Chicago Midwest ChapterRegional Conference 2020
April 18-19, 2020
Please join us if you can for this additional FUN and FREE event!
Friday, April 17th
3:00 – 6:00 pm:
Attention boutique lovers: Join us for a boutique crawl through Marcus, The RealReal, and Space 519. It’s a free event and refreshments will be served. It’s “Mag Mile” shopping at its best!
We’ll meet at 3:00 pm at Marcus, 110 E Delaware Place, to begin the Crawl. We will continue from 4:00-5:00 pm at The RealReal and conclude from 5:00-6:00 pm at Space 519.
Marcus and The Real Real also offer affiliate programs for image consultants!
Saturday, April 18th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Methods & Magic of Image Mastery
with Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM
President, Stoltz Image Consulting, Ft. Worth, TX
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. 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 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 applying Elaine’s techniques to one another. We’ll even include a mock-personal shopping session on the sales floor at Macy’s flagship store.
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 https://stoltzimage.com
Luncheon includes a Fashion Forecast presentation by Macy’s.
Group Dinner – Pay-for-your-own. Details coming soon!
Sunday, April 19th
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Finding Flattering Frames
Jill Dellert-Herbert, AICI CIP, is both a certified optician and an image consultant. Jill applies her fashion background and over 25 years of optical training to teach us the art of selecting flattering and functional eyewear for our clients. With more people choosing eyewear to enhance both their sight and their style, this specialty can become a whole new revenue stream!
Present Polished Presentations
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.
It Isn’t Fashion If It Doesn’t Fit
Sharon Czachor is an author, award-winning designer and faculty member at College of DuPage and Harper College, with a technical specialty in fitting difficult bodies. If you have clients with body challenge areas, you’ll love Sharon’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.
Virtual, Viral & Very Profitable
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!
Luncheon includes Guided Tabletop Discussions
- Personal shopping in the digital age – including resources for hard-to-fit clients
- Adding menswear to your consulting practice.
Macy’s State Street
111 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602
8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am – 4:00 – Workshop (breakfast, lunch and snack included)
9:00 am – 2:30 pm – Workshops (morning snack & lunch included)
$250.00 – Early-Bird (register by February 14th. Pay half when you register, balance will be due by March 14th.)
$275.00 – AICI Members (after February 14th)
$299.00 – Non-members (after February 14th)
Registration closes April 3rd!
Hotel suggestions below:
W Chicago – City Center
172 W Adams St
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Riverwalk
66 East Wacker Place