Conclave Overview

The American Gem Society’s International Conclave, which began in 1937, has been the premier educational and networking event in the jewelry industry. The Society’s members have congregated annually to further their gemological education and meet with their colleagues.

Considered one of the primary benefits of membership in the AGS, Conclave is held in a new location each year, and features some of the leading national speakers and industry experts, all teaching a variety of topics ranging from gemological training, to sales, leadership and marketing sessions.

Conclave 2021 will have a robust schedule of breakout sessions, hands-on classes, and numerous networking events. Come to Conclave to learn, make connections, and have a great time!

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What's included at Conclave?

Conclave is three days of jam-packed education and relationship building with some pre-conference fun starting on Sunday night! During the event, you’ll have access to three phenomenal keynote speakers and more breakout sessions speakers than we could count. What’s that mean to you? It adds up to 12 hours of education! But wait, there’s more. We’ve sprinkled in 20 hours’ worth of social activities, including networking breaks and events.

Conclave Pro-Tips

This is a non-pressure environment designed with one purpose only: the betterment of you. Whether it is sessions or social events, it’s designed to take your skills and gemological education to the next level. Get an early start to Conclave. Arrive Sunday afternoon, and that evening, attend both the fun Mentor Mixer and the lively Guilds Party. Meet new people and catch up with old friends while you enjoy some drinks and appetizers. It will get you in the Conclave spirit! Download the app. It has all the sessions, a customizable schedule, map of the hotel, a social component, and more. Plan to attend all general sessions. That’s where the meals are provided, and you can hear from entertaining and inspirational speakers. Wear comfy shoes and stay hydrated. Water will be provided in the networking area. Bonus tip: Once you are onsite, if you need more info or tips, stop at the Conclave Registration Desk and ask a member of the AGS team. Or ask another member! You’ll quickly learn that at Conclave, there are no strangers. Just friends you haven’t met yet.

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