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Speaker Resources

Thank you for speaking at Conclave 2017! You should have received an email with your session times. If you have not received this email, please contact AGSEducation@ags.org.  If you have not filled out the speaker agreement form, please click here to access it.

A/V Requirements

As a standard setup, each breakout session room is equipped with:

  • LCD projector with screen
  • Sound
  • Wireless lavaliere microphone
  • Standing podium
  • Laptop

NOTE: If you are using an iPad or Mac product for your presentation, you are responsible for bringing the adapter cables/connectors to connect to the projector. A/V will not provide cables/connectors.

If you have any additional requests please add them to your speaker agreement form.

Abstract Agreement

As part of our annual Recertification Exam – required by all AGS titleholders and designees, we require that each speaker authors an abstract to be considered for inclusion in the annual Recertification Exam. As Conclave is the pre-eminent educational event in our industry, the philosophy behind examining our members on the content of Conclave ensures they are up-to-date on the latest industry trends, technologies, and developments in everything from Business Management to Gemology, Appraisals to Marketing, and more.

Your abstract should be approximately 500–800 words and written in such a way as to be understood even by members who were unable to attend your session(s). It will be edited, published, and sent to our approximately 2,500 titleholders. All abstracts must be sent to AGSEducation@ags.org by May 1, 2017.

In addition, please draft three multiple-choice questions with four possible answers. The questions should reflect the content of your abstract. These will be used as part of the exam.

The abstracts and questions are included in our annual Recertification Exam. Thank you in advance for your diligence in completing this important component to promote continuing education among American Gem Society titleholders.

Registering for Conclave and booking hotel rooms.

As a speaker you receive a complimentary pass for the day you are speaking or a special full conference price of $595.00.  All speakers are required to book their own hotel rooms.  If you are being reimbursed for any hotel nights please note that AGS will only reimburse the group rate of $239.00 plus taxes and fees.  Please book your hotel rooms as soon as possible to avoid higher rates if the room block sells out.

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 For any additional questions, please contact Matt Dadey at 702-255-6500x1011 or mdadey@ags.org.