Monthly Calendar: PBA Symposium

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, continued education is key to staying motivated and to making more money. Just as you have to keep up with the latest nail application techniques, staying on top of business trends and gaining new perspective is also crucial. Produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), Symposium is a great way to reconnect and grow. Symposium brings together influential speakers, general and breakout sessions, and networking opportunities designed to promote personal growth and career advancement. It's open and designed for all members of the industry, from manufacturers to licensed professionals, yet customized to give everyone timely and relevant information they can apply on the job and in life. PBA Symposium 2011 will take place July 30 to August 2, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

PBA Symposium revolves around several general and customizable breakout sessions. Time has also been allotted to attend the Cosmoprof North America expo floor. Speaker highlights include:

Stedman Graham – Graham is the author of You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success. He is a noted motivational speaker focused on achieving success in life and business, as well as founder of the “My Life is About Foundation”. Sunday, July 31, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45a.m.

Glenn Baker: “What’s the Formula for New Client Retention?” Dedicated to developing winning business strategies, Baker has worked across the U.S. and Canada helping salons take their business to the next level. Sunday, July 31, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Kristi Valenzuela (pictured): “Get Focused & Make More Money From Your Front Desk!” This unique and interactive program is perfect for salon owners, managers, and front desk professionals.Sunday, July 31, and Monday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
PBA Symposium will also feature an array of top beauty professionals, authors, and salon/spa consultants including Tom Kuhn, Julie Shepperly, Gregory Bledsoe, and Scott Buchanan.

For additional information on the speakers, schedules, and events that will comprise PBA Symposium, visit


Monthly Calendar spotlights one upcoming event that nail techs and salon owners may find useful to their business. To have your event considered for next month, leave a comment below or e-mail details to managing editor Sree at Sree.Roy[at] View our complete online calendar listing here. Add your event here.

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