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American Gem Society Now Accepting Speaker Proposals for Conclave 2024

Deadline for proposal submissions is September 29, 2023.




(PRESS RELEASE) LAS VEGAS, NV — The American Gem Society (AGS) is now accepting speaker proposals for the highly anticipated 2024 Conclave in Austin, Texas, from April 15–17, 2024. This premier event brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, and the AGS community for a three-day immersive experience focused on gemology and business.

The 2024 Conclave will feature an array of engaging breakout sessions, including panel discussions, insider insights, and hands-on classes. In addition, the event will offer sessions tailored for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced professionals. This inclusive approach ensures that participants at any stage of their careers will find valuable and enriching content.

AGS seeks dynamic speakers for the breakout sessions who can address timely topics relevant to the jewelry industry. Some areas of interest include artificial intelligence (AI), security, government regulations, DEI, laboratory-grown diamonds, retail innovation, consumer buying behaviors, gemology, marketing/sales, HR, and legal issues relevant to the jewelry industry. The goal is to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the ever-evolving gemology landscape.

“Conclave’s enduring success is fueled by the rich tapestry of diverse and timely topics relevant to our members,” said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society. “We strive to provide an immersive and unforgettable learning experience through sessions led by a variety of leading experts in their respective fields. We are seeking speakers who can captivate our community, leading sessions that leave participants enriched, empowered, and fully equipped to thrive in our ever-evolving industry.”

Interested individuals can complete an online form here to submit a speaker proposal. The deadline for proposal submissions is September 29, 2023. For any questions, contact

A proposal is required for consideration as a presenter at Conclave 2024. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered for inclusion in the event’s program.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society (AGS), founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. AGS awards credentials for its members, who are held to the industry’s highest standards and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Members of the AGS are passionate about jewelry and dedicated to creating a positive buying experience for their customers. Visit here to learn more.



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