The Jewelry Symposium Returns For a Second Year
Formerly known as the Santa Fe Symposium, the event will take place this summer in Detroit.
The event will be held at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Detroit, Michigan, from May 18–21.
It is open to international participants, welcoming bench jewelers, designers/manufacturers, students, retailers, and the press, and will feature presentations from jewelry industry experts on manufacturing.
A networking dinner will kick off the event on May 18, with presentations beginning May 19 and concluding mid-day May 21.
At its upcoming event, board members Jim Binnion of James Binnion Metal Arts; John Berg, a consultant who formerly worked for David Yurman; Ann Cahoon of Long’s Jewelers; Chris Corti of COReGOLD Technology Consultancy; Linus Drogs of Au Enterprises; Stewart Grice of Hoover and Strong; and Jason Yakubovich of MJJ Brilliant will give presentations on various topics including artificial intelligence, 3D printing, jewelry forensics, watchmaking, and more.
Its multi-faceted board reflects the broad spectrum of attendees the event is meant to serve, TJS said.
TJS was formed by a volunteer board after the dissolution of the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology, which Eddie Bell and Dave Schneller started in 1986.
Following Bell’s retirement, the 34th and final symposium was held in May 2022.
The inaugural TJS event took place last May in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Now in our second year, we are excited to continue the groundbreaking work of Santa Fe Symposium founders Eddie Bell and Dave Schneller, with the unified goal of eliminating information-sharing barriers within our industry,” TJS board Chairman Drogs said.
“This year in Detroit, we will host some exciting speakers and panels covering the very latest in jewelry-making technology. There is truly something for everyone. Whether you are a student or a veteran designer/manufacturer or even a retailer with bench jewelers in your store, you are sure to find a wealth of information and inspiration at TJS 2024.”
For more information on the event, visit the TJS website or call Jessa Cast at 505-450-4452.
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