AGS and AGS Laboratories CEO Ruth Batson said that it is fitting that a “gem” in the American entertainment industry like former “The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno perform at Conclave next year, as it is taking place in Hollywood.
Las Vegas--The American Gem Society has secured a star for the 2017 edition of Conclave, which will take place in Hollywood--comedian and longtime “The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno.

Leno hosted “The Tonight Show” for a total of 21 years before handing the program over to Jimmy Fallon in 2014, with the show winning an Emmy Award along the way.

He also received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Leno currently hosts a TV show that centers on his love for cars called “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

AGS and AGS Laboratories CEO Ruth Batson said that the comedian’s “passionate dedication to hard work, while maintaining his magical sense of humor, is an inspiration and are qualities our members can relate to.”

Leno is scheduled to perform at the Conclave opening lunch, scheduled for April 5.

The 2017 Conclave, which will take place April 5 to 8, will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, a short two minutes by foot from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The AGS said it will be making more announcements in the near feature regarding additional speakers, registration information, breakout sessions and more.

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