Conclave provides educational breakout sessions led by prominent professionals and industry subject matter experts. Topics range from gemology to appraising, sales and marketing, business management, ethics, technology, and more! In addition, see below for more educational offerings.
Conclave includes robust education featuring expert keynote and featured speakers! Plus, Conclave is staying true to its roots with several member-led breakout sessions.
Monday, May 1, 2023 – 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Program is available to Retail Firm members only. Separate registration is required. Registration is first come, first served with a maximum registration of 200 attendees.
Spend the morning with your AGS Consumer Financing Team and get the inside track! This three-hour program features six micro sessions geared towards helping you get the most out of the AGS Financing Program. This lively, engaging program is filled with practical advice and easy-to-implement tactics. Plus, firms who attend the full program will receive $1,000 per firm in travel reimbursement.* Click here for the full program details.
To attend this program, you must also be registered for Conclave.
*The travel reimbursement will be awarded to firms who check in and attend the full Fast Track program on May 1, 2023, as reported by Wells Fargo. For program merchants, Wells Fargo will direct deposit the reimbursement. For non-program merchants, the American Gem Society will reimburse via check payable to the primary firm member of record. Checks required to be reissued due to incorrect information associated with the primary firm member of record shall be subject to a fee of $25 to be deducted from the reissued payment. All reimbursements will be issued approximately 45 days following Conclave 2023.
The hands-on labs are often the most popular sessions at Conclave! You’ll get gemology updates and insights from world-renowned experts. The labs are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all seats are filled, the doors will be closed.
To ensure the health and safety of our community, additional protocols will be in place for those who wish to attend GIA-sponsored hands-on labs. Please refer to the Health & Safety Protocols for more details.
Stay up to date on the AGS Appraisal Standards with these expert-led programs and sessions!
The Certified Gemologist® Appraiser Program is required for the prestigious title of Certified Gemologist® Appraiser and is offered exclusively at Conclave. Visit Members.AmericanGemSociety.org/CGAProgram to learn more.
It’s important to know how changes in the jewelry industry impact the way you perform appraisals in accordance with AGS Appraisal Standards. There are many options to further your appraisal knowledge and education at Conclave.