AGA Tucson Conference & Gala Dinner, Dance & Auction - Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Prominent Researchers to Headline Annual Tucson Conference
The AGA announces that Dr. Lore Kiefert, Chief Gemmologist Gübelin Gem Lab Ltd., Luzern, Switzerland, Shane McClure, GIA's director of West Coast identification services and Christopher Smith, President of American Gemological Laboratories are confirmed presenters for the annual Tucson conference. These highly respected researchers join an already packed lineup of confirmed speakers scheduled to appear at what has become the educational highlight of Tucson.
Topics include the following.
- Exploring the Multiphase Inclusions of Emerald & What They Reveal about the Stone
- Identifying Emerald Fillers
- Contamination: A Common Invalidator
- The Black Opals of Ethiopia
- Tips for Taking Detailed Photomicrographs
- Exotic Collector Gems: A Co-Evolution of Life, Minerals and Technology
- Tablet to Tablet - A Grand Journey through the Literature of Gemology
Stay tuned for more details of the AGA Conference
About the AGA Conference & Gala - Register Now...
Conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Conference sessions run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Continental breakfast, light lunch & Gala ticket are included with the conference fee. The annual AGA membership meeting will be held during the lunch break of the conference.
The evening will conclude with a festive dinner and awards ceremony, honoring the 2015 winner of the prestigious Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
The Gala Champagne Reception is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm followed by the Gala Dinner Dance, Bonanno Award Ceremony & Auction from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner Dance Tickets Only
If you wish to attend our Annual Gala Dinner Dance but not the conference, tickets are also available.
Early pricing for Gala Only Tickets:
AGA & Gem-A Members: $75, Non-Members: $95
Late pricing for Gala Only: $95 & $105
Conference Fees - Early Registration until January 15, 2015
Conference registration includes continental breakfast, light lunch and the AGA Annual Dinner Gala featuring great networking opportunities, auction, live band, dance floor and the presentation of the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
Early Registration Fees:
AGA & Gem-A Members: $195
Registration after January 15, 2015:
AGA & Gem-A Members: $230
LOCATION: Marriott University Park Hotel Conference Center,
880 E. Second Street, Tucson, Arizona (map)