Events & Awards

Registration Is Open for JA National Convention

Events & AwardsMay 18, 2021

Registration Is Open for JA National Convention

The third annual Jewelers of America National Convention will be held virtually July 19-20.

Registration is now open for the Jewelers of America National Convention, scheduled to take place online July 19 and 20.
New York—Registration is now open for Jewelers of America’s third annual National Convention.

The education-focused event will be held virtually for the second year in a row, running from July 19 to 20.

The theme of this year’s convention is “Coming into Focus.”

“COVID-19 is keeping us from coming together under one roof; however, that won’t stop us from uniting the entire industry for two great days of interaction, education and networking,” said JA President and CEO David J. Bonaparte in a press release about the event.

“With the crisis mode in the rearview mirror, we are helping the industry focus on the parts of their business that will help them succeed long-term. Success is ‘coming into focus’ and education empowers us to see things more clearly.”

Keynote speaker Marilyn Sherman will open the two-day event with a live presentation titled, “Back to the New Future: Front-Row Strategies for Success.”

Keynote speaker Marilyn Sherman will kick off the two-day educational event.
Keynote speaker Marilyn Sherman will kick off the two-day educational event.

Sherman will discuss how to strategize for success, focus on energy management, and more.

There will be three other keynote presentations, covering U.S. public policy, responsible sourcing, and the future of the Gemological Institute of America.

In addition, there will be several breakout sessions, covering a range of topics from social media and employment law to the diamond market and diversity in the workplace.

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“With three great sessions to choose from during each breakout session, we encourage employers to get multiple staff members registered so the entire company can get involved, empowered and be part of the company’s success,” said Bonaparte.

For a full list of sessions, visit the JA National Convention website.

In honor of JA’s 115th anniversary, the organization will send “experience boxes” to the first 115 guests who register, with a limit of two per company.

The boxes will be filled with treats, tea, and other goodies to celebrate the convention.

Registration is open to employees of JA Member companies.

If a business is not a JA member, qualified companies can receive a free membership through Dec. 31 when registering for the National Convention.

For more information or to register, visit the convention’s website.
Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.

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