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AGS and GIA Announce ‘Converge,’ A Joint Event for September 2025 April 25, 2024 (0 comments)


Carlsbad, CA--The American Gem Society Conclave and the Gemological Institute of America Symposium will come together as a single event for 2025.

The new event, called, “Converge,” will be held September 7-10, 2025. It will unite Conclave, AGS’s premier annual educational and networking event, and Symposium, GIA’s industry-leading research and education gathering held every five to seven years, into one powerful event.

[Converge will be held at GIA's headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, (pictured) and the Omni La Costa Resort]

“Combining GIA’s strengths as a leader in education, science and pioneering research with AGS’s focus on professional development, business resources and networking provide a unique opportunity to advance our shared mission to protect consumers and to serve the international gem and jewelry community,” said AGS CEO Katherine Bodoh.

“This joint event will blend the best of AGS and GIA, harnessing each organization's unique capabilities to offer innovative educational and professional development programming, together with the latest scientific research in a unique environment,” said GIA CEO and President Susan Jacques.

Converge will take place in Carlsbad, CA, at the GIA world headquarters and the Omni La Costa Resort. GIA and AGS said they will provide further details soon.

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