DAY 1 – Saturday, June 8th 2024

8:00am-9:00am | Breakfast and registration

9:00am-10:00am | The Future of Electrolysis | Joanie Gonella & Stephanie Shields | *0.1 CEUs


10:00am-12:00pm | Demystifying LGBTQ+ Clients and Community: Culturally Competent Interactions with Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals | Dr. Frank Patti | *0.2 CEUs

This training aims to enhance understanding of LGBTQ+ identities, focusing on transgender, nonbinary, and other gender variations. It fosters familiarity with current terminology and concepts, promoting a more inclusive environment. By encouraging gender-affirming language and practices, the goal is to boost satisfaction among employees, coworkers, and clients. Additionally, it seeks to increase awareness of terms commonly used within transgender and gender diverse communities.

12:15pm-1:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm-3:30pm | Electrolysis Aftercare: Therapies and  Contraindications | Joanie Gonella, CPE | *0.2 CEUs

Understanding various aftercare therapies is crucial for optimal healing post-skin treatments. Recognizing the skin healing process’s significance and emphasizing aftercare and home care routines ensure better outcomes. Identifying contraindications is essential for safe treatment, while seizing profit opportunities in each session can drive business growth. In summary, prioritizing aftercare, acknowledging contraindications, and leveraging profit opportunities are key elements for skincare professionals to deliver exceptional results and foster client satisfaction.

3:30pm-4:00pm | Break

4:00pm- 5:00pm | Q&A Panel | *0.1 CEUs

5:00pm-7:00pm | Networking Cocktail Party

Hosted by Aesthetics Systems (attendees receive one free drink ticket with Day 1 admission)

DAY 2 – Sunday, June 9th 2024

8:00am-9:00am | Breakfast and registration

9:00am-12:00pm | Optimizing Electrolysis Positioning for Maximum Results | Stephanie Shields | *0.3 CEUs

In this course, we will delve into the art and science of optimizing electrolysis by focusing on strategic positioning techniques. Our aim is to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to position clients effectively for maximum results. From understanding recommended areas of the body for positioning to mastering pillow placement and insertion techniques, participants will learn how to enhance client comfort and treatment efficiency. Moreover, we will emphasize effective communication strategies between practitioners and clients to ensure that more time is spent on the epilation process, ultimately leading to superior outcomes.

12:00pm-1:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm-3:30pm | Best Practices for Entrepreneurs: Theory and Tactics for Electrologists | Dr. Sara Paisner | *0.2 CEUs

Situational Awareness – Understanding what is happening around you in your industry
Setting a Strategy – Determining how to narrow down your focus
Develop a Marketing Program – Tactical efforts to increase sales
Entrepreneurship Math – Calculations for increasing monthly revenue

3:30pm-4:00pm | Break

4:00pm- 5:00pm | Q&A Panel | *0.1 CEUs

5:00pm-6:00pm | Raffle

Attendees receive one free raffle ticket with Day 2 admission.

WORKSHOP – Monday, June 10th 2024

This optional workshop on position and insertion techniques will be held at the California Electrologist Academy campus in Corona, California. Attendees may elect to attend one of two sessions, one at 9:00am and the other at 2:00pm. Only a maximum of 25 people will be allowed per session. Space is first come first serve. Complimentary transportation will be provided from the hotel in Anaheim, CA, but space is limited. Register early to reserve your spot.

8:00am-9:00am | Group 1 Registration (40 people max)

9:00am-1:00pm | Workshop | Johanne Gonella CPE and Joanie Gonella CPE | *0.4 CEUs

1:00pm-2:00pm | Lunch | Group 2 Registration (40 people max)

3:00pm-6:00pm | Workshop | Johanne Gonella CPE and Joanie Gonella CPE | *0.4 CEUs

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa,
a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, California 92626

Need a place to stay? Our venue is offering a special rate! A block of rooms has been reserved for June 7th-10th 2024.

*Book by 5/17/2024

John Wayne Airport

(approximately 10 min away)
Santa Ana, CA

Long Beach Airport

(approximately 20 min away)
Long Beach, CA

LAX International Airport

(approximately 45 min away)
Los Angeles, CA

Cocktail Party

Hosted By:

Date: Saturday, June 8th
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
1 free drink with purchase of seminar.


(~15 min away)

Enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars! Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Walt Disney’s original Disneyland theme park, which first opened on July 17, 1955, is now divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland.

South Coast Repertory Theatre

(~5 min away)

Celebrating 50 years of bringing live theater to the community, South Coast Repertory Theatre offers audiences of all ages a full calendar of performances throughout the year. The theater features two different stages and offers a range of theater-based learning opportunities, including acting classes, summer kids’ theater productions, and ongoing community programs. From classic plays and musicals to children’s theater and groundbreaking original productions, SCR is on the cutting edge of Orange County’s performing arts scene.

South Coast Plaza

(~5 min away)

Shopping in The O.C. is almost as legendary as surfing. Forget Rodeo Drive, the traffic isn’t worth it. Start at expansive South Coast Plaza, California’s largest luxury shopping center, with iconic luxury brands such as Hermes, Gucci, and Chanel. With the Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa Hotel being just two blocks from South Coast Plaza, you can enjoy a luxurious stay while maximizing your time exploring the more than 250 extraordinary boutiques, and critically acclaimed restaurants offered at this global shopping destination.

Orange County Museum of Art

(~15 min away)

Experience the wonder of the new Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), a modern and contemporary art museum located across the street from the hotel. The museum’s collection comprises more than 4,500 objects, concentrating on the art of California and the Pacific Rim from the early 20th century to the present.

Laguna Beach

(~15 min away)

Laguna Beach is a small coastal city known for its many art galleries, coves and beaches. Main Beach features tide pools and a boardwalk leading to the paths and gardens of nearby Heisler Park. Aliso Beach Park is a popular surf spot. Trails meander through coastal canyons in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

(~10 min away)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, originally called Orange County Performing Arts Center, is a performing arts complex located in Costa Mesa, California, United States, which opened in 1986. The Center’s Segerstrom Hall and Judy Morr Theater were designed by Charles Lawrence and opened in 1986.