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IAC Announces Gold: Legacy, Leadership, Luminescence Conference

Initiatives in Art & Culture announce Gold: Legacy, Leadership, Luminescence Conference.

Network with peers, colleagues, jewelry industry luminaries and sustainability leaders
Be In-The-Know regarding major developments in ethical sourcing and responsible practice
Stay ahead of developments in technology, manufacturing, new business models
Get insider details on new approaches to social media and digital marketing

The highly anticipated annual conference will focus on exploring and confronting challenges at all points in the journey of gold. From extraction and design, to sale and investment, Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) elevates the conversation by bringing together a diverse group of leaders and influencers, shaping the perception and value associated with the cherished precious metal. Retailers, makers, miners, and journalists converse alongside regulators and environmentalists, provoking further investigation and the pursuit of best practices, sustainability, and aesthetic appreciation.

Through talks, panels, conversations, book signings and a reception IAC takes a wide-ranging look at gold with a focus on jewelry.

Speakers and moderators across the mining, jewelry, gem, and design space featured, include:
* Stephen Webster, Founder and Creative Director, Stephen Webster
* Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing Officer, Richline Group, Inc.
* Chris Oliver, Head of Professional Training, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
* Alan Craxford and Castro Smith, British Master Engravers and Jewelers
* Glenn Adamson, Author, Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects and Senior Scholar, Yale Center for British Art
* Mimi So, Jewelry Designer
* Alli McCartney, Managing Director, Private Wealth Management Alignment Partners, UBS Financial Services Inc.
* Jeffrey M. Christian, Managing Director, CPM Group
* Linus Drogs, Owner and President, Au Enterprises
* Elizabeth Orlando, Economic Officer, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Office of Threat Finance and Countermeasures, US Department of State
* Tiffany Stevens, President and CEO, JVC
* Ted Doudak, Founder and CEO, Riva Precision Manufacturing
* Tracy Matthews, Chief Visionary Officer and Creative Director, Flourish and Thrive Academy
* Alisha Blechman, Head of Studio Operations, Catbird
* Beth Bugdaycay, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Foundrae
* Leigh Plessner, Co-Creative Director, Catbird
* Ronny Vardi, Owner, Catbird
* Elle Hill, CEO, Hill & Co. Fine Jewelry Launch and Growth Experts
* Brad Brooks-Rubin, Managing Director, The Sentry/Enough Project
* Lara Crampe, Pure Earth, Director, Community Outreach
* Joanne Lebert, Executive Director, IMPACT
* Michael Peters, CEO, Trusted Gems & Founder, Panjshir Valley Emeralds
* Rob Bates, Senior Editor, JCK
* Stewart Grice, Vice President, Mill Products, Hoover & Strong
* Stuart Harmon, Director, The Money Stone
* Robert Lang, Director, The Shadow of Gold
* Christina Miller, owner, Christina T. Miller Consulting; Co-Founder, Ethical Metalsmiths and Chair of its Advisory Council
* Andrea Hill, Owner, Hill Management Group, LLC.

The Conference will take place at Bohemian National Hall. 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY, 10021.(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues) on April 4 and 5, 2019. 9:00AM-5:00PM

Bus: M15 to 1 Av & E 67th Street, M101/M102/M103 to 3 Av & E 72nd Street
Subway: Q to 72nd Street, or 4/5/6 to 72nd Street
Bike: Citi Bike to E 1 Av & E 74th Street, 2 Av & E 72nd Street

A Champagne Reception and Evening Program Celebrating Jewelers and Jewels from 5:00PM-8:00PM on Thursday

Tickets are available on Eventbrite:

About IAC
Initiatives in Arts and Culture (IAC) is an organization committed to educating diverse audiences in the fine, decorative, and visual arts. IAC's primary activities are conferences, publications, and exhibitions. These take an interdisciplinary approach, considering issues related to fabrication, connoisseurship, cultural patrimony, cultural preservation, and the future of culture. Particular areas of emphasis include American painting, the history of frames, the Arts and Crafts movement, the influence of Asian cultures on American fine and decorative art, and the history and future of fashion and materials. IAC’s projects have been supported by a wide array of individual, corporate and foundation funders. For more information, please visit

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