Chicago Midwest Chapter

Regional Conference 2020

June 27-28, 2020

Register by April 1 and pay the Early-Bird rate!

Approved for 0.8 CEUs! *


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


Please join us if you can for this additional FUN and FREE event! 


Friday, June 26th

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!


Dinner on-your-own.

Saturday, June 27th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Methods & Magic of Image Mastery

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. 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


Luncheon includes a Fashion Forecast presentation by Macy’s.


Group Dinner – Pay-for-your-own. Details coming soon!

Sunday, June 28th
8:30 am – 2:30 pm


8:30 am – Spring/Summer Menswear Trends

Presented by:
Edwards Buice, Founder/Creative Director, David Edwards Clothier
André Wilson, Executive Style Consultant, Black Garment Bag, A Men’s Style consultancy

Finding Flattering Frames

0.01 CEUs
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

0.01 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.


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 will include Guided Tabletop Discussions

Macy’s State Street
111 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602

8:30 am – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – 4:00 – Workshop (breakfast, lunch and snack included)

8:30 am – 2:30 pm – Workshops (breakfast and lunch included)

$250.00 – Early-Bird (register by April 1st)
$275.00 – AICI Members (after April 1st)
$299.00 – Non-members (after April 1st)

Registration closes June 12th!

Hotel suggestions below:

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

Cambria Hotel – Chicago Loop/Theatre District
32 W Randolph St

* 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