May 1-3, 2023   |    Louisville, KY

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Why Attend Conclave?

Experience the energy of the AGS community.

Conclave is for like-minded individuals with a common goal: furthering their skills. Not to mention the fun of catching up with your friends and meeting new people!

Meet thought leaders, industry experts, and influencers.

Experience a multi-day opportunity to learn and grow. Ask questions. Get opinions. Be inspired!

Solve business challenges.

Meet the vendors in the networking area. They have an array of products and services that can help you achieve your business goals.

Invest in your future.

There is no other event in the industry like Conclave when it comes to expanding your knowledge, broadening your skills, reimagining your strategies…and achieving your goals. Invest in you.

Conclave Overview

The American Gem Society’s International Conclave, which is held in a different location each year, is one of the premier educational and networking events in the jewelry industry.

Conclave is considered one of the top benefits of membership by the AGS community. It’s an opportunity for members to further their gemological and professional education and hang out with their colleagues.

Attendees have access to renowned keynote and featured speakers who are leading national speakers as well as breakout sessions from industry experts, all teaching a variety of topics ranging from gemological training to sales, leadership, and marketing sessions.

This adds up to 15 hours of education and 20 hours’ worth of social activities, including networking breaks and events.

Have questions about Conclave? Then, click the button below to set up a Conclave Consultation!

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

CGA Program: Appraisals I Lecture

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CGA Program: Practical Appraisal of Jewelry Items

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

New Member Reception

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Mentor Mixer

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

AGS Guilds Party

6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

JFC Rings of Strength Charity 5K

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

CGA Program: Appraisal II Lecture & CGA Theory Exam

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Professional Headshots

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Networking Break

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Andre Agassi

2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

AGS Suppliers’ Showcase & Reception

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Trivia Night brought to you by the Young Titleholders

8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote Speaker: Liz Forkin Bohannon

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Networking Break

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Robert M. Shipley Award® Luncheon

2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote Speaker: The Passing Zone

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Networking Break

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Titleholders Luncheon

2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Education Breakout Sessions

7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

President’s Party

Conclave Pro-Tips

Bonus Tip