2018 Education Conference


The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) San Francisco Bay Area chapter is hosting an Education Conference that will provide innovative and practical strategies for Image Industry Professionals motivated to grow their business and influence.

The education conference will feature thought leaders who will provide insight on strategies for business growth, practical tips for personal development and advice on working with clients from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Topics covered will include Color Analysis for diverse ethnicities, Mens Styling and Image Consulting, Social and Business Etiquette and Photography for Social Media & Marketing. Attendees can earn up to .7 CEU’s for attending the conference.

Register Now for the 2018 Conference

Eventbrite - AICI SFBA Education Conference:Image Consulting 2.0 - Expanding the Possibilities

**Participants must attend the entire session, fully participate in all activities and complete an evaluation in order to earn AICI CEUs. Participants can earn CEUs for each session they attend rather than having to attend the whole day to earn CEUs.

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 http://www.aici.org/)


Donna Fujii

Donna Fujii is an award-winning author of the best-selling color analysis and style book and college text, Color With Style, which had 8th printing and 4th language edition. She is one of the foremost authorities on color analysis, beauty and image consulting. For over 25 years, Donna has been conducting color analysis training to students from around the world. In additions to a her image business, she is currently a Commissioner on Immigrant Rights in San Francisco. In 1993, her pioneering work on multi-ethinc makeup color system lead to her creation of Shiseido Cosmetics’ top cosmetic line Revital Cosmetics, which was developed for Shiseido’s 150th anniversary celebration.


Smeeta Mahanti (186X230)
Smeeta Mahanti

Smeeta Mahanti is a freelance editorial and commercial photographer based in Berkeley, CA. Her specialty is kids and teens, but loves photographing people of all ages. She aims to tell your story.

Smeeta’s love of photography began when she received her first Kodak Disk for her 9th birthday. She’s been capturing moments ever since. Smeeta aims to pull the viewer in and put them in the moment.

In addition to photography, Smeeta is also the founder of KidsRise, a nonprofit dedicated to engaging and empowering the next generation of voters.


Parker_031414_28 (185X220)
Maryanne Parker

Maryanne Parker is the founder of Manor of Manners, a company that specializes in International Etiquette and Protocol training for children and adults based in San Diego, CA.

She is the author of the number one international bestselling books:“The Sharpest Soft Skill – 10 prove etiquette strategies for business success” and “Posh overnight – the 10 pillars of social etiquette”. Parker speaks frequently on the topic of etiquette most recently at West Point, Harvard faculty club and NASDAQ. She has been featured on FOX, NBC, ABC, Great day Washington, Forbes, and USA Today.


Bryon Dickens

Bryon Dickens is Founder and CEO of Covington Image Consulting, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is on the faculty of the London Image Institute, where he trains image consultants from all over the world. He helps private clients discover their own signature look, resulting in career acceleration and life advancement. He also conducts training seminars on professional image for corporations, academic institutions, and nonprofits nationally. Bryon also invented and patented the Secure Pocket Square, a menswear accessory designed to keep a gentleman’s pocket square in place without shifting, which garnered him the Innovator of the Year Award by The Journal Record.





We are proud to partner with the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland, CA to host our 2018 education conference.

A Boutique Hotel in Oakland’s Jack London Square

Modern nautical décor with everything you need nearby, Waterfront Hotel feels like you are amid a celebration the minute you enter our brightly colored drive. With balcony views of the water, fireplaces for foggy nights, and a staff who aims to please, our pet-friendly boutique hotel provides a unique backdrop to your Bay Area adventures.

Waterfront Exterior RB0814 CRPD1600x760

For more information, please visit the Waterfront Hotel website.


We had a wonderful weekend of top notch education on ways to grow our businesses, as well as networking with our image colleagues. Our chapter Education Conference is held every two years, on opposite years from the AICI International Conference. Here’s what you missed at the 2016 AICI SFBA Conference:

Thanks to everyone who came and participated in our 2016 Education Conference!

2016 Education Conference Full Program Details


Please contact us with any questions about the event or vendor opportunities: