13th Annual International Conference on Gold and Diamonds
IAC’s 13th Annual Gold + Diamond Conference
July 17 – 19, 2023
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd St, New York, NY
Join leading experts in Maintaining Purpose, a wide-ranging look at the jewelry, precious metals, and diamond industries. Jewelry is our lens, with a twin focus on artistry and responsible practice. A focus, we suggest, unique to IAC.
All of us, from those upstream in supply chains to those realizing an artistic vision in fine jewelry, must maintain purpose: we must do the work, ever-committed to effecting the change we seek.
“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.” -Lisa Koenigsberg
Thus, conscious of the imperative to balance the needs of current and future generations, we explore varied declarations of purpose and principle on responsible practice and cultural preservation and how to harmonize and operationalize them, taking action, driven by aspiration. We consider new technologies for extraction and sourcing, new mine-to-market models, and new approaches to training, whether the next generation of jewelers or miners. Always with an eye to meeting evolving environmental and climate challenges.
Perhaps most fundamentally, we investigate the critical question of what constitutes luxury in an age of responsible practice.
The conference is highlighted by the participation of jewelers Silvia Furmanovich, Satta Matturi, and Pippa Small.
“I’m delighted to be participating in this year’s annual conference of the Initiatives in Arts & Culture and to share and exchange knowledge on various aspects of the gold and diamond industry and in particular new challenges that we face. As a creative lead and also having worked in the mining sector for over two decades I’m thrilled to see the convergence of a broad spectrum of stakeholders.” -Satta Matturi
During the conference, IAC will present its 6th annual award for Leadership in Responsible Practice and 3rd annual award for Outstanding Contributions to the Diamond and Jewelry Industries.