Events & Awards

Registration Is Now Open for September’s HardRock Summit

Events & AwardsAug 25, 2021

Registration Is Now Open for September’s HardRock Summit

The event is scheduled for Sept. 16-21 in Denver, with one component for minerals and fossils and another for fine gems and jewelry.

Denver—Registration is now open for next month’s HardRock Summit event for the gem, jewelry, mineral, and fossil industries.

Slated for Sept. 16-21 in downtown Denver, the summit will comprise two components: “Evolution” for minerals and fossils at the Colorado Convention Center from Sept. 16-19, and “Sparkle & Joy” for fine gems and jewelry at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from Sept. 18-21.

The venues are within walking distance from each other and connected by complimentary shuttle service on overlap days.

In addition to the exhibiting companies and groups, there also will be special exhibits, panel discussions, and educational sessions. More information about those will be released soon.

Admission is free for qualified trade show professionals and buyers, while the public will be required to pay an admission fee for access to “Evolution” and limited “Sparkle & Joy” access.

The different types of attendees will be distinguishable through color-coded badges.

“We know it has been challenging for buyers and retailers to attend in-person events. We are proud to be launching this safe and smaller event with leading exhibiting companies to provide venues for attendees to productively source, connect, and be inspired,” said Co-Founder Wolter Mehring.

“We are also delighted to announce the Denver Gem & Mineral Show will hold their annual show for the first time at the Colorado Convention Center adjacent to the Evolution show, and the American Gem Trade Association will have a dedicated pavilion within the Sparkle & Joy venue. These well-respected groups will further enrich the opportunities for discovery by attending buyers.”

For more information, up-to-date exhibitor lists, and registration, visit

A free app for the HardRock Summit is also now available for download on the Apple store and the Google Play store

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