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IAC’s 8th Annual Gold Conference Set for April 12-13

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(PRESS REEASE) Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC)’s Eighth Annual International Gold Conference, Gold: Vortex, Virtues, and Values, will explore the range of gold’s subject matter, from responsible business practices throughout the worldwide supply chain, to new trends in jewelry manufacturing, design, and apprenticeship. New frontiers in social media, government and legal affairs, and presentations by some of goldsmithing’s greatest artists round out the two-day event.

Confirmed participants at this early stage are: 
David Bouffard, Signet Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Signet Jewelers; Aimée Boulanger, Coordinator, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA); Wendy Brandes, Blogger and Jewelry Designer; Blair Lauren Brown, Jewelry Designer; Ann Cahoon,Department Head of Jewelry Making for the North Bennet Street School, Boston; Jeffrey M. Christian, Founder and Managing Director, CPM Group; Peggy Jo Donahue, Owner, Peggy Jo Donahue, Writer; Ted Doudak, CEO, Riva Precision Manufacturing Inc.; Leo de Vroomen, Goldsmith and Jeweler; Linus Drogs, Owner and President, Au Enterprises; Robert Goodman, Founder, Robert Goodman Jewelers; Stewart Grice, Vice President, Mill Products, Hoover & Strong Inc; Jean-Jacques Grimaud, Director, Sales, SolidWorks Make, Dassault Systèmes.

ALSO: 
Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing Officer, Richline Group, Inc.; Andrea Hill, Founder and CEO, Hill Management Group, LLC;  Mickey Alam Khan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Luxury Daily; Pamela Love, Jewelry Designer; Jenny Luker, President, Platinum Guild International, and President, Women’s Jewelry Association; Patricia Madeja, Studio Jeweler, Goldsmith, Professor and Coordinator, Jewelry Program, Pratt Institute; Christina Miller, Owner, Christina T. Miller Consulting, and Chair, Advisory Council / Co-founder, Ethical Metalsmiths; Elizabeth Orlando, Economic Officer, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Office of Threat Finance and Countermeasures, US Department of State.

ALSO: 
Barbara Palumbo, Founder, Adornmentality.com; Susan Thea Posnock, Director of Public Affairs and Education, Jewelers of America (JA); Jane Short, Enameler and Creator of The Millennium Bowl for the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths; Hedda Schupak, Editor, Centurion Newsletter; Lin Stanionis,Studio Jeweler and Professor, Department of Visual Art, University of Kansas; Monica Stephenson, Founder, idazzle and ANZA Gems; Tiffany Stevens, President, Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC); Jen Townsend, Co-Author CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process (2017); Ronnie Vanderlinden, President, Diamex Inc,President, Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America, and Chair, United States Jewelry Council; Sara Yood, Senior Counsel, JVC; Rich Youmans, Chief Communications Officer, MJSA, and Publisher, MJSA Journal; Katrin Zimmerman, Jewelry Designer and Founder, Ex Ovo.

DETAILS: 

When:
Thursday April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018

New Location: 
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY

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Tickets available here: 
IACGold2018.eventbrite.com

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