Las Vegas—The American Gem Society is now accepting proposals for presentations at its Conclave 2020 event, slated for April 27 to 29 in Denver.

The organization is looking for speakers to cover a variety of topics, including appraising, business management, ethics, gemology, human resources, in-store events, retail innovation, marketing and sales, security, sourcing, succession planning, sustainability, technology, and watches.

AGS said it also plans to incorporate into the Conclave 2020 program various panel discussions, insider insights, hands-on classes for varying educational levels, as well as topical issues relevant to the jewelry industry like blockchain, lab-grown diamonds and consumer buying behaviors.

“Conclave is a continued success because of the diverse range of topics offered,” said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of AGS and AGS Laboratories. “It’s a core strength of our program and has helped make it the most trusted source of information on gemology and business in our industry. We take active measures to preserve this diversity because it enriches the learning experience for our attendees.”

Requests for proposals for presentations can be completed online. They are due by Aug. 9.

Submitters will be notified on Nov. 29 of their status.  

Questions should be directed to Alethea Inns, AGS director of gemology and education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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