Thanks to the more than 700 attendees, speakers, and GIA staff from over 35 countries who made Symposium 2011 a sell-out success.
The premier event in gemology is back!
Marrying technological advances with a search for practical solutions to problems jewelers and gemologists face every day, Symposium 2011 will deliver the knowledge you need to keep pace with rapid and radical changes in the field.
In two parallel tracks – Advances in Gemological Research and Advancing the Business of Gems – Symposium 2011 will feature the newest ideas, innovations, and insights on topics such as:
Gem localities and formation
Diamond, colored stone, and pearl identification
New technologies in gem characterization
Global marketing and distribution
Political, ethical, and legal issues
Gem evaluation and appraisal
Jewelry history and museum studies
Jewelry design and manufacturing
Symposium 2011 highlights include:
Presentations by prominent scientists and industry experts
World-renowned keynote speakers
Another exciting Debate Center, as only GIA can do it
Poster displays of innovative research projects
International, multi-disciplinary participation
Field trips to gem pegmatites in San Diego County, as well as the San Diego Natural History Museum’s All That Glitters exhibition
Hands-on workshops . . . and much more
Join us at GIA’s World Headquarters and Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, California, May 29 - 30, 2011