrictions, we’ve decided to leverage technology and take the entire event virtual!

We’ll miss being physically together in Chicago, but also appreciate the advantages:
• the convenience of learning from home
• the savings on travel costs
• the reduced conference pricing ($139 instead of $250)
• and, of course, keeping everyone safe and healthy

We are keeping the content intact but rearranging the timeline a bit (who could sit thru 8 continuous hours on ZOOM, right?).

We’ll still get to:
• learn from all our great presenters
• practice new skills in small-group sessions
• discover new resources from our exhibitors
• earn the relevant CEU credits
• network/brainstorm with fellow consultants

More details to follow – can’t wait to “see” you in June.

Nancy (Nix-Rice) Litz, AICI Chicago Midwest Chapter Vice President of Programs/Education
Beth Divine Gastineau, MA, AICI Chicago Midwest Chapter President


Approved for 0.9 CEUs! *


TO REGISTER: contact Jill Bremer, Treasurer, at [email protected]


Join us for a fun pre-conference event!

Friday, June 26th
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm


Friday Happy Hour on Zoom

with President, Beth Divine Gastineau, AICI CIC
and VP Membership, Jessica Pfohl Paisley

Saturday, June 27th
9:00 am – 1:15 pm

Methods & Magic of Image Mastery – Part 1

with Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM
President, Stoltz Image Consulting, Ft. Worth, TX
0.6 CEUs

It’s not just what you know—it’s also how you communicate that knowledge to your client and create added value with every interaction, especially in today’s new virtual client relationships. In this session you will learn how one of our industry’s true icons markets her services and converts prospects into long-term clients. Elaine will share steps to instantly assess the client’s physical characteristics—whether in person or remotely—and show him/her immediate results to establish your credibility. We’ll learn advanced techniques to analyze body attributes, coloring and personality to steer clients to their optimal clothing and accessories, regardless of age, size or budget constraints. This highly-interactive session will give participants plenty of opportunity to practice consulting in a Zoom environment.

One of only 12 Certified Image Masters worldwide, Elaine has thirty years of experience working with women and men across the globe in personal image, body shape and clothing style, custom color analysis and cosmetic makeovers. When Elaine attempted to retire last year, her devoted clients protested so vehemently that she agreed to return to consulting. She has presented at countless AICI conferences and chapter events, and presents a premier training program for new image consultants at her studio location in Ft. Worth TX.

Within AICI, Elaine has been a visionary leader. As Treasurer she guided the International Board through the financial transition from volunteer to professional management and as President she laid the foundation for today’s truly international association. Learn more about Elaine’s business at

1:30 – 2:30 pm

6 Steps to Attracting Your Ideal Client

0.1 CEUs
Jane Hamill of Fashion Brain Academy coaches designers and other fashion professionals in taking “Imperfect Action” to get organized, get going and get more business. A former designer and boutique owner, Jane now magnifies her impact by teaching fashion professionals of all kinds how to reach more prospects, sell more products and services and make more money!

Sunday, June 28th
8:30 am – 9:00 am

Spring/Summer Menswear Trends

Edwards Buice, Founder/Creative Director, David Edwards Clothier

André Wilson, Executive Style Consultant, Black Garment Bag, A Men’s Style consultancy



9:00 am – 11:45 am

Methods & Magic of Image Mastery – Part 2

with Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM


12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Present Polished Presentations

0.1 CEUs
Jill Bremer, AICI CIP,  has been refining the image and communication strategies for top executives since 1986. She’s taught presentation skills to thousands and will be sharing tips that will add impact to our presentations, including our content, delivery skills, and visual aids.

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

It Isn’t Fashion If It Doesn’t Fit

0.1 CEUs
Nancy Nix-Rice is an image industry veteran with a background in fitting and alterations.  She is author of the book “LOOKING GOOD … Every Day” – part of the AICI certification study curriculum and textbook at FIT and other training programs for image consultants around the world. If you have clients with body challenge areas, you’ll love Nancy’s tips for identifying which elements of a ready-made can and can’t be altered to give every client the perfect fit he or she deserves.


Saturday June 27

9:00 am – Welcome and Announcements

9:15 am -11:15 am – “Methods & Magic of Image Mastery” – Part 1

11:15 am -11:45 am – Break, “Resource Room” open

11:45 am -1:15 pm – “Methods & Magic of Image Mastery” – continued

1:30 pm -2:30 pm – “Virtual, Viral & Very Profitable”


Sunday June 28

8:30 am – 9:00 – “Spring/Summer Menswear Trends”

9:00 am -11:00 am – “Methods & Magic of Image Mastery” – Part 2

11:00 am -11:15 am – Break, “Resource Room” open

11:15 am -11:45 am – “Methods & Magic of Image Mastery” – continued

11:45 am -12:15 pm – Break, “Resource Room” open

12:15 pm -1:15 pm – “Present Polished Presentations”

1:15 pm -2:15 pm – “It Isn’t Fashion If It Doesn’t Fit”

$139.00 USD

Please contact Jill Bremer, Treasurer, at [email protected]

* Earning AICI CEUs
In order to receive CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) from AICI for any program, a participant must attend and participate in the full session and complete and return the required evaluation for each program attended.

Please note that this course is a training approved by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). Certification, earned through the trainer upon completion of this course, is entirely independent from AICI’s professional certification programs. (If you wish to pursue AICI Certification, please refer to AICI’s website at