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Conclave: Where Lifetime Connections Are Made

Conclave offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop relationships through its social and networking events, making it a truly rewarding benefit. From catching up with old friends between coffee and dessert breaks to cheering on your teammates during the Young Titleholders’ Trivia Night, your chances of getting to know other professionals with the same mindset are vast!

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Mentor Mixer / 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ET

Location: Falls City Market (inside Omni Louisville Hotel)

Sponsored by: GIA Alumni Collective

Get your Conclave 2023 experience started at the annual Mentor Mixer. It’s a great time to mingle with your friends, meet other industry professionals, and make new connections! Come to the Mentor Mixer for appetizers, libations, and conversations!

You’ll learn more about the AGS Mentor Program and discover how you can participate as either a mentor or mentee. Want to get a head start and enroll in the program ahead of time? Click the button below!

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AGS Guilds Party / 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Falls City Market (inside Omni Louisville Hotel)

Presenting Sponsor: Jewelers Mutual Group

After the Mentor Mixer, gather with the ‘Guildies’ for the annual Guilds party. The Regional Guilds are groups of members organized for area meetings throughout the year. Guild meetings provide opportunities for educational programs and discussions on matters of mutual interest.

During this networking event, learn more about the positive impact that participating in your local Guild can have on your career. Plus, explore starting your own Guild if there isn’t one in your area. Meet with other like-minded professionals and see why the ‘Guildies’ have so much fun together!

Enjoy appetizers and libations.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

The Jewelers for Children (JFC) Silent Auction is a Conclave tradition and has helped raise over $600,000 for children in need. A donation of jewelry is always welcome, as well as items like these:

  • Unused time at your vacation condo
  • Redeem some airline miles
  • A donation from a friend or business in another industry
  • Artwork, memorabilia, gift certificates—all are great auction items!

To make a donation to the JFC Silent Auction, click the button below. Thank you for helping JFC make children’s wishes come true!

Professional Headshots / 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET

Location: Butchertown, 2nd Floor, Omni Louisville

Sponsored by: Platinum Guild International

A picture says a thousand words, and a good headshot is no exception! It’s a visual reminder of who you are and an important asset contributing to your professional career.

The Young Titleholders (YTs) will offer a day of headshots in the Networking Area during Conclave—for free! So take advantage of this offer and get a professional photo of yourself.

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AGS Suppliers’ Showcase and Reception / 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. ET

Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

Sponsored by: Centurion

This event is a Conclave “gem,” as it features great food, fabulous people, and beautiful jewelry! Join us for the AGS Suppliers’ Showcase and Reception for a close-up look at the gems and jewelry provided by AGS Suppliers—the best the industry offers!

Trivia Night Brought to you by the AGS Young Titleholders / 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. ET

Location: Frazier History Museum

Sponsored by: GIA Knowledge Rocks

The AGS Young Titleholders Trivia Night will test your knowledge of anything and everything from gemology to history to one-hit wonders!

This annual Conclave showdown is an exhilarating mixture of competition and full-throttle laughter as teams vie for this Trivia Night title. Everyone is welcome!

Click here for more information about the Frazier History Museum.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Build Your Derby Hat / Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.ET and Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ET 

The hats worn to the Kentucky Derby are as much of a spectacle as the race itself! They’re statement pieces that are meant to stand out from the crowd. Here’s your opportunity to create a Derby hat that’s a sure winner.

If you miss your chance to build your own Derby hat on Tuesday, stop by this fun activation station on Wednesday! Be sure to show off your new-found milliner skills at the President’s Party Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

President’s Party / 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

Photo Booth sponsored by: Sarine

As the sun sets on another amazing Conclave, don’t race off just yet. It’s the party of all parties at Conclave: the President’s Party!

In the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, we’ll be celebrating this iconic event with delicious eats, spirits and libations, live music, dancing, and lasting memories.

Of course, no President’s Party is complete without dressing for the occasion, whether it’s casual or your finest derby-day attire. Picture it now: Wide-brimmed hats and fascinators with seersucker suits and sundresses. Need a few ideas? Click here.

Don’t forget, you can create your own hat during Conclave at the “Build Your Derby Hat” activation station.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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View the full Schedule of Events to see more Conclave sessions you won’t want to miss. Haven’t registered for Conclave? Click here!