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Sunday Night Networking

Tuesday, March 6, 2018  
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Kick-off Conclave at one of these popular networking events, Sunday, April 22! Learn the ins and outs of Conclave at the Conclave Attendee Meet & Greet, get a chance to mingle with the AGS Mentors and Mentees, and then join your fellow "Guildies," all in one fun evening!


Conclave Attendee Meet & Greet

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Cumberland 5/6
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn the ins and outs of Conclave. Get assistance with the new Conclave app, as well as answers to your questions about getting the most of your Conclave experience!


Mentor Mixer

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Cumberland 5/6
Registration: Not required

Mentor MixerOnce you arrive to the Omni Nashville and settle in, head on down to kick off Conclave by hanging out with the most elite folks in Nashville. No, we are not talking about Country & Western superstars; we’re talking about the Mentors and Mentees of the American Gem Society!

This is your chance to ask questions about this valuable AGS program, get to know the participants and find out how you can get involved. Niveet Nagpal from Omi Gems says, "The Mentor Mixer is a great chance to discuss opportunities in your business with other members. This dialogue can lead to positive changes in your store or organization!"

There will be appetizers and refreshments served—as well as high-spirited fun. This event is quickly becoming a Conclave favorite, so don’t miss this awesome networking opportunity!

Many thanks to Omi Gems, who is returning as the event’s sponsor. And a special thanks to the Mentors and Mentees who make this program such a success all year round!


Guilds Party

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: New Approach School for Jewelers
Registration: Yes - click here to register

New Approach School for Jewelers
The New Approach School for Jewelers

Immediately following the Mentor Mixer, the adventure continues with the International Guilds. Join them at the New Approach School for Jewelers located at their brand new location! Don’t worry about how to get there because shuttles will be available to take you!

For those of you who attended the Guilds Party last year, you may remember that it was standing room only! The Guilds Party is always a highlight of pre-Conclave fun. Get together with Guildies from other regions, catch up with old friends, meet new people, exchange ideas with fellow members that you can take back to your store or implement within your own Guild, or just learn how you can become involved in the Guilds.

Appetizers and libations will be served. The shuttles will run throughout the party between the Omni Nashville and the New Approach School for Jewelers.

Attendees are encouraged to register for this event, at no cost.
Click here to register!

New Approach School for Jewelers
8242 Malachi Lane
Arlington, Tennessee 37014
(Approx. 40-50 minutes from the Omni Nashville)

Shuttle service is provided.
Bus will leave when full.
Shuttle Schedule: 6:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.


Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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