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‘Maintaining Purpose’ the Theme of IAC’s 13th annual Conference on Gold and Diamonds June 29, 2023 (0 comments)


New York, NY--"Maintaining Purpose,” is the theme of the Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 13th annual international conference on gold and diamonds that will be held July 17 - July 19 at Bohemian National Hall in New York.

Industry leaders, jewelers and innovators will discuss issues surrounding sustainability and the realization of artistic vision. The conference kicks off with a welcoming reception at Heritage Auctions New York, with remarks by Roberta Kramer, VP, Strategy & Business Development at Heritage.

IAC’s focus for this year’s conference is on maintaining purpose, while exploring varied declarations of principle on responsible practice and cultural preservation, and how to harmonize and operationalize them, the organization said in a statement. It will showcase new technologies for extraction and sourcing, new mine-to-market models, new approaches to training, and a discussion on the evolution of environmental and climate challenges.

The fundamental focus will be: “what constitutes luxury in an age of responsible practice?” This year marks the launch of a collaboration with the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO), which is jointly organizing a session with IAC.

Lisa Koenigsberg, president of Initiatives in Art and Culture states, “2030 and 2050: when these target dates for achieving transformational goals were set, they seemed far off. But that future is now. IAC's conference, ‘Maintaining Purpose,’ will feature robust discussion of the measures, methods, practices, social values, and commitments required to successfully achieve the vision set forth in declarations of principle which intentionally differ from roadmaps. IAC is grateful to the distinguished roster of authorities, industry leaders, and masterful jewelers from throughout the world who will join us for this collective consideration of both keeping the dream alive and realizing it throughout the complex and interdependent ecosystem of the jewelry world and beyond.”

IAC, will also be presenting its awards for thought leadership and changemaking in the industry. The sixth annual Leadership in Responsible Practice Award honoree is jeweler, Pippa Small. IAC will also be presenting its third annual Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Diamond and Jewelry Industries to fine jewelry designer, Satta Matturi.

All members of the jewelry supply chain are invited. To register for “Maintaining Purpose” click here. To learn more about Initiatives in Art and Culture, visit, call 646-485-1952, or email For press or media coverage inquiries, images, additional speaker quotes, or interviews, contact Pietra Communications at 212-913-9761 or email

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