Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) has made the difficult decision to move their annual gemological conference, originally scheduled for February 2, 2022, to a virtual event and invites you to attend and participate.
The 2022 AGA Virtual Tucson Conference will deliver half-day gemological education sessions on February 15th and 16th, 2022. The virtual conference will be recorded and made available to registered participants to view and/or review later. Registration is now open.
Planned conference presentations include an exploration of Canadian Gems with Brad Wilson, FCGmA, an introduction to Forensic Jewelry with Al Gilbertson, GIA GG, and a discussion of the ethics and ecological impact of lab-grown diamonds with Dr. Thomas Hainschwang, as well as interactive practical workshops featuring Billie Hughes, FGA, talking photomicrography and microscopy; Kerry Gregory, FGA, DGA, GIA GG, reviewing the hand-held spectroscope; and Nicholle Mogavero, GIA GG, providing hints for identifying reproductions of antique jewelry. Complete presentation descriptions and speaker bios are available on AGA website.
The AGA Gala dinner, silent auction, and presentation of the 2022 AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology to recipient Gary Roskin, CEO, International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has been postponed until AGA’s next planned live AGA Tucson Conference on February 1, 2023.
AGA Conference Committee Co-chair, Dr. Çigdem Lüle shared: “The health and well-being of our members and conference attendees are of paramount importance. We look forward to the opportunity to come together and share our gemological experience and knowledge when the pandemic subsides. AGA invites the global gemological community to participate in our virtual conference. We sincerely hope you will join us and bring a friend.”
Visit the AGA website for the most up to date details on the 2022 AGA Virtual Tucson Conference at https://bit.ly/2022agatucson.