Last updateTue, 22 May 2018 10pm

29th annual Santa Fe Symposium® accepting registrations


Registration is open, and now is the time for professionals in the jewelry industry to seize a unique opportunity! Every year, the Santa Fe Symposium® on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology invites jewelry professionals from around the world who are working to know more and build success. Throughout the 3½ days of this renowned conference, casters, manufacturers and entrepreneurs enjoy presentations on state-of-the-art techniques, new research, and the latest innovations in the jewelry industry. Each day, and well into the evening, opportunities abound to meet with colleagues, discuss ideas, and build professional networks. Register now to attend the Symposium on May 17–20, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For 2015, presentation topics range from methods for blackening silver to internet marketing to investment casting of titanium to digital design to brand building. “There is one reason I attend Santa Fe Symposium year after year without fail - I learn more there than I do through the rest of the year,” says Eddie Bell, the driving force behind the Symposium.

The jewelry industry sees floods of new technologies each and every year, from thermoplastics to shifting regulations and business requirements to 3D computer-aided jewelry design. Santa Fe Symposium attracts professionals from the most successful companies in the industry, professionals who are eager to combine tried-and-true techniques with innovative technology that expands the limits of jewelry design and manufacture. The result is a unique integration of art and science that inspires innovative design and production methodology in ways that were unheard of just a few short years ago.

“The Symposium is all about the science of making jewelry and, for me, it is a lot more than that,” says Gary Dawson, professional designer/goldsmith and six-time presenter at the Symposium. “It is the opportunity to meet people who are every bit as passionate about making jewelry as I am and to share and absorb that passion during every waking moment.”

Registration for Santa Fe Symposium is now open; the conference will be held May 17–20, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scholarships are available to a few qualified applicants; because the number varies from year to year based on sponsorship levels, early application is encouraged. For more information, visit santafesymposium.org or contact the Rio Grande marketing department at 505-839-3249 or 800-952-6222.