AGA Tucson Conference, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
Here's a sneak peak...
Cutting Edge Gemology to keep you in the loupe
From Gemology to Mineral Physics and Back Again
Elise A. Skalwold, Cornell University
Plus an update on a gem of the future: Nano polycrystalline diamond
The New Blues - Recent finds and their new classifications
'Apache Blue Stone' Chrysocolla
Warren Boyd, Apache Way
Yianni Melas, Gem Explorer
Secrets of the Hope Revealed
Dr. Jeffrey Post, Smithsonian Institution
What new technologies have discovered
The Art of the Deal
Art Samuels, Estate Buyers
Street-savvy gemology and tales from the estate department
In Search of Consistency: Color Terms in Gemology and the AGL Approach
Christopher Smith, American Gemological Laboratory
plus two Hands on Gemology Workshops
Practical applications to sharpen skills and make new discoveries
The Accredited Gemologists Association Tucson Conference calls together experts from leading international laboratories and educational institutions to explore the critical challenges facing the industry today, and discuss the tools and techniques needed to meet those challenges head on.
About the 2017 AGA Conference & Gala (Register Now...)
Conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Conference sessions are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Continental breakfast, light lunch & Gala ticket are included with the conference fee.
The evening will conclude with a festive dinner and awards ceremony, honoring this year's winner of the prestigious Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
These events will be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second Street, Tucson, Arizona (map)
The annual AGA membership meeting will be held during the conference lunch break.
Gala Dinner Dance Tickets Only
If you wish to attend our Annual Gala Dinner Dance but not the conference, tickets are available here. Please follow directions for Gala Only tickets.
Early Pricing for Gala Only Tickets (by 1/20/2017)
AGA & Gem-A Members: $75, Non-Members: $105
(Tickets at the door or online after the early deadline
are $95 & $125 respectively.)
No refunds after 1/20/2017
Early Registration Conference Fees
Available on-line until January 20, 2017
Conference registration includes continental breakfast, light lunch and the AGA Annual Dinner Gala featuring great networking opportunities, 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
LOCATION: Marriott University Park Hotel Conference Center,
880 E. Second Street, Tucson, AZ 85719 (map)
* Registration at door or online after the early deadline
are $230 & $280 respectively.
No refunds after 1/20/2017